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Israeli Named to U.N. Human Rights Committee

Yuval Shany, an Israeli professor, was named to the United Nations Human Rights Committee.

Israeli Gay Couple Seeking Divorce from Rabbinical Court

The first Jewish Israeli male couple to marry has filed for divorce in a Tel Aviv rabbinical court that never recognized the marriage. It is unknown if the rabbinical court will provide a divorce for Uzi Even, the first openly gay Knesset member, and Dr. Amit Kama, Ynet reported.

New Hampshire’s Jew Pond Officially Renamed

A federal board changed the name of a pond in a small New Hampshire town from Jew Pond to Carleton Pond.

New Hampshire’s Jew Pond Officially Renamed

A federal board changed the name of a pond in a small New Hampshire town from Jew Pond to Carleton Pond. The name change by...

County Democratic Chief in Florida Resigns over Remarks about Christians

The chairman of the Palm Beach County Democratic Party resigned after saying that pro-Israel Christians want to see Jews "slaughtered and converted." Mark Alan Siegel...

Ari and Jeremy Break 3000 in Bayit Yehudi Membership Drive

American Olim Jeremy Gimpel and Ari Abramowitz passed the 3000 mark today in their membership drive to gain realistic seats in the Bayit Yehudi party list for Knesset.

Swing States Today

The first indication of an Obama bump following the DNC convention.

Israeli Police Illegal Arrest and Interrogation Fail to Pin Firebombing on 13- and 12-Year-Old...

Those of us who live in democratic societies have grown to see the limits placed on our naturally exuberant police forces as essential components of our civil freedoms. We know a person may not be interrogated without his or her attorney being present. We know a person must be arraigned and charged with a crime, or be set free. We know a minor may not be interrogated without his or her parent present. Not in the wild-west territory of Judea and Samaria, where police is more likely to be brutal than not, especially to Jewish "settlers" (Hebrew for Pariah) and definitely not regarding Jewish boys of bar mitzvah age and younger.

Jew Injured in Stoning Attack Near Kotel

Arabs threw stones at Jews walking near Goren Square, which is near the Kotel. One person was injured, and an ambulance is on its...

From Fighter Pilot to Gold Medalist

Six years after being critically wounded during the Second Lebanon War, Noam Gershuny won a gold medal at the Paralympics Games in London playing tennis.

Iran Bypassing Sanctions on its Oil, Aided by Asian Customers and the Obama Administration

Iran is involved in hectic attempts to lower the insurance costs for its oil shipments, and, apparently these attempts are working. The U.S. and European countries are aware of the latest developments, and have begun to demand penalties for Asian countries attempting to avoid the sanctions. Many analysts predict, however, that the U.S. is not planning to enforce the sanctions with real, tough measures against countries like Japan or China.

Cabinet Appoints Scourge of Settlers as Deputy Attorney General

Israel's cabinet approved today the appointment of Shai Nitzan to the position of Deputy Attorney General for Special Assignments. Nationalist activists and politicians say that as Deputy State Prosecutor for eight years Nitzan had a left-wing, anti-settlement, anti-nationalist agenda.

Maryland Congressman Apologizes for Holocaust Reference

A Maryland congressman apologized for referring to the Holocaust as he discussed his opposition to federal involvement in providing student loans.

Study: Jewish Population Shrinking Outside Israel

The global Jewish population grew by more than 88,000 people over the past year, and now stands at 13.75 million, according to a new study published y Professor Sergio DellaPergola of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Israeli Teens 3rd Happiest Youths in the World

Israeli teens are the third happiest group of adolescents in the world, according to the findings of the Happiness Index, the results of which will be released later this month by the World Health Organization.

Groups Blast NY Hotel for Offering Hospitality to Iranian President Ahmadinejad

A growing rumble of protest against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s upcoming welcome in New York has led activist groups to take aim at the...

‘I am Refugee’: Israel Launches Int’l Campaign on Expulsion of Jews from Arab Lands

The Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has launched a new campaign to mark the expulsion of Jews from Arab countries, called "I am a Refugee", which seeks to bring the forgotten and often overlooked stories of Jewish refugees from Arab countries to both Israel and the international community.

Tornadoes Tear Through New York City

Two tornadoes touched down on the edges of New York City in the morning on Saturday, causing a power outage and hurling debris, but causing no serious injuries. An additional tornado warning for the area is still in effect.

Arson Attack Against Jewish Restaurant in Hollywood, Florida

An arson attack at the Achla Pita Grill in Hollywood, Florida may be linked to an arson committed at the same strip mall a year ago against another Jewish business.

Makor Rishon Buys Maariv

As JewishPress.com first reported last Thursday, Shlomo Ben-Zvi, the publisher of the national-religious paper Makor Rishon announced the purchase of the struggling Maariv newspaper on...

Swing States Polls Suggest Obama Lead – for Now

The real election campaign is taking place outside of the sure states they usually concede to one another, and is being waged in these eight swing states.

Be’er Sheva Cancels School Due to Heavy (Missile) Rain

Due to the number of missiles that targeted Be'er Sheva overnight, the municipality decided to cancel school today (Sunday). One missile hit an abandoned house...

Venezuelan Anti-Semitism at New Heights in Race between Chavez and Capriles

Anti-Semitism in Venezuela has spiked during the electoral race for president between a Catholic man of Jewish descent and President Hugo Chavez, according to...

Chabad Buys Manhattan Building for $42 Million

Chabad said it had been renting the 12-story, 60,000-sq.-ft. building at 509 Fifth Avenue for the past 16 years, before it bought it on...

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