Dozens of Washington-area rabbis urged President-elect Donald Trump to “reconsider” his campaign’s rhetoric and extend his agenda to all Americans. The full-page ad appearing in Tuesday’s Express, a subway giveaway newspaper published by the Washington Post, welcomes the incoming administration “to our great city.”5
The British rock band Coldplay denied reports that it was planning two “peace concerts” for Israelis and Palestinians in November.
Leaders of the country’s largest evangelical pro-Israel lobby are flying in to Washington, D.C., to back bills that slam the recent U.N. anti-settlements resolution and force the president to move the Israeli Embassy to Jerusalem.11
(JTA) — Miriam Harris Goldberg, the editor and publisher of the Intermountain Jewish News in Denver since 1972, has died.
(JTA) – An image of the Israeli flag will be projected on Paris’ city hall to show solidarity with the victims of a terrorist attack in Jerusalem, the mayor of the French capital said.
The Israel Museum in Jerusalem has named Eran Neuman, the head of the architecture school at Tel Aviv University, as its new director.
The FBI and Department of Homeland Security will be assisting local Jewish community centers in bolstering security after 16 JCCs received bomb threats on the same day.
(JTA) – A Lithuanian game show in which a contestant performed a Nazi salute and shouted “Jew” to describe a Jewish composer was taken off the air. Actress Asta Baukute, a former lawmaker, made the gesture on the “Guess the Melody” episode that aired Friday, Delfi reported. In the charades-style game, contestants act out songs and other…3
Confirmation hearings for Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, have been put off a week.15
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Ethiopian Israelis will be permitted to donate blood without restrictions. The new Health Ministry rules will take effect on July 1, Haaretz reported Tuesday, citing the Magen David Adom ambulance service. Blood donations from Ethiopian-born Israelis have been banned since 1977. The date of the new procedures was announced at the meeting…
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