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UN committee demands Israel destroy alleged nuclear arsenal

With an overwhelming 152-5 majority, a UN committee devoted to world security called on Israel Friday to renounce its nuclear arsenal and put all its nuclear-related sites under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The...

 

Worker at famed Brooklyn kosher bakery found dead in freezer

By Jacob Henry (New York Jewish Week) — A worker at a beloved Brooklyn kosher bakery known for its black-and-white cookies was found dead inside a walk-in freezer there early Thursday morning, police said.  The death of Mahamadou Dansago, 33, at...

 

Herzog tells US Jews to respect Israeli election results

(JNS) — Israeli President Isaac Herzog appealed to American Jewry to respect Israel’s election results, in a Monday address to the Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly held in Chicago. “The results may or may not be to your...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Baku to establish an embassy in Israel amid Iran threat (JNS) — After 30 years of diplomatic relations and amid tensions with Iran, Azerbaijan has decided to open an embassy in Israel, media in the South Caucasus nation reported. Arzu Naghiyev, a...

 

As Italy's Meloni downplays fascist ties, thousands march in praise of Benito Mussolini

(JTA) — Thousands marched to the grave of the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini in Predappio on Sunday to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of his coming to power in Rome, days after the new Italian prime minister, whose party has fascist...

 

British PM abandons plan to move embassy to Jerusalem

(JNS) — Former Prime Minister Liz Truss’ plans to move the British embassy in Israel to Jerusalem have been abandoned by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Downing Street has confirmed. Asked whether the U.K. government was still considering a move, a...

 

Trump receives American Defender of Zion Award at Mar-a-Lago

PALM BEACH, FL – JEXIT, Inc. has become the world’s first Jewish organization to present a U.S. president with the American Defender of Zion Award. President Donald John Trump accepted the award in Mar-a-Lago’s White and Gold Ballroom before...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    November 11, 2022

As antisemitism spikes following Elon Musk takeover, ADL calls for Twitter ad boycott

(JTA) — Jewish groups thought Elon Musk was listening to them about antisemitism on Twitter. Then Kanye West came back. In the week after the rapper who now goes by Ye lost most of his endorsements due to his antisemitic rants, and amid an...

 
 By Ruthie Blum    News    November 11, 2022

Bibi's victory, Biden administration blues

(JNS) — Let’s set aside speculation as to why President Joe Biden has yet to congratulate Israel’s former and soon-to-be prime minister, Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu, on his victory in the Nov. 1 Knesset elections. One could argue that U.S....

 

Caring for senior residents during Ian

Hurricane Ian came through Central Florida as a Category 4 storm on Sept. 28, bringing devastation to the West Coast of the state. As it traveled across to the East Coast, it lessened in strength, however, much damage was yet to be seen in Central...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 4, 2022

Herzog and Biden stress US-Israel closeness

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Israeli president Isaac Herzog had a message and stuck to it: Israel and the United States are on the same page no matter who wins elections in both countries next month. "We have e...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 4, 2022

Meet 10 Jewish candidates who could be elected to Congress for the first time this fall

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The daughter of a Holocaust survivor, a gay man in a conservative-leaning area, and a Black woman from California — all are among the nearly two-dozen Jews who are hoping to enter Congress next year. Among the 46 Jewish...

 

Standing up to Jewish hatred

A lot of people, including Jaguars’ owner Shad Kahn, New England Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, the University of Florida and the University of Georgia spoke out clearly against the antisemitic message posted...

 

New UK PM's stand on Israel

(JTA) - The past few years have been tumultuous at 10 Downing St., the residence of the British prime minister in London. Last week, Liz Truss, who lasted just over six weeks in the role, became the t...

 

Israel to build a museum dedicated to Albert Einstein at university he helped found

(JTA) - An $18 million museum dedicated to the legacy of Albert Einstein will be built in Jerusalem.  The Israeli government approved a plan Sunday to establish a new home for Einstein's extensive...

 

Herzog concludes Washington visit with Oval Office sit-down

(JNS) — It took “guts” for Israel to sign the American-brokered maritime border deal with Lebanon, U.S. President Joe Biden told Israeli President Isaac Herzog ahead of their Oval Office meeting on Wednesday. “I have just completed a very...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 4, 2022

Israel and Lebanon sign US-brokered maritime boundaries deal

(JTA) — After years of negotiation and military posturing, Israel and Lebanon signed a U.S.-brokered agreement that establishes maritime boundaries between the countries, allowing each to explore for fossil fuels unthreatened by the prospect of an...

 

Illegal Palestinian construction in Judea Samaria skyrockets

(JNS) — Illegal Palestinian construction in the Israeli-controlled regions of Judea and Samaria, known collectively as “Area C,” increased by 80 percent over the past year, according to a new report by Israeli NGO Regavim. According to the...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    November 4, 2022

A bitter battle between two bagel shops boils over

(JTA) — A feud between two Jewish bagel shop owners in Columbus, Ohio, has spilled out of the oven and into full public view, resulting in a lawsuit and restraining order. The Columbus Jewish News reports that the owner of Block’s Bagels, a...

 

Harvard and MIT host Palestinian speaker with history of antisemitic rhetoric

(JNS) - Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently hosted events with Palestinian activist Mohammed El-Kurd, who has made a series of anti-semitic comments. El-Kurd,...

 

Jessica Seinfeld's Instagram post about Kanye West's antisemitism goes viral

(JTA) - As images of the banner held above Interstate 405 in Los Angeles claiming "Kanye is right about the Jews" ricocheted around the internet this weekend, Jessica Seinfeld decided to take a...

 

Adidas breaks ties with Kanye West

(JTA) — The athletic wear company Adidas is ending its relationship with Kanye West, days after the rapper boasted that he could “literally say antisemitics — and they cannot drop me.” The brand had faced growing criticism of its continued...

 

Israel 'apartheid' event sponsored by law firm that exonerated Morningstar of anti-Israel bias

(JNS) — While under investigation in 20 states for anti-Israel bias, Chicago-based investment firm Morningstar repeatedly pointed to an independent report purportedly absolving it of such behavior. But White & Case, the law firm that authored the...

 
 By Kassy Dillon    News    November 4, 2022

Wellesley College condemns anti-Israel Mapping Project

(JNS) — In response to its student paper’s editorial board endorsing the controversial Boston “Mapping Project” of Jewish sites around Massachusetts, Wellesely College condemned the project for promoting antisemitism. “While it is not...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Orthodox basketball player Ryan Turell selected in NBA minor league draft (JNS) — Orthodox Jewish basketball player Ryan Turell on Saturday was selected No. 27 overall in the 2022 NBA G League Draft, ESPN reported. Turell, who went unpicked out...

 

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