Briefs

At Least 12 Injured, Four Critically, In Stabbing Spree On Tel Aviv Bus

01/21/2015

Tel Aviv — At least 12 people were wounded, some seriously, when a Palestinian man stabbed passengers and the driver on a Tel Aviv bus.

Atheist Parents Take On Christian ‘Good News Club’ With ‘Better News Club’

01/08/2015

A group of atheists in Rochester, N.Y., has bad news for the Good News Club, a Christian after-school club for children.

7 Ways Religious Affiliation Will (And Won’t) Change In The New Congress

01/05/2015

Republicans will take full control of Capitol Hill when the 114th Congress is sworn in on Tuesday (Jan. 6), but even with a political shift, there will be little change in the overall religious makeup of Congress, according to a new analysis from the Pew Research Center.

The Religious Makeup of the 114th Congress. Graphic courtesy of Pew Research Center

American Jewish Coalition Wants To Break Israel’s Chief Rabbinate Monopoly

01/05/2015

A broad coalition of American Jews last month formed the Jewish Religious Equality Coalition — or J-REC — to pressure Israel to diminish the role of Orthodox rabbis who control so much of Jewish life in Israel.

Survey: Arabs And Jews Share Israeli Pride, Shaky Faith In Gov’t

01/05/2015

Jerusalem — Both Jews and Arabs are proud to be Israeli, but neither has great faith in the government, an annual poll showed.

American Historical Association Rejects Vote On Anti-Israel Resolutions

01/05/2015

Anti-Israel resolutions presented at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association did not come up for a vote after members rejected a vote to suspend the group’s by-laws.

HarperCollins Leaves Israel Off Maps In Atlases For Middle East Schools

12/31/2014

The HarperCollins publishing house has omitted Israel from maps in atlases that it sells to English-speaking schools in the Middle East.

Alan Gross Released From Cuba

United States has reportedly secured prisoner's release as part of a swap.

12/17/2014
Staff Writer

Five years after he was arrested in Cuba on a charge of providing illegal technical assistance to the country’s small Jewish community, New York-born Alan Gross, who inadvertently became one of the world’s most prominent Jewish political prisoners, is a free man.

Supporters gather at a Dec. 3 rally calling for Gross' release. Getty Images

Ex-Envoy Michael Oren Still Weighing Political Run?

12/17/2014

Michael Oren has not decided whether he will run in Israel’s upcoming elections, a source close to Israel’s former U.S. ambassador said.

Livni Joins Forces With Labor Party For March Elections

12/17/2014

Former Justice Minister Tzipi Livni said she will run on a joint ticket with the Labor Party in Israel’s upcoming elections.

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