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  • The ‘obsessive and messianic’ Trump

    By Shmuel Rosner

    1 hour ago

    There are many ways to write about Donald Trump's foreign policy, about him and the imploding Middle East, about him and America First – the term with a troubling past that he chose to revive in his big foreign policy speech.

    In fact, America First is a good launching pad for any...

  • Obama takes Supreme Court fight to Republican senators’ home turf

    13 hours ago

    President Barack Obama on Monday took the political battle over his pick for a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court to the home states of seven Republican senators up for re-election in November.

    Obama conducted interviews with local television anchors where he argued that...

  • NATO weighs four battalions in Eastern states to deter Russia

    13 hours ago

    The NATO alliance is weighing rotating four battalions of troops through Eastern member states, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Monday, in the latest proposal by allies to guard against aggressive behavior by Russia.

    The Baltic states - Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania -...

  • 7 genius hacks for the perfect picnic

    13 hours ago

    You're standing on a rooftop in Portland, Ore., Aperol spritz in hand. The bubbly orange cocktail matches the summer sky at sunset. Prosciutto-wrapped grissini -- long, crispy breadsticks enveloped in buttery ham -- appear as if by magic for snacking. City lights sparkle below and...

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  • Seeing Happiness

    By Ilana Angel

    14 hours ago

    On my walk today I saw these two women on the ground as I was approaching them. I was not sure if someone was hurt and needed help, so I was immediately worried. As I reached them however, I saw they were picking up petals that had fallen from a tree, and were putting them in their...

  • Israel’s justice minister aiming to bring civil law to West Bank Jews, keep Palestinians under milit

    14 hours ago

    Israel’s justice minister said she would resurrect a legal initiative to bring Israeli civil law to Jewish settlements in the West Bank while keeping the Palestinians who live there under military orders.

    Ayelet Shaked, of the right-wing Jewish Home party, made the remarks on...

  • Man stabbed in Jerusalem’s Old City

    14 hours ago

    Israeli police are hunting for the attacker who stabbed a man in Jerusalem’s Old City, moderately injuring him.

    The victim, believed to be in his 60s, was stabbed in the back near the Austrian Hospice in the Muslim Quarter, according to the Times of Israel. He reportedly was...

  • Tourism in Israel struggles to recover from violence

    14 hours ago

    The traditional Passover seder meal ends with a promise, “Next year in Jerusalem.” But at least this year, many American Jews chose to stay away.

    “There were far, far fewer tourists this year,” Mark Feldman, the CEO of Ziontours in Jerusalem told The Media Line. “Many people were...

  • Would-be Miami synagogue bomber reportedly was Muslim convert, wanted to inspire other attacks

    14 hours ago

    The South Florida man arrested for planning to bomb a Miami synagogue has been publicly identified and charged in federal court.

    James Gonzalo Medina, 40, of Hollywood, appeared in court in Miami on Monday afternoon, several media outlets reported.

    Medina, who according to...

  • For Dutch property owners, Holocaust commemoration begins at home

    15 hours ago

    After Yvonne van Gennep-Bouma discovered that Holocaust victims used to live in what is now her home, she began to think about them constantly.

    At night, van Gennep-Bouma imagined the former occupants preparing to turn in. And in the morning, she wondered where they had their...

  • Montreal police seize 8,000 bottles of illegally imported kosher wine

    15 hours ago

    Police seized some 8,000 bottles of kosher wine in what appeared to be a Passover-related bootlegging bust at a Montreal synagogue.

    Two men were arrested at the Young Israel of Montreal synagogue on April 26, where police found 650 cases of kosher wine – from Israel, Australia,...

  • Israel to reopen second crossing for trucks into Gaza

    15 hours ago

    Israel plans to reopen a second border point for commercial traffic into the Gaza Strip, an official said on Monday, a step in gradually easing the blockade imposed on the Palestinian enclave since 2007.

    The decision to allow trucks through the Erez terminal, on Gaza's...

  • Orthodox activists and victims asking NY to change sex abuse reporting laws

    15 hours ago

    Advocates for sexual abuse victims in the Orthodox Jewish community will be descending on New York’s state capital on May 3 to lobby the legislature to eliminate the statute of limitations for child sex abuse offenses.

    A bill to change the statute of limitations has...

  • Larry Neinstein: An appreciation

    16 hours ago

    If Dr. Lawrence S. Neinstein’s life had a theme song, it was “Forever Young.” At countless family and chavurah events celebrating important lifecycle moments, Larry would strap on his guitar and in that sweet, wonderful voice, lead us all in singing Bob Dylan’s hymn to youth. “May...

  • Trump surrogate: Trump just has to prove that ‘he’s not Adolf Hitler’

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    16 hours ago

    Donald Trump will have an easy task courting voters in the general election by proving he’s not Adolf Hitler, a media surrogate for the Republican presidential front-runner said on Monday.

