(JTA) — President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team leaders have been “aggressively courting” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to come to the January 20 inauguration, the New York Post reported.
(JTA) — Ivanka Trump’s in-laws have donated to an organization headed by the rabbi who is scheduled to deliver a prayer at the inauguration of her father, President-elect Donald Trump.
(JTA) — Near, far — wherever you are — Schwartz’s is known for being one of Montreal’s oldest and most storied Jewish delis. Its famed smoked meat — a subtly different cousin of pastrami — has attracted scores of customers since it opened in 1928.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by telephone to discuss the conflict in Syria and security cooperation. The conversation Saturday evening, which also included discussion of other developments in the region, was announced by the Prime Minister’s Office in a statement. “The two leaders discussed developments in…
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s security cabinet decided the bodies of Hamas terrorists killed during attacks on Israelis will not be returned to their families and will instead be buried.
(JTA) — At least 39 people were killed and dozens wounded in an apparent terrorist attack on an Istanbul night club, where a man was seen firing into a crowd of revellers celebrating the new year. One Israeli, an 18-year-old woman from the Arab-Israeli city of Tira, was moderately wounded in the attack.
(JTA) — Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a post on his social media network that while he once questioned his Jewish upbringing, he now believes that “religion is very important.”
(JTA) — A massive fire in Queens, New York, destroyed more than a dozen businesses, most Jewish owned. The blaze that erupted Friday evening in Kew Garden Hills required nearly 200 firefighters to bring under control.
SYDNEY (JTA) — Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull paid an unexpected visit to Sydney’s Central Synagogue to join its Friday night service and menorah lighting, telling the congregation that Australia stands “shoulder to shoulder” with Israel.
LOS ANGELES (JTA) — Among his last official acts as president, Barack Obama signed a bill affixing the name of Tibor Rubin to the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Long Beach, California.
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