(JNS) The Ohio Senate unanimously passed a bill on December 9th that would create the Holocaust and Genocide Memorial and Education Commission.
(JNS) A nursing student pleaded guilty on July 20th to murder and other charges after shooting a gun inside the a Poway synagogue in California in April 2019.
(JTA) Muslim and Jewish Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have joined to call on the Biden administration to create an Islamaphobia monitor position.
(JNS) The United States transferred one hundred and thirty-five million dollars to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) on Saturday, after signing a framework agreement with the refugee agency on July 14.
(JNS) Days after Ben & Jerry’s said it will no longer sell its products in what the company called “occupied Palestinian territory,” the Town of Hempstead on Long Island, N.Y., announced that it will no longer be doing business with the ice-cream maker and its parent company, Unilever, e…
(JNS) The United States is expected to delay reopening the Palestinian consulate in Jerusalem until the new Israeli government passes a budget, likely by November.
(JNS) The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee unanimously advanced a bill last week to develop and fund security for faith-based organizations, including schools, houses of worship and other religious institutions. It comes as violence against religious institutions ris…
(JNS) The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) unanimously passed a resolution that denounced anti-Semitism and anti-Israeli rhetoric, the Los Angeles Daily News reported.
(JNS) Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer has joined the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA), the Washington, D.C.-based think tank announced.
(JNS) The New York Police Department’s (NYPD) Hate Crimes Task Force is helping investigate a violent anti-Semitic attack on a Jewish man in Brooklyn, N.Y., announced Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
(JTA) Abrahamic House is an interfaith fellowship program in which four people ages 21 to 35 share a home for one to two years. In exchange for subsidized rent, the residents organize programs and community events.
(JNS) A man from Lehighton, Pa., was sentenced by a U.S. District Court judge to eighteen months in prison for making Internet threats against Jews.
(JTA) A professor who was fired from an Oregon university after publicly criticizing its president for antisemitism and neglecting sexual harassment allegations has sued the university for four million dollars.
(JNS) The anti-Semitism watchdog AMCHA Initiative is urging the California Senate Education Committee to vote against a bill that allows high school districts to adopt an anti-Semitic draft of an ethnic-studies curriculum.
(JTA) — Charles Kushner, father of Jared Kushner and father-in-law of Ivanka Trump, hosted a fundraising event for Nikki Haley and speculated about the former South Carolina governor and U.N. ambassador becoming president.
(JNS) The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education recommended a ten million dollar funding increase for the Holocaust Survivor Assistance Program (HASP) for the fiscal year 2022.
(JTA) — Officials heading the search and rescue mission in the Surfside building collapse told families that they have given up hope of finding survivors and are switching to recovery, The New York Times reported.
(JTA) The Auschwitz Memorial told Rep. Lauren Boebert that her tweet comparing vaccination efforts to Nazi Germany “is a sad symptom of moral and intellectual decline.”
(JNS) The New York Police Department announced the arrest of a man wanted in connection with a string of anti-Semitic incidents in late May that culminated with the tossing of an incendiary device that injured a woman in Midtown Manhattan.
(JTA) More than a dozen headstones were discovered vandalized with swastikas over the July 4 weekend at a Jewish cemetery in the Baltimore suburb of Dundalk, Maryland.
(JTA) — Yale’s student council approved a statement authored by a campus pro-Palestinian group accusing Israel of genocide, ethnic cleansing and apartheid.
(JNS) Members of the National Education Association (NEA), the largest teacher’s union in the United States, overwhelmingly rejected a motion attacking Israel at its annual conference.
(JTA) It took several tries, but Marvin Miller, the longtime Jewish Major League Baseball Players Association chief who changed the sport by transforming the players’ union into a powerhouse, will finally be inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame.
(JTA) The Champlain Towers South building collapse is a national tragedy, one that has claimed over twenty lives so far and left over one-hundred and forty still missing in the rubble.
