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Slovakia Leader Robert Fico Wins Jewish Tolerance Prize

By JTA

European Jewish groups will honor the prime minister of Slovakia for his “commitment to tolerance.”Read More


Last Synagogue in Indonesia Is Destroyed on Island of Java

By JTA

Indonesia’s last synagogue has been destroyed, a Dutch news site reported last week.Read More


Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamanei Says Charm Offensive 'Not Proper'

By Reuters

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday he supported moderate President Hassan Rouhani’s diplomatic initiative at the U.N. General Assembly last week but that some of what occurred there was “not proper”.Read More


Hobby Lobby's 'No Hanukkah' Apology Accepted by Anti-Defamation League

By JTA

The Anti-Defamation League accepted an apology from the retailer Hobby Lobby for an employee’s alleged comment that the store “doesn’t cater to you people.”Read More


Ex-Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum Faces Wider Corruption Probe

By Maya Schwayder

Former Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum is now implicated in a decades-long “system of corruption,” that police now believe involved developers bribing public officials with “thousands of dollars” for zoning changes, the Montrael Gazette reported.Read More


Alex Rodriguez Sues Bud Selig for 'Destroying' Career With Doping Case

By Reuters

New York Yankees player Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and Commissioner Bud Selig on Thursday, accusing them of improperly gathering evidence to destroy his reputation and career.Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu's 'Wolf in Sheep's Clothing' Warning on Iran Leaves Him as Lone Wolf

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said this week that Iran’s new president was a “wolf in sheep’s clothing”, but he himself looked increasingly like a lone wolf as his allies seek to bring Tehran into the fold.Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu Says He Would Take Phone Call From Iran Leader

By JTA

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told U.S. media he would not initiate contact with the new Iranian president, but would not turn down an overture out of hand.Read More


Good Samaritan Prevents Stabbing of Jewish Teen on Paris Street

By JTA

A passerby stopped a schoolboy from stabbing a Jewish classmate in Paris.Read More


Jewish Cemetery in Small Dutch Town Gets New Lease on Life

By JTA

Jewish and non-Jewish volunteers rededicated a 200-year-old Dutch Jewish cemetery after decades of neglect.Read More


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