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
TORONTO (JTA) — The leader of Canada’s Green Party is “torn” over two Israel-related resolutions to be debated at the party’s convention next month. One resolution to be reviewed by party members meeting in Ottawa in August would endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel. The second calls on the party to pursue…68
WASHINGTON (JTA) — An NGO did not use U.S. funds in its campaign to unseat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a Senate inquiry found, and the State Department did not violate policies by funding the NGO. However, the report issued Tuesday suggested the State Department did not adequately assess the risks of funding the NGO,…5
(JTA) — Some 22 liberal groups, most of them Jewish, condemned a bill that would protect religious institutions that promote traditional marriage from government sanction. The First Amendment Defense Act would prevent any federal agency from denying a tax exemption, grant, contract, license, or certification to an individual, association, or business based on their belief…
It’s rare for a Supreme Court justice to speak out about politics, and Ginsburg has faced both outrage and mocking editorializing for her recent remarks on presidential candidate Donald Trump.20
President Barack Obama pledged to veto three pieces of legislation because they contain language that would scuttle implementation of the Iran nuclear deal.
The founders of an Israeli food tech startup want you to enjoy your meat without the guilt — in fact, without the animal.
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.
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