(JTA) — Anti-Semitic graffiti has appeared for the fifth time this month at one of the busiest intersections in the Chinatown section of Washington, DC. Earlier this month, vandals repeatedly painted the word “Jew” on the images of rats appearing on an outdoor Chinese Zodiac public art display. On Monday, swastikas were discovered painted on…
At the peak of a searing summer, Palestinians living in parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank are suffering from severe water shortages, prompting a war of words between Palestinian and Israeli officials over who is responsible.11
Overnight, forces seized 22 weapon manufacturing machines, dozens of weapons & arrested 2 dealers in Judea & Samaria pic.twitter.com/gPSgsF6PJZ — IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) August 23, 2016 (JTA) — Israeli security forces shut down six illegal weapons manufacturing plants in the West Bank in what a senior officer said was among the biggest such operations yet in an…
(JTA) — A senior Paris rabbi defended a string of controversial municipal bans in France on wearing publically the full-body swimsuit known as burkini. Moshe Sebbag, the rabbi of the Grand Synagogue of Paris, told JTA Tuesday he supported in principle the regulations adopted earlier this month in 15 French municipalities, including the famed beach resort…11
It was with excitement but some trepidation last night that I began to read the online version of a [New York Times story] about The Forward.
(JTA) – The president of Hungary’s main Jewish umbrella organization, Mazsihisz, has returned a high state award to protest the same award being presented to a nationalist journalist described as racist and anti-Semitic. In a Facebook post, Andras Heisler, who is also a vice president of the World Jewish Congress, said he was returning the…9
Police arrested Edward M. Gutting, 43, after he allegedly stabbed Marc Cooper, 66, a retired professor, to death in front of his wife.10
Broadway “Fiddler on the Roof” revival will, for one performance, feature Michael Bernardi in his late father’s trademark role of Tevye.
(JTA) — Three bills that would protect overweight people from discrimination have been introduced in Israel’s Knesset. Lawmaker Tamar Zandberg of the left-wing Meretz party introduced each measure, Ynet reported. One bill, an amendment to the Prohibition of Discrimination in Goods or Services Law, would prohibit denying commercial services to someone on the basis of their…
Hillary Clinton is on the hunt for the perfect person to play Donald Trump as she gears up for the presidential debates. Among the requirements? Being as brash as the Republican presidential candidate, who did not stop short last month of attacking the parents of a fallen Muslim-American soldier. “It needs to be someone who is naturally smart,…7
(JTA) — Disgraced former New York congressman Anthony Weiner says the New York Post set him up for another online sex scandal. On a radio show Sunday in Miami, Weiner said he was a “target” of the newspaper after his admitted suggestive online messaging to someone he thought was a female college student was first reported by the Post…4
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