Controversial UN conference on reparations, racism slammed by Pompeo as being 'laced with anti-Semitism'

As world leaders gather for the U.N. General Assembly the U.S., Australia, Canada and Germany are among at least 19 countries boycotting one of the banner events over accusations of anti-Semitism and... Read more »

Israeli PM Bennett meets with Egyptian President el-Sissi

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi in Sharm el-Sheikh. This is the first official visit by an Israeli premier to Egypt in a decade.  The meeting lasted... Read more »

Pope Francis travels to Slovakia to honor Holocaust victims on Day 2 of tour

Pope Francis cracked jokes Monday and took an ambling walk to greet well-wishers as he opened his first full day in Slovakia in good health and spirits ahead of a solemn encounter... Read more »

Israel hits Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rocket fire

Israeli aircraft struck a series of targets in the Gaza Strip early Monday in response to rocket launches out of the Hamas-ruled territory. It was the third consecutive night of fighting between... Read more »

Israeli defense minister: Iran training affiliated militias on drone attacks

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz accused Iran of providing drones (UAVs) to foreign militias in the Middle East. According to the ministry, this is a new disclosure, that Iran is using its... Read more »

France bans unvaccinated Americans from entering for nonessential travel

France will update its travel guidance to include bans for travelers from the United States and Israel without a COVID-19 vaccination.  Citing an European Union recommendation for member states to impose stricter... Read more »

Afghanistan's last Jew leaves country after Taliban takeover

Afghanistan’s last member of the Jewish community, a man who was born in the country and considered it his home, has finally left following the Taliban’s takeover last month.  Zebulon Simentov, 62,... Read more »

Six Palestinian militants escape Israeli prison; ‘grave incident’

Israeli authorities were conducting a widespread manhunt on Monday for six convicted terrorists from Gilboa prison who reportedly used their cell’s drainage system to tunnel their way to freedom.  Defense Minister Benny... Read more »

New Zealand reports first new coronavirus death in six months

New Zealand reported its first coronavirus death in more than six months on Saturday, while the number of new cases continued to trend downward. Health authorities said the woman who died was... Read more »

Jewish teens' access to Holocaust sites in jeopardy amid worsening rift between Israel, Poland

Diplomatic relations between Poland and Israel are at an all-time low. Both countries have downgraded their respective embassies.  A new Polish restitution law enacted on Aug. 14 precipitated the crisis, drawing a... Read more »