Democrat Bernie Sanders endorsed former rival Hillary Clinton for president in a belated show of party unity on Tuesday, saying it was critical that Democrats come together to defeat Republican Donald Trump in the Nov. 8 election.10
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Knesset passed into law controversial legislation that requires non-government organizations to publicly declare their foreign government funding. The so-called NGO transparency bill, proposed by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked of the Jewish Home party, passed its second and third readings late Monday night after six hours of debate by a vote of…5
Israel’s military has nominated a new chief rabbi who seemed to imply in a past religious commentary that its soldiers are allowed to rape non-Jewish women in wartime.37
Democrat Bernie Sanders will team up with Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail for the first time on Tuesday, joining her in New Hampshire, where he is expected to endorse her White House campaign in a belated show of party unity.
NEW YORK (JTA) — A pro-Palestinian student group at NYU that blamed Israel for recent police shootings of black men is now scaling back, somewhat, on the accusations it made on Facebook. In the original Facebook post from July 7, the New York University Students for Justice in Palestine group held Israel accountable for the…12
(JTA) — A southern Florida rabbi spoke up on behalf of a mosque delisted as a polling station. Palm Beach County removed the Islamic Center of Boca Raton as a polling station after receiving complaints from voters, WPTV reported on Monday. Speaking up on the mosque’s behalf was Rabbi Barry Silver, the rabbi at Congregation…20
Investigators may never know with certainty what combination of factors led Micah Xavier Johnson to methodically fire upon police officers in Dallas. Five white officers were killed in the attack, which came during a peaceful rally protesting the shooting deaths of young black men by law enforcement in other cities.9
(JTA) — British Conservative Party leader Theresa May, who is expected to succeed David Cameron as prime minister when he resigns Wednesday, is being welcomed as a longtime friend of Britain’s Jewish community and a strong advocate for Israel. May, 59, was named party leader Monday following weeks of jockeying and political turmoil surrounding the…7
(JTA) — The strict parole restrictions placed on Jonathan Pollard are “vindictive and retaliatory,” his attorneys said in a brief filed with a U.S. federal court. According to the brief filed Thursday with the District Court for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. Parole Commission failed to prove that Pollard continues to carry…6
Several U.S. congressmen introduced resolutions to honor the life and work of Elie Wiesel, including a proposal to create a memorial statue to be placed in the U.S. Capitol building.
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