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Israel Hits Gaza Weapons Facility

Israel's Air Force attacked what it said were two weapons storage facilities in the Gaza Strip.

Claims Conference Employee Admits to Stealing $550K from Survivors, $57 Mil. Missing

Zlata Blavatnik, 65, was part of a ring of 31 individuals, including Claims Conference former employees, who, over 10 years, allegedly stole $57 million in German reparation funds intended for Nazi Holocaust victims. Blavatnik is cooperating with the FBI investigation.

Biggest Ever Merger Unites Two NJ Jewish Federations

A massive merger between to United Jewish Communities federations will create a powerhouse of influence and funding for Jewish programs, projects, and social services in New Jersey.

IDF Holds the World’s Largest Military Race

A recording-breaking 11,000 IDF infantry soldiers participated in the Annual Ground Forces Race, stressing importance of physical fitness.

Two Arrested in Attack on Jewish Teens in France

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with an attack on three Jewish teens in Lyon in southeastern France. The two suspects reportedly turned themselves...

New Judea & Samaria Housing Approved

Israel's housing and construction ministry announced plans for up to 851 new housing units for Judea and Samaria settlements. Wednesday's announcement came in the wake...

Arizona Jewish family, Israeli Wife, in Murder-Suicide

Police have identified a Jewish family from Tempe, Ariz., the Butwins, as the subjects of a suspected murder-suicide. Police said that James Butwin, a board...

IDF Preparing for Conflict in Lebanon

IDF Col. Shmulik Olensky: “A flare-up in Lebanon can occur at any time. Therefore we are preparing as much as possible, with unique plans, improved models, and joint training.”

Bill to Save Ulpanah Hill Defeated

The Knesset on Wednesday rejected the proposed bill to save the Ulpanah Hill neighborhood, which was ordered by the High Court to be demolished at the end of this month. In a preliminary reading, the Knesset voted the bill down by 69 to 22.

Runners Carry Protest of Ulpana Hill Demolition through Jerusalem’s Neighborhoods

A protest race is being conducted in the streets of Jerusalem this afternoon, to raise public awareness of the importance of the proposed "Regulatory Law," the Tazpit news agency reports.

Students See Support at Israel Parade

About a dozen college campuses, including Brown University, Queens College, New York University, Columbia University, Yeshiva University and Cornell University, were represented by student delegations in the parade, which has been an annual fixture for the past 48 years.

November Bout in NJ: ‘True Arab’ Pascrell Vs. ‘America’s Rabbi’ Boteach

Bill Pascrell, the "Arab" candidate, won the Democratic primary for NJ's 9th district. In the other corner, meet "America's Rabbi," Shmuely Boteach, the Republican candidate.

Yad L’Achim Gets Missionary Ad Pulled from Israel Radio

The ad claimed to offer a solution to emotional distress and offered to send a booklet to listeners who called in. The name of the booklet? "The Power to Change," with a subheading, "He changed me."Those who phoned in were asked to provide additional contact information and sent what turned out to be a missionary booklet that included Christian preaching urging faith in "that man."

Rabbis to PM Netanyahu: The Beginning of Downfall is Flight

The Rabbinical Congress for Peace cited the words of Nobel laureate Professor Israel Aumann who said that that evicting the families “would endanger not only the Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria but also all of Israel."

Israel Goes Public With Cyberwar Program, Strengthens Nuclear Sub Fleet

JERUSALEM – Despite the absence of an attack on Iranian military and nuclear facilities, Israel and the U.S. are engaged in a covert cyberwar campaign against a growing list of Iranian targets. The dual objective is to hamper the Iranian regime’s ability to build an atomic bomb while pressuring them to bow to Western and UN demands to downgrade their enrichment capabilities to less than 10 percent.

GOP Hopes N.Y. Rematch Puts Second Jewish Republican In House

WASHINGTON – Jewish Republicans nationwide are hoping a heated congressional race rematch in the New York suburbs puts a second Jewish Republican in the House of Representatives.

Orthodox Push Obama on Israel, Contraceptives, in White House Meeting

The OU reps pressed Obama hard on his handling of US-Israel relations and on mandating contraceptive coverage. Obama accused Netanyahu of trying to "act without restraints."

Abbas: Get Out Now, or No 2-State Solution

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called on Israel to withdraw from all lands it occupied in 1967, warning that the two-state solution may not...

Religious Jewish Tourists Attacked in Jordan

A group of kipah-clad Jewish tourists in Jordan reportedly was harassed and attacked by locals. Arab media reported that Jordanians in the town of Al...

Google’s ‘World Wonders’ Makes Jewish Jerusalem Vanish

In the "World Wonders Project" the "White City of Tel Aviv" is under the Israel category, but Jerusalem is presented as "Jerusalem, Asia," with no connection to Israel.

US Planning for Additional Sanctions on Iran in the Summer

US undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence David Cohen, visiting Israel to coordinate sanctions policy with senior Israeli security, discussed plans to impose additional sanctions on Iran in the summer. In an interview with Haaretz, Cohen said: “If we don't get a breakthrough in Moscow there is no question we will continue to ratchet up the pressure."

Dep. PM Ya’alon Advising Ulpana Residents to Abandon Hope on ‘Regulatory Law’

Speaking to Israel's Army Radio in advance of the Wednesday Knesset vote on the "Regulatory law" which has been rocking the politics, Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Ya'alon compared the dilemma between the evacuation of Jewish homes and enacting retroactive legislation to circumvent the High Court's ruling to a choice between eating a Neveila and a Treifa.

Arabs Attacking Jews in NJ Primary

With the race between two fellow Dems getting to the finish line, many fear that it has given rise to the first bona fide Jewish versus Arab competition, and an ugly one at that. The battle "has transformed into a troubling ethnic brawl."

Report: Toulouse Massacre ‘Triggered an Explosion’ of French Anti-Semitic Attacks

The recent massacre at a Jewish school in Toulouse "triggered an explosion” in anti-Semitic attacks across France, according to the French Jewish community's protection service. Last Saturday afternoon, three young Jewish men came under attack on their way to synagogue by at least 10 men of North-African origin.

CUNY: No Jewish Faculty Designation

The City University of New York denied a report that it had created a special minority designation for Jewish faculty (see "Is CUNY Planning...

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