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Houston, TX - Refael Elisha Cohen, Subject of White House Petition for FDA Exemption for Experimental Treatment, Dies

April 17, 2014 12:20 PM

Houston, TX - Just eight days after asking her Facebook friends to daven for a kriyas yam suf style miracle for her gravely ill son, the Houston... Read More »

New York - Non-Jewish Families Partaking In Brises On The Rise

April 17, 2014 11:45 AM

New York -  The number of non-Jewish families planning what’s known as a “faux bris” for their newborn sons  is growing as more parents decide to take a spiritual route whether Jewish or not for their sons’ medical procedure. The New York Post... Read More »

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South Korea - Divers Struggle In Search For South Korean Ferry Survivors

April 17, 2014 11:33 AM

South Korea - Rescuers struggled with strong waves and murky waters on Thursday as they searched for hundreds of people, most of them teenagers from... Read More »

Moscow - Runaway Spy Snowden Is Surprise Guest On Putin Phone-In

April 17, 2014 11:31 AM

Moscow - Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of U.S. intelligence eavesdropping, made a surprise... Read More »

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Ukraine - Donetsk Pro-Russians Deny Involvement In Anti-Semitic Flyer

April 17, 2014 11:08 AM

Ukraine - A flyer distributed outside of a Donetsk synagogue containing the stamps and signage of the People’s Republic of Donetsk demanded the... Read More »

Czech Republic - Chief Prague Rabbi Unveiled As Author Of Popular New Book Series

April 17, 2014 11:01 AM

Czech Republic - The author of a new hit literary series isn’t actually an expatriate of Canada – he’s the chief rabbi of Prague and the Czech Republic. Radio Prague (http://bit.ly/1hEICMa) reports the author of “Altschulova Metoda,” (Atschul’s Method... Read More »

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Washington - Obama Calls Biden One Of Nation's 'Finest' Vice Presidents, But Doesn't Endorse Him For President

April 17, 2014 10:41 AM

Washington - President Barack Obama is keeping to himself his favorite to succeed him in the White House. But Obama does say that Joe Biden "will... Read More »

New York - State Comptroller Stopped $24 Million Questionable Tax Refunds

April 17, 2014 10:19 AM

New York - The New York Comptroller's Office reports stopping more than $24 million in questionable personal income tax refunds so far this year, saying it has found 7,482 improper filings, up 18 percent from last year. The office has audited and approved 4.8... Read More »

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Jerusalem - PHOTOS: Tens Of Thousands Congregate For 'Birchas Kohanim' At Western Wall

April 17, 2014 09:54 AM

Jerusalem - One day after a riot on the Temple Mount threatened to disrupt the annual Passover pilgrimage of thousands of Jews from across the globe... Read More »

Israel - Shin Bet Arrests Journalist For Contact With Hezbollah

April 17, 2014 09:46 AM

Israel - The Shin Bet intelligence service said on Thursday that it has detained a young Israeli Arab journalist for traveling to Lebanon, which Israel considers an enemy country. Majd Kayyal, a 23-year-old journalist for the Lebanese newspaper As-Safir, traveled to... Read More »

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Bangkok, Thailand - Fearing Passover Attack, Thai Officials Detain Two Lebanese Men With Terrorist Links To Hezbollah

April 17, 2014 09:41 AM

Bangkok, Thailand - National Security Council (NSC) reps confirmed on Wednesday that two Lebanese men have been picked up and are being questioned in... Read More »

Moscow - Putin Says He Hopes He Won't Have To Send Russian Troops Into Ukraine

April 17, 2014 09:28 AM

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday rejected claims that Russian special forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but... Read More »

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Vienna - IAEA: Iran Is Complying With Nuclear Deal With Powers

April 17, 2014 09:12 AM

Vienna - Iran is complying with the terms of last year's interim nuclear agreement with six world powers and is continuing to reduce its most... Read More »

Tel Aviv - 21 Children Injured In Amusement Park Accident

April 17, 2014 08:54 AM

Tel Aviv - Police and ambulance respond to calls of injuries after a carousel breaks down at Luna Park in Tel Aviv; 11 children hospitalized for... Read More »

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Gaza - Hamas Leader Urges Palestinians To Kidnap Israeli Soldiers

