One of the first foreign policy issues facing Barack Obama when he takes office in January will be to decide whether the United States will participate in a United Nations conference on topics close to his heart: racism and discrimination.
Canadian police, armed with an arrest warrant issued by two French judges, have arrested a university professor in connection with a bombing of a Paris synagogue 28 years ago, a fatal attack that caused shockwaves across France.
“We’re the only Americans here,” snapped Bernice Pfugl, bantering in a thick Brooklyn accent as she stood with friends outside the Shorefront Senior Center near Brighton Beach’s fabled boardwalk, a center of the Russian-Jewish émigré community. Not only was Pfugl one of the few non-Russian speakers at the polling place, she was also one of the few Obama supporters.
An unprecedented American military raid into Syria has halted a fragile diplomatic engagement between Damascus and Washington and prompted speculation that hawks within the Bush administration wanted to send a message to Syria and to the next president.
Israel will attend a high-level interfaith meeting sponsored by Saudi Arabia that is set to be held at the United Nations in November.
A bestselling author writing about America’s most secretive intelligence agency is raising eyebrows with his claims that Israeli intelligence has potentially gained access to sensitive American communications information.
The Obama campaign plunged into the heart of the ultra-Orthodox community at a Sukkot event hosted by a rabbi in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.
Faced with a recent surge of mob-related murders, Israel appears to be reaching out to the United States for help in bringing its leading underworld figures to justice.
After years of quiet diplomacy, the controversy over the beatification of Pope Pius XII, the World War II-era pontiff, has once again burst into the open and renewed tensions between the Vatican and Jewish groups.
Western governments and United Nations officials are working quietly to prevent a conference on racism, scheduled for Geneva next year, from devolving into another forum for anti-Israel rhetoric.