The departure of most of the editorial team at The New Republic – including Franklin Foer, Leon Wieseltier, Judith Shulevitz and Julia Ioffe – didn’t just blow a hole in the landscape of American journalism. It also threw into doubt the future of what has long been a primary address for American Jewish thought.
French police arrested five men suspected of making threats online to attack a synagogue.
Walter Lewin, a beloved retired Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor, has been dumped by the university over claims he sexually harassed a student taking one of his online classes.10
Jane Eisner pens a plea to Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, right now the most powerful Jews in America: The presidential campaign unleashed a surge of anti-Semitism. Please don’t make it worse.
A U.S. citizen has been indicted in Israel on weapons charges and told investigators he had been weighing the possibility of attacking Muslim holy sites, the Israeli domestic security service Shin Bet said on Tuesday.
New York police fatally shot a man armed with a knife on Tuesday after he stabbed a rabbinical student from Israel in a Brooklyn synagogue, and authorities quickly stepped up security at Jewish houses of worship around the city, police said.7
The American Anthropological Association rejected a proposed resolution that would oppose the academic boycott of Israel.
A German court has thrown out a case against a Cologne man for his alleged involvement in the June 1944 massacre of hundreds of civilians in France.
The Palestinians have become a non-state observer at the International Criminal Court based in The Hague.
In nearly nine years as Israel’s prime minister spread over three terms, Benjamin Netanyahu has been a security hawk, promising to do whatever it takes to combat the threat from Palestinian militants or a nuclear-armed Iran.
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