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Gonen Segev, in light blue shirt. (Amit Shabi/TPS)

Former Israel minister accused of spying for Iran

JERUSALEM — The trial of Gonen Segev, a former Israeli minister accused of spying on the state on behalf of Iran, commenced at the Jerusalem District Court July 5....

Judge Brett Kavanaugh (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

The Jewish take on Judge Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge in Washington, DC, to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy,...

The new JCC in Arkhangelsk, Russia (FJC)

The world’s northernmost JCC opens

The Russian city of Arkhangelsk saw the opening of a synagogue inside what may be the world’s northernmost JCC. The three-story building that was opened last month...

US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy (Eric Thayer/Getty)

Justice Kennedy retires, Jewish groups react

NEW YORK — Not an hour after Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement last week as associate justice on the Supreme Court, the National Council of Jewish Women tweeted...

Prince William visits the Kotel, June 28, 2018. (Flash90)

Future king — future peacemaker?

Britain’s Prince William placed a note between the stones of the Western Wall and spent several moments there in prayer as part of a visit to the Old City of...

Israeli tanks near the Syrian border, May, 2018. (Lior Mizrahi/Getty)

IDF sends enforcements, humanitarian aid to Syrian border

JERUSALEM — The Israel Defense Forces has sent armored and artillery reinforcements to its northern border with Syria as the war between the country’s army and...

Lara Knuettel, l; Don Kortz

Multi-million dollar lifeline for JCC

The Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC Denver) has announced that a coalition of donors will infuse millions of dollars into JCC Denver, providing critical...

Michael Bloomberg (Matthew Stockman/Getty)

Bloomberg to spend $80 million for Democrats

NEW YORK — Michael Bloomberg will spend $80 million in an effort to help elect Democrats in the midterm elections. The Jewish media mogul and former New York City...

An El Al plane at Ben Gurion. (David Silverman/Getty)

El Al flight delayed after men refuse to sit next to women

JERUSALEM — El Al will “immediately” remove any passenger who refuses to sit next to another passenger for any reason, its CEO announced, but not before a major...

Philip, Jan, Estee, Aryeh, Akiva and Shayna Lightstone.

Lightstone stamp on embassy opening

Safra Katz, the Israeli-born co-CEO of the Oracle high-tech giant, was being driven on May 14 to the opening ceremony of the new US embassy in Jerusalem by a driver who...