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Barcelona Attack Hits Near Kosher Restaurant, Keeping Jerusalem on Edge

Barcelona Attack Hits Near Kosher Restaurant, Keeping Jerusalem on Edge

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went to the ministry’s situation room soon after the attack to monitor developments   With thousands of Israelis currently on vacation… Read More ›

Netanyahu’s silence echoes Trump’s disgraceful stance on neo-Nazis

Netanyahu’s silence echoes Trump’s disgraceful stance on neo-Nazis

Op-ed: By remaining silent on US president’s failure to immediately condemn neo-Nazis in the wake of Charlottesville violence, the prime minister has demonstrated a nonchalant… Read More ›

Republican Jewish Coalition calls for ‘greater moral clarity’ from Trump

Republican Jewish Coalition calls for ‘greater moral clarity’ from Trump

Leaders of longtime engine of support for president urge he take stronger stance on racism and anti-Semitism after blaming Charlotteseville violence on ‘both sides’  … Read More ›

Los Angeles – Arnold Schwarzenegger Donates $100,000 To Jewish Anti-hate Group

Los Angeles – Arnold Schwarzenegger Donates $100,000 To Jewish Anti-hate Group

    Los Angeles – Arnold Schwarzenegger has donated $100,000 to the Simon Wiesenthal Center, which combats anti-Semitism and bigotry, in the wake of the… Read More ›

Boston – Holocaust Memorial Vandalized For Second Time This Summer

Boston – Holocaust Memorial Vandalized For Second Time This Summer

  Boston – The New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston has been vandalized for the second time this summer. Police say someone smashed a glass… Read More ›

Hate in Charlottesville: The day the Nazi called me Shlomo

Hate in Charlottesville: The day the Nazi called me Shlomo

Before the Virginia white supremacist rally turned deadly, a Jewish reporter was confronted with anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial and anti-Israel vitriol   CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia (JTA) —… Read More ›

German Green Party Probes Iran’s Activity Against Israel and Dissidents

German Green Party Probes Iran’s Activity Against Israel and Dissidents

Hezbollah operatives also subject of inquiry.   The expansion of Iranian regime institutions in Germany has prompted the opening of an inquiry by the Green… Read More ›

Left-wing NGOs working for all Israeli citizens

Left-wing NGOs working for all Israeli citizens

Op-ed: Unlike right-wing NGOs, which favor projects that serve the Right’s political agenda, civil society organizations affiliated with the Left have universal goals. The New… Read More ›

Polish villagers hold Jewish wedding without Jews

Polish villagers hold Jewish wedding without Jews

Cultural group promoting Polish heritage stages event featuring a non-Jewish volunteers dressed in traditional costumes, along with fake beards and side curls   JTA —… Read More ›

Defense minister slams violent ultra-Orthodox rioters

Defense minister slams violent ultra-Orthodox rioters

Three arrests made in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighborhood after raid on office of anti-draft extremists   Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman took to Twitter to slam… Read More ›

State religious schools push girls not to enlist in the IDF

State religious schools push girls not to enlist in the IDF

According to Education Ministry’s supervisor of state religious high schools, national-religious girls are taught Chief Rabbinate’s ruling that bars enlistment of women to the IDF;… Read More ›

National Service Authority Discourages Religious Girls from IDF Service

National Service Authority Discourages Religious Girls from IDF Service

Female, haredi soldiers have in the past been ridiculed for their decision to enlist in the army.   Lawmakers on the Left and Right expressed… Read More ›

Holocaust education in Moldova is about to get (slightly) better

Holocaust education in Moldova is about to get (slightly) better

While the world’s worst genocide currently occupies a page and a half in textbooks, a new initiative would significantly expand the coverage   CHISINAU, Moldova… Read More ›

Brooklyn, NY – My Message For Tisha Ba’v: Judge Ruchie Freier: Reflections From The Bench On Judging Our Children

Brooklyn, NY – My Message For Tisha Ba’v: Judge Ruchie Freier: Reflections From The Bench On Judging Our Children

  Brooklyn, NY –  I remember seven years ago when I first met 14 year old Malky Klein a”h.  She was sitting across me in… Read More ›

Jaffa Residents Say Weekend Police Shooting was Excessive Force

Jaffa Residents Say Weekend Police Shooting was Excessive Force

“They didn’t have to kill him,” says Jewish man who knew Mahdi al-Saadi.   The intersection of Jaffa’s Yefet Street and Haj Kahil junction, where… Read More ›

Israelis gather in Jerusalem’s Old City after weeks of tensions over Temple Mount

Israelis gather in Jerusalem’s Old City after weeks of tensions over Temple Mount

Thousands pray at Western Wall to mark start of Tisha B’Av fasting and memorial day, commemorating destruction of ancient temples   Thousands of Jews attended… Read More ›

Brooklyn, NY – Audio: In Tearful Interview, Father Of Chasidic Overdose Victim Says Jewish Educational System Is Failing Weaker Students

Brooklyn, NY – Audio: In Tearful Interview, Father Of Chasidic Overdose Victim Says Jewish Educational System Is Failing Weaker Students

  Brooklyn, NY – With Tisha B’av just hours away, many of us have difficulty relating to the destruction of the Beis Hamikdash hundreds of… Read More ›

Zaka Priests Unit to Deal With Temple Mount Incidents

Zaka Priests Unit to Deal With Temple Mount Incidents

ZAKA is the responsible organization in the country for recovering bodies and other remains of people killed during terrorist attacks, accidents and natural disasters.  … Read More ›

Rabbis Call on Jews to Visit Temple Mt ‘To Strengthen Our Claim To This Holy Place’

Rabbis Call on Jews to Visit Temple Mt ‘To Strengthen Our Claim To This Holy Place’

The Temple Mount is the holiest place in Judaism, and is believed to be the site of the Biblical accounts of the Binding of Isaac;… Read More ›

Settlers Hopeful Netanyahu Will Let Them Stay in Hebron

Settlers Hopeful Netanyahu Will Let Them Stay in Hebron

15 families are currently illegally occupying a home in the controversial city.   Settlers implored Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to allow them to remain in… Read More ›