Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that he threatened to send Israeli commandos into Cairo in 2011 to rescue a number of Israeli security staff besieged by demonstrators who had stormed the mission.4
RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — Venezuela’s envoy to the United Nations called his Israeli colleague to apologize for his remarks accusing Israel of seeking a “final solution” against the Palestinians, made a day after Holocaust Remembrance Day. “These are blunt anti-Semitic statements coming from the Venezuelan ambassador towards the Jewish nation,” said Ambassador Danny Danon, according to…5
Long-running efforts to fully restore Israeli-Turkish ties strained after an Israeli raid of a Turkish boat in 2010 must now await the formation of a new government in Ankara, Israel’s top diplomat in Turkey said.3
President Barack Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, will submit a filled-out questionnaire and other information to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday to spur a vote on his nomination, the White House said.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two elderly women were stabbed by two masked assailants while out for a walk on a popular promenade overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem in what is being called a terror attack. The women, reported to be in their 70s or 80s, were taken to a Jerusalem hospital in moderate condition with…10
London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s attendance at a Holocaust commemoration event last week inspired praise by many, but did not sit well with some in the Twittersphere, with some responding with virulently anti-Israel comments and even Holocaust denial.50
Speaking out on an Israel divestment resolution up for vote at her own church, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton issued a harsh rebuke of the proposed move and reaffirmed her stance the BDS movement.145
A Jewish New Yorker who regularly appeared on “worst landlords” lists — and whose son recently drew headlines for verbally abusing an Uber driver in a viral video — has been charged with 20 felonies.7
NEW YORK (JTA) — Ernest (Ernie) Michel, who after surviving Auschwitz and a forced death march went on to become a prominent American Jewish communal leader, has died at 92. Michel died at his home in Manhattan on Saturday. He worked as a Jewish communal professional for more than 60 years, joining the staff of…
Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has asked his Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to plan for a possible White House transition team.
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