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Women of Wall Brace for Confrontation at Monthly Western Wall Protest

By Judy Maltz (Haaretz)

Women of the Wall have instructed supporters and activists planning to participate in the event not to “engage in conflict – verbal or physical” with any of the protesters.Read More


Wagner Opera Scrapped for Depicting Nazi Atrocities on Stage

By JTA

A new production of Richard Wagner’s “Tannhauser” opera in Dusseldorf, which drew harsh criticism for staging Nazi atrocities, has been cancelled after less than a week.Read More


Italy Jewish Leader Ordered To Pay Court Fees for 99-Year-Old Nazi

By JTA

Italian tax collectors have ordered the president of Rome’s Jewish community and a TV reporter to pay the court fees of convicted Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke, who lost a lawsuit against them in 1996.Read More


Israel Seeks To End Back-of-Bus Segregation for Women

By Reuters

Back-of-the-bus seating for women on public transport in Israel will be outlawed soon, its justice minister said on Thursday, pledging sweeping legislation to stop Jewish religious zealots trying to enforce gender segregation in many spheres of life.Read More


Claims Conference Workers Guilty in $57 Million Holocaust Fraud Case

By Seth Berkman

Two former employees of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and a third person have been convicted for stealing $57 million intended for Holocaust victims.Read More


Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Detained by Israel

By Reuters

Israeli police arrested the top Palestinian Muslim religious leader in Jerusalem on Wednesday and questioned him for six hours about a fracas between Palestinians and Israelis at al-Aqsa mosque before releasing him without charge.Read More


John Kerry Sees Small Window To Push for Middle East Peace Talks

By Reuters

Secretary of State John Kerry suggested on Wednesday that Washington was trying to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks within a short time frame as he announced his fourth visit to the region this year.Read More


Hamas Seeks To Root Out Israeli Spies

By Reuters

The alleged spy buried his face in his hands inside a Gaza jail as he admitted passing intelligence to Israel during its battles with armed Palestinian groups.Read More


Israel Orders Ultra-Orthodox To End Discrimination Against Women

By Hila Raz (Haaretz)

Israel’s Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein dropped a bomb in the realm of Haredi-secular relations on Wednesday, when he instructed government ministers in a sharply-worded statement to immediately stop the exclusion of women in the areas under their authority.Read More


Jerusalem Women Declare Victory in Billboard Battle — For Now

By Haaretz

Some 18 months after a group of activists began fighting the exclusion of women from billboards in Jerusalem, the fighters have declared victory.Read More


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