Jules Browde, a South African lawyer and human rights activist who helped defend Nelson Mandela, died May 31 at 98.
Brief panic over a label on a toy box caused a short delay on a flight from Cyprus to Israel on Tuesday when an aircraft cleaner thought it was a warning of a bomb.
RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — One of Brazil’s most prominent Jewish activists, Gerson Bergher died at age 91. A former president of the Brazilian Zionist Organization, Bergher, who has served as a politician in Brazil for many years, died Monday in Rio. He reportedly began his political career based on an advice to do so…
(JTA) — Amid a divisive debate in Ukraine on state honors for nationalists viewed as responsible for anti-Semitic pogroms, the country observed the first minute of silence in memory of Symon Petliura — a 1920s statesman blamed for the murder of 50,000 Jewish compatriots. The minute was observed on May 25, the 90th anniversary of…4
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 European Jewish Congress is demanding that action be taken against a British lawmaker at the European Parliament, who compared Israelis to a skin disease. “We can give you a list of all the things we attempted to do, the Israelis are all over this place like a rash,” MEP Martina Anderson from…5
The Iranian nuclear deal was one of the main factors that influenced Donald Trump’s decision to run for president in 2016, his son, Eric Trump, said on Sunday.5
AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Citing potential radicalization, the Dutch government prevented the opening of a Muslim school by a group whose former leader praised Islamic State terrorists and wished for Allah to drown Israel in a tsunami. Education Ministry Undersecretary Sander Dekker on Monday said that the government is withholding funding and permits for SIO — a…
A brother of Hitler’s who was thought to be older was actually younger and died within days, raising questions about how his death might have affected the future leader of Nazi Germany, a historian said in comments published on Monday.
At least five animal rights activists on Monday rushed the stage as presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke at a rally in Oakland, video posted online showed.
(JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared his acceptance of some elements of the so-called Arab Peace initiative as a basis for talks on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “The Arab peace initiative includes positive elements that can help revive constructive negotiations with the Palestinians,” Netanyahu said Monday evening at the Knesset in Jerusalem. “We…
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