Protests broke out during a resolution to stop the boycott of Israel on Thursday—so much so that City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal called for the crowd to take a “deep yoga breath.”114
On Wednesday, JTA reported that Shan and Toad, a high-end children’s clothing retailer, had a very specific return policy: Customers could return non-sale items for a full refund — except for residents of five communities in New York and New Jersey, all of which have a significant Orthodox population. Those living in those zip codes, which include Brooklyn…18
(JTA) — A New York venue cancelled a concert raising money for Black Lives Matter over a recent policy platform by an affiliated group, which called Israel an “apartheid state” perpetuating “genocide” against the Palestinian people. An email sent to ticket holders this week said that the owners and managers of Feinstein’s/54 Below had “become aware of a recent addition to the…28
(JTA) — Florida’s state attorney has dismissed as “speculation” affidavits from Tallahassee police implicating the in-laws of slain law professor Dan Markel in his murder. On Thursday, the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper obtained the affidavits, in which the Tallahassee Police Department lays out its case for why Markel’s ex-wife’s brother, Charlie Adelson, and her mother, Donna Adelson, should be considered prime…
Christian aid group World Vision has laid off about 120 contractors in the Gaza Strip following allegations by Israel that the agency’s operations manager in the territory had diverted funds to the Islamist group Hamas.
(JTA) — The cable network Bravo dropped from its popular reality television show “The Real Housewives of New York City” the socialite Jules Wainstein, who is involved in a messy alimony fight with her estranged husband. Wainstein, whose mother is Jewish and whose father is Japanese, joined the show last year for its eighth season…
The notes are handwritten on a legal pad and provide a verbatim account of the shock, pain and grim determination aboard Air Force One on Sept. 11, 2001.
Natalie Portman is expecting a second child with husband Benjamin Millepied.
(JTA) – Following complaints of discrimination against blacks, Israelis, Palestinians and other groups on Airbnb, the short-term rental website introduced a non-discrimination clause for hosts. The “community commitment” introduced by the $25-billion website Thursday will come into effect in November, as “Bias and discrimination have no place on Airbnb, and we have zero tolerance for…
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Norman Podhoretz, a founder of the neoconservative movement, said he backs Donald Trump for president. With his endorsement in an interview this week in the Times of Israel, the former editor of Commentary magazine parts ways with the many neoconservatives who say they cannot support the Republican nominee because of his foreign…10
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