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  • Steve King joins long line of conservatives who attack Jewish Democrats

    5 days ago

    This piece originally appeared on Right Wing Watch.

    Rep. Steve King turned heads over the weekend when he scolded Jewish Democrats for not being sufficiently supportive of Israel. In comments first reported on BuzzFeed, the Iowa congressman said he does not “understand how Jews...

  • Why J Street loves Jim Baker

    5 days ago

    J Street’s youthful activists delivered a big chunk of conference time to James Baker, an octogenarian known for cursing out their parents.

    Baker, who as George H.W. Bush’s secretary of state back in 1991 is reported to have said “F— the Jews” since they don’t vote for...

  • Israelis warned to steer clear of more than 40 countries

    5 days ago

    Israel’s Counter Terrorism Bureau in its spring travel warnings called on Israelis to stay away from more than 40 countries.

    Recent terrorist attacks by Islamic extremists in Belgium, Canada, Australia, France and Denmark raise concerns over additional attacks against Western...

  • Pentagon notifying 100 U.S. troops threatened by Islamic State

    5 days ago

    The Pentagon said on Monday it was notifying 100 U.S. troops that a group claiming ties to Islamic State militants had posted their names, addresses and photos on the Internet and was calling for American sympathizers to kill them.

    Asked about the kill list, Defense Secretary Ash...

  • Islamic State recruits 400 children since January: Syria monitor

    5 days ago

    Islamic State has recruited at least 400 children in Syria in the past three months and given these so-called "Cubs of the Caliphate" military training and hardline indoctrination, a monitoring group said on Tuesday.

    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the children, all...

  • Germanwings Airbus crashes in French Alps, 150 dead

    5 days ago

    An Airbus operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline crashed in a remote snowy area of the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 on board including 16 schoolchildren.

    Germanwings confirmed its flight 4U 9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf crashed with 144 passengers and...

  • All you need to know about Israel’s coalition games in 800 words

    By Shmuel Rosner

    5 days ago

    Parties that represent 67 Knesset members recommended Benjamin Netanyahu as Israel’s prime minister to President Reuven Rivlin. Netanyahu now has the task of turning these members of Knesset into a functioning coalition. What are Netanyahu’s options? If he and Labor leader Yitzhak...

  • Yehuda Avner, Ambassador and Advisor, Dies at 86

    By JewishJournal.com

    5 days ago

    Yehuda Avner, a senior advisor and speechwriter to five Israeli prime ministers and an articulate chronicler of the Jewish state’s history, died March 24, 2015 in Jerusalem.

    Avner served as advisor to Israeli Prime Ministers Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres, as...

  • Cruz in presidential announcement says he will ‘stand unapologetically with Israel’

    5 days ago

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) criticized the current president’s relationship with Israel during a speech in which he announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination to run for president in 2016.

    “Instead of a president who boycotts Prime Minister Netanyahu, imagine a president...

  • Netanyahu tells Israel’s Arabs he ‘regrets’ election-day rallying call

    5 days ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he regretted offending Israel's Arabs during a rallying call on election day last week that his critics had denounced as racist.

    In a video clip posted on his Facebook page, Netanyahu told representatives of Israel's Arab...

  • Election results in Israel: The triumph of fear over vision in the Jewish State

    6 days ago

    On election day, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu posted on Facebook that "Arab voters are coming out in droves to the polls. Left-wing organizations are busing them out." With this fear-mongering, he succeeded in bringing out the far-right votes to secure his victory. ...

  • Death of young fighters congeals Libyan resolve vs. ISIS

    6 days ago

    This story originally appeared themedialine.org.

    Lined up next to each other in front of the central mosque in the city of Misrata, ten coffins, two of them covered by the flag of the new Libya, marked the end of a long negotiation. “ISIS [The Islamic State] is on our doorstep...

  • Tips for hosting a disabilities-friendly seder

    6 days ago

    I knew when we got to the drawing of the sad-looking lamb that I had exactly one page before showtime.

    As the youngest daughter and cousin on both sides of my family, reading the Four Questions was always my job at the Passover seder. Since my severe obsessive-compulsive disorder...

  • Bartenura, a kosher-for-Passover wine, not just for seders — or Jews

    6 days ago

    Joeann Wallace sweeps down the right-hand wall of Wells Discount Liquors on a recent weekday afternoon, grabs a bottle of Bartenura Moscato without breaking stride and steams three aisles over to snag a fruity vodka she likes to mix with her wine selection.

    Wallace, who works in...

  • For Reform, new gay-friendly High Holidays prayer book keeps up inclusivity trend

    6 days ago

    The Reform movement’s rabbinic association unveiled its new High Holidays prayer book — one that continues the movement’s trend toward inclusive liturgy — at the group’s 126th annual convention.

    Mishkan HaNefesh, the Reform’s first High Holidays prayer book, or machzor, since...

