(JTA) — World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder praised outgoing United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for publicly admitting that there is an anti-Israel bias at the international body. Lauder in a statement issued on Monday welcomed the “long-awaited and impactful” pronouncement by Ban during his final address to the body on Friday, but criticized him…9
Mining company BSG Resources (BSGR) said on Monday Israeli police had detained for questioning Beny Steinmetz, one of Israel’s richest men.
Socialite and actress Zsa Zsa Gabor has died at age 99, according to her publicist, CBSLA.com reported on Sunday.3
Richard Spencer, the “alt-right” leader who famously shouted “Heil Trump” at a victory celebration, is considering running for Congress.
Sen. Charles Schumer led a chorus of Republican and Democratic senators on Sunday calling for a special bipartisan panel to investigate cyber attacks against the United States by foreign countries with a focus on Russia’s alleged efforts to influence the U.S. presidential election.
(JTA) — Two Jewish Democrats in Congress said President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Israel ambassador is dangerous and out of sync with U.S. Jews and U.S. policies. U.S. Rep Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said Friday that confirming David Friedman as the U.S. ambassador to Israel will have “dangerous consequences for both the United States and Israel.”…185
A Jewish member of the electoral college from Arizona says there’s no chance he’ll go rogue and vote against Donald Trump — despite thousands of emails urging him to.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The head of Israel’s Mossad national intelligence agency made a secret visit to the United States to meet with members of President-elect Donald Trump staff and give a security briefing. Mossad Director Yossi Cohen briefed the Trump staff members on the Iranian nuclear deal, the Syrian civil war, terror threats and the…
JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli grassroots initiative is raising money to purchase emergency supplies to help purchase and distribute supplies for Syrian children affected by the civil war in that country. The “Just Beyond the Border” campaign was launched by Israeli civilians on Thursday evening on a fundraising page on the Mimoona crowd funding website…
JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli general was convicted of prohibited sexual relations and sexual offenses as part of a plea bargain. Brig.-Gen. Ofek Buchris, 47, was convicted on Sunday in military court in Tel Aviv. Under the deal, Buchris was convicted of prohibited sexual relations by consent instead of three counts of rape. He will be…
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