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No Sign of Breakthrough as John Kerry Peace Talks Drag On

By Reuters

Secretary of State John Kerry extended his Middle East peace mission on Saturday, shuttling between Jerusalem and Amman for more talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders on reviving their stalled negotiations.Read More


Barack Obama Skips Visit to Bedside of Ailing Nelson Mandela

By Reuters

President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle met with family members of ailing former South African leader Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg on Saturday.Read More


John Kerry Extends Mideast Diplomatic Push

By Reuters

Secretary of State John Kerry extended his Middle East peace mission on Saturday, shuttling between Jerusalem and Amman for more talks with Palestinians and Israelis on reviving their stalled negotiations.Read More


Raging Egypt Anti-Government Protests Spread, Killing American Student

By Reuters

Three people, one an American, were killed when protesters stormed an office of Egypt’s ruling Muslim Brotherhood in Alexandria, adding to growing tension ahead of mass rallies aimed at unseating the Islamist president.Read More


Idealistic Jewish Student Killed in Egypt Violence

By Reuters

American Jewish student Andrew Pochter was stabbed to death in anti-government protests in Egypt. The suburban Washington D.C. native was teaching children English.Read More


Knicks Star Amar’e Stoudemire Wants Slice of Israel Hoops Team

By Renee Ghert-Zand

Amar’e Stoudemire is showing that he really owns his connection to Judaism.Read More


Medical Marijuana Gets Blessing of Orthodox Rabbi — But Don't Get High

By JTA

An Israeli Orthodox rabbi ruled that distributing and smoking medicinal marijuana are kosher, but using weed for fun was “forbidden.”Read More


Ron Dermer Named Next Israeli Ambassador to U.S.: Reports

By Nathan Guttman

Ron Dermer, Benjamin Netanyahu’s close adviser known for his strong ties with Republican politicians, will reportedly be Israel’s next ambassador to the United States.Read More


John Kerry Steps Up Peace Push in Israel

By Reuters

Secretary of State John Kerry accelerated his Middle East shuttle diplomacy on Friday in the hope of persuading the Palestinians to resume direct peace negotiations with Israel stalled over its West Bank settlements.Read More


British Orthodox Jews Will Help Protect Mosque

By JTA

An Orthodox Jewish patrol group in London said it would protect a mosque after a rise in hate crimes against Muslims.Read More


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