LOS ANGELES (JTA) — Stanley Sheinbaum, who dedicated his life to the promotion and defense of liberal causes in the United States and the world, has died. Sheinbaum, an activist for nearly 70 years, died Monday at his Los Angeles home. He was 96. “Like a modern-day Forrest Gump – albeit one with a Phi Beta…4
The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved a resolution honoring the life and work of Elie Wiesel.
Facebook, Google and YouTube are complying with up to 95 percent of Israeli requests to delete content that the government says incites Palestinian violence, Israel’s Justice Minister said on Monday.
The United States and Israel have reached final agreement on a record new package of at least $38 billion in U.S. military aid and the 10-year pact is expected to be signed within days, sources close to the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.7
RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — Israeli athlete Doron Shaziri won a bronze medal at the Rio Paralympic Games, Israel’s second medal at the games so far. Shaziri won the medal Monday in men’s R7-50m Rifle 3 Positions, coming behind Laslo Suranji of Serbia, who took gold, and Abdulla Sultan Alaryani of the United Arab Emirates,…
WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Republican Jewish Coalition said it reached 25,000 people on a day of campaigning in Jewish neighborhoods in swing states where incumbent Republican senators are at risk. About 200 RJC volunteers, sporting “RJC Victory Team” t-shirts, spread out Sunday to go door-to-door in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Cleveland and Broward County Florida….
(JTA) — Some 184 Jewish congregations and communities in the U.S. signed a pledge of support for refugees, promising to take action to help those seeking shelter in the country. The “Welcome Campaign” is being organized by the refugee support and advocacy group HIAS (formerly the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society), which was founded in 1881 to help Jewish immigrants fleeing pogroms…6
(JTA) — A candidate for the Michigan state legislature apologized for saying a Jewish lawmaker asked a lobbying firm to pay for the bar tab at his daughter’s wedding. Steve Marino, a Republican and former lobbyist running for the Michigan House of Representatives, was recorded by a Democrat as saying that the Jewish chairman of the state…
Federal prosecutors have charged a third Hasidic man in an alleged conspiracy to kidnap a man who had refused to release his wife from marriage.
Months of independent investigation has largely vindicated a pro-Palestinian group that denied charges it had fostered an anti-Semitic climate at the nation’s largest public university system.286
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