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Man Charged With Vandalizing L.A. Synagogue

By JTA

The man arrested in connection with fake bomb threats made against a Los Angeles synagogue was also charged with vandalizing it earlier this month.Read More


Noah Pozner's Sister Survived Rampage in Closet

By Forward Staff

Noah Pozner’s older sister survived the Newtown shooting massacre when her teacher bundled her class into a closet at the school, a relative said.Read More


Phony Noah Pozner Fund Site Forced Down

By JTA

A fraudulent website soliciting donations in memory of Sandy Hook Elementary School victim Noah Pozner was removed and redirected to the family’s official website.Read More


Israel Strike on Gaza Media Illegal: Watchdog

By Reuters

Israel’s killing of two Palestinian journalists and attacks on media facilities during its Gaza offensive last month violated the laws of war, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.Read More


Pol's Anti-Semitic Tirade Againt Mila Kunis

By JTA

Ukrainian Jews have protested their government’s backing of a nationalist politician’s anti-Semitic tirade about actress Mila Kunis.Read More


U.N. General Assembly Adopts Nine Resolutions Condemning Israel

By JTA

The United Nations General Assembly adopted nine resolutions on the topics of Palestinian rights and the Golan Heights.Read More


Giants Star Victor Cruz Visits Newtown

By Reuters

A visit with the grief-stricken family of a six-year-old victim from last week’s Connecticut elementary school massacre has left New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz looking at life through a different lens.Read More


Israeli Arab Barred From Running in Election

By JTA

srael’s Central Elections Committee voted to disqualify Arab lawmaker Hanin Zoabi from next month’s elections but voted to allow two Arab parties to run.Read More


Toulouse Killer's Sister Questioned About Praise

By JTA

The sister of Mohammed Merah reportedly has been summoned to a Toulouse police station for questioning on her praise for her late brother’s actions in March when he murdered four Jews.Read More


Judge Hears Arguments on Metzitzah Mandate

By JTA

A federal judge heard oral arguments in a case that would require parents to sign a consent form before a controversial circumcision rite can be performed.Read More





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