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Swedish County Eyeing Ban on Circumcision

A county in Sweden is moving ahead with plans to ban the non-medical circumcision of boys, its leading elected official said. Per-Ola Mattsson, the commissioner...

IRS Tax Regulations Prompt Olim to Revoke American Citizenship

A get-tough IRS policy on Americans living abroad has encouraged some Americans living abroad, including “olim” in Israel, to revoke their American citizenship, the...

Britain’s Chief Rabbi Calls for Ban on Women Reading from Torah

British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has called on Orthodox synagogues to ban “partnership” minyan services, where women can lead prayers and read from the...

German Town Revokes Hitler’s Honorary Citizenship

The testimony of a woman whose family was exterminated by the Nazi helped convinced a Bavarian town council to vote unanimously to revoke the...

Court Suspends Rabbis’ Order to Require Woman to Allow Son’s Brit

Israel’s Supreme Court has suspended a Rabbinical Court (Beit Din) order that a woman in divorce proceedings allow her baby son, now one year...

Lieberman Party to Ditch Likud in Next Elections

Israel Beiteinu Party Secretary MK Faina Kirschenbaum said that this was a done deal.

Arab MK Tibi Makes a Storm Out of Cup of Tea Thrown at Him

A Be’er Sheva area man threw a lukewarm cup of hot tea in the face of MK Ahmed Tibi on Thursday during the legislator’s...

French Jewish Comedian Has Baby with Monaco Royal

Monaco Royal Charlotte Casiraghi and the French Jewish comedian Gad Elmaleh embraced their first son. The baby, Raphael, was born Tuesday at Princess Grace Hospital...

Putin to Pardon Russian Tycoon from Jewish Family

Russian president Vladimir Putin said Thursday he will sign pardon for jailed tycoon and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky "in the nearest future," RIA Novosti...

Happy Birthday, Mr. Wallenberg, and Thank You for All Those Lives

Young Israel celebrates the life of the diplomat turned wartime hero.

IDF Kills Terrorist Who Was Part of PA ‘Security Force’

Israeli soldiers killed a terrorist who also was a member of the Palestinian Authority “security force” and opened fire on them during an arrest...

Prince Charles ‘Deeply Troubled’ by Mideast Christians’ Plight

The heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, said that he is “deeply troubled” by the plight of Christians in the Middle East. “I have...

Spain Draft Law Grants Sephardic Jews Citizenship

Spain’s ruling Popular Party (PP) has submitted a draft law that could grant citizenship to descendants of Jews expelled from Spain during the Spanish...

Native American Academics Join Boycott of Israeli Universities

A Native American studies association is the third U.S. academic body this year to recommend its members boycott Israeli universities. The Native American and Indigenous...

Israeli Mother Going to Supreme Court over Son’s Circumcision

A mother in Israel has appealed to the country’s Supreme Court a rabbinical court ruling requiring her to circumcise her son. In her appeal filed...

El Al Rabbi Alienates Passengers with Loudspeaker Traveler’s Prayer

My first reaction to this story was: El Al has its own rabbi?

Dead Gaza BDS Advocate Sought Israeli Medical Care

Yet another hypocrite who directed the world to sever ties with Israel until the moment he needed what Israel had to offer. And Israel provided even Sarraj with its best medical care. #BDSFail #ApartheidFail

Hamas Test-Firing Rockets

Hamas ran multiple rockets tests today in Gaza, shooting their rockets southward towards the Sinai and westward into the ocean. Hamas has been testing numerous missiles...

AG will Not Appeal FM Liberman’s Acquittal

The Attorney General, Yehuda Weinstein, has decided not to appeal Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman's acquittal. Liberman was unanimously acquitted on November 6, after being hounded...

Israel Slowly Recovering From Epic Snowstorm

JERUSALEM – A week after a massive pre-winter rain and snowstorm struck Israel, large portions of the country, including Jerusalem and its environs, are still struggling to return to normal daily life.

Adult and Child Injured in Arab Stone Throwing Attack

The snowballs are gone and the rocks are back. An adult and child were lightly injured from shattered glass after their car was hit by...

Morsi to Stand Trial Again

Overthrown Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi will be standing trial again. This time Morsi is being accused of "collaborating with foreign organisations to commit terrorist acts...

Israel to Renew Flight to Turkey

After a half decade hiatus due to security disagreements, Israel is set to resume Israeli flights to Turkey in Summer 2014. Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz...

Orthodox Brooklyn Businessman Back In U.S. After More Than Two Years In Bolivian...

“They wanted ransom. They dropped him off in international waters in the Pacific, and now he is in an undisclosed location. But still a lot is unclear, and I’m still waiting to talk to my father.”

Long Island Man Arrested in ‘Knockout’ Attacks

Mitchell was arrested on Dec. 4, after he was identified by four victims.

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