American television presenter Larry King has announced he will be calling it a day this autumn.
The 76 year old, who has been a star interviewer for CNN for a quarter of a century, told his followers on Twitter that “it’s time to hang up my nightly suspenders.” He is famed for wearing red braces while on air.
He said his departure would give him more time for his wife and children, although added that he would still present special programmes and remain “part of the CNN family”.
Australia’s first female Prime Minister has denied claims her stance on Israel is influenced by her partner’s connection to a Jewish businessman.
Jewish groups have also denounced the smear against Julia Gillard by a former Australian ambassador to Israel.
The Welsh-born politician, who won the leadership after ousting fellow Labour politician Kevin Rudd, was accused by diplomat Ross Burns of being "remarkably taciturn on the excesses of Israeli actions."
Hearings have begun in Washington to confirm a Jewish woman as a judge on America’s highest court.
US President Barack Obama nominated his solicitor-general Elena Kagan for a position on the Supreme Court in May 2010. She faces at least two days of questions from a panel of 19 Democrats and Republicans.
If she is confirmed - and Republican critics have promised she will face tough questioning – a third of the nine Supreme Court justices would be Jewish. The other six members are Catholic.
Film director Steven Spielberg has seen his star power plummet in the last year according to the Forbes Celebrity 100 list.
Mr Spielberg, who directed the Oscar winning film version of Schindler’s List, was ranked 22nd on the annual list which ranks stars according to their earnings, web hits and media coverage, falling from the seventh spot in 2009.
However the 63-year-old director, one of several Jewish names who made the list, still commanded an impressive $100 million pay (£66 million) in the past year between June 2009 and 2010.
Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel has launched a campaign in support of a Russian Jewish businessman facing embezzlement charges.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky, former head of the Yukos oil company and once known as Russia's richest man, is already serving an eight year prison sentence and could face another 22 years behind bars if he is convicted in a related theft case.
But Mr Wiesel, a prominent human rights campaigner, said he considers Mr Khodorkovsky a political prisoner and believed that the case was political.