Israel remains headed to the polls in September, despite a serious attempt by the Likud Party to cancel the elections it itself called. The attempt, led by Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, raises questions about the Likud’s confidence going into Israel’s second general elections in six months.
Turn on any cable-news channel and the majority of the focus will be on national leaders like U.S. President Donald Trump or Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. And while politicians on the national level indeed command attention, state and local politics move forward at the same time, often …
U.S. President Donald Trump has invited Ben Garrison, a political cartoonist who has been accused by the Anti-Defamation League of drawing a “blatantly anti-Semitic” illustration, to the White House’s social-media summit scheduled for Thursday.
Avi Gabbay, chairman of Israel’s Labor Party, has announced that he is leaving politics after just two years as the party’s leader, and the scramble has begun to replace him with the party at an all-time low in mandates and morale.
The United States will send an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East as tensions escalate between Washington and Tehran, the Pentagon announced on Monday evening.
The Ohio Senate recently released an amended version of the state’s operating budget for the next two fiscal years that includes key funding for nonprofit security needs in the aftermath of increasing attempted and carried-out attacks on houses of worship, faith-based institutions, cause-bas…
For Eddie Chavez Calderon, campaign organizer of Arizona Jews for Justice, the “We All Deserve Dignity” rally outside ICE’s downtown Phoenix field office on Tuesday, June 4 was held moral reasons rather than political ones.
Three Jewish organizations plan to protest at the DC Dyke March on Friday in opposition to the march organizers’ decision to ban “Israel symbols,” including, in some cases, the Star of David.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party won 35 of 120 seats in the Knesset on April 9 and seemed to have a clear path to forming a coalition government.
For the first time ever, the public can be part of a unique piece of history as Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF-USA) offers “Be Inscribed” campaign, an opportunity to buy letters, sentences, portions or an entire Torah scroll handwritten by a scribe atop the ancient cliff fortress of Masada.
Despite the drubbing he received in Israel’s April 9 election, New Right co-founder Naftali Bennett is gearing up to run his new party in the September election. Moreover, according to Israeli daily Israel Hayom, Bennett is considering a political alliance with far-right activist Moshe Feigl…
Israeli company Teva is one of 20 leading drugmakers targeted in a lawsuit brought by 45 states and Puerto Rico. The lawsuit alleges that Teva’s U.S. subsidiary, Teva Pharmaceutical USA Inc., conspired with Pfizer, Mylan and others to inflate prices of generic drugs.
A new study from the Jewish Electorate Institute, with the help of Greenberg Research, found that Jewish voters are overwhelmingly fixated on domestic policy issues such as healthcare, immigration, anti-Semitism and rising insecurity due to white nationalist threats.
The 2019 “American Muslim Poll,” which was released by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, found that 53% of Jewish Americans reported having favorable views of Muslims and the Muslim faith. Only 13% of Jews reported having negative views.
Israel’s High Court of Justice is scheduled to discuss on Thursday a petition against a decision this week by Jerusalem District Police commander Maj. Gen. Doron Yedid to close the Temple Mount to Jews on Jerusalem Day for the first time in 30 years.
Commissioners in a Tennessee county voted unanimously on Monday evening in favor of censuring a judge for posting on his Facebook page a link to an article that states that Jews should “get the f*** over the Holocaust,” in addition to posting anti-immigration content.
The Trump administration is reviewing a military option that includes sending up to 120,000 troops to the Mideast were Iran to attack U.S. forces or increase its work on nuclear weapons, reported The New York Times on Monday evening, citing unnamed administration officials.
Until 2011, the baptism site on the Jordan River known as Qasr el-Yahud (“Castle of the Jews”) was a closed military zone, accessible only to rare groups with special permission who coordinated with the Israel Defense Forces. Today, the dusty area that’s dotted with churches built in various…
A workshop aimed at advancing the lives of Bedouin mothers was launched this week in Israel’s Idan HaNegev Industrial Park at the initiative of the Harry Oscar Triguboff Institute and the Switch-Triguboff Center for Training and Advancement of Employment. Explaining her decision to join the …
Jews have long been known as the people of the book, but fresh evidence has emerged that they’re also the people of the letter.
A lone gunman entered Chabad of Poway in Southern California during Saturday-morning services on the last day of Passover and sprayed bullets into the synagogue, killing one woman and injuring three others.
Onstage at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C., late last month, liberal lion Ruth Messinger was talking about social justice when she turned to the audience.
The top ranks of the Palestinian Authority are greatly disappointed by the results of the general elections on April 9. The hope of P.A. leader Mahmoud Abbas and the Fatah leadership that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would be defeated by Benny Gantz, leader of the Blue and White Party, …
Amid legal challenges over the state’s anti-BDS law, the Texas legislature approved a measure to tweak the law that bars governmental entities from contracting with businesses that support a boycott of or sanctions against Israel.
Over the last week, swastikas, anti-Semitic, anti-LGBT, racist white-nationalist symbols and epithets defaced five public places in Oklahoma City and Norman, starting at the state’s Oklahoma City-based Democratic Party headquarters. Similar incidences of graffiti were found at the headquarte…
With nearly all the votes counted as of Wednesday morning, Benjamin Netanyahu will likely remain as prime minister, despite his Likud Party coming in a virtual tie with Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz.With 95 percent of poll sites reporting, both Likud and Blue and White were in a vi…
Approximately 40 neglected zoo animals were evacuated on Sunday from a dilapidated zoo in the Gaza Strip by an international animal-welfare group, the fourth such rescue mission from the Hamas-controlled area.
Research from Israel is driving awesome advances in medicine, health care, water management, autonomous vehicles, consumer products, manufacturing, and, well, you name it.
As the Muslim community in Christchurch, New Zealand, grapples with the mass terror shooting in two mosques that claimed 50 lives and left dozens more injured on March 15, they received comfort from the Chabad representative to the country.
Students at Brown University voted overwhelmingly in favor of a referendum held between Tuesday and Thursday, calling on the school to separate itself from companies that conduct business with the State of Israel.
After a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip early Monday morning destroyed a home in central Israel, involving seven people in one family and injuring three, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political rivals were quick to blame his government for failing to provide adequate security.
To mark Women’s History Month, the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and museum in Jerusalem is featuring an online exhibit titled “The Death March to Volary,” depicting the fate of Jewish women forced on a death march in the winter of 1945.
The Council for Hebrew Language and Culture in North America is launching a month-long festival as part of its mission to promote Hebrew as a common global Jewish language.
Mehdi Nemmouche, a French jihadist convicted of killing four people at the Jewish Museum of Brussels in Belgium in May 2014, was convicted of “terrorist murder” last week and will spend the rest of his life in prison, according to the Brussels criminal court on Tuesday.
U.S. chip supplier Nvidia Corp has offered the highest bid for Israeli chip designer Mellanox Technologies and will acquire the company for $6.8 billion.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and special envoy Jason Greenblatt discussed the Trump administration’s upcoming Mideast peace plan on Monday with Jordanian King Abdullah, reported Reuters, citing a U.S. source familiar with the 45-minute meeting…
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has raised $6.3 million for its Victims of Terror Fund that will mainly be divided among the families of the 11 Jewish worshippers who were killed in the Oct. 27 shooting at the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue, the deadliest attack in American J…
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is urging all Orthodox Jews who plan to make a trip to Israel to vaccinate their children against the measles virus.