  • L.A. Council District Four final tally

    By Aron Chilewich

    6 days ago

    The final count of the March 3 primary race to succeed Tom LaBonge as District Four’s representative to Los Angeles City Council has Carolyn Ramsay, a longtime council aide, and David Ryu, a public affairs executive at a community health center, headed to the May runoff.

    The most...

  • In eastern Ukraine, a unique matzah factory puts food on Jewish tables

    6 days ago

    With one eye on a digital countdown timer, Binyamin Vestrikov jumps up and down while slamming a heavy rolling pin into a piece of dough.

    Aware of his comical appearance to the journalist watching, he exaggerates his movements to draw laughs from a dozen colleagues at the...

  • Ex-Justin Bieber neighbor suing over bodyguard’s ‘little Jew boy’ slur

    6 days ago

    A former neighbor of Justin Bieber is suing the American pop star, claiming that the singer’s bodyguard called him a “little Jew boy.”

    Jeff Schwartz is seeking damages for emotional distress in his lawsuit filed last last week, according to the entertainment website TMZ.

  • Jewish cemetery in northern Hungary vandalized

    6 days ago

    Gravestones were vandalized in a Jewish cemetery in northern Hungary.

    Up to 20 gravestones, including two crypts, were vandalized over the weekend in Gyongyos, the MTI-Hungarian News Agency Corp. reported Sunday, citing Peter Weisz, the leader of the local Jewish community....

  • Israeli NGO sends relief workers to Pacific island in wake of cyclone

    6 days ago

    The Israeli NGO IsraAID has sent a team of relief workers to the small Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, which suffered extensive damage from Cyclone Pam.

    A team reportedly arrived Sunday in the resort town of Eratap to see the damage and meet with local leaders, including the...

  • 6 arrested after forcing their way into London synagogue

    6 days ago

    Six men were arrested after they forced their way into a synagogue in north London.

    The men, who were drunk, attempted to enter a synagogue in the largely haredi Orthodox-populated neighborhood of Stamford Hill late Saturday night, the BBC reported Sunday. Synagogue security...

  • IDF: Arrested Hamas terrorists said cell planned series of attacks

    6 days ago

    A Hamas-affiliated terror cell that was planning attacks in Israel was arrested in the West Bank, the Israeli military said.

    The six men arrested in the Palestinian city of Kalkilya confessed to plotting a series of terror attacks against Israelis, the Israel Defense Forces said...

  • New Orleans judge to weigh whether Robert Durst a major flight risk

    6 days ago

    Robert Durst, the Jewish real estate scion awaiting extradition to California to face a murder charge, is set to appear in a New Orleans courtroom on Monday on local weapons charges, with a judge expected to weigh how big a flight risk he represents.

    Durst's attorneys have said...

  • Nazi refuge discovered in Argentine jungle, archaeologist says

    6 days ago

    A team of archaeologists and researchers discovered what they believe was a refuge for Nazis in an Argentine forest near the border with Paraguay.

    It is believed that the Nazis prepared the hideout in the first half of the 1940s as a place to flee should World War II not go in...

  • Robert Durst denied bail in New Orleans, linked to Vermont cold case

    6 days ago

    Robert Durst, the real estate scion awaiting extradition to California to face a murder charge, was denied bail on Monday in New Orleans, as police in Vermont said they were probing a link between him and an 18-year-old woman who went missing in 1971.

    Durst, recently featured in...

  • Three ways Netanyahu actually lost last week’s Israeli election

    6 days ago

    Today Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secured backing from the required parliament members to form the next governing coalition. It was an undeniable victory for Bibi, after a nail-biter run up to last week’s legislative election. But Netanyahu’s triumph belies many shifts in...

  • Netanyahu facing challenges, criticism from Jewish liberals

    6 days ago

    With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing escalating criticism and pressure from the White House, he could use some help from Israel’s erstwhile allies in the American Jewish community — especially those with sway in liberal and Democratic circles.

    But several leading Jewish...

  • Ted Cruz enlists Christians for 2016 White House bid

    6 days ago

    Casting himself as the leader of a grassroots army, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) made an explicit appeal to Christian conservatives on Monday as he became the first major figure to jump into the 2016 presidential race.

    Cruz's unyielding tactics in Washington have made him a hero to...

  • On election night, remembering when Israelis loved Iran

    6 days ago

    While Israel’s election results were still rolling in, one predominantly Jewish audience in New York was watching Israelis talk about Iran.

    But the Israelis in the documentary screened Tuesday night at the Center for Jewish History weren’t addressing the Islamic Republic’s...

  • Tea Party hero Ted Cruz announces presidential bid

    6 days ago

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz cast himself as a leader of a grassroots conservative army on Monday as he became the first major figure to jump into the 2016 U.S. presidential election on Monday.

    Speaking at Liberty University, an evangelical Christian school in Virginia, the Republican...

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