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Benjamin Netanyahu Meets Yair Lapid in Push for Israeli Coalition

By Reuters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Thursday with Yair Lapid, the surprise runner-up in an election last month, to try to draw him into a broad government that could bridge Israel’s religious divide.Read More


Ryan Braun, Jewish Baseball Slugger, Denies Wrongdoing in Drug Inquiry

By Anne Cohen

Former baseball MVP Ryan Braun is reportedly the latest in a series of players linked to a Miami-area clinic that allegedly [distributed performance-enhancement drugs.Read More


Anti-Semitic Incidents Rise by 5% in Britain

By JTA

Anti-Semitic incidents in Britain rose 5 percent over the previous year, making 2012 the third highest number of incidents on record.Read More


Ronald Lauder Wins France's Highest Honor

By JTA

France’s President François Hollande decorated World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder with the order of officer the Legion of Honor, the highest decoration in France.Read More


Belgian Carnival Float Lampoons Leaders as Nazis

By JTA

A float satirizing local politicians dressed as Nazis holding canisters of Zyklon B gas is to take part in a carnival parade in the Belgian city of Aalst.Read More


Baltimore Jews Mount Anti-Iran Car Show Protest

By Anne Cohen

Baltimore Jewish groups are calling for a protest against car companies that they claim have operations in Iran.Read More


New York Yankee Mariano Rivera Named Man of Year by Rabbis

By JTA

Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera will be named Man of the Year by the New York Board of Rabbis and will be given a guided tour of Israel.Read More


Penny Pritzker In Running for Commerce Job

By Reuters

Chicago businesswoman Penny Pritzker is under consideration for Commerce chief, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.Read More


Obama Not Bringing New Peace Plan to Israel

By Reuters

President Obama’s visit to Israel will focus on Syria and Iran, and he will not initiate new peace moves, the White House said.Read More


Menachem Elon, Israeli Judge, Dies at 89

By JTA

Rabbi Menachem Elon, a former Israeli Supreme Court justice and an Israel Prize winner, has died.Read More


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