BOSTON (JTA) — The Ottoman government’s massacre of 1.5 million Armenians in the early 20th century was “unequivocally genocide,” the head of the Anti-Defamation League said in the group’s strongest position on the subject. Jonathan Greenblatt, the civil rights group’s CEO, also said in a blog post Friday that the ADL will support U.S. recognition of…
The leaders of the Reform and Conservative movements in North America are organizing a special trip to Israel later this month to notify Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in person of their strong opposition to any changes in the plan to build a new egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall.8
(JTA) — Former London Mayor Boris Johnson has come under fire for comparing the goals of the European Union to Hitler. Johnson, who is in favor of Britain leaving the EU, told the Sunday Telegraph that the EU, like Hitler, aims to unify Europe under one “authority.” “Napoleon, Hitler, various people tried this out, and…4
RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — The elevation of a centrist vice president, Michel Temer, as Brazil’s president amid the impeachment process of Dilma Rousseff is expected to result in a less strained relationship between Brazil and Israel, as well as its Jewish community, Jewish leaders said. Temer, 75, the son of Lebanese immigrants, took the…8
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.
The congregation’s president Moises Abadi boasted that some of its members have played a pivotal role in the country’s history.
Former President Bill Clinton defended his record on Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts, and his wife’s, at a campaign event.8
(JTA) — Amid controversy over new protections President Barack Obama has extended to transgender people, a number of Jewish groups have welcomed them.4
The oldest American is now a 113-year-old Jewish woman named Goldie.7
The umbrella group of French Jewish communities objected to the planned marketing at Cannes of a film it said falsely blames Germans security forces for the deaths of 11 Israeli athletes held hostage by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics.11
WASHINGTON — Sheldon Adelson plans to spend tens of millions of dollars to help elect Donald Trump, the New York Times reported.26
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