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The Jewish Side of James Gandolfini

By Nathan Abrams (Haaretz)

James Gandolfini, who died at 51, wasn’t Jewish. But ‘The Sopranos’ actor knew he was portraying a business with deep roots in the Tribe.Read More


Ku Klux Klansman Offered To Make Radiation 'Death Ray' for Jewish Groups

By JTA

An alleged member of the Ku Klux Klan tried to sell a mobile device to New York Jewish groups that “could be used by Israel to defeat its enemies.”Read More


American Jewish Leaders Call Remarks Opposing Two States 'Irresponsible'

By Haaretz

American Jewish leaders Abraham Foxman, Rabbi Rick Jacobs and David Harris condemned recent statements by senior Israeli officials about the impossibility of a two-state solution, calling them irresponsible and saying they undermine the credibility of the government.Read More


Israeli Diplomat Strikes Back at Alice Walker's Over Boycott Plea

By Haaretz

Israel’s consular general in New York accused novelist Alice Walker of urging artists to scapegoat Israel, following the publication of an open letter by Walker imploring singer Alicia Keys to boycott Israel and cancel her concert there.Read More


Sharon Stone Says 'I Love Israel'

By JTA

Sharon Stone says ‘I love Israel.’ The sexy actress gushed over the Jewish state during a visit to sick children at Hadassah Hospital. SEE slideshow.Read More


British Effort To Add Hezbollah To Europe Terror List Stalls

By Reuters

A British drive to put Hezbollah’s armed wing on the EU’s terror list again ran into resistance on Wednesday from governments concerned it would fuel instability in the Middle East, diplomats said.Read More


Violent Brawl at Kosher Slaughterhouse Leaves Man Hospitalized, Another in Jail

By Frimet Goldberger

Abdikani Hassan, 29, a worker at Agri Star kosher slaughter house, was reported stabbed by another worker John Herrera, 23, during a brawl last night that involved 15 people.Read More


First Soviet Government Was 80% Jewish, Says Putin

By JTA

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that at least 80 percent of the members of the first Soviet government were Jewish.Read More


Israel Fails To Get Google To Change 'Palestine' Homepage

By Haaretz

A Google representative from the company’s global headquarters has discussed the decision to use “Palestine,” not “Palestinian Territories,” across the tech giant’s products. At the Knesset committee meeting Wednesday, the Israelis didn’t get very far in their attempts to change the American’s mind.Read More


Hamas Admits Iran Rift Over Syria Civil War

By Reuters

Hamas said on Wednesday its relations with financial backer Iran have suffered as a result of the Islamist group’s support of rebels battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a long-time Iranian ally.Read More


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