Maj.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot was approved as the Israel Defense Forces’ next chief of staff.
The U.S. Senate approved Reform movement leader Rabbi David Saperstein as Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom at the State Department.6
In an apparent anti-Semitic incident, a Jewish man found a swastika drawn on his southwest Florida property.
Pope Francis, talking to a distraught boy whose pet had died, declared there was a place in heaven for the creatures we share our lives with.3
Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States was seeking to defuse tensions over proposed U.N. resolutions to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during talks in Europe next week.6
A top executive at the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty has resigned in another blow to the anti-poverty group, the Forward has learned.
A Palestinian man threw a chemical substance believed to be acid at an Israeli family in the occupied West Bank on Friday, injuring a man and four children, Israeli police and the military said.
Seven national Orthodox Jewish groups filed a Supreme Court brief in favor of a Muslim woman’s right to wear a head scarf at work.
The three suspects arrested in the alleged arson attack on a joint Arab-Jewish school in Jerusalem have been identified as activists for a radical right-wing group.3
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