Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, the speaker of Israel’s Knesset and two former Israel Supreme Court justices are among those who will select the winner of a new $1 million prize for serving as a role model for Jewish values.
Rabbi Hershel Schachter, a rosh yeshiva at Yeshiva University’s rabbinical seminary, called for the creation of panels to evaluate the veracity of abuse claims before they are forwarded to the authorities.
Pakistani authorities say that they have captured one of the terrorists behind the murder of Daniel Pearl, the Jewish Wall Street Journal bureau chief who was captured and executed by terrorists in Pakistan in 2002, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Henrique Capriles (Radonski), the Venezuelan opposition leader who lost to Hugo Chavez in the country’s election last year, will run again for president in the wake of Chavez’s death from cancer last week.
Jacques Torczyner, a veteran Zionist leader who helped lead support for the creation of a Jewish state before 1948 and orchestrated political support for Israel afterwards, died March 8 in Saratoga, Cal. He was 99.