WASHINGTON (JTA) — J Street is launching a half million-dollar campaign against two vulnerable Republicans for their opposition to the Iran nuclear deal. J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami on Wednesday will release TV spots to screen in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, where incumbents Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., are in tight competitive races….
World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder was questioned by Israeli police last week in connection to the fraud probe into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
A Jewish questioner was arrested after asking Middle East expert Dennis Ross a pointed question about what he called Israeli and U.S. “state-sponsored terrorism” at a Kansas City library.69
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Donald Trump’s joke at a rally, in which he singled out people who were not Christian conservatives, was “unacceptable,” said a top Reform rabbi. “Raise your hand if you’re not a Christian conservative,” Trump said at a Sept. 28 rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa, after assessing that the crowd was overwhelmingly Christian…7
Uladzimir Volkau, a 93-year-old man in Belarus who is believed to be the last living childhood neighbor of Shimon Peres, said goodbye to Israeli politician.
(JTA) — Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte apologized to members of the country’s Jewish community for suggesting that he would kill as many drug dealers as Adolf Hitler did Jews. “Please accept my apology. It will never happen again,” Duterte said Tuesday at the Beit Yaacov Synagogue in Makati, a city in the Manila metropolitan area where the…
British-born scientists David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for their studies of unusual states of matter, which may open up new applications in electronics.5
An expose by The New York Review of Books claims to have found the identity behind the massively popular pseudonymous author, Elena Ferrante.
According to Quartz and other online sources, racists have adopted “Operation Google” to avoid AI hate-speech detectors.5
Lena Dunham posted on Facebook a heartfelt tribute to the cast and crew of her successful HBO series “Girls” hours after filming the series finale.
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