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Peres Still Going Strong at 88

By Haaretz

Talking to Shimon Peres about retirement is like talking to the Pope about converting to Islam. The ever-energetic leader sounds off about the peace process and more.Read More


Biden Trumpets Obama's Policies on Israel

By JTA

Vice President Joe Biden said “no president since Harry Truman has done more for Israel’s security than Barack Obama.”Read More


Panetta: I Hope Army Chief Is Right on Iran

By JTA

Leon Panetta, the U.S. defense secretary, said he hoped Israel’s top soldier was “correct” in assessing that the Iranian regime was rational.Read More


Toronto Woman Charged in Scam of Survivors Fund

By JTA

A woman living in Toronto was charged in the United States with taking part in a scheme to steal from a Holocaust survivors’ fund.Read More


Firebombs Tossed at Africans' Homes in Tel Aviv

By Haaretz

Three Molotov cocktails were thrown early Friday morning toward the homes of refugees from Eritrea and Sudan in the Shapira neighborhood of southern Tel Aviv.Read More


Jewish Agency Roiled by Top Official's Resignation

By Haaretz

The sudden departure this month of the Jewish Agency’s veteran chief financial officer, Yaron Neudorfer, is sending shock waves through the cash-strapped organization as it grapples with a severe budget deficit.Read More


Israel Court Approves Thousands of Conversions

By Haaretz

The High Court of Justice has affirmed the validity of thousands of conversions called into question by the Rabbinical Court of Appeals in 2008, but refused to discuss the rabbinical courts’ authority to annul conversions in general. Nevertheless, the justices leveled harsh criticism at the rabbinical courts’ conduct.Read More


Barak: Iran Won't Cave In to Pressure

By JTA

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said chances that Iran will give in to pressure to stop its suspected nuclear program are low, and that the dangers of a nuclear Iran outweigh the dangers of action to stop it.Read More


Medals of Freedom For Albright, Dylan and Karski

By JTA

Madeleine Albright, Bob Dylan, Shimon Peres and Jan Karski will be among 13 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.Read More


Judge Won't Drop Baltimore Shomrim Case

By JTA

A Baltimore judge denied an alleged victim’s request to drop criminal charges against two Baltimore Jewish brothers accused of beating the black teen.Read More


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