Relations between Turkey and Israel are at an all-time low. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he won’t restore normal relations with the Israelis until he receives an official apology for last year’s attack on a Turkish flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip.
The Greek Coast Guard on Friday intercepted a boat with Illinois protesters heading to the Gaza Strip. Greece reportedly announced it was banning vessels to Gaza from leaving Greek ports. The boat, called the Audacity of Hope, would have helped form a flotilla planned to challenge Israel’s
Religious leaders in Chicago are reacting to President Barack Obama's foreign policy speech on Thursday. Islamic and Jewish organizations in Chicago praised the speech overall, but disagreed over Mr. Obama's tone toward Palestine and Israel.
While Israel’s journalists do most of their regional reporting from home due to security concerns and budgetary constraints, they, like the rest of the international press, flocked to Egypt to cover the historic protests that took down Hosni Mubarak.
Dennis Ross, special assistant to President Obama on Middle East issues, said Monday, “If Israel can view one lesson from the events in Egypt, it is the danger of getting stuck with an unsustainable status quo.”
Rabbi Brant Rosen, 47, remembers vividly the night he met his future congregant, Boris Furman, 58.He was applying for the position of rabbi at Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation in Evanston and attended a party thrown by the search committee.