(JTA) — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump lauded Israel for its success in using racial profiling to prevent terror attacks. In a phone interview Monday with “Fox & Friends,” the network’s morning show, Trump said that U.S. police are afraid to consider religion or ethnicity when identifying suspects as potential terrorists. “Our police are amazing. Our…6
Ahmad Rahami, the person being sought in the explosions in New York and New Jersey, was taken into custody by police in Linden, New Jersey, CNN and an NBC affiliate reported, citing law enforcement officials.4
Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian assailant and wounded another in the West Bank on Monday, police said, and two police officers were stabbed in East Jerusalem in a resurgence of violence now in its fourth day.
It’s a question thousands of fans are undoubtedly asking themselves: What is Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of the hip-hop musical “Hamilton,” up to now that he has left the insanely successful production? Could he be writing another biographical smash hit?
As diplomatic faux-pas go, it’s a delicate one.4
BERLIN (JTA) — In what one German Jewish leader is calling a “Nazi renaissance,” Germany’s newest right-populist party – Alternative for Germany – has broken the Berlin barrier, gaining seats for the first time in that state’s parliament. The anti-immigrant, euro-sceptic party that has been plagued by controversies over anti-Semitism in its ranks now has seats on legislatures in…16
(JTA) — A federal appeals court upheld the prison sentence of Rabbi Barry Freundel, a once-prominent modern Orthodox rabbi in Washington, D.C., who secretly videotaped women in his synagogue’s mikvah. Freundel, 64, who began serving his sentence in May 2015, was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to 52 counts of voyeurism, a…
Veteran American diplomat Dennis Ross has predicted that President Obama would be far more likely to push for United Nations action on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict if Donald Trump wins the November elections.7
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said in a private email exchange that Israel has 200 nuclear warheads. The exchange last year from Powell’s private Gmail account was leaked late last week by hackers, The Associated Press reported. Powell told the AP Friday through a spokeswoman he was referring to public…4
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama will meet in New York during the United Nations General Assembly. The meeting will take place Wednesday on the sidelines of the international forum. “The meeting between the President and Prime Minister will afford them an opportunity to discuss the strong ties between…
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