(October 18, 2019 / JNS) The father of a Jewish boy killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012 was awarded $450,000 in a defamation lawsuit against the editor of a book that claimed the massacre never happened. The judgement by a jury in Wisconsin comes four...
(October 18, 2019 / JNS) Anti-Semitic graffiti was discovered in Vilnius, Lithuania, last week on a project depicting Jewish life before World War II. The project Walls That Remember is a series of murals on the walls of Vilnius’ former Jewish quarter that is based on photographs of ordinary...
  Police arrested a former Burlingame High School student this week in connection with anti-Semitic and racist graffiti sprayed outside the school last month. Twenty-year-old Logan Stone was taken into custody on Thursday afternoon after police received a warrant to search his home, the Burlingame Police Department said in a...
WASHINGTON (JTA) — In 2010, Steven Menashi, then a law professor at George Mason University, wrote an article defending Israel from the charge that it’s an ethnonationalist state. “Ethnonationalism and Liberal Democracy,” published in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law,...
(JTA) — Is Facebook a haven for free expression? Or is it like a restaurant serving neo-Nazis? Depends who you ask. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave an impassioned defense Thursday of his company’s policy of allowing a wide spectrum of speech on the platform. Speaking at Georgetown University in Washington,...
(JTA) — Argentines head to the polls for the final round of presidential elections on Oct. 27. The two candidates are the incumbent, Mauricio Macri — the first conservative elected in the South American nation in several decades — and Alberto...
COLUMBUS (JTA) — The Democrats are holding their debates in states that voted red in 2016, but which they hope to take from the Republicans next year. It was Florida in June, Michigan in July, Texas (yes, Texas) in September and this...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Friday, October 18, 2019 at 1:09 pm | י"ט תשרי תש"פPresident Donald Trump speaking at the White House, Wednesday. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)Claiming new progress against Islamic State terrorists in Syria, President Donald Trump said Friday that some European nations are now willing to take responsibility for...
BEIJING (AP) - Friday, October 18, 2019 at 12:54 pm | י"ט תשרי תש"פContainers piled up at a port in Qingdao in east China’s Shandong province, in May. (Chinatopix via AP, File)China’s economic growth sank to a new multi-decade low in the latest quarter as a trade war with...
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Friday, October 18, 2019 at 12:21 pm | י"ט תשרי תש"פMen carry an injured person to a hospital. (Reuters/Parwiz)An explosion rocked a mosque in eastern Afghanistan as dozens of people gathered for Friday prayers, causing the roof to collapse and killing 62 worshipers, provincial officials...

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