New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called an explosion on the West Side of Manhattan that injured at least 29 people “intentional” but not terrorist in nature.10
An Israeli soldier was stabbed and moderately injured outside the West Bank settlement of Efrat.
(JTA) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak said Benjamin Netanyahu cost Israel $4.5 billion in defense aid because of Netanyahu’s strained relations with President Barack Obama. Barak’s latest criticism of Israel’s current prime minister came during an interview for Army Radio on Thursday in which Barak quantified for the first time claims he made recently…24
ROME (JTA) – Italy’s Jews mourned the death of former President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, who had a close relationship to the Italian Jewish community. Ciampi, who served as president from 1999 to 2006, died Friday at 95. In a statement, the president of the umbrella Union of Italian Jewish Communities, Noemi Di Segni, expressed “the…
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.
(JTA) — An Israeli municipality near Tel Aviv urged young religious women to refrain from touching a statue that some visitors believe has the power to increase fertility. The unusual statement by Ramat Gan Deputy Mayor Adva Pollak follows pilgrimages in recent weeks to a statue titled “Birth,” by the late artist Menashe Kadishman, which…3
Israeli forces shot dead three Arab assailants in separate incidents in East Jerusalem and the West Bank on Friday, police and the military said, in a flare-up of a nearly year-old wave of Palestinian street attacks.20
WARSAW, Poland (JTA) – The Jewish Historical Institute said it will open an exhibition dedicated to the Ringelblum Archive, which chronicles the history of the Warsaw Ghetto. The entire archive also will be available for free on the internet, the Warsaw institute said Thursday at a news conference while presenting details of the project. Individual…
(JTA) — A small city in northeast Portugal unveiled for the first time a 400-year-old Torah scroll that a local contractor had found 10 years ago at a demolition site and kept wrapped up in linen. The ancient scroll, written on parchment, was put on display in Covilha’s city hall on Friday, Portugal’s Diario de…
A double-digit score for the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) in a Berlin city vote on Sunday would be seen around the world as the rebirth of the Nazis, the mayor of the German capital has warned.3
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