Michael Bloomberg assailed fellow billionaire Donald Trump on Wednesday, calling his U.S. presidential race a “con” and ripping into his history of bankruptcies and lawsuits.4
He’s #withher. Or, he’s #ita.
Donald Trump says pillow talk between Anthony Weiner and his wife is a reason Hillary Clinton cannot be trusted to be president.20
(JTA) — Women will no longer be banned from singing at the annual Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony in Cape Town, South Africa. The South African Center for Religious Equality and Diversity, or SACRED, agreed to drop the complaint it filed in April in the Equality Court of the Western Cape High Court against the Cape Town…
(JTA) — Hamas is digging more than six miles of tunnels leading from Gaza to Israel each month and some are undetectable, Israeli defense and diplomatic officials said. Citing a Channel 2 news report quoting unidentified officials, The Times of Israel reported the estimate on Wednesday. “We have no perfect solution” to the threat, the…5
(JTA) — Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who will star in the upcoming “Wonder Woman” feature film, is being attacked on Twitter for being a “Zionist.” Gadot, who was a fashion model and actress in Israel, and was Miss Israel 2004 before she broke into films, performed two years of compulsory service in the Israel Defense…13
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The rabbinic head of a religious Zionist pre-military yeshiva in the West Bank who called homosexuals “perverts” sent a letter clarifying his statements to the Defense Ministry but did not retract them or apologize. Rabbi Yigal Levinstein, who runs the Bnei David academy in the Eli settlement, wrote to the ministry’s director,…
(JTA) — A senior adviser to Sen. Ted Cruz who met with a committee in search of Yeshiva University’s next president is not a candidate for the position, according to a statement from the school. Earlier this week, JTA reported that Nick Muzin had been considered for the post, now held by Richard Joel. Muzin met multiple…
PHILADELPHIA (JTA) — Hillary Clinton personally asked an adviser, Wendy Sherman, to make sure the Democratic Party platform remained pro-Israel, Sherman said. Speaking at an event hosted by the American Jewish Committee at the Democratic National Convention, Sherman said that “continuing to secure our bond with Israel” was one segment of enhancing America’s role in the Middle…10
JERUSALEM (JTA) — A rabbi who was extradited back to Israel from South Africa to face sex abuse charges is heard admitting to raping one woman on a years-old recording. The recording purported to be Rabbi Eliezer Berland was aired Tuesday night on Israel’s Channel 2. It reportedly has been turned over to the police….
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