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 By Marcy Oster    News    January 10, 2020 

Schumer calls to quadruple funding for security grants

(JTA)—Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer pledged to fight for a quadrupling of funding for federal security grants for nonprofit organizations. It would raise the amount provided by the Nonprofit Security Grant Program to $360 million annually...

 

Holocaust survivor dies from injuries in transit to White House Chanukah party

(JTA)—Rosalee Glass, a Holocaust survivor recognized by President Donald Trump during the White House Chanukah party, has died following injuries sustained during travel to Washington, D.C. Glass...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    January 3, 2020

Columbia University accused of anti-Semitic discrimination

(JTA)—A federal complaint has been filed against Columbia University accusing the school of anti-Semitic discrimination. It is the first case filed since President Donald Trump’s executive order on combating anti-Semitism, which grants Jewish...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    December 27, 2019

Haredi Orthodox mother of 5 may have to give up Olympic dream over Shabbat

JERUSALEM (JTA)—A haredi Orthodox mother of five may have to give up her dream of running in the marathon at the 2020 Olympics after the race was scheduled for a Saturday. “I felt like I was punched in the stomach this morning,” Beatie...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    December 20, 2019

Will third time be the charm?

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israel will hold an unprecedented third election in less than a year after lawmakers failed to form a government coalition by Wednesday night. The date of the next election is set for March 2. Elections are usually set for 90 days...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    December 20, 2019

Jersey City mayor says gunmen targeted kosher supermarket in shootout that left 6 dead

(JTA)-The gunmen who entered a Jersey City kosher supermarket and engaged in a deadly shootout with police deliberately chose the store, the city's mayor said. "Based on our initial investigation...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    December 20, 2019

Lauder is funding a $25 million campaign against anti-Semitism

(JTA)—Billionaire philanthropist Ronald Lauder is funding a $25 million campaign against political candidates in the United States who support or normalize anti-Semitism. Lauder, the president of the World Jewish Congress, announced the new...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    December 13, 2019

13 countries vote against a UN resolution against Israel

(JTA)—The United Nations General Assembly passed five resolutions against Israel, but for the first time, 13 countries switched their positions and voted against a pro-Palestine measure. The five resolutions passed Tuesday are among 20 against Isra...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    December 13, 2019

Arizona State student government passes resolution to support Jewish students

(JTA)—The undergraduate student government of Arizona State University passed a resolution in support of the Tempe school’s Jewish students. The resolution, which passed Tuesday by acclimation, comes amid public discussion among campus student...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    November 29, 2019

Netanyahu indicted for corruption

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Benjamin Netanyahu has been charged in three corruption cases, marking the first time a sitting Israeli prime minister has been indicted. The charges, announced on Nov. 21 by the...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    November 22, 2019

Trump will appear at Israeli-American Council

(JTA)—President Donald Trump will be the keynote speaker at the annual conference of the Israeli-American Council. Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, a Trump supporter and mega donor to Republican candidates, is one of the council’s major supporters....

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    November 22, 2019

Gaza rocket strikes assisted-living facility in southern Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA)—A rocket fired by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza struck an assisted-living facility in the southern Israel city of Ashkelon on Wednesday afternoon, injuring a woman in her 70s. The resident was injured in the face and arms by...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    November 15, 2019

Public memorial for victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

(JTA)-Eleven memorial candles stood on a table at the start of the public memorial service for the attack one year ago on the Tree of Life synagogue building. Family members of the 11 people killed...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    November 8, 2019

Israeli embassies increase security over fears of Iran attack

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israeli embassies around the world have increased security and awareness over fears that Iran will attack Israel by targeting a diplomatic mission on foreign soil. The diplomatic missions have been put on high alert and ordered to...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    November 8, 2019

Oslo City Council bans purchase of Israeli settlement

(JTA)—The recently elected Oslo City Council is getting right to work: The Norwegian lawmakers are banning the purchase of goods and services from Israeli Jewish settlements by municipal departments and other local authorities. It is the sixth...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    November 1, 2019

Gantz intent on unity

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Benny Gantz said Wednesday that he will aim to form a unity government with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's party to "repair the divisions in our society." "I promised I would...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    November 1, 2019

Nikki Haley to be honored by WJC

(JTA)-Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will be honored by the World Jewish Congress. Haley will receive the WJC's annual Theodor Herzl Award, recognizing individuals who work...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    November 1, 2019

Tree of Life building will reopen as 'center for Jewish life in the US'

(JTA)—The Tree of Life synagogue building, the site of an attack a year ago that left 11 worshippers dead, will reopen as a “center for Jewish life in the United States.” The Tree of Life Congregation issued a statement to announce its...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    November 1, 2019

Maryland will strengthen Holocaust education

(JTA)—Maryland state officials said they will strengthen requirements for Holocaust education in middle schools and high schools. The announcement by State Superintendent Karen Salmon comes days before the one-year anniversary of the shooting by a...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    November 1, 2019

Teen who threatened Jewish boy arrested

(JTA)—A teenage boy in Victoria, Australia that allegedly sent threatening messages to a Jewish boy who had been forced to kiss the shoe of a Muslim student and to his mother has been charged for the threats. The boy, 16, was arrested by Victoria...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    October 25, 2019

'Pause for Pittsburgh' to mark one year since synagogue attack

(JTA)-People across the United States and around the world will join together virtually on the one-year anniversary of the attack on the Tree of Life synagogue building in suburban Pittsburgh. The...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    October 25, 2019

Thousands march in Berlin against anti-Semitism

(JTA)—More than 10,000 people marched in Berlin against anti-Semitism and in a show of support for the victims of anti-Semitic violence in the city of Halle. The march on Sunday left from Bebelplatz, significant as a site of Nazi book-burning, to...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    October 11, 2019

Demi Lovato apologizes to fans offended by her Israel visit

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Demi Lovato had gushed about her “magical” visit to Israel, saying she felt a “sense of spirituality” there. Now the 27-year-old pop star and actress is apologizing to those who may have been offended by her trip. In Israel,...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    October 4, 2019

Greenblatt proud of peace plan

JERUSALEM (JTA)—White House Middle East peace envoy Jason Greenblatt wrote in an op-ed that his work on an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan has left him “proud, grateful, surprised, sad, and hopeful.” “I wonder if my deceased grandparents who...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    September 27, 2019

5 things to watch after Israel's too-close-to-call election

JERUSALEM (JTA)-The morning after Israel's second national election in five months, the results are still unclear. According to the latest vote count, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trailing...

 

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