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FBI Arrested Peter Madoff

11 Tammuz 5772 – June 30, 2012
Peter Madoff, the younger brother of jailed Ponzi scheme operator Bernard Madoff, has been taken into custody by the FBI. Peter Madoff, 66, surrendered himself...

Austria Can Prepare to Close its Fund for Nazi Victims

The president of the Austrian parliament announced that the country can prepare to close its General Settle Fund for Victims of Nazi Socialism. The independent...

Yitzhak Shamir, 96

Former Prime Minister Yithak Shamir passed away on Saturday night at age 96. As member of the Mossad Shamir directed the assassinations of former Nazi rocket scientists working on the Egyptian missile program.He served several terms as prime minister throughout the 1980s. He maintained a hard political line, which strained his relations with the U.S.

Jewish Filmmaker Running for Parliament in Senegal

9 Tammuz 5772 – June 29, 2012
Laurence Gavron was born in France to a Jewish family. She's lived in Dakar, Senegal, for the past ten years, where she is a film director and a writer. And she's running for parliament, a white, Jewish woman in a black, African country. “If all the people who have said they will vote for me really do vote for me, then I shall certainly be elected," she said. We urge our readers in Senegal to get out early to vote this Sunday.

Polish Synagogue to Günter Grass: Don’t Come Back

Nobel Prize winner author Günter Grass was asked not to visit the synagogue in Gdansk, his birthplace.

Reform, Orthodox Kids to Celebrate Fourth of July Together

The Americafest celebration next week, which will bring campers from the Orthodox Camp Darom in Grenada, Miss., to the Union for Reform Judaism's Henry...

Chicago Chabad House Files for Bankruptcy to Avoid Foreclosure

The brownstone housing the Chabad Lubavitch of the Loop, Gold Coast and Lincoln Park was to have gone on the auction block Wednesday, but...

Chief Justice Roberts Saves Obamacare

9 Tammuz 5772 – June 28, 2012
Chief Justice John Roberts joined the Democrat-appointed justices to rule 5-4 that Congress has the power to impose the healthcare mandate under its power to levy taxes.

Hamas Points Finger at the Mossad for Killing Terrorist Leader in Damascus

A Hamas leader was assassinated in Damascus on Wednesday night, a member of the party's politburo announced, according to the Palestinian Ma'an news agency.. Izzat...

Shocking German Ruling May Lead to ‘Circumcision Tourism’

Head of the Religious Community of Islam in Germany Ali Demir predicted that a ban on circumcisions in Germany would lead to the development of "circumcision tourism in neighboring countries in Europe." ADL's Abe Foxman called on Germany's parliament to change the law, lest Jews again feel unwanted in Germany.

Israeli Cherries Show up in Iranian Market

The sweetness of Israel has seeped into the lives of unsuspecting Iranians, in the form of cherries grown in the Holy Land.

Swiss Politician Wants ‘Kristallnacht for Mosques’

Alexander Müller has resigned from the Swiss People’s Party after a tweet sent from his account called for a repeat of the Night of the Broken Glass, this time targeting Muslims. His tweet read: “Maybe we need another Kristallnacht… this time for mosques.”

Baltimore Jewish Youth Gets Three Years Probation for Assaulting Black Teen

Eliyahu Werdesheim will serve three years probation for assaulting a black teenager in Baltimore in 2010, when he was a member of an Orthodox...

Rabbi Ariel Under Criminal Probe, ‘Banned Indefinitely’ from Temple Mount

8 Tammuz 5772 – June 27, 2012
The 78 year old who took part in the liberation of Temple Mount in 1967 is banned from entering the holiest Jewish site by Israeli Police, who say he will face charges.

Reform Congregations in Hungary Lose State Recognition

The European Union for Progressive Judaism and Hungary’s two Reform congregations took their case against Hungary’s new law on religion to the European Court...

Screenwriter Nora Ephron, 71

Great Jewish screenwriter Nora Ephron died on Tuesday at age 71. Alfred A. Knopf, her book publisher, said in a press release that Ephron...

Budapest Police Question Rabbi for Outing Goy Shul President

A whistle-blowing Budapest rabbi was questioned by police for what has been described as misuse of sensitive private information stemming from a personal conflict...

Anti-Israel, ‘Amsterdam News’ Favorite, Charles Barron Loses Vote

It looks like someone went up to Charles Barron and slapped him. The former member of the City Council and the Black Panther party was handily defeated by Hakeem Jeffries for the newly redrawn 8th Congressional District. The new district is mainly African-American, with a significant percentage of Russian Jews and Hispanics. Jeffries won in a landslide with more than half the precincts reporting, taking 75 percent of the vote.

Video: Anti-Semitic Elmo Ejected from Central Park

A man in an Elmo costume was ejected from Central Park and hospitalized after going on an anti-Semitic rant in the middle of the...

Both Pro-Israel African Americans Win NYC Primaries

The NY Post reports that Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel overcame demographic changes in his district to win the Democratic nomination for what will be...

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