Former WH Staffer: Soros Scapegoating a Repeat of Antisemitic Tropes

BY RON KAMPEAS (JTA) — Fiona Hill, a former White House senior staffer providing key testimony in congressional hearings to impeach President Donald Trump, likened a right-wing narrative casting liberal Jewish...

Renewal of Terrorism Risk Insurance Act Includes Aid to Houses of Worship

An amendment to enhance security at synagogues and other houses of worship was added to a bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday to reauthorize the...

Jason Greenblatt Joins Republican Jewish Coalition Board

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump’s former top Middle East peace negotiator, will join the board of directors of the Republican Jewish Coalition. The chief architect of the Trump administration’s...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Misses Courtroom Arguments Due to Illness

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg missed courtroom arguments on Wednesday due to illness. She was not on the bench for oral arguments in two cases, NBC...

Trump Honors Army POW Who Defied Nazi Demand to ID Jewish Troops

In his remarks at the New York City Veterans Day parade Monday, President Donald Trump singled out in the audience 96-year-old former Staff Sgt. Lester Tanner, one of the Jewish World...

Rep. Elaine Luria Releases Video in Support of Trump Impeachment Inquiry

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va., released a video explaining why she supports the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. It’s a big deal because Luria is...

Two Firsts: New Virginia Speaker is Female and Jewish

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The Virginia House of Delegates will have its first female and first Jewish speaker. The current minority leader, Democrat Eileen Filler-Corn, 55, of Fairfax County, Virginia, was...

Nita Lowey, Retiring After 32 Years in Congress, Recalls Her Jewish Legacy

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Nita Lowey, who is retiring after 32 years in Congress, fields a question about her legacy as a Jewish lawmaker. No trouble there — she talks...

Trump to Lunch With 100 Orthodox Jews in New York City

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — President Donald Trump is doing lunch with 100 Orthodox Jews in New York City to raise money for his re-election campaign. The Yeshiva World News website reported that the...

Jewish Groups Ask Trump to End Pollard’s Parole Restrictions

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Three U.S. Orthodox Jewish organizations have sent separate letters to President Donald Trump asking him to end Jonathan Pollard’s parole so he can take care of...
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Einsatzkommando Interpreter Has Canadian Citizenship Revoked

BY DAVID LAZARUS MONTREAL (JTA) — The Supreme Court of Canada court declined to hear the appeal of a former Nazi who is facing deportation after...

American Rabbi Suspected of Running Baby Trafficking Network

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Israeli police have arrested five people, including an American rabbi, for allegedly running an international baby trafficking ring that targeted mentally...

Middle Eastern, North African Jews Remembered at UN Mission

Israel’s UN Mission commemorated on Wednesday the expulsion of the Jews of the Middle East and North Africa, holding an event where one speaker...

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