International News

051614_israel-sm
After collapse of peace talks, will Israel be forced to take unilateral steps?
BY Sean Savage/JNS.org
May 15, 2014

With the recent collapse of the U.S.-brokered peace negotiations, the Palestinian leadership has embarked on a broad plan of unilateral action to gain recognition of a Palestinian state and to isolate Israel internationally. Couple those developments with the Palestinian Fatah movement’s unity pact with the terrorist group Hamas, and Israel is facing a complex new CONTINUE »

BY JNS.org
May 15, 2014

Actor Danny Glover and others featured in “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs” lamented the documentary film’s screening at the DocAviv festival in Tel Aviv and called for a boycott of Israel. “We stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine and support their call for cultural and academic boycott of Israel,” the CONTINUE »

051614_exprize-sm
With dishwasher-sized craft, Israeli Lunar XPrize team shoots for the moon
BY Ben Sales, JTA
May 15, 2014

TEL AVIV — One small step by Israelis could become a giant leap for the State of Israel. At a Tel Aviv University laboratory, a team of 20 Israelis is building a spacecraft they believe will make Israel only the fourth country — after the United States, Russia and China — to touch down on CONTINUE »

BY JNS.org
May 15, 2014

The author of a Holocaust memoir now proven to be fake was ordered to pay back $22.5 million to the publisher from whom she had won a judgment. Twenty years ago, Misha Defonseca penned “Misha: A Memoire of the Holocaust Years,” which detailed how her parents were deported by Nazis when she was 6 years CONTINUE »

050214_poland-sm
As Poland touts rescuers, filmmakers address Holocaust-era treachery
BY Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
May 1, 2014

After Reburying the bones of her parents in a neglected Jewish cemetery, a soon-to-be Polish nun quietly crosses herself with earth-covered fingers. A devout and introverted young woman, Ida Lebenstein had learned only days earlier that her parents were Jews who were murdered by Polish Christians. As she knelt in her nun’s habit among headstones CONTINUE »