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Walters Helps Assad Aide Get Into Columbia: Report

By Forward Staff

Barbara Walters reportedly helped a Syrian press aide who arranged her exclusive interview with dictator Bashar al-Assad win admission to Columbia University’s prestigious School of International and Public Affairs.Read More


Israel Hopes To 'Legalize' 13 Illegal Outposts

By Haaretz

The government has announced that it plans to legalize 13 of the 18 settlement outposts against which petitions to the High Court of Justice have been filed.Read More


Israel Can Deport South Sudanese: Court

By Haaretz

The Jerusalem’s District Court ruled on Thursday that Israel could deport South Sudanese nationals back to their county, thus rejecting an appeal by migrant worker NGOs against a decision by Interior Minister Eli Yishai to halt Israel’s collective defense of citizens form the war-torn country.Read More


Australian Activists Protest Israel Independence

By JTA

A crowd of angry pro-Palestinian demonstrators in Melbourne marred the annual celebration of Israel’s independence.Read More


Jewish Family Identified in Arizona Murder-Suicide

By JTA

Police have identified a Jewish family from Tempe, Ariz., the Butwins, as the subjects of a suspected murder-suicide.Read More


Deal in Holland Allows Kosher Slaughter

By JTA

Dutch Agriculture Minister Hans Bleker signed an agreement with Jewish and Muslim religious leaders and slaughterhouses that will prevent a ban on ritual slaughter.Read More


French Men Charged in Anti-Semitic Attack

By JTA

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with an attack on three Jewish teens in Lyon in southeastern France.Read More


Amnesty: End Palestinian Detention Without Charge

By Haaretz

In a new report released on Wednesday, Amnesty International demanded Israel end the practice of holding Palestinians under administrative detention, calling on Israel to either release or properly charge Palestinians held in custody.Read More


Bibi Vows To Push Ahead With Settlements

By Haaretz

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded on Wednesday to the Knesset meeting in which a bill aimed at legalizing homes on the Ulpana Hill neighborhood in the West Bank settlement of Beit El - which were built on privately owned Palestinian land – was voted down.Read More


3 Jewish Educators Honored for Excellence

By JTA

Three Jewish educators have received 2012 Covenant Awards for excellence in Jewish education and innovation.Read More





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