“Everything about the kid went bad,” an unnamed friend of Jeffrey Rackover’s told the news site. “He feels taken for a ride, emotionally and financially.” He added, “Jeffrey still cries every day, but he wants to be cleansed of it all, and done.”6
He’s a unique choice for the role, breaking with a long-held policy consensus. He denounces the two-state solution and backs settlements.10
(JTA) — The number of terrorist attacks recorded in Israel dropped last month by 38 percent over October nationally — largely thanks to a 72-percent drop in incidents in Jerusalem. The Israel Security Agency, or Shin Bet, recorded a total of 95 attacks in November, with only nine in Jerusalem, compared to 153 attacks in…3
(JTA) — Socialite Shelli Azoff asked guests at her annual women-only glamour gala in Los Angeles to refrain from making any mention of Donald Trump. Azoff, the wife of music mogul Irving Azoff, who is Jewish, presented the house rule at the 17th annual “Just Us Girls” holiday bash on Wednesday at the Forum in LA,…
(JTA) — Dovish Jewish groups spoke of their concern over Donald Trump’s nomination of David Friedman as U.S. ambassador to Israel, but their more hawkish counterparts celebrated it as momentous. Friedman, a bankruptcy lawyer who has for years worked for the Republican president elect and his real estate development business, has expressed hardline right-wing views on the Israeli-Palestinian…8
LOS ANGELES (JTA) — Israel’s hopes for an Oscar as best foreign-language film were dashed when “Sand Storm” failed to make the cut as competing entries from 85 countries were narrowed to nine semi-finalists. Noticeably, however, three of the nine movies on the shortlist, which was determined Thursday evening, deal with the Nazi era, indicating once…
RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — Cardinal Paulo Evaristo Arns, who challenged Brazil’s brutal dictatorship to honor a Jewish journalist killed in prison by the military, has died. Arns, one of the Catholic Church’s most prominent pro-democracy voices in Latin America, became famous for his fight against torture during 1964-1985. He died Wednesday at 95. On…
David Friedman, a bankruptcy lawyer who has for years worked for Donald Trump, was one of his main emissaries to the Jewish community.22
Israel’s national airline, El Al, is betting on a billion-dollar overhaul of its aging fleet to claw back market share dented by relentless competition from low-cost carriers and a damaging dispute with pilots.
The online white nationalist movement rallied around Trump. Now its eyes are on France.
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