WASHINGTON (JTA) – Four U.S. senators sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him not to bypass direct negotiations and impose conditions on Israel in an effort to create a two-state solution. [Read more…]
(JTA) – The Dutch royal family contacted the heirs of a Nazi-looted painting’s owners as a step toward restitution. [Read more…]
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israel will begin deporting African migrants to third countries without their consent. [Read more…]
(JTA) – Last summer our family went to southern Europe on holiday. During our stay at a hotel, our son Dylan went to the swimming pool. A short time later he came running back to the room, upset. A man at the pool had started hurling insults at him.
My first instinct was to ask, “Were you misbehaving?”
“No,” Dylan told me through his tears.
I stared at him. And suddenly I had an awful realization of what might have caused the man’s outrage: Dylan was wearing a Star of David. [Read more…]
JERUSALEM (JTA) – A record 28 women and 39 first-time lawmakers were among the 120 members of Israel’s 20th Knesset sworn in. [Read more…]
(JTA) – A group of international philanthropists has donated some $108,000 to the Danish Jewish community to increase security at Jewish institutions. [Read more…]
(JTA) – A synagogue in Boca Raton, Fla. has set a world record for the largest prayer shawl. [Read more…]
(JTA) – New research by the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam shows that the teenage diarist died earlier than previously believed. [Read more…]
JERUSALEM (JTA) – The Israeli actor Chaim Topol, best known as Tevye the milkman in Fiddler on the Roof, will be awarded the Israel Prize for lifetime achievement. [Read more…]