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U. Cal. Officials Reject Israel Divestment Bill

By JTA

University of California at Irvine campus administrators have rejected a resolution by the undergraduate student council calling for divestment from companies that “profit from Israel’s occupation of Palestine.”Read More


Harvard Elbows Out Non-Jews at Kosher Dining Hall

By JTA

Harvard University Dining Services has moved to curb the number of non-Jewish students at Harvard Hillel who eat at the kosher dining hall.Read More


Israel Readies for War as Rocket Misses Jerusalem

By Reuters

Israeli reservists prepared for war as the nation mourned victims of Gaza rockets and Benjamin Netanyahu warned of fierce retaliation for strikes at Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.Read More


Thousands of Egyptians Protest Israeli Strikes

By Reuters

Thousands gathered in Egyptian cities on Friday to protest against Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip as Egypt’s president vowed to support the enclave’s people in the face of “blatant aggression”.Read More


Jewish Groups Join $1B Affordable Housing Push

By JTA

The umbrella body for Jewish public policy groups joined other religious organizations in asking Congress to provide $1 billion to the National Housing Trust Fund.Read More


American Groups Launch $5M Rocket Victim Fund

By JTA

U.S. Jewish groups launched a $5 million “terror relief fund” in the wake of hostilities between Israel and the Gaza Strip.Read More


Two Baltimore Day Schools Will Close

By JTA

Two non-denominational Baltimore Jewish day schools will close at the end of the school year to make way for a new one.Read More


Hopes for Gaza Truce Dashed as Rockets Fly

By Reuters

Egypt opened a tiny window to emergency peace diplomacy in Gaza on Friday, but hopes for even a brief ceasefire while its prime minister was inside the bombarded enclave to talk to leaders of the Islamist Hamas movement were immediately dashed.Read More


Jewel Box Hidden From Nazis Returned to Son

By JTA

The mayor of Amersfoort in the Netherlands returned a box of jewels to a Jewish man 70 years after his parents hid the box in their pharmacy.Read More


Rocket Misses Tel Aviv, Lands in Sea

By Reuters

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip towards Tel Aviv on Friday landed in the sea, a police spokesman said.Read More


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