Israel and Turkey’s agreement to normalize ties will boost the Israeli economy, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday, while Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan cast it as a step towards improving humanitarian conditions in Gaza.
PARIS (JTA) — A municipality near the French capital passed a motion declaring a boycott of Israeli settlement goods and vowing further research and labeling on other products from the Jewish state. The council of Bondy, located north of Paris, whose mayor, Sylvine Thomassin, belongs to French President Francois Hollande’s Socialist Party, passed the resolution with only…
(JTA) — A monument to the victims of the Holocaust-era ghetto of Lviv in western Ukraine was vandalized in what police suspect is an anti-Semitic incident. Unidentified vandals on Friday threw several gallons of green paint on the memorial, which was erected in 1992 in memory of tens of thousands of Jews who were kept in the…
(JTA) — At least five people were stabbed during a riot at a neo-Nazi rally on the steps of California’s state Capitol in Sacramento. Some 25 neo-Nazis, part of the Traditionalist Worker Party, had permission to rally on the Capitol steps, the Sacramento Bee reported. The riot broke out when 150 anarchists and “anti-fascist” protesters…
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The first Birthright trip offering participants academic credit is now in Israel. Some 50 students from colleges and universities in the United States are participating in the inaugural cohort and will be entitled to three academic credits at their academic institutions, according to Taglit Birthright. They will attend courses at the Interdisciplinary…9
(JTA) — The Jewish father who took out a full-page ad in an Idaho newspaper looking for a wife for his son has postponed the interviews he scheduled for this weekend at an Idaho resort. People Magazine reported Sunday that Arthur Brooks, 78, of Beverly Hills decided to delay his interviews of potential wives for…3
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Yishai Schlissel, who stabbed six marchers at the Jerusalem gay pride parade, including a 16-year-old girl fatally, was sentenced to life in prison. On Sunday, the Jerusalem District Court also ordered Schlissel to pay compensation to the family of Shira Banki, the teen who was killed, and to those injured in the…6
(JTA) — Britain’s Jewish leaders had mixed reactions to the country’s surprising vote in favor of leaving the European Union, with few offering an opinion on whether or not leaving the EU is a good idea.
(JTA) — A Pennsylvania man who for years traveled the country giving speeches and media interviews about his experiences as a Holocaust survivor acknowledged that he had been lying and apologized.3
NEW YORK (JTA) — A prostitute allegedly hired by New York Jewish businessmen to entertain several New York police officers as part of an alleged bribery scheme said she performed multiple sex acts for them on a flight to Las Vegas and was treated so poorly she quit the profession.10
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