President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, is the chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil, an energy company large enough to have its own foreign policy.7
Forty female Israeli parliamentary aides and advisers showed up to work in mini skirts and black leggings on December 14 in protest of new Knesset modesty rules.20
A year ago, when several dozen Washington-area Jewish and Muslim religious and lay leaders jostled for spots in a group picture, the mood was convivial.
Peter Baker, the new New York Times’ bureau chief in Jerusalem, announced that he would be leaving the Holy Land after less than six months to return to his veteran beat and cover the White House for Times.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Naftali Bennett, the head of Israel’s pro-settler Jewish Home party, is being provided extra security in the wake of threats as the evacuation of the Amona outpost nears. Threatening text messages republished by Hebrew-language Israeli news website Walla accuse Bennett of “betrayal” and “selling out the settlers” with the evacuation set to occur…8
Kushner’s people told DNAInfo that the bills had been left unpaid after the firm transitioned from one utility payment management company to another.3
JERUSALEM (JTA) — A poster displayed at a Jerusalem art school showed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a noose hanging in front of him. Israel Police have opened an incitement investigation into the poster hung up Monday in a stairwell at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design with the word “Rope” in capital letters…7
(JTA) — Jews are the world’s most-educated religious group, with an average of more than 13 years of formal schooling, according to a new study. The Pew Research Center study published Tuesday found that Jews worldwide have four years more of schooling on average than the next-most educated group, Christians, who average about nine years of…14
Ivanka Trump has reportedly donated $1,000 to help build a community center on the Brooklyn site where 7 Orthodox children died in a fire started by a hot plate left on during Shabbat.4
There was worry among Israel advocates that his victory would have precipitated significant change in the UJS’ tack on the Middle East.
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