Fischer, 70, succeeds Janet Yellen, who was elevated to Fed chairwoman in February to follow Ben Bernanke. All three are Jewish.
Michael Steinhardt is stepping down from his position as co-chairman of Taglit-Birthright Israel.
The police's failure to catch all those Yitzhar "terrorists" have the police taking more extreme measures to create one.
The Brussels Jewish Museum murder suspect opposes extradition if it means he will be tried in Israel.
An additional 10,000 Syrian refugees will be permitted to enter Germany.
Divorced father stabbed to death his two American children after they arrived in Israel for a visit.
For Lowey, the question is whether she will break with the Obama Administration, which has signaled willingness to continue funding the new Hamas-infused Palestinian Authority.
Holocaust survivors, living in mental health hospitals, arrived at the Kotel on Thursday to celebrate their belated Bar Mitzvahs.
As consul general of Peru in Geneva, Barreto issued 27 Peruvian passports to 58 Jews, including 14 children, even though the government of Peru by 1938 had given instructions to its consulates in Europe not to issue visas to foreign immigrants — with an emphasis on Jews in particular.
With numbers like that, it's no wonder Israel never feels crowded.
Collection seized by German officials in 2012, but owner said he'd come to it all legally. Perhaps he considered stealing from Jews legal?
Prime Minister Netanyahu met today with former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and asked him to support Israel's fight against Arab terrorism. "You know...
Palestinian Authority plans to bypass Western aid regulations by funnelling terrorist pensions through PLO
Jewish Republicans retire to lick their wounds, consider future after shock of Cantor loss to no-name Tea Party candidate
Palestinian Authority security forces beat journalists in Ramallah, confiscate equipment; media group calls for inquiry
The Torah might prohibit tattoos, but to Evan Moffic, that's just a pesky nuisance. See, it's all about the reason you want the tattoo.
A wide range of unique aspects of the Israeli education system were presented, including enrichment programs for gifted students, digital pedagogy, learning through research, and more
An overflow crowd of hundreds of community activists, diplomats and religious leaders watched, as Irina Bokova, UNESCO's Director General joined with official co-sponsors; Israel, Canada, United States and Montenegro at the unveiling ceremony.
The Al Qaeda-linked ISIL group is now eyeing Baghdad after swallowing northern and central Iraq, and eastern Syria. Emirate to follow?
The German government is cracking down on those who fight in the Syrian civil war; one who returned has been charged with terrorism.
Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon says Israel 'won't ignore the fire' and 'will know how to lay its hands on' whoever threatens Israel.
Israel Railways is ending night train service to the Negev from Ben Gurion airport, 'not cost effective.'
The Rabbinical Alliance of America warns support for BDS against Israel is tantamount to Biblical murder.
Rivlin's emotional acceptance speech, with English subtitles.
The State Department briefing makes for such fascinatingly convoluted reading, in order to justify Obama's position to fund PUG, and consequently Hamas.