BERLIN (JTA) — In what one German Jewish leader is calling a “Nazi renaissance,” Germany’s newest right-populist party – Alternative for Germany – has broken the Berlin barrier, gaining seats for the first time in that state’s parliament. The anti-immigrant, euro-sceptic party that has been plagued by controversies over anti-Semitism in its ranks now has seats on legislatures in…16
(JTA) — A federal appeals court upheld the prison sentence of Rabbi Barry Freundel, a once-prominent modern Orthodox rabbi in Washington, D.C., who secretly videotaped women in his synagogue’s mikvah. Freundel, 64, who began serving his sentence in May 2015, was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to 52 counts of voyeurism, a…
Veteran American diplomat Dennis Ross has predicted that President Obama would be far more likely to push for United Nations action on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict if Donald Trump wins the November elections.7
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said in a private email exchange that Israel has 200 nuclear warheads. The exchange last year from Powell’s private Gmail account was leaked late last week by hackers, The Associated Press reported. Powell told the AP Friday through a spokeswoman he was referring to public…4
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.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama will meet in New York during the United Nations General Assembly. The meeting will take place Wednesday on the sidelines of the international forum. “The meeting between the President and Prime Minister will afford them an opportunity to discuss the strong ties between…
Eric Schneiderman said Donald Trump “opened the door” to anti-Semitic rhetoric in reaction to Schneiderman’s probe into Trump’s activities.9
Peres is being weaned off of anesthesia and the respirator that he has been on since the stroke.
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
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