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Polish Jews Will Build Western Wall Replica

By JTA

A wall modeled on the Western Wall in Jerusalem will stand at the site of the Jewish cemetery in Bilgoraj, in south-eastern Poland.Read More


Romney Angers Media by Closing Israel Fundraiser

By Haaretz

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney landed in Israel and already managed to infuriate the dozens of American reporters accompanying him on his trip.Read More


Romney and Netanyahu Hold 'Warm' Meeting

By Haaretz

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney got a warm welcome from Benjamin Netanyahu, who emphasized the need for a credible military threat against Iran.Read More


Extremist Threat Forces Closure of Temple Mount

By JTA

The Temple Mount was closed to Jewish visitors on the day that Jews mark Tisha b’Av, mourning the destruction of the holy temple.Read More


U.S. Discussed Strike on Iran With Israel

By Haaretz

The U.S. national security adviser has shared with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the United States’ contingency plans for a possible attack on Iran.Read More


Romney Arrives in Israel for Visit

By Reuters

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney arrived in Israel on Saturday, for as part of his three-nation foreign tour that includes Britain and Poland.Read More


Israeli Athletes March in Olympic Ceremony

By Haaretz

With his hair shaved into a Star of David, Israeli windsurfer Shahar Zubari led a 38-member team in the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.Read More


Obama Thumping Romney Among Jews: Poll

By Haaretz

On the eve of presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s visit to Israel, a new Gallup poll reveals that Jewish American voters continue to support his rival, U.S. President Barack Obama, by a wide 68%-25% margin.Read More


Arab Lawmaker Blames Israel for Bulgaria Bombing

By JTA

An Israeli Arab Knesset member said that Israeli policy led to the deadly recent terrorist attack against Israeli tourists in Bulgaria.Read More


Jews Join In Slamming 'Muslim' Smear Tactic

By JTA

Jewish groups were among the 42 religious and secular organizations that told five members of Congress that their recent allegations of Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the U.S. government was endangering religious freedom.Read More





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