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  • 5767: A chronology of top news

    NEW YORK (JTA) – The following is a chronology of the top news items of the past year. SEPTEMBER NEW YORK – Yeshiva University announced that its immediate past chairman, fertilizer and oil magnate Ronald Stanton, was giving $100 million to the school – believed to be the most amount of money ever pledged to…

  • JDC launched Rwandan youth village

    A groundbreaking ceremony took place Friday for the Agahozo Shalom Youth Village, which will serve 500 impoverished orphans in Rwanda.

  • Red Cross defends record on soldiers

    The International Committee of the Red Cross this week refuted claims that it hasn’t worked hard enough to help three captured Israeli soldiers.

  • Petition urges recognition of Bergson

    More than 100 scholars and Jewish leaders are calling on the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to acknowledge the work of U.S. activists in its permanent exhibition.

  • Congressmen warn Bush on terrorist funding

    Two U.S. congressmen are circulating a petition warning the president against allocating U.S. money to a Palestinian government that could be funding terrorists.

  • Will Arabs talk to Israel?

    Egypt’s foreign minister said Arab nations without diplomatic ties to Israel might talk to Israel under certain conditions.

  • Chabad opens Cancun outpost

    Chabad-Lubavitch opened an outreach house in the Mexican resort town of Cancun.

  • Release roster finalized

    Israel finalized its roster of Palestinian prisoners who are to be released as a goodwill gesture to Mahmoud Abbas.

  • Record numbers avoid Israeli draft

    One in four Israeli men eligible for army service eludes conscription, new data show.

  • Ban upbeat on Israel-Syria talks

    Ban Ki-moon offered to help restart peace talks between Israel and Syria.