Six Israelis set a world record for open-water relay distance swimming.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon criticized Israel for building in the settlements and condemned “provocations” at holy sites in Jerusalem.3
More than 1,350 academics from universities and colleges from around the world have signed a petition opposing faculty or student boycotts of Israel.
The remains of the commander of World War I’s Jewish Legion have been brought to Israel in fulfillment of his wish to be buried in Israel alongside his former soldiers.
Women of the Wall launched an ad campaign on public buses in Jerusalem to promote bat mitzvah ceremonies for girls at the Western Wall.4
British foreign policy towards Palestine will not change, even if lawmakers on Monday vote in favor of a motion stating that the government should recognize it as a state, Prime Minister David Cameron’s official spokesman told reporters.5
The mayor of Rome condemned a public commemoration in the city for the late Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke.5
The editor of The Lancet wrote in the British medical journal that he regrets the polarization caused by the publication of an open letter accusing Israel of a “massacre” in Gaza, but did not retract it.
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