US / Israel / World

  • Tlaib calls for boycott of Bill Maher show after he calls BDS a ‘bulls**t purity test’
    (JTA) — Rep. Rashida Tlaib called for a boycott of comedian Bill Maher’s HBO show “Real Time” after he called the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel a “bulls**t purity test.” Tlaib said in a tweet on Saturday that she is “tired of folks discrediting a form of speech… Read more »
  • London Mayor Sadiq Khan calls for approval of plans to build Holocaust memorial
    (JTA) — London Mayor Sadiq Khan called on a local council to approve plans to build a Holocaust memorial next to Parliament. Khan said in a letter to the Westminster City Council, a borough council in Greater London, that building the Holocaust memorial and museum in Victoria Tower Gardens would… Read more »
  • Poverty-stricken Haredi man buys scratch lottery ticket on a whim, wins over $140,000
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — A haredi Orthodox man in Bnei Brak in central Israel, who has been living in poverty, won more than $140,000 on a scratch lottery ticket. He purchased the nearly $15 ticket on a whim, the first time he had ever purchased a lottery ticket, according to reports.… Read more »
  • Anti-Semitic flyers found in New York neighborhood
    (JTA) — Dozens of anti-Semitic flyers were found in a Queens, New York neighborhood. The incident is being investigated by the NYPD Hate Crimes Unit, the Queens Daily Eagle reported. The flyers were first discovered on Wednesday night. The image on the flyer shows a man’s head with a kippah… Read more »
  • Israeli college student falls to her death on hike in Ethiopian desert
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli college student died in an Ethiopian desert after getting separated from the group she was hiking with. Aya Na’amani, 21, of the northern Israeli town of Arraba was visiting Ethiopia with a delegation of students from the Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa. She was… Read more »
  • Rockets fired from Gaza on southern Israel for 2 consecutive nights
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Rockets were fired from Gaza on southern Israel for two consecutive nights. On Friday night, at least one rocket fired into Israel was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. No injury or damage was reported. The Israel Defense Forces responded by striking what it called… Read more »
  • Israeli teen remains in serious condition after car ramming attack
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli teen who was injured in a car ramming attack in the West Bank remains in serious condition after undergoing neurosurgery. Nahum Nevies, 17, remains under sedation and on a respirator at Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital. His sister, Noam, 19, is in moderate condition and was… Read more »
  • Essay by ‘Maus’ creator Art Spiegelman pulled because it compared Donald Trump to Marvel villain
    (JTA) — An essay written by Holocaust graphic novel “Maus” creator Art Spiegelman for a Marvel book was rejected because it compared Donald Trump to a Marvel villain. Spiegelman said in the essay, which was published in the British daily newspaper The Guardian, that the book’s co-publisher Marvel Comics was… Read more »
  • Ohio man arrested for online threat against Youngstown JCC
    (JTA) — An Ohio man was arrested after he appeared in a post on Instagram to threaten an attack on a local Jewish Community Center. James P. Reardon Jr., 20, was arrested early Saturday in connection with the threat on the Youngstown JCC. He is being held on charges of… Read more »
  • Rashida Tlaib’s grandmother curses Donald Trump over canceled West Bank visit
    (JTA) — Rashida Tlaib’s grandmother cursed President Donald Trump after he tweeted that she should be happy that her granddaughter was not coming to visit her in the West Bank. “Rep. Tlaib wrote a letter to Israeli officials desperately wanting to visit her grandmother. Permission was quickly granted, whereupon Tlaib… Read more »