Monday, November 30, 2020


Marcy Oster, JTA


Supreme Court Dismisses Jewish Rock Star’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Lawsuit

The estate of Randy Wolfe alleged that Led Zeppelin plagiarized the intro to "Stairway of Heaven" from Spirit's "Taurus."

Seagram Heiress Clare Bronfman Sentenced to More Than 6 Years in Prison for Involvement in Sex Cult

She was not a member, but was estimated to have spent at least $116 million to help the group, according to The New York Times.

Jewish High School Students in Northern California Ask District to Take Action Against Anti-Semitism

An Instagram account had called on its followers to provide list of all the Jewish students at a Marin County high school.

Congress Members Join Global Task Force to Combat Online Anti-Semitism

Members of the national legislatures of Australia, Canada, Israel, the United Kingdom and the United States are part of the panel.

Israel Has More per Capita Deaths From the Coronavirus Each Day Than the U.S.

Israel’s daily rate over the last week has been an average of 3.5 deaths per million people. The U.S. rate was 2.2 deaths per million.

Joe Biden Likens Donald Trump’s Rhetoric to That of Nazi Propagandist Joseph Goebbels

"He’s sort of like Goebbels. You say the lie long enough, keep repeating it, repeating it, repeating it, it becomes common knowledge.”

Boston’s 118-Year-Old Jewish Advocate Ceases Publication

"It is with tears in our eyes that we concluded that our decision to suspend publication is a sad but necessary response to this crisis.”

More Restrictive Lockdown Set for Israel as Coronavirus Cases Remain at Record Levels

The restrictions are expected to last at least two weeks.

NYC’s Jewish Museum to Reopen Oct. 1 Following 6-Month Closure Due to Coronavirus

(JTA) — The Jewish Museum in New York City said it will reopen on Oct. 1, more than six months after it closed due...

Zoom Will Not Host San Francisco State U Event Featuring Palestinian Hijacker

“In light of the speaker’s reported affiliation or membership in a U.S. designated foreign terrorist organization, and SFSU’s inability to confirm otherwise, we determined the meeting is in violation of Zoom’s Terms of Service."

Israel Hits Daily Record of Nearly 7,000 New Coronavirus Cases as Government Debates Tighter Restrictions

(JTA) — As Israel racked up a record nearly 7,000 new coronavirus cases in one day,  the government met to consider tightening restrictions, including...

House Passes Bill That Requires Federal Government to Act Against Domestic Terrorism

The bill would authorize offices in the departments of Homeland Security and Justice, as well as the FBI, to analyze and monitor domestic terrorist activity.

Ilhan Omar Says It’s Important to Understand How People Experience Anti-Semitism

“It is important, when you are not of that community, to understand the different ways that bigotry shows up.”

Honduras to Move Embassy to Jerusalem by Year’s End

(JTA) — Honduras will move its embassy to Jerusalem by the end of this year, the Prime Minister’s Office in Israel announced. The statement Monday...

Israel Has Nearly 7,000 Violations of National Lockdown Over Rosh Hashanah

Around 40 Israelis died during Rosh Hashanah.

Mandy Patinkin Blows Shofar in TV Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Dying Wish

"I want her wish to be heard, so I will blow the shofar for her."

New York Will Erect Statue in Brooklyn to Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"This statue will serve as a physical reminder of her many contributions to the America," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

Spielberg? Streisand? Gadot? You Can Vote for the Next Genesis Prize Winner

This is the first time that the Jewish community can vote on the candidates.

Israel Officially Signs Peace Treaties With UAE and Bahrain in White House Ceremony

In conjunction with the signed agreement, the United States reportedly has assured the UAE that Israel would pause West Bank annexation efforts for four years.

Rockets Fired From Gaza at Israel as Israel and UAE Sign Agreement in Washington

At least two people were injured from the shrapnel.

Sacha Baron Cohen Announces Instagram Freeze to Protest Facebook’s Failure to Fight Hate

(JTA) — Actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen said he will not post to his Instagram account on Wednesday in protest of parent company...

Netanyahu Apologizes for Calling Bedouin Teacher Killed by Police a Terrorist

He said he had based on his claim based on information from the police.

Jewish Students in Germany Raising Money to Help Owner of Attacked Kebab Shop in Halle

“We, as the Jewish Student Union Germany (JSUD), believe in a multicultural society in this country."

Serbia Won’t Move Embassy to Jerusalem if Israel Recognizes Kosovo, Reports Say

Israel recognizing Kosovo "would destroy the Israel-Serbia relationship," according to reports.

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Abbas Seeks United Stance With Amman, Cairo Ahead of Talking to Biden

The Media Line — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas conducted his first diplomatic tour of the year, meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah in Aqaba...

Rashida Tlaib Retweets ‘From the River to the Sea’ Tweet

The tweet that Tlaib retweeted read, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free."

Past Tensions Between Biden, Erdoğan Cast Shadow Over Ankara-Washington Relations

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is bracing for a stormy four years.

Haley Calls On Trump Admin to Release Report on Number of Palestinian Refugees

Nikki Haley called on the administration to declassify a report detailing the current number of Palestinian refugees who are receiving aid from the UNRWA.

Professor On Leave After Tweeting ‘COVID-19 Is Another Jewish Revolution’

A professor at a university in Michigan has been placed on administrative leave after the student newspaper unearthed a series of his anti-Semitic tweets.