BERLIN (JTA) — A Pakistani man suspected of spying on a pro-Israel group in Germany is to be tried in Berlin, federal prosecutors announced. Identified only as “Syed Mustufa H.,” the 31-year-old man was arrested last July and charged in December with spying on behalf of an Iran-linked intelligence unit. According to the BZ newspaper, his target allegedly was the…
Nat Hentoff, the historian and columnist who wrote about jazz and politics everything in between during a career spanning seven decades, died Saturday at 91, his son said.5
The U.S. Modern Language Association on Saturday voted 113-to-79 to reject a resolution calling for an academic boycott of Israel.6
Todd Fisher brought the cremated remains of his sister Carrie Fisher to the private memorial for their mother Debbie Reynolds on Friday in Los Angeles.
China’s Anbang Insurance Group is in talks to invest in a project to redevelop a flagship New York City building owned by Kushner Companies, the family real estate business run by President-elect Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, according to a person familiar with the discussions.
The Canadian branch of the Jewish Defense League is prepared to mobilize in Whitefish, Montana, where neo-Nazis are planning an anti-Jewish march on Martin Luther King Jr. Day — and do whatever it takes to “smash the Nazis.”80
(JTA) — Facebook has hired Campbell Brown, a former NBC and CNN anchor, to lead its efforts to mend ties with news publications. As head of the social network’s News Partnerships team, Brown will “help news organizations and journalists work more closely and more effectively with Facebook,” she wrote Friday on her Facebook page. “Right…4
Savyon Zabar, an Israeli-born club operator and fixture of New York gay nightlife, was found strangled in his uptown apartment Wednesday morning, in what New York police have ruled a homicide.4
(JTA) — Israel will cut approximately $6 million of its annual contribution to United Nations’ bodies it deemed “anti-Israel,” following the passage by the U.N. Security Council of an anti-settlement resolution. The resolution adopted last month — for which 14 countries voted in favor with only the U.S. abstaining — called Israeli settlements “a flagrant violation of international law” that damage…18
There is “nothing wrong” with white nationalism of “alt-right” figurehead Richard Spencer, an organizer said.186
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