JTA — Leaders of Austria’s Jewish community said they are willing to normalize ties with the far-right Freedom Party, which they have previously shunned because of some party members’ Nazi sympathies.5
After five hours of discussion, participants in the Paris peace summit, the French initiative to reboot peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians, issued a statement that was less harsh toward Israel than what members of the Arab League had advocated for, according to Haaretz.24
Donald Trump’s real-estate-lawyer-cum-Israel-advisor doesn’t think Trump should be continually pestered to disavow his anti-Semitic backers.41
Florida Rep. Alan Grayson, a liberal gadfly who once branded Republicans as “Jesus freaks,” has now married the woman who wants to take his seat Congress when he runs for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Marco Rubio.
The man accused of slaying a University of California, Los Angeles, professor in a murder-suicide had written a “kill list” that included a woman who has been found dead in Minnesota, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said on Thursday.
(JTA) — The international association of Conservative rabbis passed a resolution declaring its embrace of transgender people, and called on Jewish institutions and government agencies to ensure their full equality. The Rabbinical Assembly resolution passed last week expresses “the full welcome, acceptance, and inclusion of people of all gender identities in Jewish life and general society.” The…5
A professor was identified by authorities on Thursday as one of the men fatally shot in a murder-suicide at the University of California, Los Angeles, that shut down the sprawling campus for two hours a day earlier.
(JTA) — The chief rabbi of Moscow condemned the honoring in Ukraine of nationalists whose troops massacred Jews. Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, who is also the president of the European Conference of Rabbis, spoke of his “concern” over the trend in an interview Tuesday with JTA during a gathering of the standing committee of the Conference…
Foreign investment in Israel has soared to new all-time highs despite the BDS push that has gained momentum worldwide.
(JTA) — The international peace conference that begins Friday in Paris will harm chances for Israeli-Palestinian peace and “radicalize Palestinian demands,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said two days before its start. In a speech Wednesday at Bar-Ilan University’s medical school graduation, Netanyahu criticized the Paris effort and repeated a call for direct talks “without…7
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