(JTA) — The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is providing aid to Haiti after a hurricane caused widespread damage in the Caribbean country. The Jewish humanitarian group, partnering with the on-the-ground relief organization Heart to Heart International, is focusing on providing medical aid and serving the basic needs of those affected by Hurricane Matthew, according to…
(JTA) — The Supreme Court’s three Jewish justices missed the start of the new term due to Rosh Hashanah. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan were not present on the opening day on Monday. Federal law requires the court to open on the first Monday in October. The session lasted only about five…11
The United States strongly condemned Israel’s decision to advance a plan for a new settlement deep in the West Bank, the State Department said on Wednesday, saying it would damage prospects for a two-state solution.174
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israel Defense Forces reportedly intercepted a boat attempting to break Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza. The Women’s Boat to Gaza, with 13 female passengers, was intercepted Wednesday afternoon less than 50 nautical miles off the coast of Gaza, according to reports based on social media. Organizers had lost contact with the…
The forces influencing the U.S. presidential election favor Republican nominee Donald Trump to win the popular vote - but even proven prediction models face “the most difficult election by far to predict accurately,” a political forecaster with a three-decade winning streak said on Wednesday.5
The world’s oldest man, 113-year-old Yisrael Kristal, a Holocaust survivor living in Israel, celebrated his bar mitzvah a century late.
Charles, Prince of Wales, visited in secret the grave of his grandmother on the Mount of Olives in eastern Jerusalem.6
Ira Goldberg was born in 1948, but he is apparently far from retirement.
Israeli aircraft attacked Palestinian militant targets in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, wounding at least one person, witnesses said, after a rocket fired from the enclave hit an Israeli border town.
(JTA) — A British Labour Party activist who once accused Jews of financing slavery was suspended from her party for bemoaning Jews’ centrality at Holocaust commemorations. The Oct. 1 suspension of Jackie Walker over comments about the Holocaust follows the publication last month of a video showing her speaking about the issue at a public meeting about anti-Semitism, where…
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