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Israeli-American Family Escapes Houston Floods

Israeli-American Family Escapes Houston Floods

Jewish organizations sent out boats to help evacuate victims of torrential rains.   Ramit Plusnik-Masti and Rafael Masti woke up at 4:30 on Sunday morning… Read More ›

UN chief said to meet families of Palestinian terrorists in Ramallah

UN chief said to meet families of Palestinian terrorists in Ramallah

Spokesperson: Antonio Guterres was confronted by mothers of jailed minors; quotes attributed to secretary-general expressing sympathy are ‘fabricated’   UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres met with… Read More ›

Berlin Mayor May be Included on Top-10 List of Antisemitic/Anti-Israel Cases

Berlin Mayor May be Included on Top-10 List of Antisemitic/Anti-Israel Cases

The Wiesenthal Center will make public its top 10 list of antisemitic and anti-Israel cases in December.   The international human-rights organization the Simon Wiesenthal… Read More ›

The more things change, the more they stay the same

The more things change, the more they stay the same

Op-ed: Don’t let the warmer attitude of US Pres. Trump fool you: the US is no more sensitive to Israel’s security needs under him than… Read More ›

New York – American Muslims Want To Increase Mosque Security, Turning To Jews For Help

New York – American Muslims Want To Increase Mosque Security, Turning To Jews For Help

  New York – With Islamophobic hate crimes on the rise, Muslim leaders are working harder to secure their mosques and institutions. Some are turning… Read More ›

US rabbis protest Trump by dropping holiday conference call

US rabbis protest Trump by dropping holiday conference call

Leading US rabbis say they will not attempt a joint call ahead of the High Holy Days next month, following US Pres. Trump’s defense of… Read More ›

Rabbis scrap High Holidays call with Trump in protest

Rabbis scrap High Holidays call with Trump in protest

Reconstructionist, Reform and Conservative leaders say they cannot take part in annual tradition after Charlottesville response   WASHINGTON — Movements representing three streams of American… Read More ›

Senior PA Official to Britain: We Want Our Own Balfour

Senior PA Official to Britain: We Want Our Own Balfour

“The Balfour Declaration is an historic statement for which Her Majesty’s Government does not intend to apologize.”   Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki has… Read More ›

Turning a blind eye to extreme Right or Left anti-Semitism

Turning a blind eye to extreme Right or Left anti-Semitism

Op-ed: The neo-Nazi demonstration last week in Charlottesville was despicable, as was President Trump’s choice to overlook its severity. But it is important for us… Read More ›

When American Jews fought Nazis — in New Jersey

When American Jews fought Nazis — in New Jersey

In 1930s Newark, Jewish gangsters led the ‘Minutemen’ in defending the community against pro-German anti-Semites   JTA — The Nazi punching debate (is it OK… Read More ›

New York – Why Some Jews Are Paying $500 For An Italian Etrog

New York – Why Some Jews Are Paying $500 For An Italian Etrog

  New York – Fifty years ago, leaders of the Chabad movement tasked Rabbi Moshe Lazar of Milan with supervising the local production and export… Read More ›

State says outpost legalization law protects Palestinians

State says outpost legalization law protects Palestinians

Responding to petition from left-wing NGOs, government insists preventing additional outpost evacuations is in Israel’s ‘national interest’   In its official response Thursday to a… Read More ›

A young adult novel gives cancer the comic treatment

A young adult novel gives cancer the comic treatment

Abby Sher has written soulful nonfiction and performed with Chicago’s Second City. Now two worlds combine in a hilariously touching coming of age story  … Read More ›

Portland, OR – Oregon Eclipse Tourists Greeted By Anti-Semitic Banners On Overpass

Portland, OR – Oregon Eclipse Tourists Greeted By Anti-Semitic Banners On Overpass

  Portland, OR – Signs with anti-Semitic messages were hung on highway overpasses in Oregon. The banners were hung on two northbound highways, which were… Read More ›

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 ›