France will convene some 70 countries on Jan. 15 for a Middle East peace conference in Paris, its foreign minister said on Thursday, and will invite the Israeli and Palestinian leaders to meet separately at its conclusion.5
President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday echoed Israel’s call for a veto on a U.N. Security Council draft resolution to halt settlements, saying it “puts Israel in a very poor negotiating position and is extremely unfair to all Israelis.”4
JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli woman missing since a terror attack in the center of Berlin has been identified as one of those killed. Dalia Elyakim, 60, was identified on Wednesday night, confirming that she was one of the 12 people killed when a truck ploughed into a crowd at Christmas market near the Kaiser…
Israel urged the United States on Thursday to veto a U.N. Security Council draft resolution calling for an immediate halt to settlement building on occupied land that Palestinians want for a state.6
(JTA) — We already knew that Harold Bornstein, M.D., personal physician to President-elect Donald Trump, was a bit unconventional. To recap: His public letter about Trump’s health, released a year ago, included a typo and was swimming with hyperbole, assuring readers that Trump “will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.” We also learned…23
(JTA) — The only Orthodox synagogue in Des Moines is selling its building, which will leave the Iowa city without an Orthodox synagogue for the first time since the 1880s. Beth El Jacob has a potential buyer for its nearly 60-year-old building, the Des Moines Register reported. The congregation of about 80 families has been…7
Even before the deadly attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, Jews in Germany were divided in their approach to the arrival of hundreds of thousands of immigrants from Muslim countries since 2014.
President-elect Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is looking to sell his newspaper, The New York Observer, the trade newspaper Women’s Wear Daily reported on Wednesday.
“I happen to have known the Sulzbergers for 50 years,” he said, referring to the family that owns The New York Times. “I’m going to make sure you don’t ever work again if you do this.”
Six Jewish Democrats have spoken out so far against appointing David Friedman, a critic of the two-state solution, as ambassador to Israel.19
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