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Argentina President Dissolves Spy Agency Over Alberto Nisman Death Controversy

By Reuters

Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez on Monday announced plans to dissolve the country’s intelligence agency amid suspicions rogue agents were behind the murky death of a state prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center.Read More


World Readies for Auschwitz Anniversary Without Russia's Vladimir Putin

By Wiktor Szary and Wojciech Zurawski

Russia’s Vladimir Putin will be absent from the main event marking 70 years since Soviet troops liberated the Auschwitz death camp in Poland, held against a backdrop of hostilities in Ukraine and warnings of a rise in anti-Semitism in Europe.Read More


Joan Rivers Daughter Sues Clinic for Malpractice in Comic's Death

By Reuters

The daughter of the late comedienne Joan Rivers has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the New York outpatient clinic that treated the entertainer a week before her death last year.Read More


Democrats Push Back on Iran Sanctions

By Reuters

Democratic U.S. senators introduced a resolution on Monday opposing more sanctions on Iran unless nuclear talks fail or Tehran breaks an agreement, countering a push for tougher sanctions backed by Republicans that President Barack Obama has pledged to veto.Read More


Boston Jewish Schools Score $11M Grant

By JTA

Five Jewish day schools in Greater Boston will receive a total of $11.25 million in a challenge grant to support long-term tuition assistance for middle-class families.Read More


Argentina Seeks To Reassure Press After Alberto NIsman Reporter Flees

By Sarah Marsh

Argentina’s cabinet chief on Monday said journalists could work safely in the country after the reporter who broke the news of the mysterious death of a state prosecutor fled to Israel, saying he feared for his life under the current government.Read More


Israel Left Resurgent as Campaign Kicks Into Gear

By Ben Sales

Stav Shaffir was angry. The 29-year-old firebrand is known for her outbursts, which have gotten her kicked out of multiple Knesset hearings in the past year. But when she rose in the Knesset on Jan. 21 to answer Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett’s charge that she is post-Zionist, her shrill rebuttal went viral.Read More


Greek Jews Laud Leftist Election Win

By Richard Schwartz

The head of Greece’s Jewish community welcomed the election victory Sunday of Syriza, a leftist, anti-austerity party, despite that party’s scepticism towards existing close ties between Greece and Israel.Read More


Hungary's Viktor Orban Admits Some Chose 'Evil' in Holocaust

By Marton Dunai

Prime Minister Viktor Orban overcame unease within his government to acknowledge Hungary’s role in the Holocaust on Monday, saying many people in the central European country acted “shamefully” in World War Two.Read More


Nazi War Criminal Loses Canada Citizenship

By JTA

A Nazi-era war-crimes suspect has lost an appeal to keep his Canadian citizenship.Read More


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