World Jewish News

New York – Jay-Z Jewish Lyric Spurs Concerns From ADL

New York – Jay-Z Jewish Lyric Spurs Concerns From ADL

  New York – The Anti-Defamation League expressed concern about a Jay-Z lyric that “Jewish people own all the property in America,” but emphasized that… Read More ›

Teen terrorist appeals ‘stringent’ sentence

Teen terrorist appeals ‘stringent’ sentence

Ahmad Manasra, who stabbed a Jewish boy his age in Pisgat Ze’ev in October 2015, appeals punishment of 12 years in prison; terrorist’s lawyer says… Read More ›

Athletes come to the 2017 Maccabiah Games for glory, and love

Athletes come to the 2017 Maccabiah Games for glory, and love

With its mixture of sports, Judaism and excitement over Israel, world’s largest Jewish sporting event provides fertile ground for matchmaking   JTA — Danny Janel… Read More ›

Austrian Bishop Resigns From NGO Over Antisemitism at Palestinian Event

Austrian Bishop Resigns From NGO Over Antisemitism at Palestinian Event

In addition to anti-Israel antisemitism, the bishop cited verbal attacks on members of the Jewish community during a lecture as a reason for his break… Read More ›

Holocaust survivors urge Polish FM: Stop UNESCO Hebron vote

Holocaust survivors urge Polish FM: Stop UNESCO Hebron vote

12 survivors born in Poland and now live in Israel send letter to Polish government, which is hosting the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting, calling… Read More ›

Yoga for Mideast peace? That would be great, says Modi

Yoga for Mideast peace? That would be great, says Modi

On eve of his arrival in Israel, India’s prime minister hails Israeli innovation, talks about the benefits of ‘the holistic approach’   In an interview… Read More ›

How could Mr. America fail to predict the crisis with US Jewry?

How could Mr. America fail to predict the crisis with US Jewry?

Op-ed: Netanyahu is so afraid of losing his partnership with the Haredim that he prefers fighting with millions of US Jews. This isn’t just an… Read More ›

Jewish Home, Likud to collaborate on ‘Unified Jerusalem’ bill

Jewish Home, Likud to collaborate on ‘Unified Jerusalem’ bill

Ending coalition spat, Naftali Bennett and Ze’ev Elkin say they’ll reformulate proposal to require supermajority for handing over parts of capital for peace   After… Read More ›

Bennett Initiative to Block Dividing Jerusalem Heads to Early Vote

Bennett Initiative to Block Dividing Jerusalem Heads to Early Vote

Critics of the bill in question say that such a law would be a major and irreversible stumbling bloc on the way to a peace… Read More ›

Liberal Jews protest conversion bill, Kotel plan freeze outside PM’s residence

Liberal Jews protest conversion bill, Kotel plan freeze outside PM’s residence

Over a thousand people gather after the end of Shabbat to urge the prime minister, ‘Bibi, don’t divide the Jewish people’; ‘The Israeli government turned… Read More ›

Soldiers must learn how to deal with Jewish rioters

Soldiers must learn how to deal with Jewish rioters

Op-ed: After 50 years of serving in the territories, after hundreds and maybe even thousands of clashes with settlers and Hilltop Youth, the army must… Read More ›

Jewish tech millionaire turned lawmaker could be first openly gay governor of Colorado

Jewish tech millionaire turned lawmaker could be first openly gay governor of Colorado

Jared Polis wants to use his business know-how to bring free education to young children statewide — and use 100% renewable energy by 2040  … Read More ›

David Friedman: Can Jews Survive Themselves?

David Friedman: Can Jews Survive Themselves?

Friedman was speaking at a B’nai B’rith World Center award ceremony for excellence in journalism on Diaspora affairs   In his maiden public speech as… Read More ›

US Israel envoy won’t take sides on Kotel, conversion crisis

US Israel envoy won’t take sides on Kotel, conversion crisis

Speaking to an audience in Jerusalem, David Friedman acknowledges divides between Jews but refuses to take sides on gov’t decisions over conversions and Kotel; laments… Read More ›

LGBT Jews say it’s increasingly difficult to be pro-Israel and queer

LGBT Jews say it’s increasingly difficult to be pro-Israel and queer

The complexity of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is lost on many in the gay community leading to outright rejection of the Jewish state   NEW YORK… Read More ›

Jewish Agency takes out ad slamming Western Wall decision

Jewish Agency takes out ad slamming Western Wall decision

Organization says freezing pluralistic prayer pavilion and granting ultra-Orthodox conversion monopoly ‘endangers the unity of the Jewish people’   The Jewish Agency for Israel on… Read More ›

Analysis: The Weakness of Diaspora Jews Does Them In

Analysis: The Weakness of Diaspora Jews Does Them In

In the dispute over egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall, conversion and other matters of religion and state, the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) parties have strength.  … Read More ›

Analysis: New generation of Hilltop Youth: Less ideology, more anti-state activity

Analysis: New generation of Hilltop Youth: Less ideology, more anti-state activity

Analysis: The main targets of ‘price tag’ perpetrators in recent weeks have been Israel’s security forces—the Shin Bet, the IDF and the police—rather than the… Read More ›

Netanyahu to millions of Jews: We don’t really want you

Netanyahu to millions of Jews: We don’t really want you

Op-Ed: The PM’s decision to freeze the Western Wall compromise plan is a blow to the heart and soul of world Jewry   By most… Read More ›

Argentine ex-president Kirchner launches political comeback

Argentine ex-president Kirchner launches political comeback

Leftist firebrand has been accused in the death of Jewish prosecutor Alberto Nissman, who alleged she tried to cover up Iran’s role in the AMIA… Read More ›