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Warner Brothers optioned Rabbi David’s new book, “David: The Divided Heart”

Warner Brothers optioned Rabbi David’s new book, “David: The Divided Heart”

Rabbi David Wolpe of L.A.’s Sinai Temple was pleasantly surprised when the call came that Warner Bros., along with Gulfstream Pictures, was optioning his new… Read More ›

Jews and non-Jews join in historic project

Jews and non-Jews join in historic project

The small group of American tourists followed their guide into the main square of Kazimierz, the historic Jewish district in Krakow, Poland’s second-largest city. “Before… Read More ›

Republican Landslide Forces Jewish Activists To Downsize Goals

Republican Landslide Forces Jewish Activists To Downsize Goals

After sounding a collective oy vey over the Republican landslide, Jewish communal activists began looking for ways to make lemonade out of what they perceive… Read More ›

Concerns Over European Anti-Semitism

Concerns Over European Anti-Semitism

Antwerp – The stabbing of a Belgian Jew in the neck on Saturday has led to increased calls for action against rising anti-Semitism in Europe,… Read More ›

Frank-Walter Steinmeier call for calm over Jerusalem  tensions

Frank-Walter Steinmeier call for calm over Jerusalem tensions

A Palestinian state can only be established through negotiations with Israel, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Saturday in Ramallah, as he met with… Read More ›

Israeli Economy Shrinks For The First Time In Five Years

Israeli Economy Shrinks For The First Time In Five Years

Tel Aviv – Israel’s government says the country’s gross domestic product shrank by 0.4 percent in the third quarter of 2014, the first time the… Read More ›

Inagural conference of the Israeli-American Council

Inagural conference of the Israeli-American Council

WASHINGTON — There were bagel breakfasts, a Friday night kiddush in English and Hebrew, and plenty of talk about how to keep the grandkids Jewish.… Read More ›

Hollywood stars raise millions in support of IDF

Hollywood stars raise millions in support of IDF

Last week, Hollywood giants gathered to show their support for the Friends of the Israeli Defence Forces. The FIDF works with orphans, wounded soldiers and… Read More ›

Lee Zeldin becomes Congress’ sole Jewish Republican as GOP retakes Senate

Lee Zeldin becomes Congress’ sole Jewish Republican as GOP retakes Senate

WASHINGTON (JTA) – Results showed Republicans winning control of the United States Senate as well as wins for fresh faces with close Jewish and pro-Israel… Read More ›

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 ›