Media Reports on Impact of U.S. Cuts to Aid for Palestinians

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Reports of rollbacks in Palestinian aid projects are emerging as massive cuts in U.S. aid to the Palestinians kick in. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that up...

Pittsburgh Congregants Travel to Service at Black Church Attacked in 2015

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — They didn’t share the same religion, but they shared the same pain. Ten members of a Pittsburgh congregation who survived the October attack on their building,...

Ilhan Omar: 2012 Tweet About Israel Was ‘Offensive and Unfortunate’

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rep. Ilhan Omar disavowed a 2012 tweet in which she said Israel had “hypnotized” the world, saying the term was “unfortunate and offensive.” Omar, D-Minn., responding Tuesday...

Orthodox Rabbi to Serve in Illinois State Legislature

(JTA) — Rabbi Yehiel Kalish was sworn in to the Illinois House of Representatives on Sunday night. Kalish, 43, is the first rabbi to serve as an Illinois state representative. “I may...

Rabbi Guilty in Child Sex Sting Gets Probation

(JTA) — A Minnesota rabbi who worked in student outreach was sentenced to probation after being arrested in a child sex sting operation last year. Rabbi Aryeh Cohen last week...

Jews of Color Reflect on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019

  (JTA) — For many Jewish organizations, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a time to talk about the current state of black-Jewish relations. There’s a lot to talk about this...

Jewish Community Needs to be Protected, Ocasio-Cortez Says

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said the Jewish community needs to be protected against its concerns about antisemitism coming from the White House. In an interview...

Timeline of Women’s March Antisemitism Controversies

NEW YORK (JTA) — The Women's March is over. Once a robust sign of renewal, backlash over antisemitism and other conflicts cut deep into the march's core. Local chapters...

Women’s March’s Mallory: Israel Has No Right to Exist

Israel did not have a right to exist “at the disposal” of the Palestinians, Women’s March co-leader Tamika Mallory claimed in an interview that aired on Thursday. Appearing on the...

YAFFED’s Yeshiva Oversight Suit Dismissed

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Rockland County-based education advocacy group challenging the constitutionality of a newly amended state law that advocates say relaxed academic standards...

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More Hate Groups Equals More Antisemitism

(JTA) — The number of active hate groups in the United States is at a record high — and many are antisemitic in nature. That...

French ‘Yellow Vest’ Protester Will Go on Trial

One of the “yellow vest” protesters who assailed the French Jewish intellectual Alain Finkielraut with antisemitic abuse on a Paris street last weekend will go...

AIPAC, AJC Condemn Far-Right Kahanist Party in Netanyahu Deal

Two major pro-Israel US groups expressed alarm over the past day following the political deal brokered by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier this week...

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