Israel native Amir Lehavot finished in third place in the World Series of Poker, taking home about $3.7 million.
Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday Israeli- Palestinian peace talks had run into difficulties but thought it still possible some agreement could be reached.
Dana Schwartz, a member of two U.S. teams to win the Maccabiah Games gold medal in women’s soccer, moved to Israel and will play professionally there.
The Cleveland-based Mandel Foundation awarded $5.25 million to Brandeis University to endow a professorship in Jewish education research.
Bernie Sanders hasn’t provided any long-term strategy for securing a two-state solution, Jane Eisner writes. That’s not just bad for Israelis and Palestinians — it’s bad for Sanders himself.
A law easing marriage restrictions was passed by the Knesset, and every citizen will now be able to choose the religious council in which his marriage will take place. This is a positive development, making things easier, but it doesn’t really solve the problem. We are still bound by law to get married exclusively by Orthodox rabbis.
The U.N. said on Tuesday it had halted work on all but one of its 20 Gaza building projects as a result of an Israeli ban on importing building materials into the Palestinian enclave.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach tweeted throughout a standoff with a gunman at the Garden State Mall in New Jersey, while his daughter and wife took cover inside.
Semen Domnister, the former Claims Conference employee who was found guilty of leading a $57 million fraud scheme at the Holocaust restitution organization, was sentenced to eight years in prison.
A German hotel apologized after running an ad for a “long, romantic Kristall-Nacht,” to be held on the anniversary of the Nazi pogrom against Jews and their institutions.
The United States will present its own peace plan to Israeli and Palestinian negotiators, a senior Knesset member told Israeli media.3
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