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Australian Activists Protest Israel Independence

By JTA

A crowd of angry pro-Palestinian demonstrators in Melbourne marred the annual celebration of Israel’s independence.Read More


Jewish Family Identified in Arizona Murder-Suicide

By JTA

Police have identified a Jewish family from Tempe, Ariz., the Butwins, as the subjects of a suspected murder-suicide.Read More


Deal in Holland Allows Kosher Slaughter

By JTA

Dutch Agriculture Minister Hans Bleker signed an agreement with Jewish and Muslim religious leaders and slaughterhouses that will prevent a ban on ritual slaughter.Read More


French Men Charged in Anti-Semitic Attack

By JTA

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with an attack on three Jewish teens in Lyon in southeastern France.Read More


Amnesty: End Palestinian Detention Without Charge

By Haaretz

In a new report released on Wednesday, Amnesty International demanded Israel end the practice of holding Palestinians under administrative detention, calling on Israel to either release or properly charge Palestinians held in custody.Read More


Bibi Vows To Push Ahead With Settlements

By Haaretz

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded on Wednesday to the Knesset meeting in which a bill aimed at legalizing homes on the Ulpana Hill neighborhood in the West Bank settlement of Beit El - which were built on privately owned Palestinian land – was voted down.Read More


3 Jewish Educators Honored for Excellence

By JTA

Three Jewish educators have received 2012 Covenant Awards for excellence in Jewish education and innovation.Read More


Australian Limmud Scraps Controversial Panel

By JTA

Limmud Oz, an offshoot of the international festival of Jewish learning, cancelled a panel featuring several controversial Jewish speakers for its upcoming conference in Melbourne.Read More


Congress Probes Jailing of Hasid in Bolivia

By JTA

The House Foreign Affairs human rights subcommittee will hold a hearing about the plight of a Chasidic Jew from Brooklyn being held in a Bolivian jail.Read More


Abbas Warns Israel To Withdraw From West Bank

By JTA

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called on Israel to withdraw from all lands it occupied in 1967, warning that the two-state solution may not be on the table for much longer.Read More


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