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18 Year Old New Square Chasid Sentenced to 7 Years

26 Nisan 5772 – April 18, 2012
Young New Square chasid Shaul Spitzer was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in prison for firebombing a neighbor as part of a religious dispute.

Jewish Family Gets Stolen Baroque Painting Back

A more than 400-year-old Italian Baroque painting that was robbed from a Jewish family during World War 2 is about to be returned to its rightful owners. A federal judge ordered last February that the painting, "Jesus Carrying the Cross Dragged by a Rogue," by Girolamo Romano, be returned to the family of Federico Gentili di Giuseppe.

Anti-Semitic Attack on Sheepshead Bay Jewish Center

What appears to be the latest in a series of anti-Semitic defacements of the Avenue Z Jewish Center in southern Brooklyn has left the Jewish community wondering when the attacks will come to an end.

Obama to Speak at Holocaust Museum April 23

President Obama will commemorate the Holocaust at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. Obama will speak at the museum on April 23, less than...

Barak: Israel Still Ready to Attack Iran

26 Nisan 5772 – April 17, 2012
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said on Tuesday that Israel never told the US it would suspend its plans to attack Iran while talks...

On the Eve of Yom HaShoah, Israel’s Government Increases Holocaust Survivors’ Benefits

On the eve of Yom HaShoah, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet on Tuesday adopted the recommendation of the Prime Minister, Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz,...

Border Policeman Tortured Hebron Child, Community Blames Policy of Brutality and Neglect

Last Saturday at 7 a.m., Israeli Border Police detained and beat up a nine-year-old Jewish child in Hebron, after he entered a closed military zone near Machpelah House. The Hebron community's spokesman told the Jewish Press: "The border police acted like animals, attacking a child. They only care about attacking Jews."

Outpouring Support for Officer who Hit Danish Provocateur, Even as Damning Report Is Anticipated

Eighty-three reserves officers and soldiers yesterday sent the Defense Minister and the IDF Chief of Staff a letter supporting the Eisner, who had been suspended from his post. Additional support came from Hagit Rein, mother of Major B'naya Rein who was killed in the Second Lebanon War and whose body Eisner retrieved.

Fatah to Infuse Young Blood into its Gaza Operations

The Palestinian news agency Ma'an quotes senior party official Nabil Shaath, who said on Monday that Fatah has decided revitalize its committee in Gaza...

Lord Nazir Ahmed Suspended from Labor Party for Offering £10m Bounty on Obama, Bush

Back in 1998, Lord Nazir Ahmed, 53, became the first Muslim life peer. Now he is reported to have said: "'If the US can announce a reward of $10 million for the (capture) of Hafiz Saeed, I can announce a bounty of £10 million (for the capture of) President Obama and his predecessor, George Bush."

Dozens Injured in R.I. Jewish Community Bus Accident

At least 32 people were injured, one seriously, in an accident along Route 4 in East Greenwich, R.I., that involved a bus bring Jewish...

Gallup: Romney, Obama in Tight Race

Mitt Romney is supported by 47% of national registered voters and Barack Obama by 45% in the inaugural Gallup Daily tracking results from April...

Record High for Incoming Tourism in First Quarter of 2012

25 Nisan 5772 – April 16, 2012
Based on data released today by the Central Bureau of Statistics, the first quarter of 2012 registered an all-time record high for incoming tourism...

NY High Court: Ramaz Nurse Can Sue Under Whistleblower Law

A former school nurse at the Ramaz School in New York who says she was fired for reporting a possible case of child abuse...

Hebron Jews Appeal on Behalf of Arab Seller of Machpela House, Sentenced to Death...

Jewish leaders in Hebron have called for international intervention to help the Palestinian man sentenced to death for selling a home near the Cave...

Pollard Leaves Hospital Back to Prison

Jonathan Pollard was transferred from a federal hospital to his prison cell. Pollard, who reportedly was rushed to a hospital outside of the prison on...

Fatah-Affiliated Terrorists Claim They Launched a Rocket into Israel

24 Nisan 5772 – April 15, 2012
The Palestinian News agency Ma'an reported that the Ayman Judah Brigades, a division of Fatah's military wing, said they fired a rocket into Israel...

Both Religious Zionist Knesset Factions Celebrate the Mimouna; Ketzele: We Run Together or I...

Hundreds of activists who had arrived to celebrate the Mimouna applauded the MKs announcements that there was no other option for their two factions but to run a united list in the next Knesset elections. MK Yaakov Katz (Ketzele) repeated his earlier announcement that if the two factions do not run as one, he would remove himself from the campaign.

Pro-Palestinian ‘Flytila’ Busted; 43 Refused Entry, 12 Returned, 31 Detained, 9 Israelis Detained

The latest Israeli Police figures: 43 activists altogether have been detained at Ben Gurion airport. Out of this number, 31 were transported to the Givon detention facility for processing and 12 were put on returning flights. Nine Israeli activists waving pro-Palestinian banners were detained for questioning.

All Three Major Contenders Disqualified in Egyptian Presidential Race

Al Ahram reports that the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC) on Saturday disqualified 10 contenders from Egypt’s anticipated presidential elections, including Salafist Hazem Salah...

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