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‘Who is a Jew?’ Can Now be Answered by Genetic Testing

‘Who is a Jew?’ Can Now be Answered by Genetic Testing

The mass immigration of Jews from the FSU to Israel was seen as a welcome blessing, but many have experienced difficulties proving their Jewish identity.… Read More ›

Supreme Court justice attended settlement celebration event

Supreme Court justice attended settlement celebration event

Justice Sohlberg—who resides in West Bank settlement Alon Shvut—privately attended Gush Etzion golden jubilee ceremony with his family; Chief Justice Naor prohibited judiciary from officially… Read More ›

Palestinian Authority government meets in Gaza in first since 2014

Palestinian Authority government meets in Gaza in first since 2014

Cabinet session is seen as symbolic step in PA’s return to power in the Strip   The Palestinian cabinet met in Gaza on Tuesday for… Read More ›

Nevada – Las Vegas Hospital ‘like A War Zone’ As Shooting Victims Flood Facility

Nevada – Las Vegas Hospital ‘like A War Zone’ As Shooting Victims Flood Facility

  Las vegas – When Dr. Jay Coates pulled up to work at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada on Sunday night, the surrounding… Read More ›

Rock legend Tom Petty dead at age 66

Rock legend Tom Petty dead at age 66

  Rock legend Tom Petty has died, the musician’s family announced in a statement on Monday night. He was 66. “On behalf of the Tom… Read More ›

Government Anxious to Rush Through Haredi Military Service Exemption Law

Government Anxious to Rush Through Haredi Military Service Exemption Law

The High Court struck down Israel’s policy on haredi recruitment, deeming it to be discriminatory.   The cabinet appointed Tourism Minister Yariv Levin Sunday to… Read More ›

When Israel’s government celebrates controversy

When Israel’s government celebrates controversy

Op-ed: It is in our hands to decide whether to create a reality in which a state ceremony in Gush Etzion is a unifying event… Read More ›

Sukkot services to go on in Barcelona, despite violence over independence vote

Sukkot services to go on in Barcelona, despite violence over independence vote

As hundreds injured in Catalonian riots over referendum, city’s 15,000 Jews will celebrate festival as usual, community leader says   JTA — Violence between police… Read More ›

Jersey City, NJ – United States Clinch Presidents Cup Golf Over International Team

Jersey City, NJ – United States Clinch Presidents Cup Golf Over International Team

  Jersey City, NJ – Daniel Berger clinched victory for the United States over the International team at the Presidents Cup at Liberty National on… Read More ›

Top administration officials face tough questions on whether Trump’s tax plan is too generous to the wealthy

Top administration officials face tough questions on whether Trump’s tax plan is too generous to the wealthy

  President Donald Trump released his preliminary tax plan on Wednesday. Experts concluded it would give the wealthiest Americans significant tax cuts. On Sunday, administration… Read More ›

US Jewish Groups to Join March for Racial Injustice

US Jewish Groups to Join March for Racial Injustice

Jews to march on 2nd day despite initial upset over Yom Kippur scheduling.   American Jewish students and groups were set to join the March… Read More ›

Israel must not let Arab states hijack UNESCO

Israel must not let Arab states hijack UNESCO

Op-ed: Instead of fighting specific resolutions adopted by the UN organization, we must wake up and try to change its agenda by promoting the election… Read More ›

Puerto Rico’s Jews turn to helping neighbors ravaged by Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico’s Jews turn to helping neighbors ravaged by Hurricane Maria

With all of the island’s 1,500 Jewish community members safe and accounted for, the next step is distributing food and water to those in need… Read More ›

Vienna – ‘Burqa Ban’ Law Signals Rightward Political Turn In Austria

Vienna – ‘Burqa Ban’ Law Signals Rightward Political Turn In Austria

  Vienna – A law prohibiting any kind of full-face covering, known popularly as the “Burqa Ban,” takes effect Sunday in Austria, where the strong support… Read More ›

Puerto Ricans fire back at Trump for critical tweets

Puerto Ricans fire back at Trump for critical tweets

  Puerto Ricans reacted harshly on Saturday to President Trump’s tweets that leaders of the hurricane-ravaged Caribbean island “want everything to be done for them… Read More ›

Quiet on Settlement Activity, Mideast Quartet Calls for PA Control of Gaza

Quiet on Settlement Activity, Mideast Quartet Calls for PA Control of Gaza

The statement omitted any reference to Israeli settlement activity – a rarity for the Quartet.   WASHINGTON — The Middle East Quartet, a working group… Read More ›

US Ambassador: Settlements are part of Israel proper

US Ambassador: Settlements are part of Israel proper

David Friedman says Israel is ‘only occupying 2 percent of the West Bank,’ adding ‘there is important security considerations to those settlements, there’s important nationalistic,… Read More ›

Washington rebuffs own envoy for saying ‘settlements are part of Israel’

Washington rebuffs own envoy for saying ‘settlements are part of Israel’

State Department spokeswoman says David Friedman’s statement should ‘not be read as a shift in US policy’   WASHINGTON — For the second time since… Read More ›

Jerusalem – Yad Vashem Showcases Handmade Yom Kippur Prayer Book From Holocaust

Jerusalem – Yad Vashem Showcases Handmade Yom Kippur Prayer Book From Holocaust

  Jerusalem – Ahead of the Jewish Day of Atonement, Israel’s Holocaust remembrance center is showcasing pages of a mimeographed copy of a Yom Kippur… Read More ›

Jared Kushner’s lawyer accidentally forwarded a sensitive Senate Intel letter to an email prankster

Jared Kushner’s lawyer accidentally forwarded a sensitive Senate Intel letter to an email prankster

  Abbe Lowell, a top Washington lawyer, accidentally forwarded a sensitive letter from the Senate Intelligence Committee to an email prankster on Thursday thinking the… Read More ›