Hillel International President Eric Fingerhut was aware of who would speak at a J Street conference before he confirmed his attendance, the liberal Jewish Middle East policy group said.12
Whoever wins Israel’s election next week must answer demands for relief from soaring housing prices and a high cost of living, but the days of big state spending on social programs are unlikely to return.
A flyer published in late February declared that liberal Jews — whether liberal Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, or otherwise — account for more than 600,000 Israelis. That many votes, the flyer said, could account for 10 seats in Knesset, a substantial party.5
Five Jewish educators under age 36 have been selected for the Young Pioneers Award given by New York’s Jewish Education Project.
Jane Eisner pens a plea to Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, right now the most powerful Jews in America: The presidential campaign unleashed a surge of anti-Semitism. Please don’t make it worse.
Gerardo Sofovich, an Argentine Jewish TV host and producer, writer for theater, cinema and TV, and businessman, has died
Israel’s ambassador to Sweden protested the pulling off the air of a cooking show because its presenter called Jerusalem the Jewish state’s “heart.”4
The prestigious Israel Prize for Literary Scholarship will not be awarded this year after controversy over the makeup of the judges’ panel.
In the past, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party could count on Israelis like 50-year-old shopkeeper Yossi Levy when it came to election day.
U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin was named the special representative on anti-Semitism and intolerance for the 57-nation Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly.
Eric Fingerhut, the president of Hillel International, is withdrawing from speaking at J Street’s annual conference because of the presence of Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian negotiator.4
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