JERUSALEM (JTA) — Thousands of Jewish Israelis entered the West Bank Palestinian village of Kifl Haris to visit the tomb of the biblical figure Joshua. Also buried in the northern West Bank village located near the Ariel settlement are Joshua’s father, Nun, and Calev Ben Yefuneh. Joshua and Calev were two of the 12 spies…3
There was a substantial decrease in violent attacks against Jews in 2015, but an increase in “institutional anti-Semitism” and “slander against the Jewish People as a whole,” according to a new report.
(JTA) — A 13-year-old boy who allegedly drew a swastika on a Boston-area school football field will not face criminal charges. The teen, an eighth-grader at the Georgetown Middle/High School, dragged his feet on the field’s artificial grass on April 28 in order to create the anti-Semitic symbol, the Boston Globe reported Monday, citing a…8
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has come out in favor of Israel building new settlements in occupied territory.29
Enrollment in New York State’s Jewish day schools and yeshivas increased by 4.4 percent last year. According to data compiled by the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council from statistics provided by the New York State Education Department, more than 143,000 students were enrolled in 405 K-12 Jewish schools in the state…
Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, for decades one of the state’s most powerful politicians, was sentenced on Tuesday to 12 years in prison for collecting millions of dollars in illegal kickbacks.7
A former police commissioner in New Haven, Connecticut, who became a rabbi is accused of sexually abusing a teenager in his care from 2001 to 2005, according to a federal lawsuit filed on Tuesday.4
The president of the World Jewish Congress is taking the Michelin travel company to task for not including Israel in its repertoire of prestigious travel and dining guides.3
An Israeli man convicted of murdering a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem, a crime that helped trigger the 2014 Gaza war, was sentenced on Tuesday to life in prison.
Negotiations meant to enshrine U.S. defense aid for Israel over the next decade have snagged on disputes about the size, scope and fine print of a new multibillion-dollar package, officials say.3
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