The year-old Iranian nuclear deal has spawned a new controversy over a payment to the country after it released five Americans from prison. Now the deal, and the payment, might play a role in the battle over control over the United States Senate.11
Colleagues of Edward Gutting, the Missouri State University professor who stabbed retired teacher Marc Cooper to death, are expressing their “shock” over what conspired.
TORONTO (JTA) — An Israeli activist who supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel has claimed refugee status in Canada. Gilad Paz, 34, landed at Montreal International Airport on Aug. 11 after traveling from Tel Aviv and requested political asylum. He reportedly told a Canadian asylum officer that he is a BDS and human…7
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert officially submitted a request for early release from prison, where he is serving a 19-month sentence on a corruption conviction. Attorney for Olmert, the first Israeli prime minister to serve jail time, submitted the request on Wednesday. A hearing on the request to shorten his sentence…
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump opened a campaign office near Tel Aviv, his third in Israel. The Ramat Gan office opened Wednesday near the city’s diamond district will serve central Israel, in the Gush Dan and Sharon regions, Israel National News reported Thursday. It joins offices in Jerusalem and Modiin. A fourth…
On the rundown streets of Umm al-Fahm, an Israeli-Arab city of 50,000, locals in smoky cafes are reluctant to speak. Violent crime at the hands of drug gangs is rife here. Reprisals are common. Israeli Jews rarely set foot in the city.
The Australian designer of the burkini said she has enjoyed increased sales of the body-covering swimwear for Muslim women since three French cities banned it.3
(JTA) — Black Lives Matters reportedly was among several groups protesting on behalf of Palestinian rights outside a fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton hosted by the Israeli-American billionaire Haim Saban and his wife, Cheryl. Monday’s event in Southern California at the Beverly Park home of the entertainment mogul brought in $5 million, the Jewish…11
(JTA) — Treasure hunters in Poland said they failed to find a hidden train long rumored to be filled with Nazi gold. The search led by Andreas Richter and Piotr Koper, who a year ago said they had located the train using ground-penetrating radar, also could not locate the tunnel in which the train was believed…
Israel had been planning to sit down at a meeting with 15 West African countries this year — but the Nigerian president is not signing off on the deal.13
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