US Opposes Settlements And Outsiders Imposing Solutions, National Security Chief Says

06/07/2016 - 11:16

Washington — The Obama administration will continue to object to Israeli and Palestinian unilateral actions, National Security Adviser Susan Rice said, while also resisting outside attempts to impose a solution.

National Security Adviser Susan Rice speaking to the American Jewish Committee’s annual Washington conference, June 6 2016. JTA

Muhammad Ali’s Complex Jewish Connections

Ali had Jewish family and friends, but his public relationship with the Jews was more complicated.

06/06/2016 - 16:44
Editorial Intern

The Jewish world has spent the days since Muhammad Ali’s passing on Friday scrambling to find any connection Ali may have had with the Jewish people. The findings, which can be seen as a microcosm of Ali’s entire life, can be summed up in one word—complex.

A man places a candle under a mural of the late boxer Muhammad Ali in New York on June 4, 2016. Getty Images

The App White Supremacists Use To Identify Jews Online

06/03/2016 - 11:28

How’s a modern-day anti-Semite supposed to identify the Jews he might want to harass online?

There’s an app for that.’s Israel page as seen on the Google Chrome internet browser with the Coincidence Detector plugin activated. JTA

This 25-Year-Old Jewish Woman Could Become The Youngest Person In Congress

06/02/2016 - 11:37

Erin Schrode may not be a household name — yet. But if the 25-year-old Jewish activist lures enough of her millennial peers to the polls for California’s Democratic primary on June 7, she just may become the youngest person in the U.S. House of Representatives — and the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.

Erin Schrode. JTA

Memorializing The Muslims Who Saved Albania’s Jews

06/01/2016 - 11:57

Norman Gershman, an environmental photographer living in Colorado, received an education in 20th-century European history when he came to New York City 12 years ago in search of some people to photograph. At the offices of the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, he learned that the Muslim residents of Albania risked their lives to save the country’s small Jewish population from Nazi occupiers during World War II.

One of the photographs in Norman Hershman’s “Besa” exhibition about Righteous Gentiles in Albania.Hebrew Union College

‘Survivors Face Unique Challenges’

A Q&A with Florida Rep. Ted Deutch on homecare benefits.

06/01/2016 - 08:27

Rep. Ted Deutch: ‘There shouldn’t be artificial limits imposed.” 

Ted Deutch, a Democratic member of the House from Florida, is co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Study Group on Germany, which is dedicated to frank dialogue between American lawmakers and their peers in Germany. Deutch and Florida Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen have co-sponsored a pending House resolution calling upon Germany to “fulfill its moral responsibility to Holocaust survivors and urgently provide the financial resources necessary to ensure that survivors live in dignity and comfort in their remaining years.”

Rep. Ted Deutch. Courtesy of Ted Deutch

Vandalism At 3 New England Synagogues Aims To Intimidate Community, ADL Regional Leader Says

05/31/2016 - 11:59

Boston — Recent vandalism targeting three New England synagogues is aimed at intimidating the Jewish community, the director of the New England office of the Anti-Defamation League said.

A swastika painted at Temple Ohawe Sholam in Pawtucket, R.I. JTA

Sanders: Israel Has A Right To US Protection

05/30/2016 - 10:09

Israel has a right to be protected by the United States, Bernie Sanders, a candidate in the primaries of the Democratic Party, said.

Bernie Sanders at a campaign rally at Bronx Community College in New York City, April 9, 2016. JTA

In Harvard Commencement Speech, Steven Spielberg Laments Rise of Anti-Semitism

05/29/2016 - 10:22

Speaking at Harvard University’s commencement, filmmaker Steven Spielberg said he was “wrong” as a kid to think anti-Semitism “was fading.”

Steven Spielberg speaking at Harvard University’s 2016 commencement ceremony.

Democrats Said To Be Debating Ouster Of Wasserman Schultz As Party Chair

05/26/2016 - 11:06

Washington — Feeling the heat over her clashes with Bernie Sanders, Debbie Wasserman Schultz is at the center of a debate among Democratic lawmakers over whether to push for her ouster as party chair.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee, speaking to delegates of the party’s convention. JTA
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