November 16, 2018

JTA

Jewish groups condemned President Donald Trump’s pardon of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio. The White House announced Arpaio’s pardon on Friday night.
Michael Cohen emailed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman to ask him to help advance a stalled project to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.
Stormfront was no longer available online after its host put a hold on the neo-Nazi and white supremacist website.
I tell these stories of Paris, Rome and Jerusalem as parallels to debate that has been intensified following the horrible events in Charlottesville.
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman will miss the 2017 season after sustaining a knee injury in a preseason game.
Stephen Bannon will speak at the Zionist Organization of America dinner in November in his first scheduled public appearance since he was fired.
Dozens of Jewish families in Houston were either evacuated or moved to the second floors of their homes due to flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.
At least five people are reported dead in Houston as rain and winds from Hurricane Harvey hit the city, causing massive flooding.
Body searches of female worshippers at the entrance to the Western Wall are “unacceptable,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.
Gary Cohn, a prominent Jewish member of President Trump’s administration, considered resigning over Trump’s response to Charlottesville.
Reform movement leaders called on Benjamin Netanyahu to issue a denunciation of the demeaning body searches of four female students at the Western Wall.
Jay-Z defended his decision to include a lyric in a song that has been called anti-Semitic, saying he exaggerated images of black people in the same song.
An Israeli man was found shot dead near a Kiev synagogue in what is believed to have been a robbery rather than an anti-Semitic incident.
Knesset members will be allowed to visit the Temple Mount one day next week following months of unrest at the holy site.
President Donald Trump retweeted a meme of himself “eclipsing” Barack Obama that was posted originally by a Twitter user who had made an anti-Semitic post.
Israeli PM Netanyahu met in Jerusalem with senior White House adviser Jared Kushner trying to restart peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
A student from a high school in Atlanta was expelled and four others were suspended after a photo showed them playing a game of Jews vs. Nazis beer pong.
Brandeis University reopened its campus following an email bomb threat.
'Wonder Woman,' starring the Israeli actress Gal Gadot, has become the biggest non-sequel superhero movie ever, beating the 2002 version of “Spider-Man.”
The ADL received 10 times as much money as usual from online donations in response to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Three streams of American Judaism will not participate in the traditional annual pre-High Holidays call with the president citing xenophobia.
Iran can begin enriching weapons-grade uranium within five days if the nuclear deal with the world powers is canceled, its atomic chief said.
The Twitter account of a Jewish GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate was discovered to have been hacked after it showed that she liked posts by David Duke.
It sounds like a deal with the devil, but a new GoFundMe page that asks people to 'Adopt-a-Nazi' is actually a fundraiser for a civil rights group.
Billy Joel wore a yellow Star of David on his sports jacket during the encore of his monthly concert at Madison Square Garden.
Following the death of a pedestrian in what appeared to be a vehicular terrorist attack in Marseille, a leader of the local Jewish community responded.
Signs with anti-Semitic messages were hung on highway overpasses in Oregon ahead of Monday’s eclipse.
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