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Friday, August 7, 2020

AUTHOR NAME

Sam Sokol, JTA

23 ARTICLES

A Bipartisan Protest Movement is Rocking Israel and Growing by the Week

As the protests have widened in focus, demonstrators have faced harsh crackdowns by police, who have drawn criticism for using water cannons and tear gas.

The Agony of the COVID-19 Obituarist

With every interview, my own emotional wounds were torn open anew.

Man Appointed to Lead Israeli Parliament Women’s Committee

A feminist group called it “a joke at the expense of women in Israel.”

Zalman Kossovsky, Former Chief Rabbi of Zurich and a US Marines Chaplain, Dies at 80

Rabbi Zalman Kossovsky, a former chief rabbi of Zurich who led congregations on three continents during a career that spanned decades, has died. Despite German...

Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron, Former Chief Rabbi of Israel, Dies of COVID-19 at 79

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron, who served as Israel’s chief Sephardic rabbi for a decade beginning in 1993, died April 12 after being...

Israel’s Health Minister Has COVID-19 and Is Under Fire for Allegedly Defying His Own Department’s Orders

Litzman’s critics say he downplayed the situation initially and was slow to institute, and then enforce, social distancing measures in the haredi community.

Dozens of Israelis Detained for Hours at Moscow Airport

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Nearly 50 Israeli citizens, including children, were detained for hours at a Moscow airport in apparent retaliation for Israel blocking the...

3 LA Jewish Schools Spray-Painted with Anti-Semitic Graffiti Days After Beverly Hills Synagogue Vandalized

(JTA) — Three Los Angeles Jewish schools were tagged with anti-Semitic graffiti days after a synagogue in Beverly Hills was found vandalized. A swastika and...

Immigration to Israel on Way to Passing Last Year’s Numbers

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The number of immigrants to Israel this year is on the way to topping the 2018 figures, according to the government. Some...

Holocaust Survivors Reunited in Israel After 75 Years

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two Holocaust survivors who were separated as children reunited in Israel after 75 years. Morris Sana, 87, and his cousin and friend...

Trump Pressed Ukraine’s President to Investigate Joe Biden and His Son, Phone Call Transcript Shows

(JTA) — President Donald Trump pressed his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate former vice president Joe Biden and his son during a phone call between...

Homeless Man Pleads Guilty to Burning Down Minnesota Synagogue

(JTA) — A homeless man pleaded guilty to burning down a historic Minnesota synagogue earlier this month. Prosecutors have indicated that they intend to ask...

Netanyahu Nominated to Form Israel’s Government

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will get his second try this year to form Israel’s government after talks aimed at creating a...

Boris Johnson Advocates Two-State Solution in Meeting With Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (JTA) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reiterated his country’s support for a two-state solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians...

86-Year-Old Rabbi Arrested for Blocking ICE Office in Philadelphia

(JTA) — An 86-year-old rabbi and his rabbi wife were arrested after blocking the entrance to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency’s building in...

San Francisco-Area Synagogue Fire Destroys Building

(JTA) — A San Francisco-area synagogue went up in flames, with the back half of the building incinerated, Chabad.org reported. According to the Hasidic movement’s...

New York Times Demotes Editor Who Authored Book on Anti-Semitism Over Racially Insensitive Tweets

(JTA)- The New York Times demoted Jonathan Weisman, the paper’s deputy Washington editor, after social media users complained that the Jewish journalist posted multiple...

Neo-Nazis Plaster Racist Fliers on 3 Seattle Synagogues

(JTA) — Neo-Nazis affiliated with the anti-Semitic Daily Stormer Book Club plastered racist fliers on three Seattle synagogues. The fliers were posted over the weekend...

Holocaust Denying Blogger Says She Has Been Banned from France for 40 Years

(JTA) — Holocaust denier and blogger Alison Chabloz said she was banned from France. Chabloz, who is British, said in a Monday post on Gab,...

Brooklyn Jewish School Installs Bullet-Resistant Classroom Doors in Wake of Mass Shootings

(JTA) — An Orthodox girls’ school in Brooklyn has installed bullet-resistant classroom doors to keep out shooters. Bnos Menachem in the heavily Hasidic Crown Heights...

More than 100 Tires Belonging to Jews Slashed in Heavily Orthodox NJ Neighborhood

(JTA) — More than 100 car tires have been slashed in the heavily Jewish town of Lakewood, New Jersey, over the past several days. All...

21 Israeli Lawmakers Say 2-State Solution is ‘Far More Dangerous to Israel’ Than Boycott Movement

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Twenty-one right-wing Israeli lawmakers rebuffed a House bill that endorsed a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict while rejecting efforts to...

Netanyahu Says No to Unity Government

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is making his political vision for Israel crystal clear, promising to establish “a strong right-wing government.” “This is...

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USC President Calls Student VP Resignation Letter ‘Heartbreaking,’ Says Anti-Semitism ‘Has No Place at the University’

"What happened to Rose Ritch is unacceptable, and we must all take up her challenge to do better.”

British Cabinet Office Says It’s Reviewing Wiley’s MBE After Anti-Semitic Tweets

The office said the award can be revoked if the recipient has engaged in “behavior that is deemed to bring the honors system into disrepute.”

Elliott Abrams Named Envoy on Iran Issues

He is replacing Brian Hook.
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