(JTA) — Yaffa Eliach, a prominent historian of the Holocaust who opened the first center for Holocaust studies in the United States, has died. Eliach, a Holocaust survivor, died Wednesday at 79, The Jewish Press reported. In 1974, she opened the Center for Holocaust Studies in Brooklyn. It later merged with the Museum of Jewish Heritage in…
(JTA) — President-elect Donald Trump’s first priority must be to “address the wounds of an extraordinarily divisive contest,” the American Jewish Committee said in a congratulatory statement. “American democracy has spoken after a long and bitterly-fought campaign,” David Harris, the group’s CEO, said in a statement released Wednesday morning. “We wish President-elect Trump well as…4
Schumer will have to use his skills with the press next January, as he becomes Senate minority leader in a town where both houses of Congress and the presidency will be controlled by Republicans.
WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Jewish contingent to the U.S. House of Representatives grew from 19 to 23 in Tuesday’s elections, doubling its Republican representation from one to two. Five Jews overall were newly elected to the House, while one Jewish congressman in Florida is retiring. The Senate Jewish contingent dropped from nine to eight. Three…
It was with excitement but some trepidation last night that I began to read the online version of a [New York Times story] about The Forward.
People on Twitter are using the hashtag #Kristallnacht to draw a parallel to the U.S. election.4
Israeli leaders on the right championed Donald Trump’s upset victory in the U.S. election, with some saying it portended the end of the two-state solution, of which the United States has historically been the chief broker.5
Many Muslims around the world expressed dismay on Wednesday at Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president, saying they feared it might raise tensions between the West and Islam and contribute to radicalisation.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian man wielding a screwdriver attempted to stab an Israeli soldier manning a West Bank checkpoint. The soldier was not injured during the Wednesday morning attack at the northern West Bank checkpoint near the Palestinian village of Hawara. He was protected from the point of the weapon by a bullet-proof vest…
Donald Trump’s election as president raises the prospect the United States will pull out of the nuclear pact it signed last year with Iran, alienating Washington from its allies and potentially freeing Iran to act on its ambitions.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach hailed Donald Trump’s victory and called his win a victory over the “weak” legacy of President Obama.
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