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The Alt-Right Meets The Media

And, not surprisingly, the Jewish question comes up.

09/13/2016 - 17:06
JTA

Washington — This was the unveiling of the alt-right, this was its moment, its confident stride onto the national stage, and there was unity — until there was internal dissent, until there was pronounced disagreement, until there was almost — almost — a voice raised against one’s white European kith and kin.

Jared Taylor, the editor of American Renaissance, addressing a news conference on the alt-right last week in Washington, D.C.

How Vulnerable Is Bibi?

Yair Lapid and his Yesh Atid party are surging in the polls, but he’s seen facing uphill fight.

09/13/2016 - 15:35
Contributing Editor

Tel Aviv – Yair Lapid has spent nearly two years in the political wilderness of the parliament. After a meteoric election victory three years ago that made him finance minister, Lapid’s centrist Yesh Atid party — which harnessed the energy of a wide-ranging social protest movement — lost nearly half its seats in 2015 and went into the opposition as the fourth-largest party in parliament.

Lapid is seen benefitting from Isaac Herzog’s failure to ignite the opposition. Getty Images

Ivanka Trump Commits Major Social Media Blunder

A recent Instagram post attributed a famous Hillel quote to actress, Emma Watson. Woops.

09/13/2016 - 15:15
Editorial Intern

It seems Ivanka Trump has her father’s knack for stirring up a social media frenzy – and her stepmother’s knack for misattribution.

A screenshot of the Instagram post. JTA

Israeli Security Chief In DC Reportedly To Sign $38B Defense Assistance Pact

09/13/2016 - 14:46

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s acting head of national security is in Washington, D.C., reportedly to sign a deal extending U.S. defense assistance to Israel for 10 years.

President Obama, right, shaking hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office, Nov. 9, 2015. JTA

Shimon Peres Hospitalized After Suffering Stroke

09/13/2016 - 14:05
Editorial Intern

UPDATE
9/14/16 9:00amEST:
 Peres remained sedated and on life support Wednesday. He is considered in stable but serious condition, with some improvement. Read the most recent update here.

UPDATE
9/13/16 5:00pmEST: 
Israel's Channel 1 report that Peres has suffered a "massive intracranial hemorrhage."

Former President Of Israel, Shimon Peres. JTA

US House Of Representatives Unanimously Approves Resolution Honoring Elie Wiesel

09/13/2016 - 14:25

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved a resolution honoring the life and work of Elie Wiesel.

Israel Urges Passage of Resolution Honoring Elie Wiesel

Israeli Shooter, In 6th Paralympics, Wins 8th Medal With Bronze In Rio

09/13/2016 - 14:03

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — Shooter Doron Shaziri, competing in his sixth Paralympics, won Israel’s second medal at the Rio games and his eighth overall.

Shooter Doron Shaziri carries the Israeli flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympics. Getty

Stanley Sheinbaum, Liberal Activist For Nearly 70 Years Who Met With Arafat, Dies

09/13/2016 - 13:50

LOS ANGELES (JTA) — Stanley Sheinbaum, who dedicated his life to the promotion and defense of liberal causes in the United States and the world, has died.

Stanley Sheinbaum and the Rev. Jesse Jackson at an awards dinner and birthday celebration for Jackson in Beverly Hills. JTA

Israeli Fans Swoon As Queen Plays ‘Hava Nagila,’ Adam Lambert Tries Hebrew

09/13/2016 - 13:45
JTA

The greatest Jewish moment of the Queen+Adam Lambert concert came from the most unexpected of places.

American singer Adam Lambert performing with the British band Queen at a concert in Park Hayarkon, Tel Aviv, Sept. 12, 2016. JTA

Remembering Mother Teresa

09/13/2016 - 13:29
Special To The Jewish Week

The canonization of Mother Teresa last week brings back memories of an encounter with her some years ago in her Children's Shelter in Kolkata (formerly called Calcutta) India.

Kolkata's kaleidoscope of teeming streets, sprawling markets and chaotic taxis has always mesmerized me.

This file photo taken 12 December 1979 shows Mother Teresa in Oslo with the Nobel Peace Prize she received. Getty Images
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