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Reform Presses Obama on No-Discrimination Order

By JTA

Nearly two dozen faith groups joined an initiative led by the Reform Jewish movement calling on President Obama to reconsider his decision not to issue an anti-discrimination executive order.Read More


Holocaust Lesson Teacher Took Wrong Medication

By JTA

A South Carolina teacher arrested on charges of assault and battery for a Holocaust lesson that went awry may have been under the influence of a medication at the time.Read More


Long Island Synagogue Feuds With Caterers

By JTA

A suburban New York synagogue has launched eviction proceedings against its longtime kosher caterer.Read More


White House Drops Stein from Proclamation

By JTA

The White House removed a reference to Gertrude Stein from its Jewish Heritage Month proclamation.Read More


Bowing Out, Gingrich Thanks Adelsons

By JTA

Newt Gingrich, bowing out of the race for the Republican presidential nod, thanked Miriam and Sheldon Adelson for helping to sustain his campaign.Read More


Barak Blasts Leaders for Downplaying Iran Threat

By Haaretz

Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Thursday harshly condemned former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, former Mossad chief Meir Dagan, and former Shin Bet chief Yuval Diskin for downplaying the threat from Iran, saying the three are serving Tehran.Read More


Mysterious Odor Envelops Tel Aviv Area

By Haaretz

Residents of Tel Aviv, Gush Dan and central Israel complained Thursday morning of a harsh chemical substance that could be felt in the air.Read More


Methodists Reject Divestment Motion

By JTA

The general conference of the United Methodist Church voted not to divest from three companies that trade with Israel.Read More


Bibi Has Massive Lead Over Rivals: Poll

By Haaretz

Benjamin Netanyahu has a massive lead over his rivals. A new poll shows he is the only candidate with a realistic shot of becoming prime minister as early elections loom.Read More


Netanyahu's Party Aims for Sept. 4 Elections

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party submitted a bill to dissolve the Knesset on Wednesday, as Israel’s political system readies for upcoming early general elections.Read More





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