Israel’s Knesset passed a controversial law that requires greater transparency from the World Zionist Organization’s Settlement Division, but which opponents claim will funnel money to illegal settlements in the West Bank.6
Pauline Dubkin-Yearwood, the longtime managing editor of the Chicago Jewish News and a leader in the American Jewish Press Association, has died at age 73.
A member of a British Muslim family that was prevented from flying to the United States for a trip to Disneyland had been refused entry to Israel two years ago.
The Shin Bet security service, in an unusual move, issued a statement denying allegations that it has tortured Jewish teens held in connection with the firebombing of a Palestinian home that killed three.
California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday pardoned actor Robert Downey Jr for drug and weapon offenses from the 1990s, following a request for clemency, according to a copy of the pardon on the governor’s website.
The father of Elisha Odess, the American-Israeli Jewish teen held by Israel’s internal security service, says his son is innocent and that he confessed to terrorism under torture.
The editor of Nevada’s largest daily newspaper, the Las Vegas Review Journal announced his resignation, days after the new owner was revealed to be billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson.8
—A law facilitating resettlement for Iranian religious minorities, including Jews, seeking refuge was extended for another year.
An investigation has been opened into a video aired on Israel television that shows Jewish revelers at a wedding celebrating the murder of three Palestinians in a West Bank firebombing.
A law facilitating resettlement for Iranian religious minorities, including Jews, seeking refuge was extended for another year.
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