Jewish Journal

  • $540K judgment for Chicago cop in anti-Semitic harassment case

    by JTA

    19 hours ago

    A Jewish Chicago police officer was awarded a $540,000 judgment against a former superior who allegedly taunted him for years with anti-Semitic and racist remarks.

    On Monday, a federal jury found in favor of Detlef Sommerfield, a German-Jewish immigrant who had accused retired...

  • Americans blame Hamas more than Israel for Gaza strife

    by JTA

    1 day ago

    Significantly more Americans blame Hamas for the current violence in Gaza than blame Israel, according a new poll.

    The poll, released by the Pew Research Center, shows that 40 percent of Americans blame Hamas for the conflict as compared with 19 percent who blame Israel and...

  • Obama says strains over Ukraine not leading to new Cold War with Russia

    by Steve Holland and Anna Yukhananov, Reuters

    2 days ago

    President Barack Obama escalated U.S. economic sanctions against Russia on Tuesday for its aggression against Ukraine but dismissed suggestions the growing chill in U.S.-Russian relations marked the start of a new Cold War.

    The United States and the European Union, in a carefully...

  • Amid uncertainty of an open-ended war, U.S.-Israel tensions rise

    by Ron Kampeas, JTA

    2 days ago

    The dramatic developments in the war between Hamas and Israel have been accompanied by sharp ups and downs in U.S.-Israel relations.

    On Monday, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, made nice with the U.S. national security adviser, Susan Rice, before an...

  • In U.S., Gaza conflict reverberates on air and in the streets

    by Uriel Heilman, JTA

    2 days ago

    In Europe, the fight over Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza has prompted violent street battles, firebombs thrown at synagogues and even a mid-game attack against a visiting Israeli soccer team by protesters in Austria.

    In America, it has been more a battle of commentary,...

  • Boxer reintroduces enhanced Israel ally bill with broad support

    by JTA

    2 days ago

    Citing the Gaza war as a catalyst, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) re-introduced with broad bipartisan support a bill that would enhance U.S.-Israel strategic ties.

    “While we work toward a just peace in the Middle East and an end to the tragedy of war, it is critical that we...

  • Bills condemning Hamas on ‘human shields’ introduced in Congress

    by JTA

    2 days ago

    Resolutions under consideration in Congress that condemn Hamas for placing its weapons and fighters close to civilians have strong bipartisan support.

    The House non-binding resolution condemning Hamas for using civilians as “human shields” during the current Gaza conflict,...

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