Police Investigate Three Fires Set at Massachusetts Chabad Centers

Massachusetts law enforcement is investigating three arson incidents that occurred at two Chabad centers. The first, at Chabad of Arlington, occurred last Saturday night, May 11. Chabad representative Luna Bukiet discovered the...

Nationwide Celebration of Israel to Stress Jewish Unity

Throughout May and June, more than 50,000 people are expected to participate in the annual IAC Celebrate Israel festivals throughout the country. The largest gathering within this network of...

Chief Rabbi Wants Jews to Extend Shabbat to Protest Eurovision Timing

(JTA) — Israel’s Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau, called on Jews to extend by 20 minutes the time they observe Shabbat this week to protest its violation during the...

Madonna Confirms She’ll Sing at Eurovision Finale

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Rest easy, Madonna fans, it’s official: The pop icon will sing at the Eurovision Song Contest finals in Tel Aviv. She signed her contract on Thursday morning,...

Trump Pardons Former Owner of Jerusalem Post

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — President Donald Trump granted a full pardon to Conrad Black, the former owner and publisher of The Jerusalem Post who had spent three years in...

NASA Releases Photos of Beresheet Lunar Crash

NASA released pictures Wednesday of the moon after Israel’s “Beresheet” spacecraft crashed on the moon last month. “The cameras captured a dark smudge, about 10 meters wide, that indicates the...

Antisemitic, Xenophobic Hate Crime Increased in Germany

BY LAURA E. ADKINS (JTA) — There were 1,799 antisemitic hate crimes reported in Germany in 2018 –  and nearly 90 percent of the perpetrators had a right-wing extremist background. Interior Minister...

Israeli Man Indicted for Spitting on Polish Ambassador

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — A 65-year-old Israeli man has been indicted for banging on the roof of the car of Polish Ambassador Marek Magierowski and spitting at him. According...

Man Arrested for Threatening Elderly Jews in Bal Harbour, Florida

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A jogger was arrested for allegedly verbally threatening and spitting on elderly Jews in Florida as they walked home from synagogue. Daniel Valerivich Starikov, 33, of...

Republicans Launch Bid to Force House Vote on BDS

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Republicans want to force a vote on a controversial bill meant to oppose the anti-Israel boycott. The bill, which earlier this year passed the Senate, has been...
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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...

NJ Man Arrested; Allegedly Wanted to Shoot Pro-Israel Marchers

BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK (JTA) — A New Jersey man who allegedly wanted to shoot pro-Israel rallygoers and bomb Trump Tower was arrested for...

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