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Anti-Semitism Official: Jews and Muslims Have Much in Common

By JTA

Hannah Rosenthal, the Obama administration’s anti-Semitism envoy, in an address to a U.S. Shia Muslim umbrella group said the Jewish and Muslim communities have much in common.Read More


Weprin and Turner Fight Down to Wire for Weiner's Seat

By Forward Staff

With just days to go before a special election, Democrat David Weprin and Republican Bob Turner scrambled for votes in the fight to replace disgraced ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner.Read More


Israel Reportedly Gives Ground on Shalit Release Talks

By Haaretz

srael has agreed to relax its demands in talks with Hamas geared at securing the release of abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper said on Friday.Read More


U.N. Chief Says Palestinian Statehood 'Long Overdue'

The Palestinian people are “long overdue” in their quest for an independent state, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday, ahead of a Palestinian push for statehood in the UN planned for later this month.Read More


William Lee Frost, Former JTA Leader, Dies at 84

By JTA

William Lee Frost, a Jewish philanthropist who was a former president of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, has died.Read More


Jewish Clergy Join Gathering Against Islamophobia

By JTA

Top Jewish clergy joined a religious gathering to combat Islamaphobia as the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks nears.Read More


Man Awaits Ruling in 'Mesira' Contempt of Court Case

By JTA

A federal court judge said she will rule at a later date in the case of a Chasidic Jew who will not testify because he says it would violate “mesira,” the injunction against turning Jews over to non-Jews.Read More


Jews Appointed to Panel on Taxes for Religious Groups

By JTA

Four top Jewish officials were named to a commission studying tax accountability for religious groups.Read More


White House Vows To Veto Palestinian Statehood BId at UN

By JTA

The Obama administration said unequivocally it would veto any U.N. Security Council resolution recognizing Palestinian statehood.Read More


John Galliano Avoids Punishment for Anti-Semitic Rant

By JTA

A Paris court sentenced fashion designer John Galliano to a suspended fine and no jail time for making anti-Semitic and racist remarks to patrons at a local cafe.Read More





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