Syrian exile and imam Abdul Hadi Arwani was shot dead on a London street this week, and authorities now say his death may be a politically-motivated assassination.
A 12-year-old Israeli girl was killed on Wednesday when a tour boat caught fire in the Andaman Sea off Thailand’s southwestern coast. More than 100 people, including many foreign tourists, were rescued.
Following the death of 18-year-old Yitzhak Samet, who was killed along with 27 year-old Mordechai Gerber by the deadly stampede that occurred at the Bnei Brak funeral of leading haredi Rabbi Shmuel Wosner on Saturday night, the yeshiva (Torah academy) of R’ Wosner, Hochmei Lublin, has moved to absolve itself of responsibility.
A federal judge tossed out a woman’s lawsuit claiming that she had forced sex with high-profile men, including Alan Dershowitz and Prince Andrew.
A Gaithersburg synagogue is scrubbing off hateful graffiti and trying to figure out how to explain hate speech to young students Tuesday after someone spray-painted swastikas, “Hitler” and “KKK” on the building.
“Basically, what we are going to be doing is kidnapping a guy for a couple of hours and beating him up and torturing him and then getting him to give the get,” Rabbi Mendel Epstein told two potential clients.
A former New York Knicks player, who now shoots hoops for the Indiana Pacers, was stabbed — along with his wife and another woman — in an NBA free-for-all outside the 1 OAK club in Manhattan early Wednesday, police sources said.
German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel branded Greece’s demand for 278.7 billion euros ($302 billion) in reparations from World War II as “stupid” on Tuesday, while the German opposition said Berlin should repay a forced loan dating from the Nazi occupation.
A terror attack took place in the Binyamin region, north of Jerusalem, Wednesday morning.
The lifeless body of a 22-year-old Israeli was found adjacent to an abandoned church in Berlin on Tuesday bearing the signs of serious violence, according to the local German daily Bild.