Four People Struck by Lightning

Authorities say lightning struck four people in New York City during Wednesday's storms. A 21 year old woman was struck by lightning at 150th Street and 69th Road, near Queens...

Group Behind AOC Victory Working to Unseat Eliot Engel

(JTA) — The progressive group that helped get New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez elected is supporting a political newcomer against veteran Jewish congressman Eliot Engel. Justice Democrats announced that it...

Report: Airbnb Policy a ‘Growing Headache’

A recent article in Forbes magazine reported that Airbnb’s decision to delist 200 Jewish residences in Judea and Samaria from its popular travel rental site is becoming a “growing...

‘Beresheet’ Spacecraft Sends New Images, Video

Fresh images and video were transmitted to Earth from the Israeli spacecraft “Beresheet” as it makes its way to the moon, announced SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries on Sunday. SpaceIL...

Israeli Ambassador Forced to Cancel Speech at London University After It Refuses to Provide...

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom Mark Regev was forced to cancel a planned talk on Wednesday at City, University of London after the institution refused to provide “basic...

European Parliament Condemns Hamas Terror, Use of Human Shields

(April 20, 2018 / JNS) The European Parliament voted on Thursday to condemn Hamas for its acts of terrorism and use of human shields. The motion, titled, “Gaza Strip: prevent...

Marco Rubio’s 12-Year-Old Daughter Amanda Airlifted to Hospital After Vehicle Crash

Republican Senator Marco Rubio's 12-year-old daughter, Amanda, was involved in a motor vehicle accident Saturday in Miami while he was campaigning elsewhere in Florida with Republican presidential candidate Mitt...

Israel Foils Fishing Boat Plot to Kidnap Soldiers

Palestinians hold flags as they ride a boat during a rally marking the fifth anniversary of the “Mavi Marmara” Gaza flotilla, at the seaport of Gaza City on May...

UK Labour Party Hit With Another Antisemitism Scandal; Speechwriter Claims Israel Commits ‘Genocide’

Jeremy Corbyn leads a pro-Palestinian demonstration in London in 2014, one year before becoming Labour Party leader. Photo: File. The British Labour party has been hit with yet another antisemitism...

Families of Ethiopian Air Passengers Can Sit Shiva, Wives Still Wait on DNA

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — A special rabbinical court ordered by Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef has determined that the families of the two Israeli men who died in...
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Israeli Jets Thwart Planned Attack by Iran From Syria

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s military said it thwarted a planned attack by Iran-backed fighters using drones armed with explosives. Israeli fighter jets late...

British Court Orders Man to Pay Wife Maintenance Until He Issues Get

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A British businessman must continue to pay his wife maintenance payments until he gives her a religious divorce, or get,...

Kenneth Bialkin, Longtime Jewish Philanthropist, Dies at 89

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Kenneth Bialkin, a philanthropist and a longtime leader of a plethora of major Jewish organizations, has died at 89. The...

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