(JTA) — William Daroff was named as CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. The news was first reported by the JNS news website. He will replace Malcolm Hoenlein, who has held the position of executive vice chairman for the last 33 years. Daroff currently serves as...
YERUSHALAYIM - Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 2:17 pm | ג' אב תשע"טPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (R) and Eilat Mayor Yitzchak Halevi. (Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO)Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu presided over a special cabinet meeting in Eilat on Sunday where he announced a 500-million shekel development for the city and its...
SEOUL (Los Angeles Times/TNS) - Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 2:20 pm | ג' אב תשע"טSouth Koreans at an anti-Japan rally near the Japanese embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday. (Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji)Japan on Friday escalated its trade war with South Korea by removing it from a list of trusted...
(JTA) — A Jewish group in Glasgow in Scotland is criticizing the BBC for making a documentary about a YouTube celebrity who taught his girlfriend’s pug dog to perform the Nazi salute. Mark Meechan, 31, told the program his video was freedom of speech and called it “edgy humor.” Attorney...
(The Mercury News/TNS/Hamodia) - Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 1:56 pm | ג' אב תשע"טIf you’ve ever traveled through any airport, you know about that spot in the security line where, if you have a bottle of water or any other liquid, you have to throw the bottle...
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The top 40 candidates on Likud’s candidates list have signed a pledge that they support Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form the next government and will not try to replace him. The Likud Party on Sunday confirmed the signed statement. The petition reads, “We the undersigned candidates...
YERUSHALAYIM - Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 1:19 pm | ג' אב תשע"ט(Yossi Zamir/Flash90, File)The IDF has concluded testing of Iron Vision, the high-tech helmet for Merkava tank crews, expected to be ready for operational use in the short term, a Defense Ministry spokesperson said on Sunday. Iron Vision is one...
(The Washington Post) - Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 12:46 pm | ג' אב תשע"טA man leaves flowers near the scene of the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. (AP Photo/John Locher)The El Paso massacre began like the fatal attacks earlier this year at mosques in New Zealand...
YERUSHALAYIM - Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 12:58 pm | ג' אב תשע"טAvner Netanyahu at the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court, Sunday, requesting a restraining order against attorney and anti-corruption activist Barak Cohen. (Flash90)Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has two sons. One is in politics, one isn’t; and the one who...
YERUSHALAYIM - Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 12:53 pm | ג' אב תשע"טAmbassador Reda Mansour (Mfclemos)Israeli officials are investigating an angry complaint from the country’s ambassador to Panama about mistreatment allegedly meted out to him and his family at Ben Gurion airport because they are Druze. The diplomat, Reda Mansour, said...