Between 1250 and 1100 B.C.E., all the great civilizations of the eastern Mediterranean – pharaonic Egypt, Mycenaean Greece and Crete, Ugarit in Syria and the large Canaanite city-states – were destroyed, ushering in new peoples and kingdoms including the first Kingdom of Israel.8
Egypt’s most prominent television satirist, Bassem Youssef, known for his fierce jabs at ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi, returned to the airwaves on Friday following a summer break, poking equal fun at the fan frenzy surrounding Egypt’s defense minister that has gripped the nation in recent months.
Sheldon Adelson’s call for a nuclear strike on Iran is causing overseas business problems for the billionaire casino magnate.5
Jane Eisner envies voters in Iowa and New Hampshire, whose voices actually count during primary season. How can we change the system so that Jews’ and other minorities’ voices count, too?
A 46-year-old man who pretended to be an Israeli professor has been arrested in Poland for having defrauded three Polish colleges in 2010, the Polish media reported.
Russian Church officials suspended a priest for using an anti-Semitic pejorative while baptizing a girl.3
Pope Francis continued his outreach to Jews this week, reaffirming a commitment to fighting discrimination and furthering Jewish-Catholic dialogue.
Sheldon Adelson admitted calling for the U.S. to carry out a nuclear strike on Iran. But the casino mogul insisted it was harmless ‘hyperbole’ to advocate a tougher stance.8
Some Congress members are working to ensure that Iraqi Jewish artifacts now on display in Washington are returned directly to the Iraqi Jewish community and not the government.
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