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 News    February 24, 2017 

The Blue Card receives grant from Jewish Federations of North America for groundbreaking Holocaust Survivor Care

NEW YORK-The Blue Card, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing ongoing, direct aid to Holocaust survivors in the United States, has been selected to receive a grant of $120,000 from...

 
 By Rafael Medoff    News    February 24, 2017 

Jewish leaders applaud Trump's focus on Palestinian incitement

WASHINGTON—American Jewish leaders are enthusiastically applauding President Donald Trump’s call on the Palestinian Authority to remove anti-Jewish hate material from its school books. At his press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

 
 News    February 24, 2017 

Disney severs ties with YouTube star over anti-Semitic videos

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Walt Disney Company severed ties with the world's biggest YouTube star Tuesday following a series of anti-Semitic videos. PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    February 24, 2017 

Trump and Netanyahu: Mixed messages of a diplomatic lovefest

WASHINGTON (JTA)-One state. Flexibility. Two states. Hold back on settlements. Stop Iran. When President Donald Trump met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: What a press conference! But wait. In the...

 
 By Andrew Tobin    News    February 24, 2017 

Evangelicals are ready to speak for Israel in Trump's Washington

TEL AVIV (JTA)-Evangelicals, who have been advocating for Israel for years, have historically let the Jews take the lead. Laurie Cardoza-Moore, for one, is excited that they are poised to take on a...

 
 By Josefin Dolsten    News    February 24, 2017 

Jews gather at rallies across US urging support for refugees

NEW YORK (JTA)-Over 100 years ago, Barnett Levine was greeted by the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty as he arrived in the United States, having fled anti-Semitism and pogroms in his native...

 
 News    February 17, 2017

Paul Ryan: Enforce the Iran nuclear deal, don't dismantle it

WASHINGTON (JTA)-House Speaker Paul Ryan said it makes more sense to rigorously enforce the Iran nuclear deal than to dismantle it, signaling diminishing support for pulling the United States out of...

 
 News    February 17, 2017

DeVos narrowly confirmed as education secretary

(JTA)-Betsy DeVos was confirmed as secretary of education, with Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaker in a historic 51-50 vote. DeVos, a Michigan billionaire whose advocacy for school choi...

 
 News    February 10, 2017

Third wave of bomb threats

(JTA)—At least 11 Jewish community centers across the United States were targeted with bomb threats in the third wave of such mass disruption this month. David Posner, director of strategic performance at JCC Association of North America, whose...

 
 News    February 10, 2017

Trump Jewish aide, Boris Epshteyn, wrote Holocaust statement that omitted Jews

(JTA)-The White House statement for International Holocaust Remembrance Day that has generated controversy for omitting Jews reportedly was written by a Jewish aide to President Donald Trump. Boris Ep...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    February 10, 2017

JCC bomb threat probe hindered by tech disguises

NEW YORK (JTA)—A person calls a Jewish institution, makes a bomb threat and hangs up. The call lasts no more than a minute, the caller’s voice is disguised and the call is made to look as if it came from inside the building. How do you catch the...

 
 News    February 10, 2017

Bill to allow Holocaust survivors to pursue justice

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, chairman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, made the following statement after introducing H.R. 762, the Holocaust Insurance Accountability Act of 2017, alongside Reps. Brad...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    February 10, 2017

Refugee ban puts Jewish asylum seekers in limbo

(JTA)—A year after they submitted their application for asylum in the United States, Shahi and his mother expected to be let in. As Iranian Jews who applied for asylum through a federally recognized agency for refugee status, their case was expecte...

 
 By Josefin Dolsten    News    February 10, 2017

Meet the Jews in Donald Trump's administration

(JTA)—American Jews are watching the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency with both fear and hope. Many have expressed worries about some of his supporters’ ties to the so-called “alt-right” movement, whose followers traffic variously...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    February 3, 2017

At dawn of the Trump era, two Jewish tribes descend on Washington

WASHINGTON (JTA)-"Cantor Kaufman!" Rabbi Jonah Pesner shouted across the intersection of 3rd and D in Washington's Northwest quadrant, packed sidewalk to sidewalk with women in pink pussycat hats and...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    February 3, 2017

For Jewish groups in Women's March, many causes to fight for and a long road ahead

(JTA)-One Jewish group that joined the Women's March on Washington has seen its online donations double since the election of Donald Trump as president. Another has twice as many guests as usual atten...

 
 News    February 3, 2017

The freedom to protest

Supporters of National Council of Jewish Women and other Jewish organizations come together on the National Mall for the Women's March on Washington, January 21, 2017. Please check out another...

 
 News    February 3, 2017

Jared Kushner OK'd for White House post

(JTA)—President Donald Trump can appoint his Jewish son-in-law Jared Kushner as a White House senior adviser, the Justice Department concluded. In a 14-page opinion issued Friday, the department’s Office of Legal Counsel said that a federal...

 
 By Abigail Pickus    News    February 3, 2017

New advocacy push delivering hundreds of millions in gov't money to Jewish schools

Being an Orthodox Jew can cost a pretty penny. There are the premium prices for kosher meat, the two sets of dishes, the mikvah fees. There are expensive lifecycle celebrations like brises and bar...

 
 News    February 3, 2017

Super Bowl to feature teams with Jewish owners

(JTA)-Super Bowl LI (51) will feature teams with Jewish owners for the first time since 2012. Robert Kraft will see his New England Patriots, the American Football Conference champions, in the big...

 
 News    January 27, 2017

JCCs receive second wave of bomb threats in a month

NEW YORK—A wave of bomb threats Wednesday morning caused 27 Jewish community centers in 17 states to quickly engage in security protocols to ensure the safety of their participants and facilities. Many quickly received the all-clear from local law...

 
 News    January 27, 2017

Jewish groups reactions to address

(JTA)—Reacting to the inaugural address of President Donald Trump, Jewish groups stuck to their ideological bearings. The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations praised the unifying portions of Trump’s speech and called...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    January 20, 2017

Obama's two farewells: Urging Americans, Israelis to defend their values

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Barack Obama got his kishkes back. The president, whose alleged aloofness was the signature flaw cited by his rivals, his critics and at times his friends, ended his presidency with...

 
 By David Posner    News    January 20, 2017

Bomb threats won't derail the vital activity of JCCs

(JTA)-A bomb threat is never an inconsequential thing. But 16 in one day is inconceivable-at least it was until Monday, Jan. 9. That's when 16 Jewish community centers in nine states received ca...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    January 20, 2017

After bomb threats, FBI to coordinate with JCCs in 'new reality'

NEW YORK (JTA)—The FBI and Department of Homeland Security will be assisting local Jewish community centers in bolstering security after 16 JCCs received bomb threats on the same day. On Wednesday, officials from the FBI and Homeland Security will...

 

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