JERUSALEM (JTA) — David Friedman, an adviser on Israel to the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, said there is no anti-Semitic sentiment among the candidate’s supporters, during an interview with an Israeli television station. When asked whether the Trump campaign had been damaged by accusations of anti-Semitism during an interview on Israel’s Channel 2, Friedman…12
his presidential election could turn on North Carolina, a battleground state where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are investing millions in resources. Helping Democratic candidates, the Human Rights Campaign is pulling out its secret weapon: the elderly lesbian couple of Lennie Gerber and Pearl Berlin.5
The Republican leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives plan a vote as soon as mid-November on a 10-year reauthorization of the Iran Sanctions Act, congressional aides told Reuters on Tuesday.
(JTA) — Vandals broke glass windows, smashed furniture, and painted graffiti on the walls of Mexico City’s Agudas Ajim synagogue in two separate attacks. The attackers used red paint simulating blood to write the word “perros,” which means dogs, and the letter “A” for anarchy, in last week’s incidents. The vandalism occurred after local…23
But as soon Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz shot to the top of the donor list, with $35 million given to Hillary Clinton and allies, party officials fear he might abandon the scene after November’s presidential election, according to a report in Politico.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli national theater, Habima, will perform in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba, sparking protests on social media by academics and artists. The November 10 performance of “A Simple Story,” a play based on a Hebrew short novel by 1966 Nobel Prize winner S.Y. Agnon, reportedly will be the first…13
JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli civilian doing maintenance work on the border fence between Israel and Egypt was shot and injured. The bullet fired at noon on Tuesday came from Egypt, but it is not known who fired it, the IDF said. The man was doing maintenance work for a civilian contractor on the border…
Baltimore has a rich Jewish that stretches back to the colonial era. Next month will mark a milestone in that history as the Maryland town elects its first Orthodox Jew, Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer, to the City Council.
Hollywood billionaire and major Hillary Clinton donor Haim Saban was told that his views on screening Muslim refugees were “not consistent” with the Democratic presidential candidate’s position following an interview in which he advocated “more scrutiny” of Muslims after the 2015 Paris terror attacks.42
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