A Republican state lawmaker from North Carolina equated the Civil War and the Holocaust.
President Donald Trump was reluctant to voice public support for Steve Bannon, one his top aides, amid reports of a massive rift between him and fellow adviser Jared Kushner that also saw Bannon lose his position on the national security council.
An ultra-Orthodox group is threatening to disrupt operations at Israel’s Ben-Gurion International Airport during the busy Passover holiday week with protests against the drafting of yeshiva students into the army.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spiceer said on Monday during his daily press briefing that President Trump “was right” when he said that some of the anti-Semitic incidents in the United States may be “the reverse” of what they look like.
British writer and convicted Holocaust denier David Irving held a secret event at a Hilton hotel in Glasgow on Friday, according to the Sunday Herald, where he expounded in length on his anti-Semitic views and conspiracy theories.
Among the hundreds of thousands of demonstrators who gathered Saturday in Washington D.C. as part of the Women’s March on Washington against President Donald Trump was reportedly one surprising protester: Joshua Kushner, the younger brother of Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared.
Rabbi Marvin Hier, head of Los Angeles’ Simon Wiesenthal Center, told Haaretz that he accepted the invitation to say a prayer at Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday in part because refusing it would cause “ill will” toward Jews among the American public.
Israeli intelligence officials are concerned that the exposure of classified information to their American counterparts under a Trump administration could lead to their being leaked to Russia and onward to Iran, investigative journalist Ronen Bergman reported by Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot on Thursday.
The 103-year-old Rabbi Aaron Yehuda Leib Shteinman, considered the leading sage in the non-Hasidic (Lithuanian) Haredi community, was hospitalized in Bnei Brak on Sunday after he had felt unwell for several days. Doctors suspect he has pneumonia.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu found himself in a pickle in 2010 when, after he expressed his appreciation for remarks by Cuba’s former leader Fidel Castro, who passed away Saturday, he inspired the anger of some in the U.S. and was forced to apologize.