(JTA) — Actress Natalie Portman said her babies are “good luck charms,” when asked about early Oscar speculation for her latest movie. “I think they’re good luck charms in life,” Portman, 35, told Entertainment Tonight in an interview aired Sunday, “They’re the best things. The best main miracles.” The Israeli-born actress, pregnant with her second…
(JTA) — A Jewish female reporter for the political news website Politico has been targeted with anti-Semitic messages from a Donald Trump supporter. Hadas Gold is the editor of Politico’s “On The Media” blog. A photoshopped image of Gold was posted Monday on Twitter, including a bloody bullet hole in her forehead and a yellow…7
Hillary Clinton likes to trumpet her support for Israel to Jewish groups. But according to e-mails leaked from the Democratic nominee’s presidential effort, her campaign manager Robby Mook wanted her to remain silent on the subject.7
After a few days of bad press, Donald Trump in February disavowed the support of white supremacist and “Make America Great Again” super fan David Duke. But eight months after getting dumped by Trump, Duke just can’t quit the Republican nominee.
(JTA) — An American flag was desecrated with anti-Semitic messages and then thrown in front of a synagogue in Tampa, Florida. Messages on the flag, discovered on a wall in front of Congregation Schaarai Zedek in south Tampa, blamed Jews for media bias and immigration policies, WTSP, the Tampa-area CBS affiliate, reported. The flag was…10
(JTA) — Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front Party, vowed that if she is elected the country’s president she would ban all public displays of religious symbols and clothing, including kippot. Le Pen made the statement during an interview on Sunday with France’s BFM-TV. She is expected to seek the country’s presidency…8
eldon Adelson, the casino billionaire and political donor extraordinaire, has an unlikely benefactor – the citizens of Nevada. As part of a consortium of investors helping the Oakland Raiders move to the nation’s gambling capital, Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands company helped push through the state legislature $750 million in public funding to build a football stadium in the city.
(JTA) — U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte confused Yom Kippur and a Canadian national holiday during an interview. Lochte’s publicist said during an interview with the swimmer and New York Magazine reporter Jessica Pressler published on Sunday that she was able to get away from the office to join the interview at a mall in…9
WASHINGTON (JTA) — A top Reform movement rabbi said it “defies belief” that Donald Trump is unaware of anti-Semitic associations in his campaign rhetoric. Rabbi Jonah Pesner, who directs the Reform movement’s Religious Action Center, released his statement Friday, Oct. 14, a day after the Republican presidential nominee delivered a speech in West Palm Beach,…7
(JTA) — American singer and songwriter Bob Dylan has not been in contact with the Swedish Academy since it awarded him the Nobel Prize for Literature last week. Dylan also has not made a public statement about the honor, the New York Times reported Tuesday. Sara Danius, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, told Swedish…8
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