NEW YORK (JTA) — The United Nations hosted a first-ever high-level forum on anti-Semitism, as U.N. ambassadors criticized the resurgence of anti-Jewish hatred and called for renewed efforts to stop it. The forum Wednesday followed a General Assembly meeting last year and was sponsored by Israel, the United States, Canada and the European Union. Opening…
The Palestinian high court in Ramallah has ruled that municipal elections scheduled for Oct. 8 cannot go ahead after a dispute over party lists and the inability to hold the vote in East Jerusalem, which has been annexed by Israel.
(JTA) — Documents showing how Harvard University discriminated against Jews in the past are not relevant to a trial alleging unfair admission standards for Asian-Americans, a federal judge ruled. “It is not clear how prior instances of discrimination against Jewish applicants in the 1920s, ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s is relevant to the invidious discrimination claims in this…5
Rabbi Shmuel Notik was on his way to blow the shofar on a Friday evening in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi when six men armed with knives intercepted him on a dark street.
Prosecutors played dramatic recordings of 911 calls at the criminal trial of Mayer Herscovic, the 24-year-old Hasidic man who stands accused of participating in the December 2013 beating of Brooklyn man Taj Patterson.
A high-end children’s clothing shop is facing a bit of scandal — and not for its steep prices or frivolous sartorial designs. Shan and Toad, an online store that carries brands like Kenzo, Little Mark Jacobs and Gaultier Junior, is facing criticism for its very specific return policy. The company — which “aims to please!” according to…
Former Republican U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen on Wednesday said he will likely vote for U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election, citing her experience as secretary of state and former first lady.3
Some like their coffee black, some like it light. And now Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is officially going blue in the race for the White House.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — A school atlas that labels Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will not be removed from Czech schools, as originally announced. The Czech Education Ministry said last week that the atlas would be removed following a complaint by the Palestinian ambassador in Prague to the ministry. But on Tuesday night, Education Minister Katerina…
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Several Israeli passengers refused to board an Air Serbia flight from Belgrade to Tel Aviv after it was announced the plane was headed to “Palestine.” Only when the flight crew at Serbia’s Nikola Tesla International Airport in Belgrade corrected the announcement would the passengers board the Aug. 29 night flight, Ynet reported Wednesday….
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