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Jared Kushner subject of FBI interest in Russia case

Jared Kushner talking with Ford Motor Company CEO Mark Fields, left, and CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Sergio Marchionne at a meeting between President Trump and auto industry leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, January 24, 2017. (Shawn Thew/Pool/Getty Images) WASHINGTON (JTA) — FBI agents investigating ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign […]

Liberman said Israel tweaked intel-sharing after Trump revelations to Russians

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Israel’s defense minister said Israel had made changes to how it shares intelligence with the United States in the wake of President Donald Trump’s revelation of highly classified information to Russian officials. Avigdor Liberman told Army Radio on Wednesday that the change would not affect the close U.S,.-Israel intelligence sharing relationship. “I […]

Appeals court upholds HIAS suit against Trump travel ban

WASHINBGTON (JTA) — HIAS hailed a federal appellate court’s decision upholding its appeal against President Donald Trump’s travel bans. “The groundswell of public protest against the bans has been inspiring and unrelenting,” the lead Jewish group advocating for immigrants rights said in a statement Thursday after the decision by the Richmond, Va.- Fourth Circuit Court. […]

Mark Zuckerberg just used a Hebrew prayer to inspire Harvard ’17

(JTA) — Mark Zuckerberg’s commencement speech at Harvard on Thursday was so, well, Zuckerbergish. Self-deprecating jokes about his awful dating technique? Check. Self-deprecating references to not having completed Harvard? Check. Parent-deprecating jokes about their gimlet-eyed view of his success? Check. A rousing call to the students to commit social justice? Check. A recitation of the […]

Senate panel passes new sanctions on Iran’s missiles

WASHINGTON (JTA) – A key Senate committee approved new sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missile program after amending clauses that critics said could scuttle the Iran nuclear deal. On Wednesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved the bill by a vote of 18-3. It was backed by the committee’s two leaders, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., the […]

There’s an Orthodox version of ‘Shark Tank’

BizTank, a haredi Orthodox version of “Shark Tank,” brings together a panel of mostly Orthodox Jewish investors to hear pitches from entrepreneurs. (Ben Sales) NEW YORK (JTA) — At the opening of the most recent season finale of “Shark Tank,” the ABC reality show about startup entrepreneurs, a male model stripped and posed in front […]

Israel will host international lacrosse championships in 2018

(JTA) — Israel will host the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse’s 2018 Men’s Championships. The announcement on Tuesday marks the first time since the competition launched in 1967 that a country other than the United States, Canada, England or Australia will host the tournament. Israel’s national lacrosse team placed second in the 2016 European championships […]

Trump’s cuts to foreign aid budget are dangerous and inhumane

Young women rally against child marriage, dowry and domestic violence in a protest organized by an American Jewish World Service grantee, the Masum Foundation, in Mavadi, India, March 31, 2015. (Jonathan Torgovnik/AJWS) NEW YORK (JTA) — This week, President Donald Trump proposed radical and cruel cuts to U.S. foreign aid. If his budget for 2018 […]

Hecklers shout ‘Heil Hitler!’ during Jewish school’s Holocaust play

(JTA) — Teenage hecklers interrupted a South African Jewish school’s performance of a play about the Holocaust with chants of “Heil Hitler!” and other anti-Semitic taunts. Middle-school children from the King David Victory Park School were performing “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” on May 18 as part of a one-act play festival at Waterstone College, a […]

Mother of slain yeshiva student Ezra Schwartz: Palestinians must stop paying my son’s killer

(JTA) — The mother of American yeshiva student Ezra Schwartz, who was shot to death by a Palestinian assailant in the West Bank, told a United Nations forum that his murderer should not be rewarded. Ruth Schwartz said Wednesday that the Palestinian Authority pays a monthly stipend to Mohammed Abed Odeh Harub, who was sentenced […]

Israel could cut off Gaza’s electricity

IDF official warns that Gaza’s electricity supply could be cut off since it won’t pay its electricity debt.

Report: Manchester terrorist trained in Syria

Officials in the United States believe Manchester suicide bomber received some training from ISIS in Syria.

Watch: Publisher who revolutionized Jewish books honored

Matthew Miller, owner of Koren Publishers, honored at Ateret Cohanim’s Jerusalem celebration.

Report: FBI probing Kushner meetings with Russians

Trump’s son-in-law under FBI scrutiny in Russia investigation, but is not suspected of any crime.

‘The world is silent when Israel is struck by terrorism’

Social Equality Minister participates in ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the establishment of Estonia’s only synagogue.

Hecklers shout ‘Heil Hitler!’ in Jewish school’s Holocaust play

Teenage hecklers interrupt school play in South African Jewish school with shouts of ‘Heil Hitler!’

Virginia court upholds block on Trump travel ban

Appeals court upholds block on Trump travel ban. Justice Department to take case to Supreme Court.

Britain resumes information sharing with U.S.

British police resumes sharing information with American agencies after briefly suspending cooperation over leaks on Manchester attack.

Trump adviser: Shame on Hamas

Jason Greenblatt meets parents of IDF soldier Hadar Goldin, whose body is being held by Hamas.

Is there a right way to diversify investments?

Want to learn about a strategy to diversify your investments? Douglas Goldstein speaks with Felder Report creator on trends in the market.

UK bomber said to have told mother ‘Forgive me’ before blast

Trump’s emissary to the Middle East met with the parents of Lt. Hadar Goldin

Appeals court rules against President Trump’s revised travel ban targeting Muslim-majority countries

US: More than 100 civilians killed in Iraq bombing in March

Israel reduces Gaza electricity after PA refuses to pay

“This is an internal Palestinian issue and not an Israeli-Palestinian issue,” says Israel’s COGAT chief.

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