Trump’s Twitter’s followers threw a bit of a hissy fit over the weekend after the president-elect sent out a Hanukkah greeting to American Jews.18
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett proposed legislation that would prevent the left-wing group Breaking the Silence from entering Israelis schools. Bennett, the head of the right wing Jewish Home Party, proposed an amendment to the State Education Law that would prevent speakers from a school if “there is concern that their activity could…5
The U.S. ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, reportedly has asked the State Department for permission to stay in Israel as a private citizen so that his daughter can complete the school year.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Zubin Mehta announced that he will retire in October 2019. Mehta, who has been the musical director of the Israel Philharmonic for 47 years, announced his retirement on Monday, Ynet reported. Mehta, who was born in India, is the son of Mehki Mehta, the founder of the Bombay Symphony…3
The Jerusalem municipality, undeterred by a U.N. anti-settlement resolution, is due to consider on Wednesday requests for construction permits for hundreds of new homes for Israelis in areas that Israel captured in 1967 and annexed to the city.71
“Schools should educate for tolerance and understanding among people, and we are deeply disappointed that this took place in Taiwan,” the Jewish state’s diplomatic mission in the Taipei, the East Asian country’s capital, wrote on Facebook
JERUSALEM (JTA) — France rejected the Israeli defense minister’s comparison of next month’s Middle East peace summit in Paris to the anti-Semitic Dreyfus trial. French Foreign Ministry officials said Monday that the Jan. 15 meeting was being held to “re-affirm” the international community’s commitment to a two-state solution. Earlier in the day, Avigdor Liberman told…13
Republican President-elect Donald Trump has turned to his long-time company’s top lawyer to serve as a special negotiator for trade deals and other talks, Trump’s team said in a statement on Tuesday.
(JTA) — Rabbis in Vienna condemned the chief rabbi of Russia for meeting the head of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party. Russian Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar met this week with Heinz-Christian Strache and his delegation at his office in Moscow, the UK Jewish News reported. The meeting came two weeks after the Freedom Party candidate for…
(JTA) — A rabbi and his family have moved to South Dakota, giving the state its only full-time rabbi. Rabbi Mendel and Mussie Alperowitz and their children arrived on Dec. 24 in Sioux Falls, where they will open a Chabad center. The rabbi, who moved from Brooklyn, visited the state twice before deciding to move…
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