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Knesset Panel Snubs IDF’s Objection to National Service for Chabad

Chabad emissaries would share the same status as those who do national service.

Guess What: 2013 Was a Great Pro-Israel Year on US Campuses!

There were many gloriously bright pro-Israel lights to celebrate on U.S. campuses in 2013.

Queen Elizabeth to Honor Haredi Israeli Rabbi

Queen Elizabeth will grant Israeli Haredi Rabbi Yitzchak Shapira one of the Commonwealth’s highest civilian honors with an appointment as Officer of the Most...

Tel Aviv School Bans Students’ New Year’s Santa Claus Hats

Some Russian-descent students just don’t understand that Israel is a Jewish state, Mahmoud Abbas notwithstanding.

Self-Acclaimed ‘Satanist’ Jailed for 4 Years for Defacing Torah

A Tennessee court Monday sentenced self-acclaimed anti-Semitic and anti-Christian Satanists Justin Baker to four years in prison for defacing a Torah scroll and prayer...

Artwork in German Parliament May Have Been Nazi-Looted

Two artworks hanging in Germany’s parliament building in Berlin may have been confiscated or acquired at artificially depressed prices by the Nazis from the...

NBA’s Tony Parker Apologizes for Anti-Semitic Salute

National Basketball Association star Tony Parker has apologized for performing an anti-Semitic salute after a three-year-old photo was published in the French media. The photo...

Researchers Find Ancient Fabrics in Colors Noted in Jewish Sources

Researchers have revealed three rare 2,000-year-old fabrics that were dyed with an extract and in prestigious colors mentioned in Jewish sources.

Fearless Gush Etzion Doctor Makes House Calls in Palestinian Villages

The connection runs so deep, that the Arab villagers have alerted Efrat authorities against terror cells.

Israeli Museum Names Hall for US Fugitive Kobi Alexander

Only in Israel. The Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv is naming a hall after U.S. fugitive and former Comverse technology CEO Kobi Alexander, who...

New Jersey Man Claims He Lost Job for not Firing Jewish Employee

A New Jersey man said he was fired after refusing to fire a man his boss called a “no-good New York city Jew.” Thomas Greco,...

Proposed Law Aims at Tighter Kosher Food Enforcement

The Knesset will discuss and vote on a  new bill to give official kosher food inspectors powers to make sure that restaurants and other...

‘Quenelle’ Salute at Toulouse School Where Jews Were Killed

Amid a public debate in France over an allegedly anti-Semitic gesture, French media have reproduced a photo of a man performing it outside the...

Government Panel Wants to Fund Abortions

The government will actively promote abortions by funding them for women between ages 20 and 33 if a proposal by a Health Ministry committee...

Peres: Israel Won’t Tolerates Attacks on Holy (Christian) Sites

President Shimon Peres delivered a Christian New Year’s message enthusiastically proclaiming that Israel “will continue to guarantee access to holy sites for all” in...

Wiesenthal Center’s Top Ten Anti-Semitic Slurs of 2013

Arabs, Jews, Muslims, Europeans and Americans are well-represented.

Chassidic Rebbe Boycotting Weddings that Use Cameras

"I won't agree to officiate at a wedding if the Chupa is photographed," went the Rebbe's edict.

Star French Athlete Probed for Antisemitic Gesture

A star athlete from France is facing disciplinary action for showing support for an antisemitic comedian whose shows may soon be banned by the...

Lithuanian Lawmaker: Jews Only Want to Take Money

Lithuania’s prime minister condemned a lawmaker for suggesting Jews are cheap and “are just looking to take from Lithuania.” “I judge this statement to be...

Portuguese Plumbers Discover Ancient Mikvahs

Plumbers fixing a water leak in central Portugal discovered what appears to be a cluster of 600-year-old Jewish ritual baths. The discovery was made earlier...

NY Times Launching Survey of Hungarian Antisemitism

The New York Times is conducting a survey of Hungarian Jews to help deepen its coverage of anti-Semitism in that country. The survey, published online...

Alternative Group Replaces Orthodox Society at Boston Funeral Home

A new non-denominational Jewish burial society has replaced an Orthodox one at a Boston-area Jewish funeral home. Community Hevra Kadisha of Greater Boston, which launched...

Haredi Leaders Call Ruling for New Beit Shemesh Vote ‘Corrupt’

Haredi political leaders across the board called a court ruling for new elections in Beit Shemesh” corrupt,” “racist” and a sign of “dictatorship,” among...

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