Jewish Journal

  • Israeli cargo ship blocked in Oakland Port docks in L.A.

    by JTA

    18 hours ago

    An Israeli-owned cargo ship prevented by pro-Palestinian demonstrators from unloading in the Oakland Port will try to unload in Los Angeles.

    The Zim Shanghai docked in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning, according to tracking by the website marinetraffic.com. It was still carrying...

  • At U.N., Abbas attacks Israel, but Netanyahu’s mind is elsewhere

    by Uriel Heilman, JTA

    19 hours ago

    In the end, there was much to talk about at the U.N. General Assembly but few genuine surprises.

    With an eye on the jihadist group ISIS, President Obama focused on the need for the international community to counter the dangers of violent extremism. Israeli Prime Minister...

  • Protesters stay out on Hong Kong streets, defying Beijing

    by James Pomfret and Charlie Zhu, Reuters

    2 days ago

    Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters blocked Hong Kong streets in the early hours on Tuesday, maintaining pressure on China as it faces one of its biggest political challenges since the Tiananmen Square crackdown 25 years ago.

    Riot police had largely withdrawn and there...

  • Iranian nuclear physicist killed by Revolutionary Guard, not Israel, sister says

    by Felice Friedson, The Media Line

    2 days ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.
    The sister of a leading Iranian nuclear physicist widely believed to have been assassinated by Israel as part of an effort to derail the Islamic Republic’s drive to create nuclear weapons says her brother was murdered by...
  • U.S., Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria

    by Mariam Karouny and Jonny Hogg, Reuters

    2 days ago

    U.S. warplanes attacked Islamic State targets in Syria overnight, in raids that a group monitoring the war said killed civilians as well as jihadist fighters.

    The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes hit mills and grain storage areas in the northern...

  • Backers of anti-Iran group create group against violent Islamists

    by Uriel Heilman, JTA

    1 week ago

    Imagine taking the 6-year-old NGO (non-governmental organization) United Against Nuclear Iran and swapping out the word “Iran” with “violent extremists.”

    That pretty much sums up the Counter Extremism Project, an NGO launched Sept. 22 that aims to expose the financial,...

  • ISIS urges attacks on U.S., French citizens, taunts Obama

    by Yara Bayoumy, Reuters

    1 week ago

    ISIS urged its followers on Monday to attack citizens of the United States, France and other countries which have joined a coalition to destroy the ultra-radical group.

    ISIS spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani also taunted U.S. President Barack Obama and other Western "crusaders" in...

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