(JTA) — More than 70 American intellectuals called for a targeted boycott of all goods and services from Israeli West Bank settlements. The boycott call, an open letter, was published in the most recent issue of the New York Review of Books, which is dated Oct. 13. Among the signers are Bernard Avishai, Peter Brooks, Peter…
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations hopes to soon be eating kosher food in the cafeterias of the international institution. Danny Danon, writing to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, said there are many U.N. employees and diplomats from around the world who observe kashrut, yet kosher food is not available in any of the…
Poetry has become a lightning rod in Israeli politics — especially the kind written by Darwish. Mira Sucharov explains why.
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a measure that requires companies doing business with the state to certify that they do not boycott or discriminate against any sovereign state, including Israel.
The day before the American presidential debate, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in New York, working his famous charm on the two major candidates.
A human rights group urged soccer’s governing body, FIFA, on Monday to move matches being played by Israeli teams in the occupied West Bank to Israel, saying that playing in Jewish settlements meant they were playing on stolen land.
WASHINGTON (JTA) — A slate of ten U.S. Muslim leaders, including both Muslims in Congress, urged Hamas to return to Israel the remains of two soldiers. “In the name of Almighty God the most merciful and compassionate, we appeal to you on the basis of humanity and charity to release the remains of Hadar Goldin…
Robert Weinger was once a bulldog beverage executive in Northern California. He left everything behind to devote his life to the shofar in the Holy Land.
A new rabbinical training program in Jerusalem ordains rabbis from across the Jewish religious spectrum together.
Video footage that apparently shows the execution of Israeli spy Eli Cohen in Syria in 1965 has surfaced online, giving a fuller picture of the moments just before and after the secret agent’s death more than half a century ago.