BOSTON (JTA) — Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg donated $50 million to Boston’s Museum of Science, crediting his hometown institution with sparking his intellectual curiosity. The contribution, announced Tuesday, is the single largest in the museum’s history and will fund an endowment to support the institution’s education division that is now named the William…
(JTA) — An Anti-Defamation League task force tracking a “spike” in online harassment of journalists credited self-identified supporters of Donald Trump with the lion’s share of the anti-Semitic tweets aimed at reporters and broadcasters. While emphasizing that the study does not imply that the Republican presidential nominee’s campaign supports or endorses the Twitter activity, the task force…5
(JTA) — Actress Natalie Portman said her babies are “good luck charms,” when asked about early Oscar speculation for her latest movie. “I think they’re good luck charms in life,” Portman, 35, told Entertainment Tonight in an interview aired Sunday, “They’re the best things. The best main miracles.” The Israeli-born actress, pregnant with her second…
(JTA) — A Jewish female reporter for the political news website Politico has been targeted with anti-Semitic messages from a Donald Trump supporter. Hadas Gold is the editor of Politico’s “On The Media” blog. A photoshopped image of Gold was posted Monday on Twitter, including a bloody bullet hole in her forehead and a yellow…7
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.
Hillary Clinton likes to trumpet her support for Israel to Jewish groups. But according to e-mails leaked from the Democratic nominee’s presidential effort, her campaign manager Robby Mook wanted her to remain silent on the subject.7
After a few days of bad press, Donald Trump in February disavowed the support of white supremacist and “Make America Great Again” super fan David Duke. But eight months after getting dumped by Trump, Duke just can’t quit the Republican nominee.
(JTA) — An American flag was desecrated with anti-Semitic messages and then thrown in front of a synagogue in Tampa, Florida. Messages on the flag, discovered on a wall in front of Congregation Schaarai Zedek in south Tampa, blamed Jews for media bias and immigration policies, WTSP, the Tampa-area CBS affiliate, reported. The flag was…10
(JTA) — Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front Party, vowed that if she is elected the country’s president she would ban all public displays of religious symbols and clothing, including kippot. Le Pen made the statement during an interview on Sunday with France’s BFM-TV. She is expected to seek the country’s presidency…8
eldon Adelson, the casino billionaire and political donor extraordinaire, has an unlikely benefactor – the citizens of Nevada. As part of a consortium of investors helping the Oakland Raiders move to the nation’s gambling capital, Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands company helped push through the state legislature $750 million in public funding to build a football stadium in the city.
(JTA) — U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte confused Yom Kippur and a Canadian national holiday during an interview. Lochte’s publicist said during an interview with the swimmer and New York Magazine reporter Jessica Pressler published on Sunday that she was able to get away from the office to join the interview at a mall in…9
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