Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has set May 4 as the date for general elections that are meant to end the division of between Hamas and Fatah.Read More
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that he is considering releasing Palestinian tax revenue that Israel has frozen for more than a month, after UNESCO accepted the Palestinians as a full member.Read More
Thousands of Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries are participating in an international conference in New York.Read More
Polling stations opened Monday for the first round of Egypt’s parliamentary elections, the first since former president Hosni Mubarak’s overthrow in February.Read More
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the Jerusalem municipality and the Public Security Ministry to delay the execution of a demolition order for the Mugrabi Bridge, which connects the Western Wall Plaza to the Temple Mount, a senior official told Haaretz on Sunday.Read More
A swastika was etched inside an elevator in a Brooklyn building for the second time in recent days.
Last Friday’s incident in the building in the Williamsburg neighborhood, as well as the previous incident nine days earlier, is being investigated by the New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Unit. No suspects have been identified in either case.
Earlier this month in Brooklyn, cars were set on fire and swastikas painted on benches in Midwood, an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood and home to a large concentration of Holocaust survivors.Read More
The leader of the Reform movement in the U.S. warned Sunday, in an exclusive interview with Haaretz, of the damage anti-democratic laws will have on Diaspora Jews and Israel alike.Read More
The Ministerial Committee on Legislation decided on Sunday not to back a bill that would limit public access to High Court petitions, sponsored by MKs Danny Danon and Yariv Levin from the Likud. All of the ministers voted against the bill.Read More