Chabad rabbis praise Australia as pluralistic country where such attacks are rare, unacceptable, but says anti-Semitic slurs, especially during Shabbat, are common
- 23 April, 2013 Paris: Iranian assaults rabbi, son with knife Father, son attacked near synagogue after morning prayer. Police arrest Iran-born man said to be mentally unstable, looking into possibility assault was of anti-Semitic nature
- 4 September, 2013 Obama in Rosh Hashana greeting: I was proud to visit Israel In special Jewish New Year greeting, US president says 'we live in challenging times, but if we work together we can make this moment one of hope for all our neighbors'
- 1 July, 2015 Second Temple-era ritual bath found under house Couple from Ein Kerem in Jerusalem discovered during renovations that a 2,000-year-old mikveh was right underneath their floors, giving credence to theory that there was a Jewish settlement at the site.
- 11 December, 2013 Snow hits Golan, Lebanon, Syria as Israel braces for storm Snow begins to fall in Golan as Jerusalem braces for snow storm. Meanwhile, refugee camps in Lebanon, Jordan ill-equipped for coming winter. From Beirut to Tel Aviv, rain slowly turns to snow
- 2 December, 2013 New Egyptian constitution draft limits military power New constitution promises defense minister to be chosen by army during next eight years, but nonetheless, extensive amendments adopted under Egypt's ousted Islamist president which military more privileges, being dramatically cut