Israel on Sunday extended the distance it permits Gaza fishermen to head out to sea along certain parts of the coastline of the enclave, which is run by the Islamist group Hamas.
Scoring a new personal best, American Jewish figure skater Max Aaron was part of a trio that landed the U.S. skaters in the top ten at the ISU 2016 World Championships.
A London firm working with a local education authority said that it had destroyed evidence that Jewish children were being educated in illegal faith schools.
Belgium’s defense ministry denied reports that some soldiers had guarded synagogues in Brussels without ammunition in their rifles.
A Dutch bank refused to release details about an account allegedly used by an impostor Jewish physician to scam $300,000 from an investor.
The two ultra-Orthodox parties in the Israeli government, Shas and United Torah Judaism, are planning to sponsor legislation to block implementation of last week’s High Court ruling that recognized private Orthodox conversions in Israel. It would also block recognition of conversions performed under auspices of the Reform and Conservative movements.4
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Jewish leaders here reportedly to smooth ties as Turkey and Israel seek to reconcile.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly asked John Kerry to publicly state that Israel does not carry out extrajudicial killings, after a group of U.S. lawmakers asked the secretary of state to investigate such claims. Meanwhile, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the lead lawmaker making the request, rebuked Netanyahu for his initial response…31
A man who allegedly sprayed anti-Semitic graffiti inside a residential building in the upstate New York Hasidic village of Kiryas Joel was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief.
The United States is “concerned” about Israel’s demolition of Arab buildings in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, a State Department spokeswoman said, adding that it raised questions about Israel’s commitment to a two-state political solution to the Palestinian conflict.53
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