November 29, 2009 4:15pm
Federal prosecutors have dropped all immigration charges against Sholom Rubashkin.
November 29, 2009 4:09pm
Iran has frozen the bank accounts and seized the Nobel Peace Prize medal of an Iranian human rights activist.
November 29, 2009 4:00pm
An Israeli government minister called the Obama administration “horrible.”
November 29, 2009 3:43pm
A health clinic in Ethiopia run by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee has reopened.
November 29, 2009 3:39pm
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak suspended all permits for building projects in Israeli settlements, but also approved plans for the construction of 28 public buildings.
November 26, 2009 7:50pm
The date of a special election in Florida to fill the seat of a prominent Jewish congressman was changed because it fell on the last day of Passover.
November 26, 2009 2:47am
The special election to replace Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.) has been rescheduled to avoid a conflict with the final day of Passover. Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (R) announced Wednesday that the election would be delayed a week — from April 6 to April 13, 2010. The change comes a couple days after the group Shalom…
November 26, 2009 2:21am
Here’s the transcript of Middle East envoy George Mitchell’s press conference Wednesday on Israel’s settlement freeze. More reactions have come in to the freeze announcement. The Anti-Defamation League called it "courageous and unprecedented," while Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.), chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, said that "what…
November 26, 2009 1:06am
President Obama released a statement Wednesday honoring Abe Pollin, the longtime Washington Wizards owner and philanthropist who died Tuesday at the age of 85: Michelle and I were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Abe Pollin – a giant in the world of professional sports and someone I was proud to call a…
November 26, 2009 12:40am
Reaction to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement of a 10-month Israeli settlement construction freeze is starting to come in. First, here is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s statement: Today’s announcement by the Government of Israel helps move forward toward resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We believe that through good-faith negotiations the parties can mutually agree…