(JTA) — On Wednesday, Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif, attended a classified briefing with Vice President Mike Pence on the North Korea nuclear threat.
Students at New Trier High School were pleased and excited when Andrew Aydin, a close associate of civil rights icon and Democratic Congress member John Lewis, agreed to speak at their school on civil rights; even more so when Colson Whitehead, the widely lauded author of the best-selling novel, “The Underground Railroad,” agreed to join him. But that was before a group calling itself Parents of New Trier launched a website devoted to protesting Seminar Day.
The parents of Michael Kadar, the Israeli teenager accused of launched fake bomb threats at dozens of American Jewish institutions and starting his own Web-based document forgery and weapons sales operations, said their son was not responsible for his actions given severe neurological deficits.
WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — A think tank that monitors Holocaust restitution issues reported that Poland is the only European Union nation that does not comply with an international understanding allowing for the return of Jewish property seized during World War II.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s population stands at 8.68 million on the eve of Israel Independence Day.
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