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Jewish Schools Ramp Up Security After Newtown

By JTA

From Connecticut to Florida and beyond, Jewish schools are rethinking security measures after the shooting spree that killed 20 children in Newtown.Read More


Israel Ups Ante With 6K More Settler Homes

By Reuters

Israeli officials said they would press on with plans this week to build 6,000 homes for settlers on land claimed by Palestinians, defying criticism from Western powers who fear the move will damage already faint hopes for a peace accord.Read More


Pharoah Ramses III Had Throat Slit by Wife and Son

By Reuters

The Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses III, whose death has puzzled historians for centuries, had his throat slit in a succession plot concocted by his wife and son, a new analysis suggests.Read More


Newtown School Placed on Lockdown

By Reuters

An elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, was put on lockdown on Tuesday, the first day back at school for most children since the massacre at another grade school in town.Read More


'Little Man' Noah Pozner Dreamt of Being Doctor

By JTA

Veronique Pozner remembered her slain son Noah as a rambunctious, video-game loving ‘little man,’ with a perpetual smile and twinkly blue eyes.Read More


Columbia Program Head Pulls Post on IDF Soldier

By JTA

A photo and text calling an Israeli soldier a “terrorist” and “killer” were removed from the Facebook page of a Columbia University program director.Read More


More Than 400 Jewish Clergy Press Netanyahu on E1

By JTA

More than 400 American Jewish clergy asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to go ahead with new construction in a corridor connecting eastern Jerusalem to the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim.Read More


Richard Engel's Syria Kidnap Drama

By Reuters

NBC’s Richard Engel revealed harrowing details of his five days as a captive of a Syrian armed group, telling of endless threats and mock executions by the kidnappers.Read More


Grieving Newtown Reopens Schools After Rampage

By Reuters

The schools of Newtown, which stood empty in the wake of a shooting rampage that took 26 of their own, will again ring with the sounds of students and teachers on Tuesday as the bucolic Connecticut town struggles to return to normal.Read More


After Newtown, Hollywood Still Quiet on Guns

By Reuters

Pick a social cause and you’ll often find a Hollywood celebrity speaking out. Gay marriage (Brad Pitt), Darfur (George Clooney), the environment (Robert Redford or Leonardo DiCaprio). Gun control? Not so much.Read More


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