(JTA) — The “overwhelming majority” of participating countries in the world’s largest regional security group, the Organization for Society and Cooperation in Europe, are not adequately reporting hate crimes, according to a new report. Of the 57 countries in the OSCE — its participating states are located in North America, Europe and Asia — 41 submitted…
(JTA) — Students at Ryerson University in Toronto staged a walkout rather than vote on a resolution to commemorate Holocaust Education Week. Local members of Students for Justice in Palestine and the Muslim Students Association reportedly staged the walkout Tuesday night during the semiannual general meeting of the Ryerson Student Union. The meeting lost its…3
On a hilltop in the occupied West Bank, Israeli teenagers are hammering stakes into the earth and erecting tent frames, preparing the ground for a confrontation with Israeli security forces.8
She told authorities the incident occurred at 50th Street, and that the man appeared to be Hasidic, dressed in black overcoat, hat and glasses.
Jane Eisner pens a plea to Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, right now the most powerful Jews in America: The presidential campaign unleashed a surge of anti-Semitism. Please don’t make it worse.
According to prosecutors, Magbanua acted as the conduit between those who ordered Markel’s killing and those who carried it out in what the state has presented as a murder for hire plot.
It may be “chewable, washable and harder to fake,” but Britain’s new 5-pound note may not be kosher.
(JTA) — Trump campaign finance chief Steve Mnuchin confirmed that president-elect Donald Trump has selected him to serve as Treasury Secretary. Mnuchin made the announcement during an early morning CNBC interview appearing with billionaire investor Wilbur Ross Jr., who has been nominated as commerce secretary. Mnuchin, 53, who is Jewish, made his fortune as a banker…
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Air Force reportedly attacked a Syrian army position and a Hezbollah weapons convoy, according to reports originating in Arab media. The reported attacks took place early Wednesday morning along the highway connecting Damascus and Beirut, and required the military airplanes to fly in Lebanese airspace. SANA, the official news agency of…
SYNDEY (JTA) — An Australian government report found that some members of the Jewish community had been “discouraged from reporting” allegations of child sexual abuse against employees of two yeshivas. The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse published its report Tuesday on the response of Yeshiva Bondi and Yeshivah Melbourne to…6
Outgoing CIA Director John Brennan has said it would be the “height of folly” for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to tear up Washington’s deal with Tehran because it would make it more likely that Iran and others would acquire nuclear weapons.58
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