(JTA) — The Tenement Museum in New York has seen an “unprecedented number” of negative comments by visitors about immigrants. The museum, which holds tours for small groups with the stated mission of enhancing the public’s appreciation for the role immigration plays in shaping American identity, is giving its guides new training to help them deal…23
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has broken David Ben-Gurion’s record as the prime minister who served the longest consecutive term in Israel’s history. As of Tuesday, Netanyahu had served 2,793 days — or seven years and 236 days — besting Ben-Gurion’s 2,790-day record, according to the Israel Democracy Institute. Ben-Gurion was Israel’s first…
(JTA) — The parents of a Jewish Democratic National Committee staffer killed near his Washington, D.C., home this summer have called on the public to help them find his killer. Seth Rich, 27, was killed while walking home before dawn on July 10. Police have speculated that he was the victim of a robbery gone awry….3
(JTA) — A rabbi who was extradited to Israel from South Africa after years on the run was sentenced to 18 months in prison for sexual assault. Rabbi Eliezer Berland, the 79-year-old founder of the Shuvu Bonim religious seminary in Israel, was sentenced on Tuesday afternoon in Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court a week after he admitted to…3
Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, briefly joined her father’s telephone call with Argentine President Mauricio Macri earlier this month, Macri’s spokesman said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (JTA) –Donald Trump’s transition team declined to directly condemn a conference where his victory was hailed as a triumph for white supremacists, instead reiterating a general denunciation of racism. Asked by NBC and other media to comment on the weekend conference in Washington D.C. , the president-elect’s transition team said Monday that Trump opposed “racism of…49
(JTA) — CNN viewers are angry over a caption flashed on the screen during a segment on white supremacist groups which read “Alt-right founder questions whether Jews are people. The segment was aired Monday on “The Lead,” which was being guest-hosted by Jim Sciutto. The discussion with the CNN panelists included statements made over the…5
AMSTERDAM (JTA) — The son of a Dutch couple that hid Jews from the Nazis is seeking the removal of his father’s name from a monument that was built on what used to be a Palestinian village. Erik Ader, whose father and mother, Bastiaan Jan and Johanna Ader, are believed by the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum to…4
JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian man was shot and killed after trying to stab an Israeli security guard at a West Bank checkpoint. The Palestinian assailant pulled out a knife and approached a security guard at the Qalandiyah checkpoint near Jerusalem, according to Israel Police. The guard and the assailant engaged in a fistfight before…
An anti-Semitic pamphlet was sent to the Manhattan home of a New York politician, days after his building was defaced with a swastika.
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