United States

US Jews are loud and proud, so why are Brits so reticent?

By Josh Glancy, December 16, 2012

It's official, then. We're all kosher now. This was the bold announcement of the Sunday Times Style magazine, that arbiter of British cultural mores, earlier this year.


A US-led coalition against Syria could include Israel

By Anna Sheinman, December 5, 2012

A military coalition led by the US, ready to intervene in case the Syrian regime uses chemical weapons against rebel forces, could include Israel, Maariv has reported.

The US is ready to take military action “within days” if chemical weapons are used, according to reports.


'No Jews' says spoof invitation to Harvard club

By Jennifer Lipman, December 4, 2012

Harvard students have been criticised by university officials after invitations to a new exclusive society with the caveat "Seriously, no f***ing Jews. Coloureds OK" were given out.

The flyers were distributed on behalf of a group called "The Pigeon", which described itself as Harvard's newest final club.


US urges Israel to reconsider settlement plan

By Anna Sheinman, December 4, 2012

The US State Department has called Israeli plans to build further settlements in East Jerusalem “especially damaging”, and the White House has urged Israel to “reconsider”.


American who spied for Israel collapses in US prison

By Sandy Rashty, December 3, 2012

An American who spied for Israel is currently under medical supervision after he collapsed in prison on Friday night.

Jonathan Pollard, who is serving a life sentence for spying on the US Navy, fell ill at the Federal Correction Institution in North Carolina.


Calls for ceasefire as Israel-Gaza fighting enters sixth day

By Jennifer Lipman, November 19, 2012

An Israeli delegation is in Cairo this morning to discuss efforts to forge a ceasefire after six days of fighting between Israel and Gaza and amid international calls for the conflict to stop.


Obama on Israel: 'No country on earth' would tolerate rockets

By Jennifer Lipman, November 18, 2012

President Obama has called for terrorists operating in Gaza to stop firing missiles across the border into Israel after five days of fighting in the region.


US Jews ponder how to engage young people in community life

By Hillel Kuttler, November 16, 2012

Rabbi Rick Jacobs faced some of the 3,000 people attending America’s annual conference of Jewish philanthropic organisations and presented a key challenge now confronting north American Jewry: how to engage young people in Judaism and in organised communal life.


Reality bites on electoral influence

By Gilbert Kahn, November 15, 2012

Election 2012 may well turn out to be historic for American Jews, but in many ways the results are ones about which Jews have been in denial.


A Jewish man for every month

By Anna Sheinman, November 14, 2012

Chanucah shopping solved: the "Nice Jewish Guys" calendar is now available

Ryan can "do complex math problems in his head", Adam "loves tennis, travelling and low-maintenance blondes" and nursing student Mark "sees himself as a modern day Patch Adams".