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Chief Rabbi Metzger issues prayer for return of Gilad Shalit

Israeli Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Yona Metzger has issued a prayer for the safe return of captive soldier Gilad Shalit which he planned to distribute and read in synagogues...

Biden, Palin vow to pursue Middle East Peace

WASHINGTON — Israeli-Palestinian peace talks would be a priority of a McCain administration, Sarah Palin said. “A two-state solution is the solution,” Palin, the...

Fear of IRS spooks Jewish non-profits

WASHINGTON — As an organization with a nonprofit tax status, the Orthodox Union doesn’t endorse political candidates. So a number of people were surprised to see the...

Hal Bidlack, Democrat candidate, fifth district

IJN Associate Editor Chris Leppek conducts an interview with the Democrat candidate for Colorado’s 5th Congressional District in November’s election. Is the...

Cong. Doug Lamborn, Republican candidate, fifth district

IJN Associate Editor interviews Cong. Doug Lamborn, the incumbent Republican candidate for Colorado’s 5th Congressional District in November’s election. Is...

Plenty of heat, little action, on Iran

NEW YORK – With speeches, fiery rhetoric and protestations of one sort of another, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his opponents in the US faced off against...

Obama conference calls with 900 rabbis

NEW YORK — In a conference call with 900 rabbis, Barack Obama said he supports government funding for after-school programs in religious schools. Speaking to the rabbis...

Joe Biden, AIPAC, clear the air

NEW YORK — Joe Biden spoke last week with the AIPAC leadership to clear up any misunderstandings. The Democratic vice-presidential candidate had a friendly 20-minute...

Arab terrorist from East Jerusalem drives car into bystanders

JERUSALEM — An Arab resident of east Jerusalem rammed his vehicle into a group of soldiers at a central Jerusalem thoroughfare late Monday night, Sept. 21, wounding 15...

Palin disinvited from Iran rally; IJN publishes full text of speech

NEW YORK — Sarah Palin was disinvited from this week’s Jewish-sponsored Iran rally. The move follows two days of controversy for organizers of the rally to protest...