Jewish Florida Rep. Alan Grayson threatened a Politico reporter with arrest for assault Tuesday after he yelled at the reporter for “hassl[ing]” him with questions about his ex-wife’s allegations of domestic abuse, news which broke earlier today.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Jewish leaders in Argentina have called on the country’s authorities to provide security guarantees as Argentina gears up to receive 3,000 Syrian refugees. The refugees will enter the country as part of an agreement with the European Union. Argentina’s secretary-general, Marcos Pena, met in Washington, D.C., on June 10 with…
Democratic heavyweight Ed Rendell says Sarah Silverman’s slap down of diehard Bernie Sanders supporters may have turned around the entire Democratic convention.21
An Israeli teen lost consciousness in the Mediterranean Sea while tracking a Pokemon Go character.
Michael Oren refused to meet with Donald Trump to discuss Israel, reported the Jerusalem Post. The former ambassador to the US and member of the Israeli Knesset turned down the invitation two weeks ago, when Oren was in Washington, D.C.
Kish-Kash, a couscous-centric restaurant, will open in Manhattan’s Financial District in late 2016.
(JTA) – Unidentified individuals hurled firebombs at the gravesite of a Hasidic luminary in the central Ukrainian city of Shpola. The incident in the city located 120 miles south of the capital, Kiev, occurred on Sunday evening, according to Eduard Dolinsky, director of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee. Dolinsky wrote on Facebook Monday that the perpetrators intentionally tried…3
A controversial bill that would enable local Orthodox rabbinates to bar non-Orthodox Jewish conversion ceremonies in publicly funded mikvehs was passed in the Knesset.20
(JTA) — Newly rediscovered footage of a 1968 interview with David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister, shows that he opposed West Bank settlements and instead favored returning most of the land Israel captured in the Six-Day War. The six-hour interview with Ben-Gurion — segments of which appear in a new film called “Ben-Gurion Epilogue” — had…8
(JTA) — A Reform Jewish death row prisoner in Kentucky is suing the penitentiary where he is incarcerated for kicking him out of the state’s kosher food program. In a lawsuit filed last week in federal court, William Harry Meece claims that he is being unfairly penalized for eating rotisserie chicken that had not been…
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