JERUSALEM (JTA) — Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, a former Labor Party leader and defense minister who served in the Knesset for 30 years, has died. Ben Eliezer, who withdrew from the country’s presidential election in 2014 over corruption charges, died Sunday in a Tel Aviv hospital. He was 80. Known by the nickname “Fouad,” Ben-Eliezer served in the…
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Haredi Orthodox parties in Israel are threatening to leave the ruling coalition and bring down the government over the construction of a Tel Aviv train station on the Jewish Sabbath. Late Saturday night, the heads of the religious parties demanded a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and issued calls for him…
A top aide to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Monday that she was separating from her husband, a former U.S. congressman who resigned after a sex scandal.
Weeks after French officials in Nice asked women to remove their conservative “burkini” swimwear, Israeli officials in Ashdod asked one bikini-clad woman to cover up.31
An ex-wife of Donald Trump’s new campaign CEO, Stephen Bannon, said he made anti-Semitic remarks during a fight over the education of their two daughters.42
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is reportedly being urged to cancel upcoming elections in the West Bank and Gaza for fear that his Fatah party will be trounced in them.51
An online library containing hundreds of Dutch-language books by Jewish authors has registered its 8,000th download.
Thirteen Jewish graves were damaged as headstones were smashed and knocked over Friday at a municipal cemetery in West Belfast, Northern Ireland.
(JTA) — Several swastikas and other anti-Semitic messages were spray-painted on equipment at a playground across the street from an Orthodox yeshiva in the heavily haredi Orthodox township of Lakewood, New Jersey. The graffiti discovered Thursday included the words “Hail Hitler,” the Asbury Park Press reported. A spokesman for the Lakewood police said the department received a report…
(JTA) — CNN cancelled “Dr. Drew On Call” eight days after the Jewish celebrity physician said he was “gravely concerned” about Hillary Clinton’s health and medical treatment. “Dr. Drew and I have mutually agreed to air the final episode of his show on September 22,” said CNN Executive Vice President Ken Jautz, according to CNN Money. The changes, announced Thursday,…24
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