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Major Orthodox Jewish group slams attacks on Trump after Pittsburgh massacre

On Wednesday, the National Council of Young Israel addressed criticism of President Donald Trump following a synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh that represents the worst attack on Jews in the U.S. in...

 

In the aftermath of Pittsburgh, a focus on improving building security and know-how

(JNS)—In the aftermath of Saturday’s shooting at the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh, where 11 Jewish worshippers were shot dead and six others injured by a lone gunman, have come calls for increased security at Jewish...

 

What is Gab and where else are anti-Semites gathering?

(JTA)—Robert Bowers, the man held in the shooting deaths of 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, belonged to an online community where he frequently railed against Jews and immigrants. That social media site, Gab, has come under...

 

Faces of the victims

Robert Gregory Bowers, opened fire with an AR-15 rifle and other weapons during worship services inside Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday, killing eight men and three women before a tactical police...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    November 2, 2018

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting shakes the city's iconic Jewish neighborhood

(JTA)-When a gunman entered The Tree of Life Congregation and killed 11 worshippers on Saturday, he also struck at the heart of Pittsburgh's Jewish community-the neighborhood of Squirrel Hill....

 

Before making this a 'political incident'-Four other recent shootings that have targeted the Jewish community

By Josefin Dolsten (JTA)—As news spread of the shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Jews—and Americans of all backgrounds—across the country were reeling from the shock. With 11 confirmed casualties, it is the deadliest attack on the Jewish...

 

How the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting unfolded

By Ben Sales (JTA)—On Saturday, a gunman entered the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh and killed 11 people, wounding six others. It was the worst recorded anti-Semitic act in American history. Here’s how the tragedy happened. (This...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 2, 2018

A guide to the Jewish Democratic House candidates in the 2018 midterm elections

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Among the 36 Jewish Democrats running for the U.S. House of Representatives in November, 18 are incumbents and an equal number are challengers. Three Jewish Democrats are leaving the...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    October 28, 2018

'Our hearts are broken': The Jewish world reacts to the Pittsburgh synagogue attack

(JTA) - The shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue that has left 11 people dead has been described as "horrific," "heinous" and "devastating" by Jewish leaders, politicians and Israeli leaders. "Our...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 26, 2018

A guide to the Jewish Republican House candidates in the 2018 midterm elections

WASHINGTON (JTA)-There are 15 Jewish Republican candidates running in U.S. House of Representatives races this fall. Two are incumbents and 13 are challengers. JTA is breaking down the races,...

 

Israel helps hurricane victims

(Israel21c)-Humanitarian organization IsraAID is sending volunteers to northwest Florida; teams already helping in North Carolina, Philippines and Indonesia. Israeli humanitarian NGO IsraAID is...

 

Cruz slams 'rabidly anti-Israel' J Street in debate with O'Rourke

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Sen. Ted Cruz called J Street, the liberal Jewish Middle East policy group, “rabidly anti-Israel” in the Texas Republican’s debate with his Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke. “Congressman O’Rourke is fond of...

 

Haley reveals details about Trump, Israel

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley talked about some of the behind-the-scenes dealings with her boss, President Donald Trump, as well as foreign envoys in a closed-door meeting of the politically conservative Council for National...

 

Chelsea Clinton calls out Louis Farrakhan over anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Chelsea Clinton called Louis Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism “dangerous” and said laughter in response to it “made my skin crawl.” Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 19, 2018

Jewish candidates in the 2018 congressional elections: The Senate

WASHINGTON (JTA)-There are 56 candidates for Congress who identify as Jewish. Among them are 41 Democrats: five are running for the Senate-three incumbents and two challengers. Among the 36 in the...

 

A culture of discrimination?

(JNS)—The University of Michigan is again under fire for anti-Israel sentiment as a pro-BDS instructor rejected a Jewish student’s request for a letter of recommendation to study in Israel for a semester, just a few months after an associate...

 

Michigan professor faces discipline

(JNS)-A University of Michigan professor, citing his support for the BDS movement in denying a student's request in August for a letter of recommendation for a semester-long study-abroad program at...

 

A protest to support pro-Israel students at Columbia University didn't involve many students

By Ben Sales NEW YORK (JTA)-The organizers of a rally to support pro-Israel students at Columbia University didn't want the Jewish Defense League to show up. And yet there they were, a few...

 

JCC in Fairfax, Va., vandalized with 19 painted swastikas

(JNS)-A Jewish Community Center in Fairfax, Va., was vandalized with 19 spray-painted swastikas early Saturday morning. Building staff noticed the building had been vandalized when they arrived to...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    October 19, 2018

How a school for kids with learning disabilities prepared its students for mainstream Jewish high school

NEW YORK (JTA)-Going to high school for the first time last month, Linda Shamah felt like many other incoming freshmen: really nervous and really excited. The large lecture-style classes seemed...

 
 By Oren Peleg    News    October 12, 2018

UCLA students speak out against upcoming National Students for Justice in Palestine conference

(JNS)-Tens of thousands of students returned to the Westwood campus of University of California, Los Angeles, on Sept. 27 for the first day of classes. However, third-year student Justin Feldman, 20,...

 

Report highlights anti-Semitic tactics used by SJP members amid BDS debate at GW

(JNS)—Pro-Israel students at George Washington University have faced a number of challenges from both the BDS movement and anti-Israel groups in recent years. In 2017, the school successfully defeated a BDS resolution; however, last April a new...

 

IAC expands to four new regions ahead of conference

HOLLYWOOD, FL.—The Israeli-American Council announced the opening of four new regional offices throughout the country: Orlando, Florida; Austin, Texas; Orange County, California, and IAC Midwest (based in Columbus, Ohio). Through its 20 chapters...

 

34 Senate Democrats urge Trump to restore aid to the Palestinians

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Two-thirds of Democrats in the Senate and a third of the entire body signed a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to reinstate assistance to the Palestinians, saying the cuts risk exacerbating tensions in the region....

 

Watchdog group calls on Trump to deny US entry to Abbas

(JNS)—The Trump administration has come under pressure to deny Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas entry into the United States for next week’s annual U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York. Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), a group that...

 

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