The president of the Jewish refugee aid group HIAS called the immigration executive orders President Donald Trump plans to sign today “a total violation of our values.”
Setting a new tone in U.S. - Israel relationship, the administration passed on an opportunity to criticize Israel for its latest settlement expansion plan.
The finance behemoth will give him $100 million, and will also permit him to cash in on $23 million of stock options.
(JTA) – The absence of a European Union definition for anti-Semitism is an “absurd” situation that needs correcting, which also would honor Holocaust victims, the president of the European Jewish Congress told European lawmakers. During his address Wednesday at the European Parliament ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, EJC president Moshe Kantor referenced the 2013 removal…
(JTA) — More than 200,000 people from around the world have posted on social media photos of themselves holding signs saying “We Remember” in dozens of languages ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The social media campaign was launched two weeks ago by the World Jewish Congress in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is marked…
(JTA) — The U.S. State Department is reviewing the Obama administration’s decision to send $221 million to the Palestinian Authority on the morning of Donald Trump’s inauguration. The State Department said it would look into the payment, which had previously been held up by congressional Republicans, and make adjustments in line with the Trump administration’s priorities,…
Alexandra Shulman, one of the biggest names in the world of fashion, is stepping down as editor-in-chief of British Vogue after 25 years, the magazine’s publisher Conde Nast announced on Wednesday.
Shulman’s reign culminated in Vogue’s centenary celebrations last year, marked by an exclusive cover photo shoot with Prince William’s wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, whose dress sense is widely admired by fashionistas.
“It has been very hard to find a rational reason to leave what is unquestionably a fascinating and rewarding role but last autumn I realized that I very much wanted to experience a different life,” said Shulman.
Conde Nast said an announcement about a successor would be made in due course.
Shulman was honored by Queen Elizabeth in 2005 for services to the magazine industry and in 2013 she was included in a list of the 100 most powerful women in the United Kingdom, compiled by the BBC’s “Woman’s Hour” radio program.
Shulman said Vogue was a “precious cargo” and one of her greatest privileges had been to steer it during its centenary, which also involved an exhibition at Britain’s National Portrait Gallery of photographs that had appeared in the magazine.
During its 100th year, British Vogue was also the subject of a fly-on-the-wall BBC television documentary, “Absolutely Fashion,” in which Shulman featured prominently.
The filmmaker, Richard Macer, reported that Shulman had a fear of flying and had to steel herself whenever she had to travel to attend fashion shows. Having written two novels, Shulman said she had discovered the best remedy was to concentrate on writing whenever she had to fly.
BERLIN (JTA) — Police have raided the homes of right-wing extremists across Germany on suspicion of planning attacks on Jews, refugees and police. Police searched 12 apartments and other sites across the country early on Wednesday, gathering information for an investigation. Seven suspects come from the states of Baden-Württemberg and Baden. Some 200 police officers from the states of…
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Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto was released from prison early Wednesday morning after serving a one-year sentence for bribery. The senior police commander Ephraim Bracha, who was involved in the corruption scandal, later committed suicide.
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