(JTA) — A large menorah in the front yard of an Arizona family was twisted into the shape of a swastika. The Hanukkah candelabra was made of gold spray-painted PVC pipes and solar-powered lights. Mom in Arizona had to tell her kids: “People hate us for no reason.”https://t.co/fIeD7I0bzj pic.twitter.com/HGP7yfy06N — Julie Zauzmer (@JulieZauzmer) December 30, 2016…
An entertainment company in Greece canceled a game in which players use clues to escape from a room themed around the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.
(JTA) — Joel Sollender, a World War II prisoner of war who appeared in television ads for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, has died. The cause of his death on Tuesday evening was congestive heart failure, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Thursday. Sollender, who was Jewish, was 92. “He had a great patriotic feeling about this…
Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday denied allegations of wrongdoing published by local media outlets, who say the attorney-general will launch a criminal investigation against the prime minister next week.14
An Argentine court suggested probing former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner on allegations that she had covered up evidence from the bombing of a Jewish community building in exchange for Iranian oil.
In a rare move, a Spanish municipality voted to nullify a resolution it had passed earlier this year endorsing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.3
Hate crimes this holiday season have focused on menorahs, a visible symbol of Jewish identity and pride which appear throughout the country in public spaces.10
The agency indicates that Palestinians will outnumber Jews soon, by 2020 holding an edge of 7.12 million people to 6.96 million people.15
The Montana town of Whitefish has become an unlikely flashpoint in the rise of the “alt-right,” due to Richard Spencer’s residence there.14
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