(JTA) — A historically Jewish neighborhood in Marrakesh will have its original name restored on the orders of King Mohammed VI. The Essalam neighborhood will be renamed El Mellah, and the original names of the streets and town squares also will be restored, according to reports. The order comes from the king following a request…
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Three Republican senators have introduced a bill that would force the president to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. The bill introduced Tuesday by Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida, Dean Heller of Nevada and Ted Cruz of Texas would remove the presidential waiver from the 1995 law passed by Congress recognizing Jerusalem…10
Incitement on social media has emerged as a major national security issue in Israel, due social media campaigns urging knife attacks on Israelis.
A Jewish radical jailed since 1981 could go free this year, following a rare commutation of her sentence by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.15
“Tell Senator Flake to vote ‘No’ on Mnuchin. We need a Treasury Secretary who will help us, not himself.”
According to the job posting, the Brooklyn Democrat is looking for a communications director to “resist the threats of the Trump regime to American democratic values and vulnerable constituencies.”7
There’s a striking difference between competing bids in Congress addressing last month’s U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israel Defense Forces officer who was critically wounded during the 2014 Gaza War died of his wounds. Maj. Hagai Ben-Ari of Moshav Nov, a village on the Golan Heights, died Tuesday, more than two years after what Israel dubbed Operation Protective Edge. Ben-Ari, 31, a captain in the Paratroopers Brigade, suffered…
(JTA) — Police in the city of Uman in Ukraine arrested an Israeli man they suspect of defacing a large crucifix as payback for the desecration of a synagogue last month. The suspect, Netanel Shimon, is said to have dismantled on Dec. 31 the Jesus icon from a crucifix that locals in 2013 set up…
An Israeli soldier who shot dead a wounded and incapacitated Palestinian assailant in the occupied West Bank was convicted of manslaughter on Wednesday in one of the most divisive trials in Israel’s history.42
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