Samantha Power, President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, promised to push for action on Syria and fight what she termed “unacceptable bias” against Israel at the world body during her Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday.
Last Thursday, New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind called on Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes to drop the charges against Sam Kellner — a Munkacs Hasid, who, in 2010, reported to the DA that his son had been sexually molested by Baruch Lebovits, but was later accused of extorting the witnesses – allegations that now appear to be false.
Many of the athletes flying into Israel this week to participate in the 19th Maccabiah Games would say this is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. But for one 86-year-old Polish-Catholic woman who will be among the crowd of tens of thousands attending the opening ceremony at Teddy Stadium on Thursday evening, it marks the realization of a very different sort of wish.
Secretary of State John Kerry voiced confidence on Wednesday that he was on track toward achieving a resumption of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, saying gaps had been greatly narrowed.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday as Israel approved new homes in a West Bank settlement, potentially hampering U.S. efforts to persuade Abbas to resume peace talks.3
An American-born teacher who pleaded guilty to child molestation at a Jewish school in Melbourne was assisted in fleeing to Israel by his employer.
Berlin’s hotel and restaurant association has warned members not to book a room for Holocaust denier David Irving during his planned visit to the German capital.3
Major European Jewish organizations have started to fight the ban on kosher slaughter in Poland, after the country’s parliament decided last week to leave intact the prohibition on killing animals for meat without first stunning them, which affects both Jewish and Muslim religious slaughter.11
Joining the grief felt across Arizona, the Phoenix Jewish community last week held a solemn tribute to the nineteen Scottsdale firefighters who perished on June 30, the Jewish News of Greater Phoenix reported
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