U.S. congressional leaders have protested the construction of a monument in Hungary to a government minister who ordered the death of some 500,000 Jews during the Holocaust.4
An Israeli police officer and a civilian were lightly wounded in an attack in a haredi Orthodox Jerusalem neighborhood.
In apparent defiance of the Israeli Attorney General, the rabbi who administers the sacred Western Wall did not include women in the main Menorah-lighting ceremony on the first night of Hanukkah.8
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Sunday she would take the relationship between the U.S. and Israel “to the next level,” but warned that solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would not be enough to stabilize the entire region.11
President Barack Obama in Hanukkah greetings said the lesson of the holiday was “on the miracles that can happen even in our darkest hours.”
The father of San Bernardino killer Sayed Rizan Farook said his son was obsessed with Israel, which shaped his Islamisist worldview.9
Delaware first Jewish Governor, Jack Markell, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery in the United States, announced on Sunday a resolution to officially apologize for his state’s role in slavery.5
The mayor or New York reportedly drew some criticism from Syrian Jews for comparing Muslim refugees fleeing their homeland with Jews fleeing the Holocaust.22
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the Palestinian refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state and rejected U.S. warnings that Israel was devolving toward a single state.
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