Quebec Law Bans Public Workers From Wearing Religious Symbols

BY DAVID LAZARUS MONTREAL (JTA) — Quebec passed its so-called secularism law that bans certain public employees — teachers, judges and police officers, among them — from wearing religious symbols...

Qatari Envoy May Be Bringing Funds to Gaza Strip

A Qatari delegation was set to arrive in the Gaza Strip on Sunday with a fresh infusion of cash, Palestinian media reported on Saturday. The delegation was originally scheduled to...

Bill Introduced to Purchase Iron Dome Air-Defense Batteries

U.S. Reps. Mikie Sherrill (D-N.J.) and Representative Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) introduced on Monday the U.S.-Israel Indirect Fire Protection Act of 2019 to authorize the Secretary of the Army to...

Rabbi Reflects on Beaches of Normandy 75 Years After D-Day

Exactly 75 years ago, Normandy was the site of one of the largest military invasions ever staged. Forever known as D-Day, June 6, 1944 marked the turning point of World War...

Israeli Diplomat Elected Deputy Chair of UN Economic Committee

Israeli diplomat Anat Fisher Tsin was elected to serve in the coming year as deputy chair of the U.N. Economic and Financial Council. Tsin was elected on the same day...

Kushner Says Palestinians Should Have ‘Self-Determination’

White House senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner expressed support for Palestinians to have “self-determination,” though stopped short of endorsing a Palestinian state. “I do think they should have...

US Forest Service Chief Vicki Christensen Visits Israel

The new chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, Vicki Christensen, was in Israel last week touring the country’s forests with Israel’s Nature and Parks Authority. “It is...

Abdullah: Palestinian State Only Possible on Pre-1967 Lines

Jordanian King Abdullah told White House senior adviser and presidential son-in law Jared Kushner on Wednesday that a Palestinian state can only be created along the border lines that existed...

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 assistance to Israel for missile-defense...

Ambassador Friedman Calls on Evangelicals to Fight Antisemitism

A group of more than 200 evangelical faith leaders, organized by the Latin Coalition for Israel, gathered at the Aish Hatorah World Center in the Old City of Jerusalem...
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‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Screenplay to Be Shown at Tel Aviv Museum

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — Israeli Stanley Kubrick fans are getting a treat: An original copy of his screenplay for “2001: A Space Odyssey” will...

Taking the Shul on the Road

My shul is moving. To be fair, it’s been “moving” for about two years now. But it’s actually moving as I’m writing this. I’m...

ADL Protests Christians-Only Policy at NC Adoption Agency

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League condemned what it called government-sanctioned discriminatory practices at an evangelical adoption agency in North Carolina with government...

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