(JTA) — Sadiq Khan, who was sworn in as London’s first Muslim mayor last week, reiterated plans to lead a trade delegation to Israel. In an interview with London’s The Jewish News published Monday, Khan, the first Muslim mayor of any Western capital city and London’s first Labour Party mayor in eight years, also said he believes…
JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli court has halted extradition procedures against the former principal of a Jewish girls’ school in Melbourne who fled Australia amid claims she sexually abused some of her students. The Jerusalem District Court on Sunday halted the process after a state-appointed psychiatrist determined that Malka Leifer was unfit to stand trial….
(JTA) — Several hundred Moroccan Jews protested against U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s characterization of Western Sahara as occupied by the North African kingdom. The April 30 protest in Mazagan, 120 mile southwest of Rabat, was part of Mimouna, a traditional North African Jewish celebration held the day after Passover, and it featured group singing of…
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.
WASHINGTON (JTA) — On the eve of a bid to get her church to divest from companies allegedly profiting from Israel’s control of the West Bank, Hillary Clinton reasserted that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement was counterproductive to peace. The frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination responded on May 8 to an appeal from…14
(JTA) — A school bus outside a Jewish school in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn was set on fire. The bus went up in flames on Sunday evening in front of the Beth Rivkah School for Girls in the haredi Orthodox Jewish neighborhood. There were no injuries. Police believe the fire was started by a…
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Women of the Wall held a priestly blessing as part of its monthly service at the Western Wall, despite a ruling by Israel’s attorney general forbidding the practice. The women also brought a Torah scroll to the Monday morning Rosh Chodesh prayer service, which they have been prohibited from in the…14
(JTA) — Dismissing reports that it discriminated against Jewish passengers in Spain, the British low-cost airline EasyJet accused the complainants of rowdy behavior that caused a delay. “Flight EZY3920 from Barcelona to Paris Charles de Gaulle on 1 May 2016 with 180 passengers on board returned to the gate in Barcelona and was met by police due…8
An Israeli soldier who shot and killed a wounded Palestinian assailant went on trial on manslaughter charges on Monday in a rare case that focuses on allegations of excessive use of force in confronting Palestinian attacks.
The senior White House aide who spearheaded the push for the Iran nuclear deal with Jewish groups and others is defending his handling of the issue after he suggested in a controversial New York Times profile that he fooled key stakeholders into not questioning the pact.12
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