(JNS) A Jewish man was verbally attacked with anti-Semitic language as he dropped off his children at a bus stop to go to their Jewish camp in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of southern California.
(JTA) Daniella Levine Cava, elected last year, is the first Jewish and the first woman mayor of Florida’s most populous county, Miami-Dade, as well as the first Democrat to win the job since 2004. The 65-year-old leader has also become the lead spokesperson for the Surfside recovery effort, …
(JNS) A bill aiming to break the partnership between the Lebanese military and the Iran-backed terrorist organization Hezbollah in Lebanon was reintroduced on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
(JNS) A doctor who worked in radiology at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Arizona is no longer affiliated with the center after posting on social media that Israel was a state based on inhumanity and even cannibalism, reinventing one of the oldest anti-Semitic tropes.
(JNS) One Table, an organization that empowers those in their 20s and 30s to envision new rituals and build community through Shabbat dinner, is reopening with indoor dinners of up to ten people as it marks its 500,000th dinner guest, including repeat engagers, since its founding in 2014.
(JNS) The Senate Foreign Relations Committee was applauded by AIPAC on Thursday for adopting the “Israel Relations Normalization Act of 2021,” which seeks to support and expand recent normalization agreements between Israel, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco.
(JNS) The U.S. State Department has denied that the Biden administration is planning to change its policy regarding the Golan Heights following recognition of Israel’s sovereignty of the area under the Trump administration.
(JNS) With the support of its governor and state legislators, Texas has become the first U.S. state to fully utilize the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism to interpret anti-Jewish acts.
(JNS) Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis visited a synagogue in South Florida to sign legislation that had the support of many in the Jewish community there.
(JTA) — J Street, the liberal Jewish Middle East policy group, dropped its months-long bid to join the American Zionist movement, the umbrella body for U.S. pro-Israel groups.
(JNS) A 12-year-old Jewish boy and his friends were riding scooters Tuesday afternoon on a busy Los Angeles street when a man walking by hit the boy in his face.
(JTA) — Donald Trump is still trying to figure out why more American Jews didn’t vote for him, arguing in a haredi Orthodox magazine interview this week that they “don’t love Israel enough” and the Israel-related moves he made as president should have earned him a larger share of the Jewish vote.
(JNS) California’s Jewish community will be significant beneficiaries of state funding next year to the tune of eighty million dollars, thanks to the efforts of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus.
(JTA) — The Reconstructionist movement has chosen a Jew of color to lead its rabbinical college, a first for a major American Jewish movement.
(JTA) — The World Confederation of United Zionists, one of several groupings within the World Zionist Organization, let go of its secretary-general, American-born Rabbi Dov Lipman, citing his dispute with two women who say he sexually harassed them.
(JNS) The Jewish United Fund is taking the fight over anti-Semitism to residents of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs with a major media blitz that included TV ads, billboards, social-media posts and more.
(JTA) — Bestselling authors Elin Hilderbrand and Casey McQuiston removed references to Anne Frank and Israel from their novels this week.
(JNS) Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley joined evangelical leader Pastor John Hagee, the founder and chairman of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), on a solidarity mission to the Jewish state over the weekend.
(JTA) — Anti-Israel protesters at the Port of Oakland are claiming victory in preventing a Zim container ship from unloading its cargo, and organizers were planning further actions this week against ships of the Israeli-owned firm in other port cities.
(JNS) A Massachusetts state senator is under fire for comments he made legitimizing Hamas, a Palestinian terrorist organization, as well as a call to replace Israel with a binational state.
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Marjorie Taylor Greene, the firebrand Georgia Republican congresswoman, toured the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and apologized for likening coronavirus protections to the Holocaust.
(JTA) — An array of Jewish groups has called on President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress to create a pathway to citizenship for undocumented migrants.
(JTA) — American Jewish voters give President Joe Biden a 70% approval rating, an American Jewish Committee poll found, while 26% of Jewish voters disapprove of his job performance.