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Nice’s Jews To Gather On Shabbat Despite Terrorist Attack

07/15/2016 - 04:16

Nice’s Jewish community decided to hold Shabbat activities as planned despite the slaying of dozens of people in the city in southern France, in what French President Francois Hollande said was a terrorist attack directed at revellers celebrating the country’s national day.

French President François Hollande addresses the nation on July 15 2016 after a terrorist attack. JTA

Mexican Soccer Mogul Apologizes For Linking Jews And Money In TV Interview

07/14/2016 - 15:38

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — A Mexican soccer mogul referred to a Jewish Fox Sports commentator using the canard associating Jews and finance.

Israeli Golfer Laetitia Beck Set To Compete In 2016 Olympics

First golfer from Israel to compete in the Olympics strives to stay apolitical while popularizing the sport back home.

07/13/2016 - 14:54
Editorial Intern

Professional golfer Laetitia Beck has an Israeli flag stitched onto the front of her golf bag. 

Laetitia Beck is ready to represent Israel as the only golfer on the country's Olympic team. Donald Miralle/Getty Images.

UPDATE: Rabbinate Issues Clarification In Lookstein Case After Widespread Criticism

Says it does recognize New York Modern Orthodox rabbi's conversions, and that the decision regards the specific case alone.

07/13/2016 - 14:45
Editorial Intern

The Chief Rabbinate issued a statement on Friday in response to the criticism surrounding its decision not to recognize the conversion of Nicole, a 31-year-old woman who underwent an Orthodox conversion under prominent New York Rabbi Haskel Lookstein.

Top Rabbinical Court rules to reject conversions of rabbi who converted Ivanka Trump. Getty Images.

Trump Aide: Two States ‘Not A Given’

Israel adviser Greenblatt, in Jewish Week interview, suggests ‘single-state solution.’

07/13/2016 - 08:25
Staff Writer

Just because successive U.S. administrations have pushed a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict does not mean it is the only approach, according to the two Israel advisers of Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

Greenblatt: “Need to relook at” long-held U.S. policy.

Theresa May, UK’s Incoming Prime Minister, Seen As Friend To Israel

07/11/2016 - 16:40

British Conservative Party leader Theresa May, who is expected to succeed David Cameron as prime minister when he resigns Wednesday, is being welcomed as a longtime friend of Britain’s Jewish community and a strong advocate for Israel.

Theresa May preparing to speak to members of the media at The St Stephen’s entrance to the Palace of Westminster in London. JTA

One In Four U.K. Jews Intermarry – In The U.S. It’s One In Two

Concerns over rising intermarriage rates appear to be exaggerated, with the trend in both the UK and the USA remaining stable over the past 20 years.

07/11/2016 - 16:24
Editorial Intern

A new report by a British Jewish research organization that found that the intermarriage rate in the United Kingdom has remained stable in the last three decades — roughly half of the rate in the United States — has reignited the debate surrounding intermarriage.

Comparison of intermarriage rates in the UK and USA

Jewish Athletes Reach Global Stage At Olympic Games

Gymnast Aly Raisman, set to compete in Rio, is part of a rich legacy of Jewish Olympians.

07/11/2016 - 16:16
Editorial Intern

Grandma is going back to the Olympics.

Aly Raisman competing in the floor exercise at the 2016 Olympic Women's Gymnastics Team Trials. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images.

Netanyahu Makes Landmark Visit To Ethiopia

07/07/2016 - 15:34

Benjamin Netanyahu became the first Israeli prime minister to visit Ethiopia.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with religious leaders of the Ethiopian Jewish community. Getty Images

Israeli Pol: Mark Zuckerberg Has Terror Victim’s ‘Blood’ On His Hands

07/06/2016 - 12:29

Israel’s minister of public security said Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has some of the “blood” of recent Israeli terrorism victims on his hands for allowing Palestinian incitement and hate speech to appear on the social media site.

Founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg speaking Mobile World Congress 2015 at the Fira Gran Via complex in Barcelona. JTA
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