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London artist apologizes for “Beware of Jews” sign in Stamford Hill

03/15/2017 12:26 PM

Artist and photographer Franck Allais apologized Wednesday after placing a “Beware of Jews” sign in the ultra-Orthodox London neighborhood of Stamford Hill. The triangular sign featured


(Video) Why did Trump invite Abbas for White House visit?

03/15/2017 12:08 PM

Trump envoy Jason Greenblatt discusses stopping incitement in meeting with Abbas

03/15/2017 11:12 AM

Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump’s Envoy to the Middle East, met in Ramallah Tuesday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Greenblatt, an Orthodox Jewish lawyer and


Israeli police investigating burned effigies of Haredi IDF soldiers

03/14/2017 2:17 PM

Israeli police say they are investigating after effigies of haredi (ultra-Orthodox) IDF soldiers were publicly burned Monday in the haredi Jerusalem neighborhood of Mea Shearim. According to


Report: offenders not charged in 95% of anti-Palestinian attacks

03/14/2017 12:40 PM

In 2015, Israeli police did not charge offenders in 95% of reported attacks against Palestinians, according to a Haaretz report Monday. The information was released by


European rabbis condemn E.U. court ruling against religious garb

03/14/2017 11:04 AM

The Conference of European Rabbis is attacking a new court ruling out of the European Union, allowing companies to prohibit employees from wearing religious garb. Rabbi


Trump envoy Jason Greenblatt meets with Benjamin Netanyahu as settlement vote is delayed

03/14/2017 10:24 AM

Israeli settlement construction was the focus of a meeting Monday between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump envoy Jason Greenblatt.  In a statement, the


(Video) Ivanka brand is big in Japan

03/13/2017 5:33 PM

Rodrigo Duterte, Philippines president who compared himself to Hitler, will visit Israel

03/13/2017 5:18 PM

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte is no stranger to controversy. Since assuming office in June 2016, Duterte has publicly likened himself to Adolf Hitler and castigated then-U.S. President


What does $15.3 billion buy? An Israeli self-driving car company.

03/13/2017 4:16 PM

Intel, the multi-millionaire California-based technology corporation, announced Monday its upcoming acquisition of Mobileye, an Israeli driver-less technology company, to the tune of $15.3 billion. The acquisition,


Jordanian murderer Ahmad Daqamseh describes Israelis as “human waste” upon release from prison

03/13/2017 1:03 PM Updated: 1 month ago

Ahmed Daqamseh, the Jordanian ex-soldier who received a life sentence for the 1997 murder of seven Israeli schoolgirls, has not changed his ways. Hours after his


Netanyahu promises Reform leaders that egalitarian prayer space at Western Wall is coming soon

03/13/2017 12:17 PM

For years, the Western Wall, one of Judaism’s most sacred sites, has been locked in a tug-of-war between ultra-Orthodox worshipers and Women of the Wall, a


Israeli archaeologists discover ancient Crusader shipwreck

03/10/2017 5:14 PM Updated: 1 month ago

The wreckage of a Crusader ship dating back to the 13th century C.E. has been discovered in the Northern Israeli city of Acre. During the Middle Ages,


British royal family to let bygones be bygones with “likely” visit to Israel this year

03/10/2017 4:14 PM

A member of the British royal family is “likely” to make an official visit to Israel later this year, according to British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.


Reform Jewish leaders “impressed” after meeting with Mahmoud Abbas

03/10/2017 3:38 PM

A Union of Reform Judaism delegation met Thursday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss the two-state solution. “I was impressed with the president’s clear


Far-right Party for Freedom third most popular among Dutch Jews

03/10/2017 12:12 PM

Geert Wilders, a far-right Dutch politician who serves as head of the Party for Freedom, has been described as racist for proposing a tax on Muslim


IDF closes West Bank for Purim as Israel preps for tense festivities

03/10/2017 11:52 AM Updated: 1 month ago

In a statement Thursday, the IDF announced that the West Bank will be closed Friday to Sunday as a security measure to prevent attacks during Purim.


Most New York Jews would vote for Trump again, poll finds

03/09/2017 4:50 PM Updated: 1 month ago

Despite controversy surrounding his reluctance to denounce anti-Semitic incidents, 57 percent of Jewish New Yorkers said they would vote for Donald Trump if the elections were


Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn could be affected by Israel’s new anti-BDS law

03/09/2017 2:56 PM

  Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain’s Labor Party, may be impacted by Israeli legislation this week barring Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) supporters from entering


Head of religious pre-army academy stands by controversial views on Orthodox women in the IDF

03/09/2017 1:53 PM

Comments made Tuesday by Rabbi Yigal Levinstein, the head of a pre-army religious academy in the West Bank, have gotten Levinstein in hot water, and have