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Israel Shuts Down for Yom Kippur

By Haaretz

Israel came to a virtual standstill at sundown Tuesday as Jews began observing the start of the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, the 25 hours of fasting and contemplation known as Yom Kippur.Read More


Muslim Activist Proud of Defacing Subway Ad

By Forward Staff

A prominent Egyptian-born Muslim activist was unapologetic for spraying graffiti on a controversial subway ad that brand enemies of Israel as ‘savage.’Read More


Death of Gaza Boy Sparks Rare Anti-Hamas Protest

By Reuters

At least 500 protesters in the Gaza Strip have called for the overthrow of the ruling Islamist Hamas group in a rare demonstration triggered by the death of a three-year-old boy in a fire during a power outage.Read More


Ahmadinejad Rants Against 'Uncivilized Zionists'

By Reuters

Iran’a Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told the United Nations his country is under threat from ‘uncivilized Zionists’ over its nuclear program.Read More


Abbas Tells Jewish Leaders He Wants Talks

By JTA

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told Jewish leaders that his U.N. speech would address showing greater sensitivity to Jewish claims to Israel.Read More


Orthodox Join Religious School Choice Group

By JTA

The American Center for School Choice, a national group of advocates for religious private schools, has launched the Commission on Faith-Based Schools.Read More


Apple Fumbles Status of Jerusalem on New Map

By JTA

The map included in Apple’s new iOS6 operating system reportedly does not show Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.Read More


Israel Quiet on Iran as Yom Kippur Arrives

By Reuters

Israeli leaders made no comment on Tuesday over the latest outburst from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, maintaining near-total silence as the country closed down for the holiest Jewish day of the year, Yom Kippur.Read More


Obama Talks Tough at U.N.

By Reuters

President Barack Obama declared the U.S. will ‘do what we must’ to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon in a speech at the United Nations.Read More


U.N. Chief: Settlements Shutting Door to Peace

By JTA

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday the “door may be closing, for good” on a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying the continued growth of Jewish settlements undercuts peace.Read More


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