(JTA) — A Pennsylvania man identified as Jewish in a federal lawsuit against the Amish church has been charged with the sexual assault of a teen who was “gifted” to him by her parents, who were suing their former church. Police found 12 girls aged 18 years to 6 months in the Lower Southampton home…17
JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli nongovernmental organization that advocates for the settlements is pressing British voters to vote to leave the European Union. The push for Brexit, or a British exit from the EU, is meant to punish Britain for its move toward a pro-Palestinian stand, Meir Deutsch, director of policy and government relations for…5
Hungarian soccer fans are being investigated for performing Nazi salutes during a match at the Euro 2016 soccer tournament in France.
RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — A court in Guatemala indicted the ex-mayor of a small town in the Central American nation for “participating in the expulsion of a religious community.” Antonio Adolfo Perez y Perez of San Juan La Laguna was charged with abuse of authority and discrimination and sentenced to house arrest, the local newspaper…3
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.
Republican Donald Trump said on Sunday the United States should consider more racial profiling in law enforcement, after urging harsher policies following last week’s mass shooting in Orlando.72
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Cabinet approved an additional $18.6 million for West Bank settlements to help defray the costs of their “unique security situation,” spurring one Palestinian leader to say Israel “openly supports apartheid.” On Sunday at its weekly meeting, the government approved a budgetary supplement that includes stipends for local councils in the West…35
A New York man was charged Friday with sexually abusing a woman on an overnight El Al flight from Tel Aviv to Newark last month, NJ.Com reported, repeatedly placing his hand on her thigh and breast as she attempted to sleep.6
(JTA) — Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone, who was recently suspended from Britain’s Labour Party for saying that Adolf Hitler supported Zionism, said he may have Jewish roots. Livingstone told the London-based Jewish Chronicle newspaper that his maternal grandmother had what he was told was a Jewish last name. He said that the late Jewish…7
(JTA) — Rhode Island’s General Assembly has approved legislation that would prohibit the state from contracting with companies that engage in boycotts of allies of the United States, including Israel. The Anti-Discrimination in State Contracts Act was passed on June 16 by the Rhode Island House by a vote of 63 to 4, and passed…
Alan Weinkrantz, a high-tech public relations executive and startup communications strategist based in both San Antonio, Texas and Israel was one of the victims of the tragic accident in Tel Aviv on Saturday when a car slammed into a restaurant.
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