(JTA) — The United Methodist Church rejected four resolutions calling for the church to divest from companies that profit from Israel’s control of the West Bank. The votes took place over the weekend at the quadrennial United Methodist Church General Conference that began May 10 in Portland, Oregon. The resolutions called for divesting from three…20
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Meir Ettinger, the suspected head of a right-wing Jewish terrorist cell who is being held in administrative detention, will be released from jail. The Lod District Court determined Tuesday that Ettinger would be released in June after the Shin Bet security service said it would not request an extension of his detention. But…10
PARIS (JTA) – A Lebanon-born university lecturer in Canada who was extradited to France to stand trial for killing four people in a 1980 synagogue bombing in Paris was released to house arrest. In his ruling last week, a high court magistrate in charge of reviewing appeals on incarcerations cited “doubt on the fundamental question”…
Boris Johnson, the leader of the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, showed “political amnesia” with his “absurd” comparison between the EU and Adolf Hitler’s plan to rule the continent, the EU’s Donald Tusk said on Tuesday.
(JTA) — British boxing champ Tyson Fury apologized for causing offense with anti-Semitic, sexist and homophobic comments he made in a video posted online this month. The vaguely worded apology does not mention Jews or anti-Semitism, nor does it specify exactly which of his comments he regrets. Fury’s comments in the video that surfaced Friday on…4
SYDNEY (JTA) — An Australian lawyer who claims he is of Scottish-Jewish descent has failed in a bid to register the trademark “McKosher.” Trademark applicant Mark Glaser has an office based in the northern North South Wales town of Maclean, which prides itself on being the Scottish capital of Australia and even boasts tartan telegraph…
TEL AVIV (JTA) — A spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has denied that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas offered to begin secret, direct talks with Netanyahu three times. Gershon Baskin, who has acted as a conduit between the Netanyahu government and Palestinian leadership, told JTA Monday that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas offered three…
French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday an international conference due in late May in Paris to relaunch peace talks between Palestinians and Israelis had been postponed but would take place this summer.4
Breitbart contributor David Horowitz was not joking when he termed fellow Jew Bill Kristol a “renegade Jew” for his opposition to Donald Trump, but conservatives and progressives broke Twitter with hilarious alternate uses for the nickname.35
The Rhode Island congregation that worships at the United States’ oldest synagogue owns that house of worship and its assets, a federal judge ruled on Monday, rejecting a New York synagogue’s claim to oversight.
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