October 20, 2018

JTA

Anti-Semitic crime in the United Kingdom rose 44 percent in the past two years, according to a new audit released by the Campaign Against Antisemitism.
Martin Landau, a versatile actor who won an Academy Award for the 1994 film “Ed Wood” and played a spy on TV’s “Mission: Impossible” in the 1960s, has died.
Israeli police detained the senior Muslim cleric of Jerusalem after a terrorist attack in the city that left two Israeli police officers dead.
Two Israeli police officers were killed and another one was injured by Arab Israelis of Palestinian origin who opened fire in Jerusalem’s Old City.
Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour said she is the target of the “right wing, alt-right” and “right wing zionists.”
Rep. Brad Sherman, a California Democrat, introduced an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
Federal investigators are looking into whether the Trump campaign’s digital efforts aided Russia’s cyber attacks on Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke asserted that playing a concert in a country is not the same as endorsing its government.
Donald Trump Jr. has hired New York-based attorney Alan Futerfas to represent him in investigations about Russia-related contacts and election meddling.
A historic 179-year-old Conservative synagogue in New York’s Upper West Side is moving forward with plans to house a 14-story apartment building.
Peretz got 33 percent of the vote, Avi Gabbay got 27 percent and Herzog, who has served as the party’s chief for one four-year term, got 16 percent.
Lawyers for a Jewish woman in Montana say they are unable to track down a neo-Nazi she is suing for launching a harassment campaign against her.
Israel’s Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau said in a letter that he did not know of the existence of a “blacklist” of Diaspora rabbis.
The ADL expressed concern about a recent Jay-Z lyric but emphasized that it did not believe that the rapper intended to promote anti-Semitism.
A Muslim website called on pro-Palestinian activists to crash a Paris Holocaust memorial event to protest Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s attendance.
The heritage committee of UNESCO passed a Palestinian-led motion calling Hebron’s Old City an endangered heritage site despite protests by Israel.
At the time of the first arrest, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato said his office had warned the Lakewood community about committing welfare fraud.
Ivanka Trump, the Jewish daughter of President Donald Trump, laid a wreath at the memorial for the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in Poland.
Omri Casspi, the first Israeli to play in the National Basketball Association, signed a one-year contract with the 2017 champion Golden State Warriors.
American pop icon Britney Spears was mobbed by fans during a visit to the Western Wall.
Qatar has become the third Arab-majority country to ban the screening of the movie “Wonder Woman” because lead actress Gal Gadot is Israeli.
Israel and Russia were the only two countries to have a more favorable view of President Donald Trump than Barack Obama, at the end of his time in office.
A coalition of Jewish organizations led by the RAC of Reform Judaism urged members of the U.S. Senate to oppose the bill that would repeal Obamacare.
The couples were arrested Monday in raids that resulted from an investigation into Lakewood, a town that is home to a large Charedi Orthodox community.
38-year-old Rabbi Pinchas Elya Weinberger was found dead in his bed at a Chasidic Jewish camp in upstate New York.
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