American Jewish organizations must denounce the importation of hatred into the Israeli government. Loudly.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is home to approximately 144,000 Jews of Ethiopian descent and 7,000 more are waiting for permission to immigrate.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Many believe the time for quiet diplomacy has passed.
JERUSALEM (RNS) “There is a deep concern, bordering on disbelief, that this deal may not be implemented,” said Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism.
The U.S. secretary of state told the Israeli prime minister, "It is absolutely critical to end all incitement, to end all violence and to find a road forward..."
JERUSALEM (RNS) Israeli rights activists say the decision by Israel's cabinet Sunday to nix the establishment of local conversion courts is a blow to religious freedom.
(RNS) President Obama might not be the "member of the tribe" he has proclaimed that he is, but that doesn't mean he's anti-Israel or anti-Semitic. It's time for Jews to lay off the vitriol.
(RNS) He is not a cringing figure out of a Hasidic tale. He is not Tevye the Milkman from Fiddler on the Roof. He is not Woody Allen. He is a Jew straight out of “Inglourious Basterds,” Quentin Tarantino’s fantasy counterhistory of World War II.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The divisiveness among Americans mirrors that of many Israelis equally concerned the visit will plunge traditionally close relations between U.S. and Israeli leaders to an unprecedented low.
(RNS) American Jews are largely appalled by the notion that Netanyahu, or any other Israeli politician -- one that we did not elect and do not choose to be represented by -- claims to speak for us.
PARIS (RNS) On Sunday, French Jews received a further shock, with the desecration of several hundred tombs at a Jewish cemetery in Alsace.
(RNS) The families of the four men, who were not Israeli citizens, asked that they be buried in Israel rather than France.
(RNS) As much as I worry about the effect of the nationality bill on the Jewish state, I worry more about the effect that this will have on the Jewish street.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The incident was the latest violent event in the tense city where relations between Arabs and Jews have been deteriorating for months over a contested shrine holy to both Jews and Muslims.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “Peacemaking calls for courage, much more so than warfare," Pope Francis told the Israeli and Palestinian presidents. "It calls for the courage to say yes to encounter and no to conflict, yes to dialogue and no to violence."
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