Syria warned the United States against any military action over a suspected chemical weapons attack in its civil war, saying it would “create a ball of fire that will inflame the Middle East”.
Israel’s cabinet secretary is expected to present a plan on Sunday that aims to resolve the ongoing dispute over the rights of non-Orthodox Jews, including women, to pray at the Western Wall according to their customs.
A plan by Quebec’s government to ban “religious symbols,” including yarmulkes or kippot, among public sector workers has elicited worry from religious minorities in the Canadian province.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he is prepared to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in order to achieve peace.
A municipality in southern France has begun renovating an ancient Sephardic cemetery.
Thousands of marchers are expected in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech and to urge action on jobs, voting rights and gun violence.
The top Democrat on the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee urged President Barack Obama on Friday to order air strikes against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government after the apparent gassing deaths of hundreds of civilians.11
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, facing a sexual harassment lawsuit and numerous allegations of inappropriate behavior toward women, has signed a letter of resignation, the Los Angeles Times and the San Diego Union-Tribune reported on Friday.
Two Spanish towns are preparing a Judaica festival featuring a mock wedding to celebrate their lost Jewish heritage.
The World Jewish Congress urged Ukrainian clergy to refrain from attending neo-Nazi events.
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