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London van driver shouts anti-Semitic rant in road rage incident

(JTA) — A van driver let loose an anti-Semitic rant during a road-rage incident in north London’s Stamford Hills neighborhood. The incident took place on Friday afternoon as the Jewish Sabbath was approaching, over a parking space. Stamford Hills is home to a large population of haredi Orthodox Jews. The driver repeatedly said “Hitler was […]

Netanyahu promises to lead tour of holy sites in Israel next Christmas in video greeting

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu posted Christmas greetings on Facebook. “It’s a pleasure for me, on Christmas eve, to be here, standing in Jerusalem, the holy city,” Netanyahu said in a video greeting, standing on a balcony overlooking the city. “I’m very proud to be the Prime Minister of Israel. A country […]

2-day-old Syrian refugee baby flown to Israel for life-saving surgery

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A two-day-old baby born to Syrian refugee parents in Cyprus was flown to Israel to fix a severe heart defect. The baby, who was born in a refugee camp in Cyprus, was airlifted to Israel on Friday night for the life-saving operation at Sheba Medical Center in Tel HaShomer. He arrived with […]

Federal judge partially lifts Trump refugee ban after Jewish groups’ challenge

(JTA) — A federal judge in Seattle has partially lifted the latest Trump administration ban on refugees. U.S. District Judge James Robart of the federal court in Seattle on Saturday ruled that the federal government must process refugee applications for people “with a bona fide relationship to a person or entity within the United States.” The […]

Denmark will limit funding to Palestinian NGOs following investigation

Palestinians hanging posters with pictures of Dalal Mughrabi in Ramallah, March 13, 2011. (Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images) (JTA) — Denmark will limit the number of Palestinian NGOs that it supports and increase oversight of the ones that it does fund following an investigation. Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen announced on Friday that his ministry would halt […]

‘Kosher’ and ‘hummus’ added to official Spanish language dictionary

Hummus (Shutterstock) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — The Royal Spanish Academy added the words “kosher” and “hummus” to the latest update of the online version of its official dictionary. The words will appear in the next print edition of the Dictionary of the Spanish Language to be published next year. Spanish is the most common […]

Lorde cancels Tel Aviv concert after pro-Palestinian fans’ backlash

Lorde performing at the Glastonbury Festival in Glastonbury, England, June 23, 2017. (Ian Gavan/Getty Images) (JTA) — Pop star Lorde has cancelled a summer concert in Tel Aviv announced less than a week ago after pro-Palestinian fans in her native New Zealand criticized her. Israeli concert organizers announced the cancellation Sunday night, according to local […]

Planned exhibit about art dealer Max Stern reinstated by German mayor

(JTA) — A planned exhibit about world-renowned Jewish Montreal art dealer Max Stern has been reinstated by the mayor of Dusseldorf, Germany, after he canceled it last month. Due to open in February after more than three years of planning by Dusseldorf’s Stadtmuseum, the exhibit – titled “Max Stern: from Dusseldorf to Montreal” – also […]

Two Bedouin Israelis indicted for killing Israeli soldier in terror attack

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two Bedouin Israelis were indicted for the stabbing death of an Israeli soldier in Arad in southern Israel. Ron Yitzhak Kokia, 19, of Tel Aviv, was stabbed while waiting for a bus on Nov. 30. The stabbing was a nationalistically motivated terror attack, the Israel Security Agency determined at the time of the attack. The […]

Teenage boy shoots, kills girlfriend’s parents who thought he was a neo-Nazi

(JTA) — A teenage boy shot and killed the parents of his girlfriend after they convinced her not to see him anymore because he was an “outspoken neo Nazi.” The boy, 17, of Lorton, Virginia, on Friday shot and seriously injured himself after killing his girlfriend’s parents in their home. He was charged on Saturday […]

Complaint filed over guillotine display at leftist rally

Likud activist complains to police over mock guillotine which was displayed at leftist anti-corruption rally in Tel Aviv.

Erdogan: Trump should’ve called before Jerusalem decision

Turkish President argues that if Trump called him before recognizing Jerusalem, he would not have made the move.

12 million urge Sisi to run again

Supporters of Egyptian president say they have collected more than 12 million signatures from people urging him to run for another term.

‘Israel is your home’

Prime Minister Netanyahu addresses Birthright-Taglit event in Jerusalem, urges participants to come live in Israel.

Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem

Guatemalan President announces he had given instructions to move the country’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Regev urges Lorde: Reconsider cancellation of Israel show

Culture and Sport Minister urges New Zealand pop star to reconsider her decision to cancel her Tel Aviv concert.

New Jersey divests from Danish bank which boycotted Israel

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announces the state has divested from Danske Bank due to its boycott of Israeli companies.

Bill revoking residency for terrorists advances

Bill submitted after Supreme Court rules Interior Minister cannot revoke residency of terrorists.

Pennsylvania shootings ‘a terror attack’

DHS declares series of Pennsylvania shootings acts of terror, days after the suspect was gunned down by police.

Taken in a police cruiser – right up to the delivery room

Police pull over car driving erratically through traffic, find woman in labor.

Tunisia bans UAE airlines from landing in its territory

Culture Minister Regev: ‘Hope Lorde reneges on Israeli concert cancelation’

Cabinet adopts NSC recommendations on drone defense

15 arrested in connection with Egypt’s church attack

President of the Maccabi Haifa football club to be given lifetime achievement award

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