UN Urges Iran to Stop Executions of Juveniles on Death Row

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein. Photo: UN Photo/Pierre Albouy. The top United Nations human rights official called on Iran on Friday to halt executions of...

Lawmakers Push Trump to Keep Iraqi Jewish Archive in US

The White House is facing pressure not to return an Iraqi Jewish Archive, seized following the capture of Baghdad in 2003, to Iraq. Three members of Congress – Reps. Tom...

U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Syria Draws Lukewarm Israeli Response

The Trump administration’s announcement on Wednesday that a full withdrawal of US troops from Syria had begun drew a lukewarm response from Israel. The news broke with a morning tweet...

Top Azerbaijani Diplomat in US Praises Growing Ties Between Israel and Muslim World

The Azerbaijani capital of Baku. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Until recently, the close ties between Israel and Azerbaijan were something that flew under the radar, even for people who attend gatherings...

U.S. Palestinian Mission to Merge With Israel Embassy in March

The United States Consulate General in Jerusalem, which serves Palestinians, will be absorbed into the new U.S. Embassy to Israel in March, an American official said on Tuesday, giving a date...

Russia and the Israeli-Syrian-Iranian Confrontation

By Emil Avdaliani, BESA    BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 742, February 15, 2018 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: On February 11, 2018, Israel conducted multiple airstrikes on Syrian-Iranian targets in Syria in response to the downing...

J. Greenstein Auctions Rare Menorahs, November 28

On November 28, beginning at 6:00 p.m. J. Greenstein & Co.’s Auction House (www.jgreenstein.com), the world-renowned source for antique and rare Judaica, will host an auction featuring a collection...

Netanyahu Urges Merkel for United Front Against Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a joint press conference in Jerusalem that the world must form a united front against Iran’s aggression and...

IDF Chief: Don’t Make Too Much of Trump’s Syria Withdrawal

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot is sounding the all clear days after U.S. President Donald Trump’s surprise announcement that he plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria,...

LifeChanger FSU Opens Ukraine’s First-Ever Special Education Resource Room

In January, LifeChanger FSU, a proactive human services organization in the Ukraine, celebrated the grand opening of its special education resource room at the Or Avner Jewish School in...

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Passover Seder to Be Celebrated in Former Warsaw Ghetto

For the first time since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, some 100 Diaspora Jewish families will celebrate the Jewish festival of redemption in the heart...

19 Ways You Know It’s Passover in Israel

If you’ve never heard an Arab calling out “alter zachen” (“old things”) in Yiddish, then you’ve never experienced pre-Passover preparations in Jerusalem. It’s part...

SAR to Stop Accepting Religious Exemptions For Vaccines

NEW YORK (JTA) — A prominent Modern Orthodox school in New York City will no longer accept religious exemptions to vaccination from its students. Salanter...

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