LA fire races through the heart of a Jewish community

By Gabrielle Birkner LOS ANGELES (JTA) — The Woolsey Fire, which began late last week and engulfed a massive swath of Southern California, has killed at least two people, burned nearly...

Israeli Defense Minister Lieberman Quits Over ‘Capitulation to Terror’ in Gaza

Avigdor Lieberman. Photo: Jonathan Klinger via Wikimedia Commons. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation on Wednesday in protest at a Gaza ceasefire that he called a “capitulation to...

Natan Sharansky Muses About State of Current Political Movements

Chess warrior. Former political prisoner. Longtime Israeli minister and head of the Jewish Agency for Israel. Always a Jewish inspiration. Natan Sharansky has checked many boxes throughout his life, eight...

NYU BDS Resolution Co-Sponsor Defends Position Against Israel

Rose Asaf, a co-founder of New York University’s branch of the anti-Zionist organization Jewish Voice for Peace, is one of the co-sponsors of a BDS resolution that will be...

Jerusalem Tourism Conference Focuses on Crisis Management

Imagine the chaos that would ensue after a major natural disaster or a terror attack if the relevant authorities were not prepared. And imagine the consequences to tourism in...

Knesset Reduces Funds to Films With Secular, Liberal Values

A new law approved in the Knesset on Monday will enable the office of the Minister of Culture and Sport to decide the amount of government subsidies that Israeli...

Russia to Deport Siberia’s Chief Rabbi Over ‘Espionage’

A Russian court has ordered Siberia’s Chief Rabbi Asher Krichevsky deported along with his wife and six children for alleged espionage. The court in Omsk, the second-largest city in Siberia,...

Groups Demand U of Michigan Sanction Educators Advocating BDS

Nearly 60 organizations called on University of Michigan president Mark Schlissel to sanction professors at the public research university who engage in the BDS movement. They also decried his reaction to...

Ambassador Brownback to Address Antisemitism in Europe

As part of a visit to Poland, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback is expected to address the issue of antisemitism in Europe, a State Department spokesperson...

Supreme Court: Israel Must Admit Hamas Relatives for Critical Medical Care

Israel’s Supreme Court ordered the Israel Defense Forces on Sunday to admit five critically ill women who are close relatives of Hamas terrorists for urgent medical treatment, despite a...
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