    “If Donald Trump is going to win the general election, he’s going to have to prove to the...

  • The lessons of Nuremberg: Stand up to hate, and remember hate’s victims

    17 hours ago

    Yom Hashoah arrives this year on the eve of two historic anniversaries: the 80th anniversary of the coming into effect of the Nuremberg Race Laws, which served as prologue and precursor to the Holocaust, and the 70th anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials, which served as the...

  • Israeli officials deny increased tensions with Germany following news report

    17 hours ago

    Israeli government officials have denied Spiegel Online magazine’s recent report of increased tensions with Germany.

    Ties between German Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Union Party and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are strong, according to Israel...

  • Hungarian police hold two in death of Israeli tourist

    17 hours ago

    Hungarian police have detained two people in connection with the death of an Israeli citizen, who went missing in the country several days earlier.

    Ofir Gross, 40, who traveled to Hungary for vacation from his studies in biomedical engineering in Germany, was found dead on...

  • 3rd British city councilman suspended in one day for anti-Semitic posts

    17 hours ago

    A third British city councilman was suspended by the Labour Party on Monday for tweeting anti-Semitic comments.

    Shah Hussain, a member of the Burnley Borough Council in Lancashire, was suspended hours after the two other lawmakers who had made anti-Israel statements on social...

  • Levinson son traveled to Iran to find information on his father

    17 hours ago

    Driven to desperation by what he said have been the White House’s failures, Robert Levinson’s son traveled to Iran to seek information on his father’s whereabouts.

    “In late February, I traveled to Iran’s Kish Island in the Persian Gulf, where my father was last seen,” Dan...

  • Obama decries rise of anti-Semitism in Jewish heritage month message

    18 hours ago

    President Barack Obama decried the “rise of anti-Semitism” in his annual proclamation of May as Jewish American Heritage Month.

    “We cannot pay proper respect to the legacy of Jewish Americans without also reflecting on the rise of anti-Semitism in many parts of the world, and in...

  • South Korea warns of risk North may abduct citizens abroad

    18 hours ago

    South Korea said on Monday it was on guard for the possibility North Korea may try to snatch its citizens abroad or conduct "terrorist acts" after the North accused it of abducting North Korean workers from a restaurant in China.

    "All measures of precaution" were in place for the...

  • Critical profile of Melania Trump unleashes flood of anti-Semitic abuse on reporter

    18 hours ago

    A reporter who wrote a critical profile of Melania Trump has been deluged with anti-Semitic abuse.

    Julia Ioffe told the Guardian that on April 28, the day her profile of the Republican presidential nomination frontrunner Donald Trump’s wife appeared in GQ, she had received a...

  • Father of Palestinian siblings shot during alleged attack calls for release of video

    18 hours ago

    Israel Police have declined to release a video showing an attempted stabbing attack at a Jerusalem-area checkpoint in the wake of an investigation that shows civilian security guards, not Border Police officers, killed the alleged attackers — a brother and sister.

    Maram Salih...

  • David Blatt to interview with Sacramento Kings for head coaching job

    18 hours ago

    David Blatt, the Israeli American who was fired this season as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, reportedly will interview with the Sacramento Kings for the same position.

    The NBA team reportedly has interviewed several candidates with head coaching experience,...

  • Cruz: Vote for Trump if you support the Iran Deal

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    19 hours ago

    Barnstorming the state before the critical primary in the Hoosier State, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz insisted that he still has a path towards winning the nomination if he loses on Tuesday.

    “I am in for the distance. As long as we have a viable path to victory, I...

  • Trump: Israeli-Palestinian peace deal can be made

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    20 hours ago

    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Sunday said he’d love to broker a peace settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, citing Israeli support for a two-state solution.

    During a campaign rally in Terre Haute, Indiana, on Sunday, Trump said seeing Israel...

  • Clinton: ‘Israelis know’ I’ve been a strong supporter of Israel

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    20 hours ago

    Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Sunday touted her strong support for Israel as Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz suggested that she and Donald Trump share a similar “neutral” stance on Israel.

    “The Israelis know that I have been a strong and...

  • Forgiveness & Saying Sorry to Yourself

    By Ilana Angel

    21 hours ago

    I had a great weekend. There was learning, happiness, a touch of magic, and a small emotional breakdown. It felt quite real at the time it was happening, but this morning it looks ridiculous and I am more embarrassed than anything else. It would be funny if it weren’t so pathetic....

  • Is anti-Semitism becoming fashionable in high places?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    23 hours ago

    In recent days, the issue of anti-Semitism in high places is making headlines in the world, thanks to a group of wacky British politicians from the Labour Party who – as Vox defined it – has "a problem with which the British left has been struggling: a perception that it is having...

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