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  • Cease-fire, but no formal agreement

    PARIS, Oct. 5 (JTA) – U.S. diplomacy has succeeded in getting an agreement to end the worst Israeli-Palestinian violence in years. Israeli and Palestinian officials agreed to a cease-fire during 10 hours of talks Wednesday in Paris, according to U.S. Middle East envoy Dennis Ross. The decision to avoid confrontations came after the two sides…

  • French roast Yahoo! for Nazi memorabilia

    PARIS, May 23 (JTA) — A French court is holding Yahoo! accountable for its role in the burgeoning market of Nazi memorabilia available on the Internet and ordered it to stop allowing the goods to be sold in France. The court on Monday told the Internet portal that it has until July 24 to “make…

  • Conservative Jews think globally

    The Conservative movement is acknowledging that it has largely ignored an opportunity to expand in Europe, so now it is vowing to make itself a major presence in the burgeoning communities scattered across the continent. “Conservative Judaism didn’t initi

  • Conservative Jews think globally

    The Conservative movement is acknowledging that it has largely ignored an opportunity to expand in Europe, so now it is vowing to make itself a major presence in the burgeoning communities scattered across the continent. “Conservative Judaism didn’t initi

  • What are the French up to in the Mideast?

    PARIS, Feb. 29 (JTA) — Does France suddenly have two foreign policies toward Israel? That’s the question left in the wake of Lionel Jospin’s visit to Israel last week. The French prime minister broke ranks with the country’s long- standing foreign policy by taking a surprising pro-Israel stance and denouncing the “terrorist attacks” of Hezbollah…