RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — The mayor-elect of Rio de Janeiro, a prominent evangelical leader, reportedly will be going to Israel to celebrate his victory. Marcelo Crivella, who was elected Sunday, will meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat next week, several Brazilian media outlets reported, citing the mayor-elect himself as the source….
Democrats and Republicans are locked in a tight contest for control of the Senate, one that might be decided in Missouri. That’s where Jewish Democrat Jason Kander is on the verge of unseating Republican incumbent Roy Blunt.
(JTA) — The American architect who designed the Berlin Holocaust memorial said that such a memorial could not be built today due to rising anti-Semitism and xenophobia. Peter Eisenman said in an interview published last week in the German weekly Die Zeit that the current atmosphere of hate in Germany and the United States would…
Medical marijuana is on track to become a booming industry in Israel, with 36 Israeli companies now doing clinical research on cannabis.
With less than a week to the presidential election, the Republican nominee received the blessings of three Jewish newspapers: The New York Jewish Voice, The Jewish Press, and the Long Island Jewish World.39
JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Jerusalem planning committee approved the construction of nearly 200 housing units in an eastern Jerusalem neighborhood, spurring criticism from the U.S. State Department. Asked about Wednesday’s approval of the 181 homes in Gilo, a Jerusalem suburb with a population of 40,000, a State Department spokesman condemned it as “corrosive to the cause…21
Israel’s Supreme Court president accused the country’s right-wing justice minister on Wednesday of bringing “a gun to the table” in a dispute over a proposed reform that could make the court more conservative.
Though early voting in Israel has reportedly gone in Donald Trump’s favor, support for the Republican Party has taken a serious, almost unprecedented hit, early exit poll data presented on Thursday suggested.21
Behind Israel’s food and tourism industries thrives a parallel economy run by rabbis and a legion of inspectors whose business it is to make sure everything is kosher.3
(JTA) — The newspaper and news website owned by Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law, will not endorse the Republican presidential candidate. The weekly New York Observer is not going to endorse anyone in the general election, the newspaper’s Editor-in-chief Ken Kurson said, the Huffington Post reported Wednesday, The Observer was one of four papers to…
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