BERLIN (JTA) — Police in 14 German states reportedly conducted raids on 60 individuals in an attempt to root out the sources of anti-Semitic and other hate postings on the internet. The raids on Wednesday marked the first time that Germany has conducted a nationwide hunt for internet hate purveyors, according to German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière, who said…
(JTA) — A Jewish overnight camp in Southern California will cut short its first session by several days due to a salmonella outbreak. Moshava California, a Bnei Akiva of Los Angeles overnight camp in the San Bernardino Mountains, said it will end the session on Thursday rather than Sunday on instruction from the Department of…
Israel’s supreme rabbinical court rejected Wednesday a conversion by a prominent American rabbi who sponsored Ivanka Trump’s conversion to Judaism, reaffirming a widely criticized ruling by a lower court.82
MONTREAL (JTA) — A former professional football player fined a year ago by the Canadian Football League for anti-Semitic tweets is still posting such material. Khalif Mitchell, apparently referring to the controversy surrounding a Donald Trump posting, recently tweeted that “the real tribes of Israel would never use a demonic Star of David, only devils…7
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.
(JTA) — The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum is not buying into the Pokémon Go craze. On Tuesday, the Holocaust memorial site tweeted that it will not allow visitors to play the new smartphone game because it is “disrespectful on many levels.” New York magazine first reported Tuesday that some users of the Nintendo game, which allows players…
Yes, there are Jews attending the Republican National Convention next week in Cleveland.3
White supremacist leader David Duke blasted Newt Gingrich, saying he would be “a better pick” than the former Republican House speaker whom Donald Trump is considering as running mate.4
Austria’s government moved on Tuesday to seize the house where Adolf Hitler was born to prevent it becoming a site of pilgrimage for neo-Nazis, and the country’s Interior Minister said he wanted to tear it down.
Republican presidential contender Donald Trump called on Wednesday for the resignation of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, describing her as mentally unfit after she lambasted him in a series of media interviews.9
The choice for chief rabbi of the Israel Defense Forces renounced statements he made about rape in wartime and drafting female soldiers. Col. Eyal Karim, 59, was nominated Monday by the IDF’s chief of staff, Gadi Eisenkot. On Tuesday, Karim was called for an interview with the IDF Personnel Directorate over statements…16
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