Simon Wiesenthal Center Condemns Egyptian President for Attending Anti-Semitic Sermon

CAIRO (AP) – The Simon Wiesenthal Center, which monitors anti-Semitic incidents worldwide, has made a strong condemnation of Egypt’s new President Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, after he...

12 new “Charedi Campuses” Planned

Good news for ultra-Orthodox students: Twelve new "haredi campuses" will be launched this year in Israel's universities and colleges as part of a program aimed at increasing the number...

Palestinian Leader Abbas: Trump’s Jerusalem Recognition ‘Crime’ Prevents US Peace Role

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas speaks at a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, Turkey, Dec. 13, 2017. Photo: Reuters / Kayhan Ozer / Pool. Palestinian...

Building for Christian Visitors Planned Near New U.S. Embassy

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews is breaking ground on its brand-new Jerusalem headquarters, a multimillion-dollar building that will provide a home in the Holy Land for visiting...

Thousands Participate in “Birchas Kohanim” at Western Wall (Video)

The annual Priestly Blessing from Jerusalem, chanted by thousands of Kohanim, male descendants of Moses' brother Aaron the Levite, the first High Priest, went forth Wednesday from the Jerusalem's ancient Western Wall...

US Denies Holding Backchannel Talks With Hamas

US State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, denied on Wednesday that the US is secretly holding talks with Hamas. “There have been some bizarre claims out there that Hamas has a...

Obama: Israel Has Right to Defend Itself

BANGKOK (AP) - President Barack Obama says Israel has a right to defend itself from missiles being aimed at the country by militants in the Gaza Strip. Obama says "no...

LAVI Brings Jewish Knowledge to Diaspora Communities

By Toby Klein Greenwald Rikki Zalut of Efrat spent her post high school year studying Torah in a midrashah before serving in the teachers’ corps in the Israeli army. After...

FEMA Increases Rental Assistance

As part of ongoing efforts to ensure families and individuals impacted by Hurricane Sandy get the support they need, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is increasing the amount of...

Haley Hopeful, Friedman Skeptical of Upcoming Mideast Peace Plan

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley expressed hope over the Trump administration’s plan for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, while U.S. Ambassador to Israel David...
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