Israel’s Justice Ministry is drafting legislation that would enable it to order Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other social media to remove online postings it deems to be inciting terrorism.
NEW YORK (JTA) — The host of a New York radio show that bills itself as “America’s premier Jewish program” was sentenced to one year of probation and a $2,500 fine for not filing taxes. Zev Brenner, the founder, president and executive producer of the 30-year-old Talkline Communications Network, as well as host of the program “Talkline…
(JTA) — USA Network’s owner is suing the company’s insurer for refusing to cover expenses after filming of the series “Dig” in Israel was interrupted by Hamas rocket attacks. The Atlantic Specialty Insurance Company is denying a $6.9 million claim because it defines the 2014 rocket attacks as war, not terrorism, the Hollywood Reporter reported Monday….
(JTA) — An attorney for Rabbi Barry Freundel argued in a Washington, D.C., appeals court that the rabbi’s prison term for secretly videotaping women in his synagogue’s mikvah was too long. The attorney argued Tuesday that the 6 1/2-year sentence handed down last year was illegal, The Associated Press reported. Freundel, a once-prominent modern Orthodox rabbi in…
More than 40 Jewish Americans gathered in front of the Trump Tower in protest on Tuesday.8
WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. intelligence community favors continued restrictions on Jonathan Pollard, arguing that the one-time spy for Israel could still damage U.S. interests by revealing methods and identifying characteristics of U.S. assets. Intelligence community “sources and methods must be protected from disclosure in every situation where a certain intelligence interest, capability, or technique,…13
These could be the best political days of Jill Stein, the other Jewish presidential candidate besides Bernie Sanders (also known as the other woman candidate, besides Hillary Clinton.96
NEW YORK (JTA) — Albert Klass, who founded the Jewish Press, long an influential publication in Brooklyn’s Orthodox community, has died at 105. Klass died Friday at his home in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, the Orthodox news site Voz Is Neias reported. The Brooklyn native and his brother Rabbi Sholom Klass founded the weekly…
An 11-year-old girl was killed when a tree fell on a cabin at a Jewish camp in Indiana.
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