Israeli paramilitary police officers in the occupied West Bank shot and killed a Palestinian who ran toward them brandishing a knife on Thursday, police said.
A Florida woman has been arrested for threatening the parents of a Jewish boy killed in the in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Connecticut.8
WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Barack Obama in his final speech on national security said diplomatic engagement is “required” to resolve Middle Eastern conflicts, including between Israel and the Palestinians. The remarks came as top officials in the outgoing administration hope to influence President-elect Donald Trump to maintain its diplomatic initiatives, particularly regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict…9
(JTA) — Jenna Jameson, the former adult actress and recent convert to Judaism who is engaged to an Israeli, told an Israeli publication that she plans to move to Israel next year. “My fiancé and I hope to move to Israel next year after the birth,” she told the Hebrew-language news website Reshet on Wednesday. Jameson will…6
(JTA) — A bill to facilitate the return of Nazi-looted artworks to their original owners or heirs passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The House passed the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act, or HEAR Act on Wednesday. It must still pass the Senate. The bill would extend the statute of limitations for the stolen artwork to six years from the date that the…
JERUSALEM (JTA) — A controversial bill that would help legalize West Bank outposts built on Palestinian land was approved in its first reading in the Knesset plenum. The Regulation bill was approved late Wednesday after a five-hour floor debate by a vote of 58 to 51. Two more readings are required to pass the bill into…
At Wednesday’s meeting, Emanuel presented Trump with a letter signed by himself and 13 other mayors, including Bill de Blasio of New York and Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, asking the president-elect to continue President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows undocumented immigrants who arrived to the U.S. as children to remain and work here. Currently 742,000 people benefit from DACA, 69,571 of them in Illinois.
(JTA) — A British court found a man guilty of waging an anti-Semitic internet campaign against a Jewish lawmaker. Joshua Bonehill-Paine,24, was convicted Wednesday of racial harassment for posting a series of articles online in which he targeted parliamentarian Luciana Berger. The campaign, which Bonehill-Paine named “Operation Filthy Jew B***|h,” referred to Jewish lawmaker as evil…
Said alumnus Sruly Heller, “I thought his treatment of transgender issues was the grossest manifestation possible of a total paucity of menschlichkeit.”13
Hasidic leaders in New Square backed Clinton. But now they’re saying they were with Trump all along.9
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