New Jersey Imam Who Called for Killing of Jews Will Be Sent for ‘Retraining,’...

New Jersey imam Aymen Elkasaby delivers a sermon at the Islamic Center of Jersey City on December 8. Photo: courtesy of MEMRI. A New Jersey imam who delivered two violently...

Advocates File Suit to Block Concrete on The Coney Island Boardwalk

After arguing to save the wooden Coney Island Boardwalk with petitions and official presentations to the city, several advocacy groups and outspoken residents filed a lawsuit this week in...

Turner And Ulrich Call on Power Companies To Speed Power Restoration

New York - Congressman Bob Turner (NY-09) and Councilman Eric Ulrich (R, Rockaways) released the following statement calling on power companies to speed the process of power restoration with...

Smart or shady? Cuomo Staff Sends Untraceable Messages

A LBANY – There’s one phrase Gov. Cuomo never hears: “You’ve got mail!” Cuomo refuses to communicate with his staff by email, sources close to the governor revealed to the...

CNN Fires Commentator Who Called for ‘Free Palestine From the River to the Sea’

(JTA) — CNN has fired Marc Lamont Hill, a political commentator and professor at Temple University, after he used a phrase associated with Palestinian extremists – “a free Palestine...

US Re-Elected to UN Human Rights Council Seat

UNITED NATIONS – The United States was re-elected Monday to another three-year term on the UN Human Rights Council in the only contested election for the organization's top human...

OU Hails Move by Iceland to Drop Proposed Circumcision Ban

A circumcision ceremony. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The Orthodox Union has praised an Icelandic parliamentary committee for its recommendation this week that a proposed bill that would ban male circumcision be...

Families, Friends Remember Pittsburgh Shooting Victims

A day after the shooting that left 11 dead at a Pittsburgh synagogue, friends and family members recalled the victims — professors and accountants, dentists and beloved doctors serving...

South Tel Aviv Residents Blast Move to Keep African Migrants in Israel

After the state notified the High Court of Justice on Tuesday that it has abandoned plans to forcibly deport African asylum seekers, residents of south Tel Aviv expressed indignation...

Episcopal Church Convention Rejects Measure to Divest From Israel

The Episcopal Church rejected a measure to divest from Israel at its General Convention this week. The measure, titled “Ending Church Complicity in the Occupation,” was initially approved by the...
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