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136-year-old Jewish refugee agency has a new mission in the Trump era: Fighting back

136-year-old Jewish refugee agency has a new mission in the Trump era: Fighting back

HIAS has seen its activist profile rise higher this year than at any point in its lengthy history   NEW YORK (JTA) — On January… Read More ›

Miami, FL – Israeli Company That Produces Water From Air Launches First Pilot Program In Florida

Miami, FL – Israeli Company That Produces Water From Air Launches First Pilot Program In Florida

  Miami, FL – Large parts of Florida are suffering from severe drought, and hurricane season threatens to make things worse. Enter Water-Gen, an Israeli company whose… Read More ›

Why the government is afraid of academia

Why the government is afraid of academia

Op-ed: The best way to defend students is to keep developing their critical thinking skills and their political instincts so that they won’t believe everything… Read More ›

Einstein letters on God, Israel and physics fetch $210,000

Einstein letters on God, Israel and physics fetch $210,000

Eight letters, written between 1951 and 1954, by esteemed Jewish scientist were initially valued at up to $46,000   JERUSALEM — Letters written by Albert… Read More ›

Paul Shaffer’s post-Letterman act: Touring with ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Band’

Paul Shaffer’s post-Letterman act: Touring with ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Band’

The ‘Late Show’ sidekick and musical director has taken to the road again, with the occasional pit stop in shul   NEW YORK (JTA) —… Read More ›

Chilean Jews Concerned Over ‘Imported’ Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Chilean Jews Concerned Over ‘Imported’ Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Tensions are present on soccer fields, in media and universities.   A series of recent events in Chile have caused heightened tensions between the Jewish and… Read More ›

Security Cabinet Debates Building 14,000 New Palestinian Homes in Area C

Security Cabinet Debates Building 14,000 New Palestinian Homes in Area C

Should recent terror attacks impact major housing decisions?   The Security Cabinet will reconsider a plan to allow the Palestinian city of Kalkilya to expand… Read More ›

Palestinians to Claim Tomb of Patriarchs on UN Heritage List

Palestinians to Claim Tomb of Patriarchs on UN Heritage List

The World Heritage Committee on Thursday publicized the list of 35 sites that it plans to consider inscribing, including Hebron.   The World Heritage Committee… Read More ›

Franco-German TV Outlet Snubs German Jews’ Pleas to Air Film on Antisemitism

Franco-German TV Outlet Snubs German Jews’ Pleas to Air Film on Antisemitism

ARTE, a public television station, came under fire after it nixed the screening of the film it commissioned about antisemitism because it was deemed too… Read More ›

Michael Steinhardt thinks American Jews need to stop focusing on religion

Michael Steinhardt thinks American Jews need to stop focusing on religion

The billionaire philanthropist doesn’t believe the answers to a national Jewish identity crisis lie in the synagogue, but rather in Israel   MT. KISCO, New… Read More ›

UK Jewish Community Likely to Come Out in Force for May’s Conservatives

UK Jewish Community Likely to Come Out in Force for May’s Conservatives

In light of the recent attacks in Manchester and London, most polling stations had increased security as they opened on Thursday morning.   LONDON –… Read More ›

The nuclear batteries and the secret listening devices

The nuclear batteries and the secret listening devices

His name was Zalman Shapiro, a member of a family of Holocaust survivors living in America; only now, a year after his death, did his… Read More ›

Anger at pro-Labour banner showing May with Star of David earrings

Anger at pro-Labour banner showing May with Star of David earrings

Poster in Bristol of PM with Jewish symbol and the word ‘Balfour’ upsets local Jews, removed by organizers   A banner portraying incumbent British Prime Minister… Read More ›

Israeli Ambassador to US: Trump will Address Problems of Iran Deal in Time

Israeli Ambassador to US: Trump will Address Problems of Iran Deal in Time

Israel’s Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer spoke at the American Jewish Committee’s Global Forum in Washington.   WASHINGTON – Israeli Ambassador to the US… Read More ›

Washington – US Holocaust Museum Releases First 2 Volumes Of Encyclopedia Of Nazi Camps, Ghettos

Washington – US Holocaust Museum Releases First 2 Volumes Of Encyclopedia Of Nazi Camps, Ghettos

  Washington – The first two volumes of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s comprehensive record of Nazi-established persecution sites are now available. The first… Read More ›

An Historic Day at the Western Wall

An Historic Day at the Western Wall

Its location over the pre-1967 lines makes such a visit potentially complicated, because it could be seen as a sign of US acceptance of Israeli… Read More ›

Analysis: Bereft of meat, Trump declarations leave Israel with much to chew on

Analysis: Bereft of meat, Trump declarations leave Israel with much to chew on

Heavy on symbolic gestures, short on substance, US president’s baffling first day in Jewish state deepens mystery of how he’ll achieve his stated goal of… Read More ›

Berlin Social Democratic Party Declares BDS Antisemitic

Berlin Social Democratic Party Declares BDS Antisemitic

Politicians engulfed in anti-Israel hatred.   Members of Berlin’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) passed a resolution on Saturday in support of Israel, condemning the boycott,divestment,sanctions… Read More ›

A better solution for Jerusalem

A better solution for Jerusalem

Op-ed: Trump has a way of keeping his promise to move the US embassy without declaring that Jerusalem is Israel’s united capital: A US embassy… Read More ›

Donald Trump’s risky religious pilgrimage

Donald Trump’s risky religious pilgrimage

  Washington – Besieged by bad news at home, President Donald Trump is about to get religion, bigly. In his first foreign trip as President,… Read More ›