Patrick Buchanan may lose his job as an MSNBC commentator because of statements in his new book that have been called racist and anti-Semitic.
MSNBC President Phil Griffin told The New York Times over the weekend that because of the anti-Semitic nature of some of the arguments in "Suicide of a Superpower," Buchanan might not be invited to return to his position at the station. Book chapter titles include "The End of White America" and "The Death of Christian America."
Noam Shalit said he would not involve his son, freed soldier Gilad Shalit, or the rest of his family in his run for the Knesset.
Shalit held a news conference Tuesday, a day after announcing that he would run for a spot on the Labor Party's list for the next election.
Labor Party leader Shelly Yacimovich appeared with Shalit at the news conference at the party's headquarters in Kfar Saba. Yacimovich told reporters that she had asked Shalit to run after they had discussed the possibility for the last month.
A Jewish retirement community in Ohio has opened what it iscalling the state’s first shelter for abused elderly.
The Shalom Center for Elder Abuse Prevention opened Jan. 1 in the non-profit Cedar Village Retirement Community in Mason, near Cincinnati.
Abused seniors from four counties -- Hamilton, Warren, Butler and Clermont -- will be allowed an emergency stay of 90 to 120 days, during which they will have access to the community’s activities as well as medical care, the center said in a news release.
Local politicians were to condemn anti-Semitism and vandalism Thursday outside the Plainview home of a former school administrator whose outdoor menorah was destroyed by vandals during Chanukah.
“This desecration of a religious symbol under the cover of darkness is a cowardly act,” Assemblyman Charles Lavine (D-Glen Cove) said in a statement. “An attack on any religion is an attack against every religion. Prejudice is un-American and must neither be tolerated nor enabled.”
A group of Saudi hackers calling themselves Group XP claimed credit for exposing thousands of Israelis’ credit card numbers and other information on Monday.
“We decided to give the world a new year gift, about 400,000+ Israeli people information!!!," declared the group, believed to be connected to the global hacking group Anonymous, whose affiliates have been arrested around the world for denial-of-service attacks on private and government web sites.
Iran will close the Strait of Hormuz if its oil exports are subjected to foreign sanctions, the Islamic Republic's official news agency reported.
"If they impose sanctions on Iran's oil exports, then even one drop of oil cannot flow from the Straits of Hormuz," IRNA quoted Mohammad Reza Rahimi, Iran's first vice-president, as saying, referring to Western countries.
An Atlanta-area woman who sent a threatening package with an anti-Semitic note to a U.S. congressman was killed after attacking a police officer.
Jameela Barnette, 53, attacked a police officer with a knife and a gun when he knocked on the door of her apartment after responding to a call about an alarm. The officer shot her with his service weapon, The Marietta Daily Journal reported.