(JTA) — In a first for Jordan-Israel relations, a small group of Jordanian citizens recently gained employment in Israel’s hospitality sector as part of a pilot project negotiated by the two countries. The Washington Post reported Monday that the program, which “very quietly” launched six months ago, currently permits 700 Jordanians to cross the border to work…
For a city that has made headlines recently for its anti-Semitism problem, Oxford has a pretty laid back Jewish scene.10
NEW YORK (JTA) — Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn benefit disproportionately from Section 8 housing vouchers, even as other impoverished residents have difficulty obtaining the federal housing subsidy, according to a new report. A joint investigation published Tuesday by WNYC and the New York Daily News found that in several heavily Hasidic sections of Brooklyn’s Williamsburg…19
Melania Trump said a journalist barraged with anti-Semitic death threats had “provoked” neo-Nazi Trump supporters by writing a controversial profile of her.28
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.
A mid-level New York appeals court on Tuesday ruled that lawyers for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump can argue to the state’s highest court that fraud claims against Trump University brought by the state attorney general should be dismissed.7
(JTA) — A South Florida man pleaded not guilty to the charge that he plotted to bomb a Miami-area synagogue. The plea was entered Monday in federal court by the court-appointed attorney for James Medina, The Associated Press reported. Medina, 40, a convert to Islam from Hollywood, was arrested by the FBI on April 29…
(JTA) — The United Methodist Church rejected four resolutions calling for the church to divest from companies that profit from Israel’s control of the West Bank. The votes took place over the weekend at the quadrennial United Methodist Church General Conference that began May 10 in Portland, Oregon. The resolutions called for divesting from three…20
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Meir Ettinger, the suspected head of a right-wing Jewish terrorist cell who is being held in administrative detention, will be released from jail. The Lod District Court determined Tuesday that Ettinger would be released in June after the Shin Bet security service said it would not request an extension of his detention. But…10
PARIS (JTA) – A Lebanon-born university lecturer in Canada who was extradited to France to stand trial for killing four people in a 1980 synagogue bombing in Paris was released to house arrest. In his ruling last week, a high court magistrate in charge of reviewing appeals on incarcerations cited “doubt on the fundamental question”…
Boris Johnson, the leader of the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, showed “political amnesia” with his “absurd” comparison between the EU and Adolf Hitler’s plan to rule the continent, the EU’s Donald Tusk said on Tuesday.
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