David Harris is leaving his job as president of the National Jewish Democratic Council.
"With the confidence of knowing that I’ve accomplished key goals here at NJDC that are central to our mission, I’m very much looking forward to new professional challenges and directions," Harris said in a statement released Wednesday after he announced his decision to the body's board.
Harris has helmed the group since 2009 and has worked to counter Republican efforts depicting President Obama as unfriendly to Israel.
Former mayor Ed Koch was released from New York Presbyterian Hospital Monday morning after successfully battling a lung infection.
The city's oldest ex-mayor will celebrate his 88th birthday with a party at Gracie Mansion on Wednesday, NY1 News reported.
Koch, who served from 1978 to 1990 maintains a vibrant work and public appearance schedule, including working at a law firm, Bryan-Cave, appearing on NY1s "Wiseguys" segment and writing commentaries and movie reviews sent by email to anyone who wants them.
In a sign of increasing Hamas clout following Operation Pillar of Defense, long-time exiled Hamas leader Khaled Meshal visited Gaza as part of Hamas’s 25th anniversary celebrations on Dec 8.
According to the Associated Press, Mashaal was greeted by a roaring crowd covered in Hamas’ green colors as he emerged onto the stage from a door built into a model of a rocket that was fired at Israel during the recent conflict. Additionally, some children were seen in the crowded dressed in military fatigues and carrying...
At least one organization does not take Iran’s threats to wipe Israel off the map, coupled with the continued progress of its nuclear program and the terrorism of its surrogates, at face value.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Kenneth Roth, the executive director of George Soros-funded Human Rights Watch (HRC), wrote in an internal email, “Many of [Iran’s] statements are certainly reprehensible, but they are not incitement to genocide. No one has acted on them.”
Nechemya Weberman, the unlicensed therapist charged with sexually abusing a young Satmar chasidic girl he was counseling, faces 117 years in jail after being convcited of 59 counts in the case. A jury delivered the verdict Monday afternoon in state Supreme Court, the first full day after deliberations began on Friday.
Weberman faced a total of 88 counts brought by prosecutors, all related to the same victim, but the charges were consolidated to 59 when the case went to the jury.