(JTA) — A leader of French Jews criticized Muslim intellectuals whose petition against local jihadists omits any mention of anti-Semitic violence. The petition, signed by dozens of academics and celebrities, appeared Sunday in the Journal de Dimanche under the title “We, French-Muslims, are ready to assume our responsibilities.” In it, the cosignatories lamented the perceived…4
A Chinese consortium has agreed to purchase the Israeli social media games company Playtika for $4.4 billion in cash.
Ed Koch (“Kotch”), the former mayor of New York, was Jewish. The billionaire Koch (pronounced “coke”) brothers are not.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli general who was indicted in the rape and sexual assault of two female subordinates has resigned from the Israel Defense Forces. The IDF accepted the resignation of Brig.-Gen. Ofek Buchris, 47, on Sunday, according to reports. He was indicted last week by the Military Advocate General for the sexual offenses…6
(JTA) – Pope Francis is the newest member of the Krakow Jewish Community Center. JCC Executive Director Jonathan Ornstein presented the pontiff with a JCC membership card and an acid-green JCC T-shirt during a reception Sunday at the residence of the archbishop in Krakow. Francis was concluding a four-day visit to Poland to mark the Roman Catholic…4
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Amar’e Stoudemire, who retired from the NBA last week, reportedly has closed a deal to play with the Israeli basketball team Hapoel Jerusalem, which he co-owns. International sports journalist David Pick tweeted the news on Sunday evening. Stoudemire has called a news conference for Monday, where he is expected to make the…
Ruth Lawrence, whose Oxford professor predicted she would be an English Einstein when she joined the math department aged 10, is now a happily married Orthodox Jewish mother of four in Jerusalem.3
A Chinese consortium has agreed to acquire the Israeli Playtika, Caesars Interactive Entertainment’s online games unit, for $4.4 billion in cash.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian man who attempted to stab Israeli soldiers monitoring a West Bank checkpoint was shot and killed by the troops. The man arrived Sunday at the Hawara checkpoint near Nablus in a private car and parked it near Israeli soldiers there. He then left the car and ran toward the soldiers…
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