Trump Administration Talks on Annexation End Without Decision

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Trump administration still isn’t sure if it will back Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposal to annex parts of the West Bank. Top administration officials...

Orthodox Woman Tasked With Mending Ties Between Israel, Diaspora

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Omer Yankelevich is the new minister of Diaspora affairs in Israel, meaning she’s in charge of managing the Jewish state’s relations with Jewish communities abroad. It has...

Reports: Osama bin Laden’s Son, Heir Hamza Dead

Several news outlets have reported that the son and potential successor of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Hamza bin Laden, is dead. NBC/MSNBC reported it spoke to three officials, who...

US Ambassador’s Official Residence in Herzliya for Sale

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — The U.S. Embassy in Israel has put the ambassador’s official residence up for sale and stands to sell it for a record-breaking price. The asking price for...

House Democrats Push for Unification Against West Bank Annexation

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — House Democrats have put together a letter that they hope will unite their entire caucus in warning Israel against annexation of part of the West Bank. The letter, now...

Jewish Man Found Killed in Paris Apartment

(JTA) — A Jewish man was killed in his apartment in Paris, where the victim’s twin brother found his lifeless body bound and with a plastic bag covering his...

Israel Plans Thousands of New West Bank Homes

Israel announced a plan for thousands of new homes in the West Bank on Wednesday as Washington voiced readiness to back de facto Israeli annexations there. U.S. Secretary of State Mike...

Mainstream Dems Still Committed to Funding Israeli Military

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — For Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, the announcement was routine, noting the inclusion of $500 million for Israel’s missile defense in a key...

Halachic Musings: U.S. Marine of Today, Chofetz Chaim’s Talmid of Yesterday

  It happened in the summer of 1914 or 1915 to a student of the Chofetz Chaim, Ephraim Leibowitz. And it happened again this week, about 105 years later, to...

US Officials to Meet on Israel’s West Bank Annexation Plan

U.S. officials will gather this week to discuss whether to give Israel a green light for its plan to annex settlements in the West Bank, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s target...
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New Hampshire Lawmakers Approve Bill Requiring Holocaust Education

BY PENNY SCHWARTZ BOSTON (JTA) – New Hampshire will mandate Holocaust and genocide prevention education under a bill passed overwhelmingly by its House of Representatives. If Gov....

French Court: Painting Looted During Holocaust Belongs to Jewish Collector – A French appeals court ruled against an American couple that sought to get back the 1887 painting called La Cueillette des Pois (“Picking...

13 Jewish Facts About ‘Hamilton’ Just in Time for Its Streaming Premiere

This story originally appeared on Kveller. BY ARIELLE KAPLAN In the ultimate COVID-19 silver lining, the Broadway smash “Hamilton“ will be available to stream from the comfort of your...

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