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British Slam Settlement University Decision

By JTA

Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague condemned a symbolic decision by the Israeli Cabinet to change the status of the Ariel University Center in the West Bank into a full-fledged university.Read More


American Groups Fund Dutch Islamophobe

By Reuters

Anti-Islam groups in America have provided financial support to Dutch politician Geert Wilders, an anti-immigration campaigner who is seeking re-election to the Dutch parliament this week.Read More


Conference Hears Calls To Help Jewish Refugees

By JTA

Speakers at a conference on Middle Eastern and North African Jewish refugees called for legislative initiatives to support compensation for the refugees.Read More


Ancient Reservoir Found Near Wailing Wall

By JTA

A public water reservoir dating to the First Temple period was unearthed next to the Western Wall.Read More


German Muslims and Jews Rally for Circumcision

By JTA

Jews and Muslims in Berlin demonstrated for the right to carry out ritual circumcisions, a right that has been endangered in Germany.Read More


Joshua Group Gives $100K to Eight Fellows

The Joshua Venture Group named eight fellows for its 2012-14 Dual Investment Program.Read More


Weight-Loss Ad Mocks Holocaust Victims

By JTA

An Estonian weekly newspaper ran a mock ad for weight loss pills using a photo of prisoners at a Nazi concentration camp, raising the ire of the country’s Jewish community.Read More


Howard Berman Wins Nod From GOP Senators

Los Angeles Democratic Rep. Howard Berman has reportedly won the support of two high-profile Republican senators and independent Joe Lieberman in his intramural showdown with Rep. Brad Sherman.Read More


Men-Only Show Sparks Boycott Call

By Haaretz

Jewish pluralism and women’s rights groups are up in arms over a series of presentations featuring only men to be held at Petah Tikva’s municipal cultural center.Read More


Hillary Clinton Rejects Bibi's Iran 'Red Lines'

By Haaretz

Despite talks between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office and the White House over the possibility of drawing red lines concerning the Iranian nuclear program, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Sunday night that the administration is not prepared to make such a public commitment.Read More





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