David Friedman went before the US Senate Thursday, where he made vague apologies for the divisive language that he's used in the past. One word he used during the campaign was from the era of the holocaust: "kapo."
For the second time in two days, President Donald Trump was asked by reporters about rising anti-Semitism in America. And each time, he declined to offer a straight and clear condemnation of anti-Jewish bigotry.
In what might be a first, Israeli settler leaders will be attending the inauguration of Donald Trump on Friday. And these settlers see hopeful signs for big changes in US policy toward Israel and the Palestinians.
The Israeli government is scrambling to contain the fallout from the first UN Security Council resolution since 1979 to condemn Israel over its settlements in Palestinian territory, after the US refused to block the resolution as it has traditionally done.
The US has approved the biggest arms deal in history: a $38 billion agreement to supply Israel with jets, bombs, missiles and military support for the next 10 years. And now that the paper is signed, look for arms deals with Israel's Arab neighbors to proceed.
In the United States, we speak easily of different ethnic and religious communities. But the reality is far different in France, where the Charlie Hebdo attacks have brought religion and its place in French society back to the top of the agenda.
The US editor for Israeli daily Ha’aretz says the hard-right defense minister isn't all that different from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government, but "his bark may turn out worse than his bite."
When Steven Sotloff's friends discovered he was being held captive by ISIS militants, they set out to hide any reference to the fact that he was Jewish and a dual American-Israeli citizen — and succeeded.
Public support for Israel's military campaign in the Gaza Strip has remained strong and steady in Israel. But as the Palestinian death toll reportedly climbed above 1,400 people, divisions within the American Jewish community over the war are becoming more and more clear, says Peter Beinart, author of “The Crisis of Zionism.”
Israeli researchers say they have developed a variety of cannabis that can fight disease without inducing the effects associated with smoking a preparation of the plant's dried leaves known as marijuana.