April 17, 2014 08:51 AM

Gaza - Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh is urging Palestinians to kidnap Israeli soldiers, in light of the recent halt in Israeli-Palestinian... Read More »

Ukraine - 3 Dead, 13 Injured After Clashes At Black Sea Military Base

April 17, 2014 08:30 AM

Ukraine - Three pro-Russian protesters were killed and 13 injured during an attempted overnight raid on a Ukrainian National Guard base in the Black... Read More »

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New York - Hot Vehicles At This Year's New York Auto Show (photos)

April 17, 2014 12:45 AM

New York - With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the U.S. auto... Read More »

New York - Bloomberg Plans $50M Gun Control Network

April 17, 2014 12:30 AM

New York - Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix campaign contributions with... Read More »

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New york, NY - de Blasio To Return 4th Of July Fireworks To East River

April 17, 2014 12:23 AM

New York, NY - The Macy's 4th of July fireworks show will return to the East River this year. The Daily News (http://nydn.us/1ko0FWw0 reports that... Read More »

Phoenix, AZ - Feds Charge Woman Who Threw Shoe At Hillary Clinton, Faces 2 Years In Jail

April 16, 2014 11:52 PM

Phoenix, AZ -A federal magistrate on Tuesday ordered a Phoenix woman to remain jailed until she is returned to Las Vegas to face federal charges... Read More »

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South Jeolla - Hundreds Missing After Ferry Sinks In South Korea

April 16, 2014 11:21 PM

South Jeolla - South Korean coastguard and navy divers resumed searching on Thursday for about 290 people still missing, many of them students from... Read More »

Jerusalem - Palestinians, Israeli Police Clash At Jerusalem Holy Site

April 16, 2014 11:05 PM

Jerusalem - Israeli riot police entered one of Jerusalem's most revered and politically sensitive religious compounds on Wednesday to disperse... Read More »

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New York - Chelsea Clinton: I Might Run For Office Someday

April 16, 2014 10:49 PM

New York - Chelsea Clinton says she's happy right now with her elected representatives — but might come for their jobs if that changes. Clinton... Read More »

Israel - Netanyahu, Putin Discuss Iran, Ukraine via Telephone

April 16, 2014 10:33 PM

Israel - Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on the phone late Tuesday, according to the Kremlin. The two... Read More »

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New York, NY - NYPD Disband Unit That Monitored Muslim Communities

April 16, 2014 10:15 PM

New York, NY - A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect... Read More »

Jerusalem - Israel-PA Peace Talks Postponed After Hebron Terror Attack

April 16, 2014 10:01 PM

Jerusalem - A meeting between Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed after the killing of an Israeli in... Read More »

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New York - US Stocks Close Higher For Third Day In A Row

April 16, 2014 09:57 PM

New York - Investors drove stock prices to their highest level in a week Wednesday, encouraged by a crop of corporate earnings and reassuring U.S... Read More »

Boston - Man With Confetti-Filled Rice Cooker In Backpack Shuts Down Marathon Anniversary Route

April 16, 2014 09:46 PM

Boston - Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that... Read More »

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Mount Herzl Military Cemetery, Israel - West Bank Shooting Victim Named As Baruch Mizrahi; Hundreds Attend Funeral (photos)

April 16, 2014 09:41 PM

Mount Herzl Military Cemetery, Israel - “With a bullet’s whistle I lost you, the love of my life,” Hadas Mizrahi said before hundreds of... Read More »

Overland Park, KS - Ex-Ku Klux Klan Leader Charged In Passover Eve Killings Could Face Death Penalty

April 16, 2014 09:27 PM

Overland Park, KS - The suspect in the killing of three people at two Jewish facilities near Kansas City over the weekend could face the death... Read More »

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Washington - AG Holder To Deliver Remarks At Kansas City Jewish Center Shootings

April 16, 2014 09:18 PM

Washington - The Justice Department says Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Overland Park, Kan., on Thursday to pay tribute to the victims... Read More »

West Bank - Israeli Lawmakers Say Abbas Condemned Hebron Passover Attack, His Spokesman Denies Claim

April 16, 2014 09:13 PM

West Bank - MKs and Palestinian sources gave conflicting versions of whether or not Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas condemned Monday... Read More »

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