Trump Calls Rabbi of Chabad of Poway After Fatal Shooting

BY GABRIELLE BIRKNER POWAY, Calif. (JTA) — President Donald Trump placed a condolence call to the spiritual leader of the Chabad of Poway, the San Diego-area synagogue where a shooting...

New York Times Apologizes for Publishing ‘Antisemitic Political Cartoon’

NEW YORK (JTA) — After widespread condemnation, and an initial statement that critics slammed as inadequate, The New York Times apologized for publishing an “antisemitic political cartoon” in its...

Sderot Residents Among Wounded in California Synagogue Shooting

Two of the victims of Saturday’s shooting at the Chabad synagogue in Poway, California, were former residents of the rocket-beleaguered Israeli town of Sderot, and had come to America...

Western Europe’s Rap Scene Has Antisemitism Problem

(JTA) — On a warm summer day in Oslo last year, Kaveh Kholardi heartily greeted spectators at a city-organized concert celebrating diversity. Kholardi, a popular Norwegian rapper of Iranian descent,...

French-Jewish Philosopher Says He Can’t Show His Face Because of Antisemites

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Alain Finkielkraut, a Jewish philosopher and one of France’s foremost thinkers, said far-left protests against him mean he “can no longer show my face” on...

1 Dead, 3 Injured in San Diego-Area Synagogue Shooting

BY RON KAMPEAS (JTA) — A shooting at a Chabad synagogue in Poway, near San Diego, California, has left one person dead and three injured, including a child. Police in Poway detained...

Italian Soccer Fans Perform Fascist Salutes Ahead of Match

A group of supporters of the Italian Serie A football club SS Lazio were caught on video performing fascist salutes and hanging banners glorifying former Italian dictator Benito Mussolini...

Chabad Rabbi, Wife Beaten in Robbery in Kenya

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Intruders attacked a rabbi and his wife and hurled anti-Semitic insults during a robbery at a Jewish community center and synagogue in Kenya. Five men assaulted...

Last Terrorist Wanted for Murder of Daniel Pearl Arrested

(JTA) — Pakistan has arrested the last terrorist wanted in the 2002 kidnapping and killing of Jewish-American journalist Daniel Pearl. Azim Jan, a commander of the TTP, or the Tehreek...

Catholic Church Condemns Burning of Jewish Effigy for Easter

BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) — The Catholic Church in Poland condemned the burning of a Jewish effigy on Easter weekend in a small town in the country’s southeast. “The Catholic Church...
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Ayelet Shaked to Head New Right Party

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s former justice minister Ayelet Shaked is head of the New Right party, replacing Naftali Bennett, the former education...

Netflix Picks Up Rights to 2019, 2020 Eurovision Broadcasts

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place in Tel Aviv in May, can be seen on Netflix. Netflix picked up...

Ron Dermer to Leave Ambassador Post at End of September

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, will complete his tenure in Washington D.C .at the end of...

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