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Jonathan Pollard Collapses in Jail Cell

By JTA

Convicted spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard collapsed in his jail cell and was hospitalized.Read More


Settlement Plan Slammed by Britain and France

By Reuters

Britain and France condemned on Saturday a plan by Israel to expand settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, saying international confidence in its desire to make peace with the Palestinians was at risk.Read More


Israel Kills Another Gaza Palestinian Along Border

By Reuters

Hamas accused Israel on Saturday of violating the shaky, Egyptian-brokered Gaza truce of Nov. 21 after Israeli troops killed a Palestinian taking part in a protest at the enclave’s border fence.Read More


Germany's Merkel Assures Israel of Backing

By Reuters

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reassured Israel of her country’s support on Saturday, two days after Berlin disappointed the Jewish state by abstaining in a U.N. vote on the Palestinians’ status.Read More


Judge Refuses To Pull Anti-Islam Film From Net

By Reuters

An actress who said she was duped into appearing in an anti-Islam film that stoked violent protests against the United States across the Muslim world lost on Friday her second legal bid to force the video off YouTube.Read More


Stevie Wonder Explains IDF Snub: 'I'm Against War'

By Reuters

Singer Stevie Wonder explained his decision to cancel a planned performance for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces: “I am and have always been against war, any war, anywhere.”Read More


Adelson Foe Named Head of National Union

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

The president of a Las Vegas union that has clashed with casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson will now lead UNITE HERE, a national hospitality workers union.Read More


Circumcision Ban Seen as Threat to Jewish Life

By JTA

Richard Prasquier, the French Jewish leader, said that banning circumcision in Europe “would inevitably mean the end of Judaism” there.Read More


Spanish-Speaking Jews Discuss Political Shifts

By JTA

Representatives of Jewish communities in Spanish-speaking countries are meeting this weekend in Miami to discuss the effects of recent political shifts on Jewish life in the Americas and Iberia.Read More


U.S. Pledges More Funding for Iron Dome

By JTA

The Obama administration will seek additional funding for Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile program in the wake of its successes in the most recent Israel-Hamas war.Read More


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