President Barack Obama reportedly will not intervene to allow Jonathan Pollard to travel to Israel after he is paroled from federal prison.16
London Mayor Boris Johnson said in Tel Aviv that boycotting Israel is “foolish.”
Few issues have caused more friction between Israel and the European Union than EU plans to impose labeling on goods produced in Jewish settlements on occupied land. And if Israel is right about the timing, the tensions could get worse.31
In the wake of last summer’s bitter Iran debate, the chief executive of Jewish Federations of North America urged its leaders to ensure their organizations are welcoming to people of various political and religious stripes.
The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday rejected claims by a French comedian that his right to speak freely was denied when he was convicted and fined in France for insulting Jews.
Byron Krieger, a two-time Olympic fencer, died when a havdalah candle sparked a blaze in his Florida retirement home.
The Anti-Defamation League has called upon the new Polish Defense Minister to apologize and retract his comments about the anti-Semitic “Protocols of the Elders of Zion.”180
A popular Brazilian singer has declared he will not perform again in Israel — prompting the Jewish community to accuse him of surrendering to anti-Semitism.10
Actress Zooey Deschanel has converted to Judaism.5
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