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New School criticized for hosting panel on anti-Semitism featuring Linda Sarsour, anti-Israel activists

Linda Sarsour speaking at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health’s inaugural commencement ceremony at the Apollo Theatre in New York City, June 1, 2017. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images) NEW YORK (JTA) — The New School is being criticized for hosting a panel on anti-Semitism featuring speakers known to be vocal critics of Israel and […]

Their troubled brother wandered into Gaza. Now his Ethiopian-Israeli family wants US help to get him back.

Agamesh Mengistu, with her son Ilan, in Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 2017. (Ron Kampeas) WASHINGTON (JTA) — Ilan Mengistu knows his pitch to rescue his brother, Avera, should be a no-brainer to Jews — “pidyon shvuyim,” the redemption of the hostage, is among the greatest of commandments. But Mengistu also knows that the story he […]

Could turkey poop help stop climate change? An Israeli research team thinks so.

Two turkeys, Drumstick and Wishbone, posing for photographs with the Hokie bird mascot from Virginia Tech University, during an event hosted by The National Turkey Federation at the Williard InterContinental in Washington, D.C., Nov. 20, 2017. Each year, the U.S. president pardons a turkey before Thanksgiving. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (JTA) — None of us want […]

Can a Jew from liberal Miami Beach be Florida’s next governor? Philip Levine is betting yes.

Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine speaking at the Miami Convention Center, Dec. 2, 2015. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images) MIAMI (JTA) —  One candidate for governor is a former congresswoman and the daughter of a former governor and U.S. senator. Another candidate is a mayor who grew up in a blue collar African-American family. A third political […]

New York Times suspends reporter Glenn Thrush following allegations of sexual impropriety

Glenn Thrush on an episode of “The Press Pool” at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, July 20, 2016. (Kirk Irwin/Getty Images for SiriusXM) NEW YORK (JTA) — The New York Times suspended Glenn Thrush, its Washington, D.C., correspondent, amid allegations he made unwanted advances toward female journalists. The Times said Monday that it was […]

BBC host apologizes for ‘fat Jewish guy’ comment

Reggie Yates in London on Sept. 7, 2017. (Nicky J Sims/Getty Images) (JTA) — A BBC host has apologized for saying it is “great” that music artists are no longer being managed by “some random fat Jewish guy from northwest London.” “I am hugely apologetic for this flippant comment,” Reggie Yates, a Radio 1 host […]

Israeli police probe fake pics of president wearing Arab headdress

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel Police have launched an investigation into doctored photos showing President Reuven Rivlin wearing an Arab headdress, or kaffiyeh. The images were created after Rivlin rejected a pardon for a former Israeli soldier who shot and killed a downed Palestinian attacker, and hark back to images created by right-wing opponents to mock Prime […]

Why an Israeli soldier insists he beat a Palestinian, but the army doesn’t buy it

Dean Issacharoff is the spokesman for Breaking the Silence, a much-maligned nonprofit that opposes Israel’s military occupation in the West Bank. (Screenshot from Facebook) TEL AVIV (JTA) – Imagine for a moment that a soldier is suspected of misconduct in the field. Typically, someone might be expected to report the soldier, prompting the army to investigate. […]

Uganda is 100th outpost for Chabad-Lubavitch

Chabad-Lubavitch rabbis dancing at the movement’s annual conference in Bayonne, N.J., Nov. 19, 2017. (Mendel Grossbaum/Chabad.org) (JTA) — Uganda has become the 100th country to have a Chabad-Lubavitch outpost. Rabbi Moishe and Yocheved Raskin established the Chabad of Uganda in the capital city of Kampala in October, it was announced Sunday at the annual International Conference […]

French Socialist in hot water over a Twitter post

(JTA) — France’s Socialist Party said it has initiated a procedure for ousting a lawmaker whose Twitter account featured an image of President Emmanuel Macron deemed anti-Semitic. Gérard Filoche’s account last week showed Macron wearing a Nazi-like armband with a dollar sign and three well-known European Jews – the French economist Jacques Attali, entrepreneur Patrick Drahi and the […]

UN envoy warns against ‘devastating’ conflict in Gaza

UN’s Middle East envoy backs Fatah-Hamas reconciliation, warns of conflict in Gaza if reconciliation fails.

Abbas urges Spain to recognize ‘Palestine’

PA chairman says Palestinians suffered “historic injustice” in 1948.

‘No negotiations without recognition of Israel’

Yisrael Beytenu MK at Arutz Sheva conference: The basis for any diplomatic solution is recognition of Israel.

BBC host apologizes for anti-Semitic comment

BBC host apologizes for saying it’s great that musicians are no longer managed by “some random fat Jewish guy from northwest London”.

‘The smiles have been wiped off the Palestinians’ faces’

Transportation and Intelligence Minister at Arutz Sheva conference: PA must choose between axis of evil and axis of friendship.

Trump declares North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism

U.S. President says there will be more sanctions against North Korea after declaring it a state sponsor of terrorism.

Bennett: ‘Our generation’s mission is to save the Jews’

‘It’s now 50 years since we released Judea and Samaria. It’s time to recognize them as Israel. It’s time for sovereignty.’

Scaramucci: ‘I know that this is G-d’s land for G-d’s people

“I love the country because of what David Ben Gurion said: ‘In Israel in order to be a realist you must believe in miracles’.”

‘They spared the terrorist’s home – but won’t spare ours’

Residents of Gush Etzion town slated for demolition call on supporters to join them ahead of planned evacuation.

Truck hits IDF soldiers in northern Israel

2 soldiers injured, one seriously, in truck accident in northern Israel. Third soldier injured in ATV accident.

Russia’s Putin, Qatari Emir discuss Syria by phone

USA’s Tillerson and Saudi crown prince discuss terrorism by phone

Egypt’s Sisi to meet Lebanon’s Hariri on Tuesday

Attorney David Shimron questioned on sub. probe at Lahav 433 offices

Saudi FM on Eisenkot interview: ‘No relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel’

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