Jewish Journal

Scott Walker’s inflammatory Chanukah cocktail

by Anthony Weiss, JTA

1 week ago

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at his election night party, Nov. 4, 2014 in West Allis, Wis. (Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has brought a whole new meaning to the notion of kindling the Chanukah flames.

When Walker, who is a top-tier contender for the GOP presidential nomination,... read full article

  • UC grad students endorse Israel divestment by 30 point margin

    By Jared Sichel

    1 week ago

    Another domino has fallen in California for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement with the passage of a divestment resolution sponsored by UAW 2865, a union that represents more than 13,000 of University of California's approximately 50,000 graduate and...

  • CIA used Israel to justify torture

    by Linda Gradstein, The Media Line

    1 week ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    The newly-released report by the US Senate Intelligence Committee on the CIA’s use of torture says that CIA lawyers used Israel as a justification for building a legal case for torture of Al-Qaeda suspects after the 9/11...

  • U.S. under fire over Senate’s report on CIA torture

    by Bill Trott, Reuters

    1 week ago

    The United States on Wednesday faced criticism from the United Nations as well as governments that Washington often reprimands for human rights violations over a Senate report on CIA torture techniques in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks.

    Some U.S. allies, who could face...

  • Jewish lawmakers decry torture practices, welcome report


    1 week ago

    Jewish lawmakers and anti-torture umbrella groups with Jewish affiliates expressed dismay at revelations of U.S. torture practices.

    “The CIA’s actions a decade ago are a stain on our values and our history,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the chairwoman of the Senate...

  • Sexual threats, other CIA methods detailed in new U.S. report


    1 week ago

    "Enhanced interrogation" techniques used by the CIA on militants detained in secret prisons were ineffective and never produced information which led to the disruption of imminent terrorist plots, a declassified report by the Senate Intelligence Committee found.

    The report...

  • Swastika wrapping paper or Rorschach test?

    by Gabe Friedman, JTA

    1 week ago

    Let’s play a game. Can you find the swastikas in the picture above?

    Don’t worry if it took a few minutes to find them – they can be hard to spot in the midst of the wrapping paper’s intricate design.

    Today Walgreens announced that is removing all rolls of this wrapping paper...

  • New York police shoot, kill man who stabbed student in synagogue

    by Barbara Goldberg, Reuters

    1 week ago

    New York police fatally shot a man armed with a knife on Tuesday after he stabbed a rabbinical student from Israel in a Brooklyn synagogue, and authorities quickly stepped up security at Jewish houses of worship around the city, police said.

    The suspect, Calvin Peters, 49, who...

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