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Conservative Movement Leaders Praise Netanyahu for 'Arab' Comment Apology

By JTA

Conservative movement leaders applauded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s regrets for an Election Day statement about Arab Israelis and decried a pledge by J Street to press Jewish groups not to spend in the West Bank.Read More


Meet Ruth Porat, Google's New Jewish CFO

By Anthony Weiss

To the business press, the symbolism of Ruth Porat’s move from her position as chief financial officer of Morgan Stanley to her newly announced perch as Google’s CFO of the future couldn’t be more obvious — it represents a shift in power from Wall Street to Silicon Valley.Read More


Congresswoman Apologizes Referring to Political Rival as 'Orthodox Jew'

By JTA

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Illinois apologized for referring to a one-time political rival as an “Orthodox Jew” in casting him as a threat to liberal interests.Read More


Israeli Citizen Was Aboard Germanwings Flight That Crashed in French Alps

By JTA

An Israeli citizen was aboard the Germanwings flight 4U 9525 that crashed in the French Alps, Israel’s Foreign Ministry confirmed.Read More


Facebook Expanding Its Operations in Israel

By JTA

Facebook said it will expand its operations in Israel.Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu to Appoint Moshe Kahlon as Israel's Finance Minister

By JTA

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel said he will appoint Moshe Kahlon as the country’s finance minister.Read More


Jewish Community United in Grief After Brooklyn Blaze Kills 7 Children

By Uriel Heilman

It was New York’s deadliest blaze since 2007, and there were only two survivors: mother Gayle Sassoon, 45, and daughter Tziporah, 15, who jumped from second-story windows to escape the flames sparked by a malfunctioning Shabbat hot plate in their home in the Midwood section of Brooklyn.Read More


Barack Obama Says Two-State Solution 'Unlikely' After Benjamin Netanyahu's Comments

By Reuters

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that it was difficult to envision how a Palestinian state could be formed following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s negative comments during his recent re-election campaign.Read More


Jeb Bush Disagrees With James Baker's Comments on Netanyahu, Israel

By JTA

Jeb Bush said he disagrees with critical comments on Israel made by former Secretary of State James Baker, his unofficial foreign policy adviser.Read More


Three South African Jewish Teenagers Attacked at Johannesburg Mall

By JTA

Three South African Jewish teenagers wearing kippahs were physically assaulted and verbally abused at a mall in suburban Johannesburg.Read More


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