Rabbi Marvin Hier receives anti-Semitic backlash for inauguration prayer

01/23/2017 3:33 PM Updated: 20 hours ago

Following an inauguration prayer beseeching the Almighty for Donald Trump’s success as president, Rabbi Marvin Hier was bombarded on social media with anti-Semitic messages, according to


Novelist Philip Roth says Trump as president “outstrips the imagination”

01/23/2017 12:33 PM Updated: 23 hours ago

Philip Roth, the author renowned for such works as Portnoy’s Complaint and Sabbath’s Theater, weighed in on President Donald Trump in a series of emails to The New Yorker


Iranian Foreign Minister warns Trump “will be surprised” if he tears up nuclear agreement

01/20/2017 11:03 AM Updated: 4 days ago

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif warned Wednesday that President-Elect Donald Trump “will be surprised” if he annuls the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran. Speaking at


Cuomo reassures New York Jews after bomb threats

01/20/2017 10:02 AM Updated: 4 days ago

On Wednesday, more than two dozen Jewish institutions suffered bomb threats, including three in New York. Late yesterday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a statement reassured citizens


George Soros, after losing $1 billion on Trump win, predicts ‘would-be-dictator’ will soon fail

01/20/2017 9:03 AM Updated: 4 days ago

Davos (Switzerland) (AFP) – Billionaire George Soros on Thursday delivered a scathing assessment of Donald Trump, calling the US President-elect a “would-be-dictator” who is “going to


Rabbis weigh-in on how Ivanka and Jared will celebrate the inauguration AND Shabbat

01/19/2017 3:05 PM Updated: 4 days ago

Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States tomorrow. Unlike Election Day, which always falls on a Tuesday, Inauguration Day is


Obama warned Trump that relocating embassy could be “explosive”

01/19/2017 12:48 PM

Relocating the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has been a campaign pledge of several U.S. presidents, including George W. Bush and Bill


Despites accusations of xenophobia and anti-Semitism, Marine Le Pen leads in polls for French presidency

01/19/2017 11:12 AM

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is leading in the polls at 25-26 percent, according to a poll this week reported in France’s Le Monde newspaper.

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National Roundup 01-18: Guadagno Kicks Off Campaign for Governor Without Mentioning Christie; Rubio Introduces Bill to Fight BDS Movement

01/18/2017 6:28 PM Updated: 5 days ago

The following is a round-up of national news from several major states across the country that will be featured on our site on a daily basis:


Trump’s U.N. ambassador pick says Israeli settlements “hinder peace”

01/18/2017 6:07 PM

  President-elect Donald Trump’s U.N. ambassador pick Nikki Haley said in her Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing Wednesday that Israeli settlements are a roadblock to peace.


Brazil accepts Israeli ambassador, ending year-long diplomatic conflict

01/18/2017 4:00 PM

There hasn’t been an Israeli ambassador to Brasil since 2015, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed Dani Dayan, who has been referred to as “the


After backing Clinton, Google CEO Eric Schmidt jumps on Team Trump

01/18/2017 1:25 PM

Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google parent company Alphabet Inc and a backer of Hillary Clinton, may be courting Republicans ahead of Donald Trump’s presidency.


Trump says creating peace between Israel, Palestinians will be tougher due to “psychologically binding” resolution

01/17/2017 2:52 PM

Speaking to the Times of London this week, President-elect Donald Trump said the possibility of brokering a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians would be


Israeli Regional Cooperation Minister says Israel, U.S. on the same page under Trump

01/17/2017 1:53 PM

Israel’s Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi said Monday that the inauguration of Donald Trump will be an opportunity for partnership between the U.S. and Israel. According


Two Jewish congressmen to sit out Trump inauguration

01/17/2017 11:39 AM

The controversial behavior of President-elect Donald Trump has prompted two Jewish congressmen, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), to skip his inauguration. “We


Netanyahu slams ‘unprecedented’ media campaign amid graft probe

01/17/2017 9:32 AM Updated: 1 week ago

Jerusalem (AFP) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been questioned by police in a corruption probe, on Monday denounced an “unprecedented” media campaign to


President Barack Obama reflects on presidency, Israel in last interview

01/16/2017 5:30 PM Updated: 1 week ago

President Barack Obama looked back on his eight years in office in a CBS interview Sunday. In the conversation with “60 Minutes” Steve Kroft, Obama discussed

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Scores of writers protest Trump on Martin Luther King Day

01/16/2017 4:00 PM Updated: 1 week ago

Four days away from his now all-but inevitable inauguration, the winds of protest are still howling strong against President-Elect Donald Trump. In recent weeks, the incoming


Dear Mr. Schumer: Jewish academics from across the country voice fears about new ambassador to Israel

01/16/2017 3:00 PM Updated: 1 week ago

The appointment of bankruptcy lawyer David Friedman as the next U.S. ambassador to Israel is encountering fierce resistance from Jewish academics over his positions on Israel.

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ADL defends John Lewis from Trump

01/16/2017 1:33 PM Updated: 1 week ago

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) defended Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia) following criticism on Twitter by President-elect Donald Trump. On Twitter Saturday, Trump retaliated against Lewis, a veteran