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New Chief Rabbi of Israel Accused of Cheating on Ordination Exam

By JTA

Rabbi David Lau, the recently elected chief Ashkenazi rabbi of Israel, has been accused of cheating on an ordination exam.Read More


Four Guarantees Martin Indyk Must Make To Sustain Peace Talks

By Haaretz/Amira Hass

“Dear Martin, we definitely understand that Israel is concerned about its security. Fact. Our security coordination is praised by the Israeli military leadership. The truth? It’s somewhat flattering that the world’s fourth-largest military power, where every other citizen knows how to use a gun, is so afraid of us.Read More


Israeli Soldier Caught Beating 12-Year-Old Boy — Video Goes Viral

By JTA

An Israeli soldier was caught on film kicking and hitting a 12-year-old Palestinian boy in Hebron.Read More


Scouring Israel for the Elusive Golden Squirrel

By Haaretz

Only in rare cases are entry permits granted to the slopes of Katef Sion, located on the western side of Mount HermonRead More


Barcelona Soccer Star Lionel Messi Visits Western Wall on 'Peace Tour'

By JTA

Popular Argentinian soccer star Lionel Messi visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem and met with Israeli leaders.Read More


Women of the Wall Allowed To Pray in Women's Section at Kotel

By Haaretz/Judy Maltz

Women of the Wall and their supporters will be allowed to pray at the women’s section of the Kotel this month and will not be relegated to an area away from the wall, as they were last month, according to police.Read More


Al-Qaeda Threat in Middle East Is Highest in Years

By Reuters

The al-Qaida threat that closed U.S. embassies in the Middle East on Sunday is the most serious in years and the “chatter” among suspected terrorists is reminiscent of what preceded the Sept. 11 attacks, a U.S. lawmaker who is briefed on intelligence said.Read More


Israel To Vaccinate Kids With Polio After Tests Show Carriers in South

By Reuters

Israel said on Sunday it was launching a campaign to administer the active polio vaccine to children in its southern region after tests detected at least 1,000 carriers of the virus in that area, though none were found to be ill with the disease.Read More


Ramallah's First Hostel Gives Travelers a Break From Politics for a Night

By Haaretz/Roy Arad

Hostel in Ramallah, which opened a month ago, is the first spot for backpackers to lay their heads in the city. Here, visitors can leave politics at the door.Read More


White House Is Willing To Engage With Iran on Nuclear Issues

By Reuters

The United States said on Sunday it is prepared to work with the new government of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to address concerns about Iran’s nuclear program if Iran will engage seriously on the issue.Read More


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