More than 150 literary figures, including nine Pulitzer Prize winners, are calling for Israel to free an Arab-Israeli poet charged with inciting violence through social media.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — At least 50 people ascended the Temple Mount for a memorial with the family of slain West Bank teen Hallel Yaffa Ariel. It was the largest group of Jews permitted to visit the Temple Mount in the past year, according to Haaretz. About 200 supporters gathered afterward at the Western Wall plaza…
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Supreme Rabbinical Court in Israel wants to hear for the second time in a week from a woman whose conversion by a prominent U.S. rabbi was rejected. The court delivered a summons to the woman on Monday for a hearing Wednesday in her appeal of the rejection by the Petach Tikvah Rabbinical…
(JTA) — Bianca Jagger, a human rights activist and ex-wife of Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger, apologized for tweeting a link to a neo-Nazi website and later said she was “mortified.” Jagger tweeted the link, which includes a list of British lawmakers who voted for the Iraq War, early Tuesday to her 54,000 followers….
It was with excitement but some trepidation last night that I began to read the online version of a [New York Times story] about The Forward.
The Holocaust and Pokemon are not words that are often used in the same sentence.
Democrat Bernie Sanders endorsed former rival Hillary Clinton for president in a belated show of party unity on Tuesday, saying it was critical that Democrats come together to defeat Republican Donald Trump in the Nov. 8 election.10
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Knesset passed into law controversial legislation that requires non-government organizations to publicly declare their foreign government funding. The so-called NGO transparency bill, proposed by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked of the Jewish Home party, passed its second and third readings late Monday night after six hours of debate by a vote of…5
Israel’s military has nominated a new chief rabbi who seemed to imply in a past religious commentary that its soldiers are allowed to rape non-Jewish women in wartime.37
Democrat Bernie Sanders will team up with Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail for the first time on Tuesday, joining her in New Hampshire, where he is expected to endorse her White House campaign in a belated show of party unity.
NEW YORK (JTA) — A pro-Palestinian student group at NYU that blamed Israel for recent police shootings of black men is now scaling back, somewhat, on the accusations it made on Facebook. In the original Facebook post from July 7, the New York University Students for Justice in Palestine group held Israel accountable for the…12
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