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New Queens Borough President Melinda Katz Sworn In

14 Shevat 5774 – January 15, 2014
In 1998, Katz lost a close race to Anthony Weiner for Chuck Schumer's congressional seat.

Court Orders Livni to Respond to Lawsuit of PA Terror Victims

14 Shevat 5774 – January 14, 2014
Israel’s Supreme Court has given Justice Minister Tzipi Livni one week to respond to a lawsuit by an Israeli NGO representing victims of Palestinian...

Ex-Sec’y of Defense Gates: I Tried to Ban Bibi from White House

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates wrote in his new book that he once tried to ban Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu from the...

Kerry Asks Vatican to Help Free Alan Gross

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry asked the Vatican on Tuesday to intercede in helping free American-Jewish contractor Alan Gross from a Cuban jail. Kerry...

US Rebukes Ya’alon for ‘Offensive’ Remark that Kerry is Messianic

When an Israeli leader says what he really thinks of Kerry, it‘s no wonder the US is insulted, even if true.

Jeopardizing Deal, Palestinians to Approach UN for Statehood

The PLO blamed Israel's government for the difficulties in the political process.

Former Ambassador for Israel Again Ambassador for a Smaller Israel

Michael Oren thinks if the U.S. can't force Israel to give up land for nothing, Israel should do it on its own.

Biden Tries to Create a New Sharon Legacy of Peace

13 Shevat 5774 – January 13, 2014
One of the greatest dangers to peace is taking all of the conditons for war calling them a basis for peace.

Rabbi Aaron Metzger to Head NY Kosher Law Enforcement

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has named Rabbi Aaron Metzger of Monsey, New York, as the new head of the...

Jewish Groups Remember Sharon as a Warrior and Peacemaker

Jewish organizations in the United States and around the world remembered the late Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon as a military leader and a...

Hesh’s Kosher Bakery Closed in Philly

Hesh's Bakery, a Northeast Philadelphia kosher bakery, in the Rhawnhurst section of town, known for its butter cookies and chocolate-chip pound cake, closed over...

Iran Interim Agreement to Start Two Months After Announcement

While the "Interim Agreement" is set to go into effect on Jan. 2o, the U.S. senate is poised to pass a sanctions bill which would be triggered only if Iran defaults on its commitments.

Abbas Tells Supporters He Will Not Recognize Israel as Jewish State

12 Shevat 5774 – January 12, 2014
Abbas promised he would reiterate this stance during a meeting with Kerry.

Jewish Congressman Concerned over Rabbinate Boycott of Avi Weiss Flock

New York Rep. Eliot L. Engel sent a letter to Benjamin Netanyahu to express his concern over the Israeli Chief Rabbinate’s decision to reject...

Obama Reaffirms Commitment to Israel in Sharon Message

President Obama reaffirmed his commitment to Israel’s security in his condolence message on the death of Ariel Sharon. “On behalf of the American people, Michelle...

Obama Nominates Fischer as Fed Vice Chairman

11 Shevat 5774 – January 11, 2014
President Obama nominated Stanley Fischer, the former governor of the Bank of Israel, to be the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve. The Friday nomination...

Antisemitic Black Poet Amiri Baraka Dies

Amiri Baraka, the New Jersey poet laureate whose works were celebrated by blacks but often condemned by Jews, has died. Baraka’s writings, lectures and poetry...

Israel Publishes New Tenders for Settlement Construction

Israel published tenders for 600 new homes in East Jerusalem and 801 in Judea and Samaria settlements. Government officials delayed the announcement until U.S. Secretary...

Congressional Letter: Academic Boycott of Israel is ‘Thinly Veiled Bigotry’

10 Shevat 5774 – January 10, 2014
A congressional letter slams the American Studies Association's academic boycott of Israel as antithetical to academic freedom and as "thinly veiled bigotry." UPDATED!

Caleb Jacoby Found Safe in New York

Caleb Jacoby, the missing suburban Boston teenager, has been found and is safe!

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