JERUSALEM (JTA) — A report on eradicating racism against Israelis of Ethiopian origin was delivered to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The 170-page report by an inter-ministerial team acknowledges that racism and discrimination are faced daily by Ethiopian Israelis and presents 53 conclusions and recommendations. “I am not prepared to tolerate racism in our state….
The Israel Defense Forces has revoked exemptions to some 4,000 men who claimed they were yeshiva students.
Three members of the Islamic Waqf, the Jordanian body that oversees the Temple Mount, will likely stand trial for allegedly attacking a group of archaeologists at the site.4
(JTA) — A leader of French Jews criticized Muslim intellectuals whose petition against local jihadists omits any mention of anti-Semitic violence. The petition, signed by dozens of academics and celebrities, appeared Sunday in the Journal de Dimanche under the title “We, French-Muslims, are ready to assume our responsibilities.” In it, the cosignatories lamented the perceived…4
A Chinese consortium has agreed to purchase the Israeli social media games company Playtika for $4.4 billion in cash.
Ed Koch (“Kotch”), the former mayor of New York, was Jewish. The billionaire Koch (pronounced “coke”) brothers are not.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli general who was indicted in the rape and sexual assault of two female subordinates has resigned from the Israel Defense Forces. The IDF accepted the resignation of Brig.-Gen. Ofek Buchris, 47, on Sunday, according to reports. He was indicted last week by the Military Advocate General for the sexual offenses…6
(JTA) – Pope Francis is the newest member of the Krakow Jewish Community Center. JCC Executive Director Jonathan Ornstein presented the pontiff with a JCC membership card and an acid-green JCC T-shirt during a reception Sunday at the residence of the archbishop in Krakow. Francis was concluding a four-day visit to Poland to mark the Roman Catholic…4
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Amar’e Stoudemire, who retired from the NBA last week, reportedly has closed a deal to play with the Israeli basketball team Hapoel Jerusalem, which he co-owns. International sports journalist David Pick tweeted the news on Sunday evening. Stoudemire has called a news conference for Monday, where he is expected to make the…
Ruth Lawrence, whose Oxford professor predicted she would be an English Einstein when she joined the math department aged 10, is now a happily married Orthodox Jewish mother of four in Jerusalem.3
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