JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The World Jewish Congress has confirmed the appointment of Dan Diker as the organization's secretary general.
Diker's appointment was approved in Jerusalem Monday during a meeting of the Governing Board of the World Jewish Congress, the umbrella organization of 92 Jewish communities throughout the world. The meeting marked the 75th anniversary of the founding of the organization.
Diker replaces Michael Schneider, who has served in the position for the past four years.
WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Yale University is launching a new program for the study of anti-Semitism, the school's provost said in a statement.
Monday's announcement by Peter Salovey of the creation of the Yale Program for the Study of Anti-Semitism comes less than three weeks after the university said the Yale Interdisciplinary Initiative for the Study of Anti-Semitism would be disbanded at the end of the summer for failing to promote sufficient research and instruction opportunities.
(JTA) -- Israel will officially request that the Obama administration give convicted spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard leave from prison to attend his father's funeral.
Morris Pollard, 95, died June 18 in Indiana after complications from a bladder infection. His funeral is scheduled for Monday.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the government would submit the request. Pollard supporters planned to demonstrate in front of the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv Sunday urging Obama to accede to the request.