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Rocket Attack from Gaza

At 11:53 PM on Saturday night, a rocket was launched from Gaza at the Eshkol region in Israel. The rocket fell in an open...

At Least 260 Dead, More than 2,100 injured, in Iran Earthquake (Updated)

Two strong earthquakes struck northwest Iran on Saturday, killing 153 people and injuring more than 1,300, with many buildings being reduced to rubble, according to Iranian officials. Thousands are fleeing their homes and staying outdoors, fearing more damage from aftershocks – at least 20 of which have hit the region.

Iranian Earthquake Death Toll: 153

10:23 PM (Israel Time): The Iranian FARS news agency has put the death toll from Saturday's earthquakes at 153, with hundreds more wounded. The earthquakes...

Australian Sprinter Steven Solomon Advances to 400-Meter Finals

Australian sprinter Steven Solomon qualified for the Olympic finals in the 400 meters. Solomon, 19, finished third in his heat on Sunday in London, but...

Iraq-Turkey Pipeline Explodes

An oil pipeline that ran between Kirkuk, Iraq and Turkey exploded on Saturday evening. The pipeline has been shut down.

Colorado Shooter Was Camp Counselor for Jewish Big Brothers and Sisters

He worked as a camp counselor in Los Angeles County in 2008 that was run by Jewish Big Brothers and Sisters.

Clinton Meets Morsi, Urges Egyptian Control over Hamas

An anonymous U.S. official has said that, in addition to stable relations with Israel, “the U.S. is expecting Egypt to use the good ties that link the Muslim Brotherhood with the Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip to curtail any plans that Hamas might have towards escalation with Israel." The U.S. is also expecting President Morsi's Egypt to remain committed to its traditional policy of limited engagement with Iran.

Jerusalem Late Nite 101 for the Younger Set

Here’s a list of something exciting to do in Jerusalem each night of the week. This doesn’t have to be taken literally – choose...

Barney Frank Weds Lover in Massachusetts

Jewish Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts Barney Frank, 72, wed his male partner of five years, carpenter James Ready, 42, in a private ceremony on...

Milan’s Jews Condemn Meeting of Right-Wing Movements

Milan’s Jewish community has condemned a meeting of European extreme right-wing movements held at a Milan hotel Friday and Saturday. In a statement, the Milan...

Residents of South Back to Life Following Weekend Rockets, Ceasefire

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu assured Israelis on Sunday that Israel’s armed forces would protect residents of the south, as a tentative quiet followed a weekend of rockets lobbed on the region from Gaza. Despite fear, residents move on with life on Sunday.

Intelligence Minister Injured in Car Accident

Intelligence Minister Dan Meridor, his wife and their son were taken to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital on Saturday with injuries sustained during a traffic accident.

Three Jews with Yarmulkes Attacked in Southeast France

Three Jews wearing yarmulkes were assaulted by 10 people in southeast France in what the French Interior Ministry is calling an anti-Semitic attack. The attack,...

Joe Biden’s Daughter Marries Pennsylvania Jewish Doctor

Vice President Joe Biden's 30-year-old daughter Ashley on Saturday married Dr. Howard David Krein of Pennsylvania at a ceremony in Delaware, according to a late Saturday news release from the vice president's office.

Beautiful Land, Beautiful Children

Kindergarten children celebrated the coming holiday of Shavuot which starts Saturday night. The holiday stresses the ancient commandment of bringing agricultural gifts to the...

38,000 Palestinians Take Teacher Exams to fill 1,400 Vacant Positions

The Palestinian news agency Ma'an reports that around 38,000 people in the Palestinian Authority on Saturday took exams to become public school teachers. The exams...

Palestinian with Explosives Arrested at Shechem Checkpoint

According to an IDF spokesperson, a Palestinian man was detained by the Israeli army at a Shechem checkpoint on Saturday while carrying explosives. The man...

Iran Reverse Engineering Captured US Drone

Iran has started manufacturing models of its captured US spy plane, the commander of the Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps announced on Saturday, Meher reported.

EU Condemns Israel For Returning Property to Owners, Evicting Squatters

The European Union on Saturday condemned the eviction of Arab squatters from a house in Beit Hanina on Wednesday, despite an eight-year court case proving that the land they occupied belonged to Jews. One squatter family left voluntarily, one refused, was evicted by police.

Fatah-Affiliated Terrorists Claim They Launched a Rocket into Israel

The Palestinian News agency Ma'an reported that the Ayman Judah Brigades, a division of Fatah's military wing, said they fired a rocket into Israel...

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