Russian police beefed up security around a central synagogue of Moscow following what they said was an attempted attack by an armed resident of the capital in which a security guard sustained mild injuries.
In a brief encounter before today’s funeral of Israeli statesman Shimon Peres, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu exchanged greetings with Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas.7
The presence of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the funeral of Shimon Peres on Friday — the only Arab head of state to attend — has highlighted internal divisions within the Palestinian camp, evoking ambivalence from supporters and indignation from political foes.22
The chief justice of Alabama’s Supreme Court, charged with defying federal court rulings that permit same-sex marriage, was suspended on Friday for a second time after being found guilty of violating judicial ethics, the Alabama Court of the Judiciary ruled.5
(JTA) — YouTube hired Israeli-American Lyor Cohen, a former Warner Music executive, to lead its music division. Cohen will serve as global head of music for the video sharing and streaming site owned by Google, YouTube announced Wednesday. The industry veteran, whose parents are Israeli, will be in charge of relations with artists and record companies, as well…
(JTA) — The 57 European and Eurasian countries that comprise the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe are embarking on a three-year initiative to promote education and awareness about anti-Semitism and to address Jewish community security. The initiative, titled “Words into Action to Address Anti-Semitism,” was announced Sept. 28. It was initiated by the parliament of Germany,…
Under a white canopy on a forested hillside in the late summer sunshine, old friends and several adversaries brushed shoulders with one another on Friday as they mourned the death of Israeli statesman and Nobel laureate Shimon Peres.21
(JTA) — The settlement of a lawsuit focused on control of the San Francisco-area’s $600 million Koret Foundation will result in the founder’s widow and its longtime president leaving the foundation’s board. Under the settlement, Susan Koret, widow of founder Joseph Koret, is retiring from the board immediately. Tad Taube, a foundation trustee for the past 37 years, will…
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte appeared to liken himself to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler on Friday and said he would “be happy” to exterminate three million drug users and peddlers in the country.
Managers at the historic Jerusalem hotel are booting guests from prime rooms to make space for more than 30 heads of state expected to attend the funeral of the Israeli statesman Shimon Peres.5
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