Politics

Paris – French Chief Rabbi Says Will Not Quit Over Plagiarism Scandal

Paris - Gilles Bernheim, the grand rabbi of France, refused to quit on Tuesday despite admitting to several counts of plagiarism and to deception about his academic credentials. ...

Pyongyang – North Korea Warns Foreigners In S. Korea To Leave

Pyongyang - North Korea on Tuesday urged all foreign companies and tourists in South Korea to evacuate, saying the two countries are on the verge of nuclear war. The new threat app...

New York, NY – Its Official: Assemblyman Vito Lopez Files To Run For NYc Council

New York, NY - A New York state assemblyman tarnished by a sexual harassment scandal has filed to run for a New York City Council seat. The City Campaign Finance Board said Mond...

New Brunswick, NJ – NJ Professor’s Quixotic Quest To Be Iran President

New Brunswick, NJ - The man who wants to be the next president of Iran sits in a hotel lobby, steps from his office and thousands of miles away from the country he wants to lead, a...

Brooklyn, NY – Judge Orders ‘Contraception Pills’ Available Without A Prescription For All Ages

New York - A federal judge on Friday ordered the Food and Drug Administration to make "morning-after" emergency contraception pills available without a prescription to all girls of...

Las Vegas – Sheldon Adelson To Testifies Against Businessman Suing For $328 Million

Las Vegas - Casino mogul and GOP super-donor Sheldon Adelson spent a rare day in the public eye Thursday when he took the witness stand in Las Vegas and defended his decision to tu...

Washington – Kerry To Visit Jerusalem, Ramallah; Not Bringing New Peace Plan

Washington - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Jerusalem and Ramallah next week but does not intend to offer an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, the State Department sai...

Israel – Netanyahu Orders Transfer Of Tax Revenues To Palestinian Authority

Jerusalem - Israel said on Monday it would restart regular monthly tax transfers to the Palestinian Authority, restoring vital funding days after U.S. President Barack Obama called...

West Bank- Palestinians Cool To Partial Settlement Freeze

West Bank - A senior Palestinian official on Sunday rejected the idea of a partial Israeli settlement freeze as a way of restarting peace talks, a sign of tough times ahead for the...

Jordan – Obama Talks With King Abdullah II Offers Additional $200 Million Aid

Amman, Jordan - Jordan's king and his nation's top military brass welcomed President Barack Obama to Jordan on Friday with bagpipes and an ensemble of sword-carrying guardsman as t...

Norwich, England – Jews Bury 17 Medieval Massacre Victims Discovered At Bottom Of Well

Norwich, England - The remains of 17 bodies, discovered at the bottom of a well in the city of Norwich in 2004, were given a Jewish burial in Earlham Cemetery in Norwich. The Bo...

West Bank – Rare Public Friction Between Obama And Abbas At Joint News Conference

West Bank - President Barack Obama spoke grandly of big picture peacemaking Thursday, but the Palestinians are focused on a specific demand - that Israel freeze settlement building...

West Bank – Obama: Palestinians Deserve Independent State, Israel Settlements Activity Not Appropriate

West Bank - President Barack Obama urged Israelis and Palestinians on Thursday to get back to peace talks but offered no new ideas on how they might do so, essentially abandoning h...

Albany, NY – Cuomo, Legislative Leaders Agree To Budget Deal That Touches Rich And Poor

Albany, NY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders say they have an agreement on a $135 billion state budget that includes provisions that would touch the working poor, middle-...

Jerusalem – Tree Gifted By Barack Obama To Israeli President Not Dug Up

Jerusalem - Following reports that the Agriculture Ministry team intend to dig up the magnolia tree that US President Barack Obama brought to President Shimon Peres as a gift on We...

Tel Aviv – Obama Touched Down In Israel Begins First Visit As President (photos)

Tel Aviv - Calling the U.S. Israel's "greatest friend," President Barack Obama assured the Middle East ally of his administration's commitment to Israel's security while cautioning...

New York, NY – Mayor Bloomberg Proposes Law Requiring Stores To Hide Cigarettes

New York, NY - Cigarettes would have to be kept out of sight in New York City stores under a first-in-the-nation plan unveiled by Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday, igniting compla...

Gaza – Lawyer: Palestinian Ending Hunger Strike Gets New Deal

Gaza - A hunger striking Palestinian prisoner has agreed to end his fast under a plea bargain that will confine him to the Gaza Strip for the next 10 years, his lawyer and family s...

Israel – Likud Beytenu And Yesh Atid Sign Coalition Deal, Excluding Ultra-Orthodox Jews

Israel - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed a coalition deal Friday with rival parties to form the next government, a spokesman said, in an agreement that was stalled...

Israel – Infant Critically Hurt In Traffic Accident Caused By Stone Throwing Palestinians

Israel - A three-year-old girl was critically injured in the West Bank on Thursday night when the car she was traveling in veered into an oncoming truck after it was hit by stone-t...