FIFA Suspends Palestinian Soccer Head for Inciting Violence

Jibril Rajoub, the president of the Palestinian Football Association (PFA), was given a one-year suspension by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), effective on Aug. 24, for inciting...

Defense Minister: Every Week There Are Fewer People, but More Terror

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman. Photo: Reuters / Ronen Zvulun. “We are fighting an uncompromising battle here, and the other side must understand — there is a determined army here,”...

Attorney General: Trump ‘Aggressively Enforcing’ Hate Crime Laws

The Trump administration is “aggressively enforcing” hate crime laws, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Wednesday in an address to an Orthodox Union gathering in Washington, D.C. “Make no mistake,”...

Antisemitic Graffiti Found in Paris for 2nd Time in 3 Days

(JTA) — Swastikas and antisemitic graffiti were found in several locations in Paris. Mailboxes on which a street artist was commissioned to paint portraits of the late French politician Simone...

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Israel United Against  Iran Deal Dear Editor, Larry Gordon asked (“Shomer Schumer,” July 22): “Will Senator Schumer turn his head–look the other way–from Prime Minister Netanyahu and seven million residents of...

BDS Tweet Ends Up Promoting Israeli Wines

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — As a supporter of boycotting Israel, Mieke Zagt had no intention of marketing Israeli wine when she posted on Twitter a picture of it on sale at the...

Scholars Worry ‘Never Forget’ A Victim of Israel’s Warming Ties With Eastern Europe

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s efforts to establish close ties with the European Union’s Central European members has met with pushback from a perhaps unlikely source:...

Knesset Authorizes Declaration of War Without Cabinet Approval

The Knesset plenum passed a new law Monday that gives the prime minister and the defense minister the authority to declare war or start a major military operation without...

Letters To The Editor

A Key Debate Dear Editor, I usually enjoy Rabbi Yair Hoffman’s lucid and insightful halachic expositions in the Five Towns Jewish Times, which is why I am all the more perplexed...

ADL ‘Confident’ UAE Will Respect Israeli Judo Athletes

The United States' main Jewish civil rights organization on Friday welcomed the announcement that Israel’s international judo team will be able to compete without restrictions at a major forthcoming...
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