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Gun Lobby Defends School Guard Plan

By Reuters

The leader of the U.S. gun lobby on Sunday defended his call for placing armed guards in all American schools despite withering criticism of the group’s response to the massacre of 20 first-graders in Newtown, Connecticut.Read More


Israeli Woman Dies at 124 Years Old

By JTA

An Arab-Israeli woman believed to be 124 years old has died.Read More


Aussie Tycoon Comes to Rescue of Chabad

By JTA

An Australian property tycoon has staved off a financial crisis that threatened the closure of the headquarters of Sydney’s Chabad-Lubavitch movement.Read More


Syria Chemical Weapons Still Secure: Israel

By Reuters

Syria’s chemical weapons are still secure despite the fact that President Bashar al-Assad has lost control of parts of the country, a senior Israeli defence official said on Sunday.Read More


Yiddish Stars Turn Out for Adrienne Cooper

By JTA

Stars of contemporary Yiddish culture turned out for an emotional gala memorial concert honoring Yiddish diva Adrienne Cooper, an influential performer, teacher and composer.Read More


Bibi: Iran Will Be Big Issue of Next Term

By Reuters

Iran’s perceived nuclear threat against Israel will be the central issue concerning Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government if he is re-elected in a month’s time, the Israeli leader said on Saturday.Read More


Netanyahu Lauds Pick of John Kerry

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday welcomed the appointment of his personal friend John Kerry as U.S. secretary of state and described him as “a known supporter of Israel’s security”.Read More


Hundreds of Jewish Gravestones Found in Greece

By JTA

Police in northern Greece have recovered hundreds of headstones from Jewish graves destroyed during the Holocaust.Read More


IDF Shoots and Wounds 5 Palestinians on Gaza Border

By Reuters

Israeli troops patrolling the border with the Gaza strip on Friday shot and wounded five Palestinians who were in an area on the Gaza side which Israel deems off limits, the Israeli army and Gaza medics said.Read More


Jewish Leaders Slam NRA Plan for More Guns

By Reuters/Seth Berkman

The powerful gun rights lobby called for more guns in schools on a day that Americans remembered the victims of the Newtown school massacre with a moment of silence.Read More


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