Nasty Jewish Divorce Spirals Into an International Incident

LONDON – Beth Schlesinger was at a Vienna play center with her 2-year-old twins, Samuel and Benjamin, when the phone rang. Her husband, Michael, had won custody of the...

Where Secretary of State Pick Tony Blinken Stands on Jewish Issues

(JTA) — Tony Blinken, President-elect Joe Biden’s choice for secretary of state, is the stepson of a Holocaust survivor whose stories shaped his worldview and subsequently his policy decisions,...

150 House Democrats Sign Letter Backing Reentry into Iran Deal

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — A letter backing President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to reenter the Iran nuclear deal without any new conditions has garnered 150 signatures from House Democrats —...

70,000 Hindus in India rally for Israel under Hindu Samhati

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Egypt shuts Rafah border crossing amid tensions with Hamas

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Dirshu Kinyan Torah’s International Success

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400 Jewish studies Scholars Equate Israeli Annexation With Apartheid

BY BEN SALES (JTA) — More than 400 Jewish and Israel studies academics have signed a statement denouncing potential Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank as “apartheid” and say...

Rabbi Levi Yitzchak’s Grave in Kazakhstan Added to Heritage List

JNS.org – The US Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad recognized Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and former present Nursultan Nazarbayev for “facilitating the commemoration” of the passing,...

India’s Muted Response to Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital Stokes Arab Unease

Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration, organized by various religious groups, against the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in New Delhi, India, Dec. 17,...

Ambassador Friedman: Israel ‘Does Not Have to Wait’ to Annex Settlements

JNS.org – U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said on Tuesday that Israel “does not have to wait” to annex settlements in the West Bank and Jordan Valley. “The waiting...
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