Across Israel, Meir Panim responds to the growing needs of the country’s 1.75 million impoverished residents through various food and social service programs.
The president of the International Criminal Court has taken the first steps toward an investigation of a war crimes lawsuit against Israel over the 2010 raid on the Mavi Marmara.
Sang-Hyun Song of South Korea appointed a three-judge panel to study the procedural requirements for the suit. The appointment puts in place the legal apparatus for an investigation but does not actually launch a probe, The Associated Press reported. Israel is not a member of the ICC.
ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said in May that she would open a preliminary examination into the Israeli raid on the Gaza-bound flotilla, which left nine Turkish activists dead.
Bensouda said she was obliged to open a preliminary examination following a referral from the Indian Ocean nation of Comoros, where one of the raided flotilla vessels was registered.
The raid, in which Israeli special forces rappelled down onto the ships of activists who were seeking to break an Israeli blockade of Hamas in Gaza, caused a breakdown in relations between Turkey and Israel.
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Dalit Braun, the CEO of Pick N Tell
So much for honest disagreement in the Charedi world.
They are arguing specifically about summer camps, but the arguments apply to all the differences between them.
I’m glad that we never had to choose between the country of our birth and the country of our choice!
Ted Alling, serial entrepreneur and managing partner of the Lamp Post group.
Just because I have a Hashkafa that differs from them, that does not mean I do not respect them.
The bill (by Senator Robert Menendez, along with 58 co-sponsors) has been accurately described by multiple media sources.
If the US military doesn’t know better, then who are we to trust with our defense?
Those who live lives of no sports, entertainment, or outdoor activities take what they can get.
This past Friday afternoon we took a short break from Shabbos preparation to do a short tiyu.
Obama is stuck in his box, unable to consider options that might actually work.
I could not believe what I was reading. It made me angry!
On Feb. 22nd, the University of Pennsylvania Law School hosted the “Eighth Annual Muslim Law Students Conference.”
Women learning Torah is becoming increasingly permissive, but women wearing tefillin is becoming increasingly stringent.
The Haredi community may need to add some Mussar learning to their Gemorah learning.
Iran accused Israel of faking a raid on a ship laden with arms bound for the Gaza Strip. “An Iranian ship carrying arms for Gaza. Captured just in time for annual [American Israel Public Affairs Committee] anti-Iran campaign,” Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister, said Thursday on his official Twitter account. “Amazing Coincidence! Or same […]
The Rabbinical Council of America denied a prominent rabbi’s accusation that it is actively negating past conversions. The Orthodox rabbinic organization issued a statement Friday responding to a JTA opinion article criticizing the group written by Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld. His article, published Thursday, accused the RCA and its Beth Din of America of “retroactively negating […]
A Canadian judge has ordered child protection officials to use law enforcement agencies to apprehend 14 children in the haredi Orthodox sect Lev Tahor after most of them fled the country. On Wednesday, the judge was supposed to hear an appeal of an earlier ruling to seize the children and return them to Quebec to […]
Jewish groups across the religious spectrum praised Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines on accommodating religious attire in the workplace. The guidelines published Thursday are for “employers with at least 15 employees (including private sector, state, and local government employers), as well as employment agencies, unions, and federal government agencies.” These employers “must make exceptions to […]
A Canadian court ordered the fringe haredi Orthodox Lev Tahor sect to turn over as many as 13 of its children to authorities after some of its members appeared to have fled the country. Police officers and children’s aid workers visited Lev Tahor homes Wednesday night in Chatham-Kent, in southwest Ontario, with the landlord helping […]
The House of Representatives almost unanimously approved a bill that would enhance U.S. security cooperation with Israel. The U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act, introduced last year by Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) and Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), enhances cooperation in the energy and cybersecurity areas, among others; transfers excess U.S. armaments to Israel for stockpiling and possible use; […]
Despite Iran’s terror sponsorship, “it’s entirely appropriate” to continue the talks.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman blamed the Palestinians for lack of progress in peace negotiations, and said Israel would not agree to additional conditions for the continuation of the talks. “The Palestinians are the ones torpedoing the talks by setting conditions,” Lieberman told Israel Radio Thursday, according to the Times of Israel. “Israel would not […]
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