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Henrique Capriles Spars With Chavez Successor Even as Spar as Strongman Lies in State

By Reuters

Presidential candidates Nicolas Maduro and Henrique Capriles have begun Venezuela’s election race with scathing personal attacks even as mourners still file past the late Hugo Chavez’s corpse.Read More


Brooklyn Defense Lawyer Wants To Bar Jews From Terror Jury

By Forward Staff

The lawyer for a Pakistani man accused of plotting jihadist violence is reportedly planning to try to bar Jews from the jury in his trial in Brooklyn federal court.Read More


New Swarm of Locusts Threatens Israel's South

By Zafrir Rinat (Haaretz)

Swarms of locusts have continued to cross into Israel from Egypt and the Agriculture Ministry is preparing to carry out additional spraying of the insects, which pose a threat to agriculture.Read More


Spanish Town Holds First Seder Since Inquisition

By JTA

A town in northern Spain is preparing to hold its first Passover seder since 1492.Read More


London Enclave Objects to Zoning Changes Proposed by Orthodox Jews

By JTA

Non-Jewish residents of the heavily haredi Orthodox-populated London neighborhood of Hackney have launched a campaign to prevent Orthodox Jews from changing city planning regulations.Read More


Henrique Capriles, Leader With Jewish Roots, Vows 'Fight' for Venezuela

By Reuters

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles said on Sunday he will challenge the late Hugo Chavez’s preferred successor for the presidency next month, setting the stage for a bitter campaign.Read More


Famed Vienna Orchestra Finally Admits Nazi Past

By Reuters

The famed Vienna Philharmonic has acknowledged that many of its musicians were Nazi party members during Hitler’s rule and that its director may have delivered a prestigious orchestra award to a Nazi war criminal two decades after the end of World War Two.Read More


Notorious Holocaust-Era Mass Rape and Murder Case Closed by Poland

By JTA

A Polish governmental institute closed an investigation into the 1941 murder of 20 Jewish women in northeastern Poland, unable to name the victims or perpetrators.Read More


Marking First Anniversary of Toulouse School Rampage

By JTA

Israeli leaders marked the first year since an attack on a Jewish school in France that killed a rabbi and three children.Read More


Christine Quinn Tosses Hat in Race for New York Mayor With No Jewish Candidate

By Reuters

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, considered a front-runner to be New York’s next mayor, officially launched her candidacy on Sunday for the job that would make her the city’s first female and first openly gay mayor.Read More


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