Briefs

New Gas Field Discovered Off Israel’s Coast

12/17/2014

A new natural gas field was discovered off Israel’s Mediterranean coast—the third largest found in Israeli waters.

Shin Bet Nabs Palestinian Terror Cell Planning Tel Aviv Attack

12/17/2014

Israel’s Shin Bet security service said it thwarted a Palestinian terror cell planning to carry out a suicide bombing attack in Tel Aviv.

Israeli Police Arrest Head Of Anti-Coexistence Group

12/17/2014

The head of Lehava, a group that opposes Arab-Israeli coexistence and assimilation, was arrested.

Joan Rivers Remembers Jewish Groups In Will

12/17/2014

Joan Rivers in her will left money to several Jewish charitable organizations to which she was connected.

Rabbi David Saperstein Wins Senate Nod For Religious Freedom Post

12/17/2014

The U.S. Senate confirmed Rabbi David Saperstein, a Reform movement leader, for a State Department post.

Tufts University Vandalized Again With Swastikas

12/17/2014

Swastikas were found spray-painted on a Tufts University building for the third time in nearly two years.

Claims Conference Raising Allocations For Holocaust Survivors

12/17/2014

The Claims Conference will increase its allocations to social service organizations serving Jewish Holocaust survivors by 21 percent over last year.

Poll: Most Israelis See A Crisis In U.S.-Israel Ties

12/17/2014

The majority of Israelis believe there is a crisis in U.S.-Israel ties and that the Netanyahu government has harmed the relationship, according to a new poll.

Caught Between Two Worlds, Israeli Druze Struggle For Equality Amid Rising Tensions

12/08/2014

Abu Snan, Israel - Bullet holes pepper the front windows of the old city council office and paramilitary police in armored jeeps patrol the main street in this mixed Muslim and Druze village in the Galilee region.

DC Synagogue Fires Rabbi In ‘Peeping Tom’ Case

12/02/2014

Washington - The Modern Orthodox synagogue that Rabbi Barry Freundel presided over for 25 years has fired him after he was charged with spying on naked women as they prepared for a ritual Jewish bath.

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