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Obama To Nominate Kerry for Secretary of State

By Reuters

President Barack Obama on Friday will announce his nomination of Senator John Kerry as secretary of state to succeed Hillary Clinton, senior administration officials said.Read More


South Africa's Ruling Party Endorses BDS Campaign Against Israel

By JTA

Johannesburg - The ruling African National Congress voted at its annual conference Thursday night to support the Palestinian boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. The ANC declared it was “unapologetic in its view that the Palestinians are the victims and the oppressed in the conflict with Israel.”Read More


73 Senators Sign AIPAC-Backed Letter Urging Continued Iran Restrictions

By JTA

A letter backed by AIPAC urging President Obama to keep up pressure on Iran even as he negotiates with the regime garnered signatures from 73 U.S. Senators.Read More


Reform, Conservative Leaders Join Gun Control Call

By JTA

Top rabbis from the Reform and Conservative movements will join an interfaith call for greater gun controls in the wake of last week’s school massacre in Connecticut.Read More


World’s Second-Oldest Bible Fragment Posted Online

By JTA

The University of Cambridge posted online thousands of pages from fragile religious manuscripts.Read More


Toulouse Jewish Students Tour Israel

By JTA

The Jewish Agency brought to Israel a group of students from the school in Toulouse where an Islamist militant killed four Jews earlier this year.Read More


Palestinians Outline Israel Isolation Strategy

By JTA

The Palestinian Authority is considering a multi-pronged strategy to isolate Israel, including seeking redress in international courts and ceasing security cooperation.Read More


White House Defends Hagel as Obama Mulls Pentagon Choice

By Reuters

The White House on Thursday came to the defense of former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel against critics who have attacked his record on Israel and Iran in a bid to head off his possible nomination as President Barack Obama’s next Pentagon chief.Read More


Madoff's Younger Brother Sentenced to 10 Years

By Reuters

Peter Madoff will serve 10 years in prison for his role in his older brother’s multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, a U.S. judge said on Thursday.Read More


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