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Social Justice Activists Arrested in Tel Aviv

By Haaretz

Approximately 100 social justice protesters demonstrated in front of the entrance of Tel Aviv’s City Hall Wednesday in response to the municipality’s attempt to evacuate the tent cities which were established in different neighborhoods in July. 20 protesters were forcefully arrested.Read More


California Bars Cities From Limiting Circumcision

By JTA

California’s state legislature approved a bill that would prevent the state’s municipalities from banning male circumcision.Read More


White House Presses Israel and Turkey To Mend Fences

The Obama administration is pressing Israel and Turkey to renew reconciliation talks.Read More


J Street Opposes Unilateral Palestinian Statehood Bid

By JTA

The liberal Jewish group J Street opposes Palestinian efforts to achieve statehood recognition through the United Nations, as well as plans to penalize the Palestinians for making the bid.Read More


Calif. Councilwoman Rebuked Over Remarks About Jews

By JTA

The remarks of a councilwoman in Santa Ana, Calif. which compared a Jewish businessman to Hitler, were publicly condemned by her colleagues.Read More


Brooklyn Voting Site Won't Move to Church

By JTA

An attempt to move a voting site to a Brooklyn church was nixed over concerns that Orthodox Jews would be disenfranchised.Read More


Settlers Vandalize Israeli Army Outpost

By Haaretz

Israeli settlers in the West Bank vandalized an Israel Defense Forces base on Wednesday, carrying out a “price tag” operation against the army for the first time since adopting the policy in recent years.Read More


Police Dismantle Tent City Protest Structures

By Haaretz

Israel Police on Wednesday began dismantling social protest encampment sites in Tel Aviv and Holon, less than two months after activists set up the tent cities to demonstrate against the high cost of living in the country.Read More


Ukrainians Demolish Synagogue To Build Hotel

By JTA

The Ukraine government has begun the allegedly illegal demolition of a 16th century synagogue to build a hotel.Read More


Abbas Says Talks Will Continue After Statehood Bid

By Haaretz

Security coordination with Israel would continue even after the United Nations’ expected recognition of a Palestinian state later this month, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas promised on Monday.Read More


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