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Carole King Wins Gershwin Pop Prize

By Reuters

American singer-songwriter Carole King will be awarded the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the U.S. national library said on Thursday.Read More


Israel Top Court Rules Against Wall Route

By Reuters

Israel’s highest court has urged defence officials to reroute a barrier planned for construction on ancient farmland at a West Bank Palestinian village.Read More


Israeli Hoops Star Fined $2,500 for 'Nazi' Jibe

By JTA

Guy Pnini of Maccabi Tel Aviv was fined and suspended by the Israeli Basketball Association for calling an opposing player a “Nazi.”Read More


Polish Film Stirs Debate on Shoah Complicity

By Reuters

A film about a Polish village whose residents help massacre their Jewish neighbours in World War II has forced Poles to confront one of the most troubling episodes of their past.Read More


Avigdor Lieberman Faces Corruption Charge

By Reuters

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman will be indicted for fraud and breach of trust, charges that may lead him to resign, but the Justice Ministry dropped more serious corruption allegations in a nearly 12-year-old case.Read More


Sales Soar for Gaza 'Rocket' Perfume

By Reuters

Sales of a citrus-scented perfume marketed in Gaza have soared since it was named in honor of the rockets that Palestinians shot at Israel during a war last month, the manufacturer said.Read More


Swiss Army Officer Lauds Nazi Gen. Erwin Rommel

By JTA

A Swiss army commander reportedly praised Nazi-era German general Erwin Rommel before a group of officers, holding up Rommel as an example for the Swiss army to follow.Read More


Etan Patz Suspect Denies Notorious SoHo Killing

By Reuters

A New Jersey man suspected of the 1979 killing of 6-year-old Etan Patz pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to murder and kidnapping charges, six months after police said he confessed to a chilling crime that has long haunted New Yorkers.Read More


Man Charged in Bleach Attack on Victims Advocate

By JTA

A Brooklyn fishmonger was arrested for throwing a cup of bleach in the face of a Chasidic rabbi who advocates for victims of sexual abuse in the haredi Orthodox community.Read More


David Harris Steps Down at Democratic Council

By JTA

David Harris is leaving his job as president of the National Jewish Democratic Council.Read More


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