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U.S. is concerned over recent expression of anti-semitism in Turkey

U.S. is concerned over recent expression of anti-semitism in Turkey

The United States is concerned over recent expressions of anti-Semitism in Turkey, the State Department’s special envoy for combating anti-Semitism, Ira Forman, told JTA today… Read More ›

Jerusalem mayor cancels his trip to London

Jerusalem mayor cancels his trip to London

The Mayor of Jerusalem has called off a visit to London next. The cancellation comes after weeks of escalating tensions between Israel and the Palestinians… Read More ›

Anti-Semitism Is All the Same

Anti-Semitism Is All the Same

Nothing is as boring as anti-Semitism, at least for Jews. You rule the world, they have heard non-Jews telling them for the last 2,000 years,… Read More ›

New Jerusalem Council

New Jerusalem Council

The success enjoyed by the dati leumi community in the Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate elections is now turning its focus on rebuilding the Jerusalem Religious Council… Read More ›

Bloody brawl in the Galilee

Bloody brawl in the Galilee

One person remains critically injured and 8 others badly wounded after a brawl between Druse and Muslims in the village of Abu Snan Friday night… Read More ›

Herzog confronts Arab Protestors in Israel

Herzog confronts Arab Protestors in Israel

Opposition leader Isaac Herzog (Labor) blasted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for remarks he made challenging Israeli Arab protestors to go live under Palestinian rule in… Read More ›

Analysis: Egos clash between the IDF and Shin Bet

Analysis: Egos clash between the IDF and Shin Bet

It was a silly and unnecessary battle about ego, credit and public relations that ended Thursday morning with a face-saving clarification by the Shin Bet… Read More ›

Meet the ambassador: Matthew Gould, Britain’s first Jewish envoy to Israel

Meet the ambassador: Matthew Gould, Britain’s first Jewish envoy to Israel

Very few ambassadors make headlines in the countries where they are posted before they set foot in them. Matthew Gould is an exception to the… Read More ›

Israeli NGO helped US convict Palestinian activist in US immigration fraud case

Israeli NGO helped US convict Palestinian activist in US immigration fraud case

An NGO claimed that it assisted the US Attorney’s Office in Detroit in convicting a prominent Palestinian activist on Monday of lying to the US… Read More ›

US Airstrikes Target ISIS Leaders In Iraq

US Airstrikes Target ISIS Leaders In Iraq

Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has reportedly been “critically” injured in a US-led airstrike in Iraq that targeted a convoy of military vehicles… Read More ›

Jerusalem security has improved, police chief and public security minister say

Jerusalem security has improved, police chief and public security minister say

Further terrorist attacks can be expected in Jerusalem and elsewhere, though police are witnessing improved security on the ground as expanded security forces continue to… Read More ›

Kerry: Calm must be restored in Jerusalem

Kerry: Calm must be restored in Jerusalem

Calm must be restored in Jerusalem before direct or regional Israeli-Palestinian peace talks can commence, said US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday, following… Read More ›

Spain to vote November 18 on Palestinian state recognition

Spain to vote November 18 on Palestinian state recognition

Spain’s parliament will hold a symbolic vote on November 18 over recognition of a Palestinian state, according to a report in Spanish newspaper El País.… Read More ›

US Expresses Doubt Over Israel’s Commitment To Peace

US Expresses Doubt Over Israel’s Commitment To Peace

US officials state that relations with Israel’s government are not in crisis, despite claims to the contrary. But they have questioned its commitment to peace for… Read More ›

Jewish Day School Enrollment Spikes

Jewish Day School Enrollment Spikes

More American Jews are sending their children to Orthodox day schools, as total enrollment is up 12 percent from 2008, according to statistics from a… Read More ›

Montreal Neighborhood Discusses Succah Restrictions In Public Hearing

Montreal Neighborhood Discusses Succah Restrictions In Public Hearing

Mindy Pollack, a councilor in Montreal, proposed an extension to the time frame allowed by city law regarding succahs.  The current laws allot 15 days… Read More ›

Holocaust Survivor Plays For Crowd At Lincoln Center

Holocaust Survivor Plays For Crowd At Lincoln Center

Emily Kessler, a 97-year-old Holocaust survivor, treated 350 guests to a stringed instrument concert on Monday at Lincoln Center.  Kessler, who escaped the Nazi invasion… Read More ›

Jewish Family Reunited With Family Jewels After World War II

A Dutch historical society returned jewels to a Jewish family on Thursday who had given them to neighbors before the Nazis forced them out of… Read More ›

Bronx Woman Awarded For Rescuing Jews During World War II

Bronx Woman Awarded For Rescuing Jews During World War II

Bronx resident Berta Davidovitz Rubinsztejn was awarded the Jewish Rescuers Citation by B’Nai B’Rith on Thursday for helping Jews out of Nazi-occupied Hungary during World… Read More ›

White House Spokesman Said US Has Not Changed Policy On Iran

White House Spokesman Josh Earnest issued a public statement that US policy on Iran has not changed, in response to the report that President Obama… Read More ›