Woman Behind Voice of Hebrew Siri Sues Apple

JERUSALEM (JTA)  — The woman behind the female Hebrew voice of the Waze navigation app is suing Apple for using her voice as the Hebrew Siri. Israeli radio broadcaster Galit...

Driver in LA Ramming Attempt to Undergo Mental Competency Hearing

(JTA) — Criminal proceedings against the driver who allegedly attempted to run over two people outside a Los Angeles synagogue have been suspended over the suspect’s mental competency. Mohamed Abdi Mohamed, 32,...

Engel Won’t Remove Minnesota Rep. Omar From Foreign Affairs Committee

The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said on Tuesday that he will not eject Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from the committee over her latest antisemitic remarks. “No, I’m...

Jewish Groups Fight Criminality on California Campuses

By Edwin Black Los Angeles city prosecutor Spencer Hart has requested additional investigative materials from the UCLA Police, according to a prosecution source. The request in the case involving the...

Coffee Dates, Shabbat, Jewish Texts All Converge at Hillel

Ester Shamailova says her parents, who are from Azerbaijan but now live in Brooklyn, N.Y., are very strict. For that reason — and because of money — her only option...

Arab League to Meet April 15 About UN Security Seat

Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit speaking during a joint news conference in Amman on Jan. 6, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Muhammad Hamed. An Arab Summit in Riyadh where states...

Sparks Fly at Tense VP Debate, as Biden, Ryan Spar on Libya, Economy

Paul Ryan opened the vice presidential debate Thursday with tough criticism  of the Obama administration over its handling of the Libya terror attack,  suggesting it was “projecting weakness” with...

Noam Shalit: Jabari’s killing “A Necessary Step”

Noam Shalit, whose son Gilad was captured in 2006 in a terror raid orchestrated by Ahmed Jabari, the Hamas military commander killed by Israel on Wednesday, said Jabari “had...

5 BDS Protesters Take Stage at Paris Eurovision Qualifier

(JTA) — A group of anti-Israel protesters jumped on stage during a Eurovision qualifying competition in Paris. Israeli Eurovision 2018 winner Netta Barzilai was on stage Saturday night when the...

20th Maccabiah Games Launched In Jerusalem

Ori Sasson, Anthony Irwin, Yarden Jerbi, Moran Samuel, Neta Rivkin, Omri Casspi, and Fabien Gilot will participate in lighting the Maccabiah torch at the opening ceremonies of the 20th...
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How Did May Get to Be Jewish American History Month?

(JTA) — Only one religious group in the United States has a federally proclaimed month celebrating its history: the Jews. In 2006, President George...

Senate Armed Services to Continue Security Aid to Israel

The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee approved a $750 billion 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Wednesday that includes the continuation of American...

Hempstead Town Refinances $33 Million in Bonds

  The Town of Hempstead unanimously voted to authorize the refinancing of $33 million in bonds in order to save approximately $1.4 million in taxpayer...

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