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John Demjanjuk Found Guilty of War Crimes

By JTA

A Munich court has found John Demjanjuk guilty of war crimes, and sentenced the 91-year-old former autoworker to five years in prison.Read More


Obama To Speak to Muslims About Rejecting Islamic Militancy

By JTA

President Obama reportedly is planning a new speech to the Muslim world that would call for a rejection of Islamic militancy.Read More


Haaretz: Israel Cancels Residency Status of 140,000 Palestinians

By Akiva Eldar (Haaretz) and Haaretz Service

Israel’s cancelling of the residency status of 140,000 West Bank Palestinians reported by Haaretz constitutes a war crime and represents an Israeli attempt to affect the demographic composition of the West Bank.Read More


Bibi To Address Congress on May 24

By JTA

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress on May 24, House Speaker John Boehner announced.Read More


Obama on Israel Independence Day: Palestinian Statehood Will Make Region Safer

By JTA

The achievement of the Palestinians “legitimate aspirations” will make the Middle East more peaceful and prosperous, President Obama said in his message for Israel’s Independence Day.Read More


Israel Independence Day: Jewish State Marks Its 63rd Birthday

By Haaretz Service

President Shimon Peres congratulated Israel on its 63rd birthday during Tuesday’s Independence Day celebration at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem, stressing that Israel has come a long way since its establishment.Read More


In Reversal, CUNY Will Grant Kushner Honorary Degree

By JTA

Trustees of the City University of New York’s approved an honorary degree for playwright Tony Kushner, reversing an earlier decision.Read More


Glenn Beck To Broadcast From Israel

By JTA

Glenn Beck will broadcast from Israel during a surprise visit.Read More


Jewish Activist Fired After Cancer Diagnosis To Receive Additional Severance

By Nathan Guttman

Marla Gilson, a well-known Jewish activist who headed the Association of Jewish Aging Services (AJAS) and was let go soon after being diagnosed with cancer, has reached an agreement with her former employer.Read More


Israel Observes National Memorial Day

By JTA

With a minute-long siren and moment of silence in memory of its war dead, Israel began its observance of Memorial Day, or Yom Hazikaron.Read More


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