Heritage Florida Jewish News - Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

News / World

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 1305



 By Toby Axelrod    News    September 22, 2017 

45 years after the Munich Massacre, murdered Israeli Olympians get a memorial

(JTA)-Forty-five years after the murderous PLO attack on Israeli Olympic team members at the 1972 games, a memorial dedicated to the victims opened today in Munich. The memorial-largely realized through the persistent efforts of family...

 

Prosecutor Alberto Nisman was murdered

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA)—A team of forensic analysts has determined that Alberto Nisman, the special prosecutor who claimed that the president of Argentina covered up Iran’s role in the deadly bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center, was...

 

How Jews around the world break the fast

By Gabe Friedman NEW YORK (JTA)—After weary and ravenous American Jews file out of Yom Kippur services, many return home to a similar meal each year to break the fast: typically bagels, lox and assorted accoutrements. For some, it’s an...

 
 By Andrew Tobin    News    September 22, 2017 

Now Israel has its own version of the 'alt-right'

JERUSALEM (JTA)—For many Jews, Nazis are public enemy No. 1, and using Nazi imagery to make a political point is strictly verboten. But some young, right-wing Israelis aren’t buying it. Inspired by the so-called alt-right abroad, their online...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Netanyahu praises Trump’s defense of Israel as UN General Assembly convenes WASHINGTON (JTA)—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with President Donald Trump at the launch of this year’s U.N. General Assembly and praised his...

 

Despite protests, State Department says it will return trove of Jewish artifacts to Iraq

NEW YORK (JTA)-The United States will return to Iraq next year a trove of Iraqi Jewish artifacts that lawmakers and Jewish groups have lobbied to keep in this country, a State Department official said...

 
 By Andrew Tobin    News    September 8, 2017

Israelis again debate the price of a kidnapped soldier's body

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Israel's defense minister reignited the emotional national debate over what price the country should be willing to pay for the return of kidnapped soldiers, particularly the bodies of...

 
 By Ben Cohen    News    September 8, 2017

Abbas defiantly vows to continue PA terror payments policy

A leading Palestinian newspaper published an account on Monday of a tense encounter between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and US President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law...

 
 By Eli E. Hertz    News    September 8, 2017

Islam's weak connection to Jerusalem

Despite 1,300 years of Muslim Arab rule, Jerusalem was never the capital of an Arab entity, nor was it ever mentioned in the Palestine Liberation Organization’s covenant until Israel regained control of East Jerusalem in the Six-Day War of 1967. Ov...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Hillary Clinton says Bernie Sanders attacks on her led to Trump victory (JTA)—Hillary Clinton blamed attacks against her by Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primary for president on her eventual loss in the general election to Donald Trump. In...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    September 8, 2017

Upcoming UN 'blacklist' of companies tied to Israel invokes anti-Semitism

An upcoming “blacklist” of major international companies with business ties to Israeli communities in Judea, Samaria, the Golan Heights and eastern Jerusalem represents yet another attempt by anti-Israel actors in the United Nations to single...

 

Report: Bannon pushed for embassy in Jerusalem

(JNS.org)-In the wake of former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's ousting, reports detailing his views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict have started to emerge.  Bannon reportedly...

 

Lebanese beauty queen stripped of title for visiting Israel

The winner of a Lebanese beauty pageant has been stripped of her title after it was revealed she had visited Israel. Dual Swedish-Lebanese citizen Amanda Hanna, who won the Miss Lebanon Emigrant 2017...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Dozens of Houston Jewish community families displaced in ‘catastrophic’ flooding (JTA)—Dozens of Jewish families in Houston were either evacuated or moved to the second floors of their homes due to flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, the...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    September 1, 2017

With Kurdistan, Israel may gain 'stable, tolerant' ally in fight against Islamic extremism

During the last several years, Israel has witnessed the crumbling of its neighborhood as civil wars, internal strife and Islamic extremism have taken hold throughout the Middle East. As the Jewish state’s foes and allies alike face ongoing strife,...

 

Russian military builds base in Syria

(JNS.org)—Russian military forces have replaced the Syrian regime’s military presence in Daraa and Quneitra in southern Syria, and have built a base in the area, Syrian opposition sources reported this week. The move indicates that Russia...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    August 25, 2017

PA wants two-state commitment from Trump administration

WASHINGTON (JTA)-The Palestinian Authority expects the Trump administration to commit to a peace deal endgame before the close of this month and prefers it would be the two-state solution. "We need...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    August 25, 2017

I talked to the 'anti-Semitic' Swiss hotel owner-it's more complicated than you think

(JTA)—A chuckle tickled my throat as Ruth Thomann, a Swiss hotelier who posted signs urging her “Jewish guests” to shower before entering the pool, assured me that she has “nothing against Jews.” To be clear, I don’t find racism...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    August 25, 2017

Following terrorist attack, Barcelona's chief rabbi says his community is doomed

(JTA)—Commenting on deadly attacks in Catalonia, the chief rabbi of that region in Spain said his community is doomed, partly because of radical Islam and the alleged reluctance of authorities to confront it. Rabbi Meir Bar-Hen has been...

 

This Holocaust monument in Belarus is haunting and subversive

By Cnaan Liphshiz KHATYN, Belarus (JTA)-Even by Soviet standards, the massive memorial complex near Minsk to the victims of Nazi atrocities stands out for its immense scale and ambition. Spread across...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Stephen Bannon reportedly ‘going to war’ against Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner (JTA)—Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon reportedly is “going to war” against several White House targets, including Ivanka Trump and Jared...

 

Israel is America's 13th largest FDI source

Oftentimes the impact of Israel on the Western world is large enough to amaze even those of us who live here and experience the economic miracle every day. That’s the reaction many of us had this week when the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis...

 
 By Rafael Medoff    News    August 18, 2017

Senators concerned about extremist summer camp

Two prominent U.S. senators are raising questions about an American-funded school in Ramallah that is running an extremist summer camp for Palestinian teens from around the world, many of them...

 

Iranian journalist lands in Israel, saved from death in Iran

Neda Amin, an Iranian journalist who was granted political asylum in Israel Sunday, landed in the country on Thursday after disappearing for a few days. Amin, 32, who had been seeking refuge in Turkey over the past three years, was to be extradited...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    August 18, 2017

Corruption scandals plaguing Netanyahu and his family, explained

(JTA)-He has a firm grip on the government, but a mounting political scandal might bring him down. Officials from his own party have begun to distance themselves from him, but he remains defiant. Oh,...

 

Page Down

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2017