The Dutch capital profited from the Nazi occupation’s persecution of Jews by raising their rent after they were confined to ghettos, a new study revealed.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in Jerusalem with leaders of the American Reform movement, who thanked him for the decision to expand the egalitarian prayer section at the Western Wall.
Nearly half the states in the country are considering legislation aimed at countering the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, or BDS, movement. But critics say some bills are cause for concern, either because they seek to confer legitimacy on Israeli settlements or go so far in punishing boycott supporters they infringe on constitutionally protected speech.30
The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is seeking messages and personal artifacts from Holocaust survivors for a time capsule to be opened on the museum’s 50th anniversary in 2043.
Billionaire entertainment mogul Haim Saban has unveiled a $100 million venture capital fund for Israeli startups.
The Jewish-Israeli man who was convicted of organizing the revenge murder of a Palestinian teenager in 2014 was ruled mentally fit to be sentenced.3
In response to the $55,000 all-expense paid trip to Israel included in the Oscar swag bag, the BDS organization Jewish Voice for Peace created an ad urging nominees to #SkipTheTrip. Variety Magazine refused to publish the ad in their Oscar issue coming out next week.26
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