FBI: Antisemitic Hate Crimes Rose by 14% in 2019

(JTA) — The number of antisemitic hate crimes in the United States increased significantly in 2019, according to the FBI, in a year that saw three lethal attacks against...

Examining Pro-Israel Records of Key Senate Races

JNS.org – While Joe Biden has been projected as the next president of the United States, control of the US Senate is almost just as important due to the...

Campus Chabad in Kentucky Hit With Vandalism Again

Police in Lexington, Kentucky, are investigating the vandalism of a menorah and sign at Chabad at the University of Kentucky Jewish Student Center. This is the fourth time that...

Ezra Cohen-Watnick Promoted to Key Defense Post

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — He's back, but probably for a limited engagement. Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the Jewish government staffer who made headlines in 2017 for leaking intelligence to officials to back up President Donald...

What to Expect from President Joe Biden

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — On Joe Biden’s first day as president, he plans to launch a task force to reunite children and parents separated at the country’s southern border. It’s...

Next Congress Likely to Continue a Strong Jewish Presence

JNS.org – Despite comprising just 2 percent of the U.S. population, Jews have always played an outsized role in politics. In the outgoing 116th Congress, nine Jewish members served in...

Trump Calls Election ‘Rigged’ as Biden Closes in on 270

Democrat Joe Biden crept nearer to victory over Donald Trump on Thursday in an exceedingly-close U.S. election that hinged on razor-thin margins in a handful of states, while the Republican president...

From the Editor: Finally Almost Over

There are numerous conclusions that can be drawn from the almost-completed election that was supposed to come to an end this week. Hopefully, America can somehow come together and...

Biden Handily Wins in New York

In a blink of an eye, Joseph Biden Jr. took all of New York's 29 electoral college votes Tuesday night. Just one minute passed between the scheduled closing time for...

N.C. House Seat Won By Former Jewish Communal Professional

BY RON KAMPEAS (JTA) — Kathy Manning, a former immigration attorney who led two national Jewish organizations, won a congressional seat in North Carolina. Manning defeated Lee Haywood, her Republican opponent in...
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Emirati Royal in Talks to Buy Jerusalem’s Beitar Soccer Club

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — A member of the United Arab Emirates’ royal family has formally announced his interest in buying half of the Israeli soccer...

Court to Decide Whether Labor Can Cancel Primaries

The Tel Aviv District Court will rule on Sunday morning whether to prevent a Labor Party convention from deciding on Sunday afternoon whether to cancel the...

New Podcast Digs Deeper Into Issues Affecting Our Communities

Introducing "From The Editor's Desk" a new podcast by 5TJT Editor and Publisher Larry Gordon delving deeper into some of today's issues. Mr. Gordon...

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