Israel’s Ashkenazi chief rabbi, David Lau, said the Jewish temple can be rebuilt on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount without moving any of the Muslim shrines there.17
Dutch Chief Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs called on authorities to identify and punish high school pupils who during their graduation ceremony sang about burning Jews.38
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, a Peruvian banker and former prime minister whose father was Jewish, was elected as Peru’s president. Kuczynski won a bare majority of votes — 50.12 percent — over Keiko Fujimori, Peru’s national election office announced on its official Twitter page Thursday evening.
The father of one of the victims of Wednesday’s terror attack at a Tel Aviv shopping center criticized the Israeli government for not doing enough to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Bernie Sanders said after meeting Thursday with President Barack Obama that he looked forward to working with Hillary Clinton to defeat Donald Trump, but stopped short of quitting the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination. “Donald Trump would clearly to my mind and a majority of Americans would be a disaster,” Sanders…14
Three months after AIPAC’s annual policy conference, Jason Greenblatt, real estate attorney and Donald Trump’s Israel adviser, subtly threatened the lobby for apologizing to President Barack Obama for Trump’s speech.
Jon Weisman, the deputy Washington editor at The New York Times, announced that he would be leaving Twitter on Wednesday due to continued anti-Semitic harassment.16
(JTA) — An Orthodox Jewish woman has gone to a federal appeals court in her lawsuit against a former employer with claims she was punished for taking off time for the Passover holiday. The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and the American Jewish Committee each filed a friend of the court brief on Tuesday with…7
California Attorney General Kamala Harris, the leading U.S. Senate candidate from the state, has joined the outpouring of criticism against a six-month jail sentence given to a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.6
Senator Bernie Sanders returned to Washington for meetings on Thursday with President Barack Obama and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid as Democrats pressured him to end his presidential campaign and support Hillary Clinton after a hard-fought primary race.
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