Abbas renews threat to make statehood bid at UN

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday reportedly told US Consul-General Daniel Rubinstein he was disappointed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s … [Read more...]

UK press panel: ‘Guardian’ can say Tel Aviv is Israel’s capital

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—The United Kingdom Press Complaints Commission has ruled in favor of the Guardian newspaper in a complaint that it misidentified Israel’s capital of Jerusalem as being Tel … [Read more...]

Barak: Iran is fooling the world over uranium deal

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Tuesday called reports of a pending deal between the International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran to monitor its nuclear facilities as an … [Read more...]

Mexican town celebrates Easter with ‘burning of the Jews’

By NATHAN BURSTEIN (The Times of Israel) The world is full of charming Easter traditions, but this isn’t one of them. A newspaper in Mexico is detailing Sunday’s “burning of the Jews,” an annual … [Read more...]

Algeria refuses to bury Toulouse gunman

PARIS (JWN and agencies)—Algerian authorities have refused a request by Mohamed Benalel Merah to bury the body of his son, Mohamed, in his native Algeria. Mohamed Merah was shot dead by police last … [Read more...]

Beast of Toulouse killed in shootout with police

TOULOUSE (JWN and agencies)—A tense 31-hour standoff between some 300 French SWAT police and the confessed killer of seven people—three of them children under eight years old—ended Thursday afternoon … [Read more...]

Siege of Toulouse gunman goes into second day

TOULOUSE (JWN and agencies)—French police early Thursday morning continued to surround the apartment building where suspected mass murderer Muhammad Merah has been holed up refusing to surrender since … [Read more...]

Toulouse killer filmed slayings at Jewish school

TOULOUSE (JWN and agencies)—French Interior Minister Claude Gueant announced Tuesday that the murderer of a rabbi and three small children at Toulouse’s Ozar Hatorah school on Monday filmed the … [Read more...]

Gunman slays rabbi, three children, at French Jewish school

TOULOUSE (JWN and agencies)—A lone gunman armed with a pistol shot and killed a teacher at a Toulouse Jewish high school, his two small children, and another child before escaping on a motor scooter … [Read more...]

More Americans than Israelis favor Iran strike

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Two recent polls indicate that about a third more Americans support a military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities than do Israelis. According to a Knesset Channel poll … [Read more...]

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