(JTA) — Former reality TV star Tila Tequila accused Sarah Silverman and the Jews of killing Jesus before saying the comedian was next on a “celebrity sacrifice” list. Tequila, born Tila Nguyen, was responding on Monday to a fan’s suggestion that a Donald Trump presidency would bring Jesus back to life. “Jesus will come back…250
(JTA) — Itzhak Perlman spoke out against Donald Trump a day before the Israeli-American virtuoso violinist is to receive a $1 million prize dubbed the “Jewish Nobel.” In an interview with The Associated Press published Wednesday, Perlman said he is still upset at Trump, the presumed Republican presidential nominee, for mocking a disabled reporter last…5
While anti-Semitic incidents in the US are still low compared to previous decades, the number of violent assaults jumped dramatically in the last year.5
The families of four Americans killed by Islamic State on Wednesday urged U.S. President Barack Obama to do everything possible to bring home the only U.S. journalist known to be held in war-torn Syria.
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Donald Trump said Iran is the dominant Islamic power in the Middle East and is on the road to nuclear weapons because of Hillary Clinton, a signal that Israel and Middle East policy will be at the forefront of an increasingly bitter campaign. The Israel and Iran citations in the presumptive Republican…13
More than half of the Jewish members of the House joined their Democratic colleagues Wednesday in protesting congressional failure to pass new laws restricting the sale of firearms.27
JERUALEM (JTA) — An Israeli lawmaker reportedly has written a letter to the owner of the 2016 NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers asking him to give a championship ring to David Blatt, the team’s former coach. Nachman Shai, of the Zionist Union Party, on Tuesday sent the letter to Cavs owner Dan Gilbert, the Jerusalem Post…6
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Donald Trump told conservative Christians he would work to remove restrictions on churches endorsing political candidates. “I think maybe that will be my greatest contribution to Christianity — and other religions — is to allow you, when you talk religious liberty, to go and speak openly, and if you like somebody or…
Reclusive investment firm CEO Stephen A. Feinberg may be ready to dip his toe into the media frenzy surrounding Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — Hundreds of Jewish activists from several countries are meeting in Brazil for the biennial congress of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, one of the world’s largest Jewish organizations. Rabbis, spiritual leaders, cantors, scholars, teachers, volunteers and other activists from across Latin America, Israel, United States, Canada and England…
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