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Trump says it’s ‘possible’ he will ditch Iran deal

WASHINGTON (JTA) — It’s “possible” that the United States will not remain in the Iran nuclear deal, President Donald Trump said. “I believe they have broken the spirit of the agreement,” Trump told The Associated Press. “There is a spirit to agreements, and they have broken it.” Asked by the AP whether that meant the […]

Sanders, pressed on Jon Ossoff, says it’s ‘imperative’ that Dems win Georgia seat

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Bernie Sanders said it was “imperative” to elect Jon Ossoff congressman from Atlanta’s suburbs, pushing back against the perception that Sanders was unenthusiastic about what is seen as a critical election targeting the policies of President Donald Trump. “Let me be very clear,” Sen. Sanders, I-Vt., said Friday in a rare email […]

Trump proclaims week of Holocaust remembrance

President Donald Trump delivering a statement on Syria from his Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Fla., April 6, 2017. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images) (JTA) — President Donald Trump described how “six million Jews had been brutally slaughtered,” in a proclamation marking the week-long Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust. The White House released the […]

Larry David is upset that his hard work made Steve Bannon rich — but did it?

Steve Bannon attending a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House where Neil Gorsuch was administered the judicial oath, April 10, 2017. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (JTA) — The New Yorker’s Connie Bruck has written perhaps the deepest dive into what forces shaped Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s top strategic adviser. We already know […]

Trump reportedly picks businessman Howard Lorber to head Holocaust Memorial Council

Howard Lorber, president of the Vector Group, speaking at a ceremony in New York City, April 14, 2016. (Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images for 160 Leroy) (JTA) — President Donald Trump reportedly is tapping Howard Lorber, a businessman and longtime friend, to serve as chairman of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council’s governing board. Lorber, the president and CEO of the […]

These American immigrants are winning back millions for victims of massive fraud in Israel

Austin Smith, a co-founder of Wealth Recovery International, speaking at its office in Tel Aviv, Feb. 22, 2017. (Andrew Tobin) TEL AVIV (JTA) — They were part of the problem. Now they are spearheading a solution. A Tel Aviv-based startup run by young American Jewish immigrants to Israel, or olim, has taken on the largely fraudulent […]

Israel signs deal for 6,000 Chinese workers — but they can’t work in settlements

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel signed a deal with China to bring in 6,000 construction workers after agreeing they would not work in West Bank settlements or eastern Jerusalem. Israel’s housing minister, Yoav Galant, and the Chinese vice minister of commerce, Fu Ziying, signed the agreement on Sunday in Jerusalem. Israel’s Foreign Ministry said Sunday that […]

Americans for Peace Now cancels annual Israel trip over anti-boycott law

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Americans for Peace Now has canceled its annual trip to Israel over the country’s new anti-boycott law. The law passed last month by the Israeli Knesset bars entry to foreigners who publicly call for boycotting the Jewish state or its settlements. Americans for Peace Now is concerned that trip participants could be stopped at Ben […]

John Oliver gives us the harshest Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner takedown yet

(JTA) — Much ink has been spilled on Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s experience, their effect on the president, even their personalities — but none of us actually know all that much about them. Well, that’s John Oliver’s take on President Trump’s two key advisers at least. The comedian spent most of his HBO show […]

Holocaust survivors praise end of Allianz sponsorship of golf tournament

(JTA) — Holocaust survivors praised the termination of Allianz’s sponsorship of an annual Florida golf tournament. Survivors, who say the international insurance company still owes an estimated $2 billion in unpaid claims to them, have been protesting the annual PGA seniors tournament held in Boca Raton since 2011. Allianz has sponsored the tournament for the past 11 years. […]

Radiohead urged to cancel Israel concert

Dozens of artists call on Radiohead to cancel July 19 concert in Tel Aviv.

Report: Trump to increase aid to PA

State Department documents indicate administration is cutting foreign aid across the world, but plans to increase aid to PA.

UNESCO head stresses Jewish link to Jerusalem

UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova promises to defend the rightful links of all three monotheistic religions to Jerusalem.

Rivlin criticizes Le Pen

President Reuven Rivlin accuses French far-right presidential candidate of a new, dangerous form of Holocaust denial.

Ivanka Trump on Holocaust Day: Never again

Ivanka Trump calls on world leaders to pledge that another Holocaust will never again happen.

Barghouti accuses Israel of ‘legal apartheid’

Fatah leader calls on world leaders to support the demands of hunger striking terrorists.

‘We have red lines too’

Officials tell Arutz Sheva ultimatum to German Foreign Minister meant to clarify Israel’s red lines.

Le Pen temporarily steps down from her party

Marine Le Pen steps aside as leader of National Front in order to appeal to wider audience.

Trump: We must not forget the Holocaust

Trump issues special statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

‘The Challenge – Remembering and Studying the Holocaust’

French ambassador declares at Holocaust memorial ceremony ‘France cooperated in this nefarious madness, and we will fight Holocaust denial.’

Trump looks to expand offshore drilling

2 wounded in shooting incident in Yafo

Shas Spiritual leader threatens retiring the party following High Court decision

Haredi protestors block Geha Interchange

The Latest: Le Pen steps down from National Front leadership

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