Articles written by Luke Tress

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 By Luke Tress    News    April 5, 2024 

To evade pro-Palestinian protests, some Jewish and Israeli events are keeping their locations low-profile

(New York Jewish Week) – When event producer Erez Safar announced a Valentine’s Day comedy show to raise funds for survivors of the Oct. 7 attack on Israel, the flier included a date, time and photo of headliner Daniel Ryan Spaulding, the non...

 By Luke Tress    News    March 29, 2024

Freed hostage says NY Jewish community 'gives us strength'

(New York Jewish Week) – An Israeli hostage who was released from Hamas captivity said the support of New York’s Jewish community “gives us strength” as thousands of demonstrators gathered in Central Park on Sunday morning to mark 150 days since the...

 By Luke Tress    News    March 8, 2024

Broadway Cares will support relief for Israelis

By (New York Jewish Week) — The philanthropic organization Broadway Cares said it would allocate funds to Israeli civilians in need after complaints from a rabbi and pro-Israel group about the theater charity’s contributions to Gaza relief eff...

 By Luke Tress    News    March 8, 2024

One third of Americans are reluctant to vote for a pro-Israel politician, ADL survey finds

(JTA) – More than a third of Americans would be reluctant to vote for a pro-Israel politician. One fifth are uncomfortable buying products from Israel. More than 40 percent at least somewhat agreed that Israel intends to cause as much Palestinian s...

 By Luke Tress    News    January 19, 2024

What happened at Chabad's Brooklyn headquarters?

(New York Jewish Week) – On Tuesday, a group of Jewish men gathered to pray under a leaky white tent in the drizzling rain outside the Chabad-Lubavitch movement's world headquarters in Crown H...

 By Luke Tress    News    January 5, 2024

Destroy Hamas, deradicalize the Palestinians: Netanyahu lays out preconditions for peace in Wall Street Journal op-ed

(JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu laid out his preconditions for peace with Gaza in a Monday op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, saying, “Hamas must be destroyed, Gaza must be demilitarized, and Palestinian society must be der...

 By Luke Tress    News    January 5, 2024

2 Israeli-Americans missing since Oct. 7 confirmed killed in Hamas attack

(JTA) — Two Israeli-Americans missing since the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel have been confirmed killed, their kibbutz announced. Judith Weinstein, 70, a member of Kibbutz Nir Oz, was fatally wounded during the terrorist invasion of southern I...

 By Luke Tress    News    December 8, 2023

Protesters brandish swastikas at pro-Palestinian rally

(New York Jewish Week) — At least two protesters brandished signs with swastikas at an anti-Israel protest targeting the annual Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting in midtown Manhattan on Wednesday night. One demonstrator held a sign with the Nazi s...

 By Luke Tress    News    November 24, 2023

Cornell student arrested over threats to kill Jews

(New York Jewish Week) — A Cornell University junior has been arrested in connection with threats to kill Jewish students at the school, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. Patrick Dai, 21, from Pittsford, New York, is being charged wit...

 By Luke Tress    News    November 3, 2023

Shabbat tables in Times Square

(New York Jewish Week) - In front of a long U-shaped table in Times Square, set for 224 people, a crowd began to sing "Happy Birthday" for a 12-year-old boy named Erez. Thursday was Erez's birthday,...

 By Luke Tress    News    November 3, 2023

Jewish students barricade in Cooper Union library as protesters chant 'Free Palestine,' on day of protest across NYC campuses

(New York Jewish Week) — Jewish students at a New York City college were locked in their school’s library for 20 minutes as pro-Palestinian demonstrators pounded on the doors and shouted slogans. The incident at Cooper Union, a private college in dow...


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