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State Department Puts Off Honor for Egyptian Activist in Dispute Over Tweets

By JTA

A State Department honor for a Egyptian human rights activist was delayed as officials probed Tweets from her account celebrating a deadly terrorist attack on Israelis.Read More


Cab Driver Visits Grieving Relatives of Orthodox Family Killed in Hit-and-Run

By Forward Staff

The cabbie who was driving an Orthodox couple to the hospital when their car was struck by a hit-and-run driver met with relatives of the slain couple.Read More


Sen. Carl Levin Won't Run for Reelection

By Reuters

Democratic U.S. Senator Carl Levin of Michigan, chairman of the powerful Armed Services Committee, said on Thursday he would not seek re-election in 2014, ending more than three decades in the Senate.Read More


Israel 'Bromance' Bloc Hits Skids Over Gay Marriage

By Haaretz

Yair Lapid’s party says it is demanding that homosexual couples be permitted to marry legally, as the negotiations to form Israel’s next coalition enter their final lap amidst a flurry of contradictory reports.Read More


Israeli Parking App Comes to Big Apple

By Susan Armitage

Getting in and out of the parking garage could soon be easier for some New York drivers — thanks to an Israeli app.Read More


Venezuela Jews Watch Warily at Tumult Over Death of Strongman Hugo Chavez

By JTA

Students at the Ma’or HaTorah yeshiva in Caracas knew something was afoot Tuesday afternoon when bodyguards driving bullet-proof vehicles started showing up unexpectedly at the gate, whisking teenagers from wealthy families to the safety of their homes.Read More


Alfred Dreyfus Document Trove Is Posted Online by French Defense Ministry

By JTA

France’s Defense Ministry has posted online hundreds of documents from the trial of Alfred Dreyfus, the Jewish soldier whose wrongful espionage conviction was a determinant in the genesis of political Zionism.Read More


Greek Neo-Nazi Spokesman Cleared in Attack on Student

By Reuters

The spokesman for Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn party was cleared on Thursday of involvement in an attack on a student in 2007, triggering chants and cheers from supporters outside the court room.Read More


Palestinian Shot by Israeli Soldiers Dies

By Reuters

A Palestinian shot by Israeli soldiers during a confrontation with stone-throwers in the occupied West Bank two weeks ago died of his wounds on Thursday, his family and a hospital official said.Read More


Toulouse Killer Mother Insists Mohammed Merah Was 'Good and Kind Kid'

By JTA

Mohammed Merah’s mother said in a first interview with French media that she did not understand what made her son kill three French soldiers and four Jews in Toulouse last year.Read More


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