‘Rare Cache’ of 2,000-Year-Old Silver Coins Uncovered in Israel

A trove of 16 silver coins dating back more than 2,000 years has been uncovered in an excavation in the Israeli municipality of Modiin-Maccabim-Reut.

8 Must-Know Facts About ‘Stanford Rape’ Judge Aaron Persky

Judge Aaron Persky’s decision last week to award former Stanford student Brock Turner six months jail for the sexual assault of an unconscious woman created a firestorm as critics said his punishment was too light.


Mexico’s Foreign Minister Compares Anti-Mexican Sentiment in US to Anti-Semitism

Mexico’s foreign minister compared anti-Mexican “bigotry” in the United States to anti-Semitism in an address to the American Jewish Committee.


‘Zionist Pig’ Student Protesters Get Slap on Wrist From Brooklyn College

A City University of New York disciplinary committee handed down the minimum punishment to two Brooklyn College students involved in an “anti-Zionist and anti-Jewish” February protest, where a faculty member said he heard someone called a “Zionist pig.”


A Muted Jerusalem Day Parade, With Some Help from a Court Order

Jerusalem Day, first celebrated the year after the conquest of the Old City by Israeli paratroopers during the 1967 Six Day War, was established as an official state holiday by law in 1998. But in recent years, the day has become a flashpoint of verbal and physical violence between Jews and Arabs struggling over the most cherished sites of their respective religions.

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