U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.) introduced a resolution calling for the immediate and unconditional release of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Tuesday's resolution is Ackerman's third calling for Shalit's release. He introduced similar measures in March 2007 and June 2010 during previous Congresses. Next week will mark five years since Shalit was captured by Hamas in a cross-border raid.
Richard is 18, has four kids under the age of 3 and is doing time at Camp David Gonzales in Malibu for probation violations after being indicted for assault with a deadly weapon.
The South African Jewish umbrella body and a top U.S. Jewish lawmaker slammed the South African Jews who pressured Richard Goldstone into not attending his grandson's bar mitzvah.
Following negotiations between the South African Zionist Federation and the Beth Hamedrash Hagadol in Sandton, an affluent suburb of Johannesburg where the event is to take place, an agreement was reached with the family that will keep Goldstone, a judge and the author of the Goldstone report into the 2009 Gaza War, from attending the synagogue service early next month.