(JTA) – An Israeli policeman was lightly wounded in one of several riots and attacks by Palestinians following the funeral of a baby who died in a fire near Nablus allegedly started by Jewish extremists. [Read more…]
(JTA) – The Canadian Armed Forces are purchasing Israeli Iron Dome technology. [Read more…]
(JTA) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered a manhunt to track down the arsonists who killed a Palestinian baby and left Hebrew-language graffiti at the site. [Read more…]
NEW YORK (JTA) – There have been three major polls of American Jews since the announcement of the nuclear deal between world powers and Iran – by the Los Angeles Jewish Journal, the Israel Project and J Street – all with significantly different results.
Two show U.S. Jewish support for the Iran nuclear deal outpacing opposition to the deal by 20 percentage points: 48-28 according to the Jewish Journal, and 60-40 according to J Street. The Israel Project survey showed slightly more opposition to the deal than support for it: 47 per cent against versus 44 per cent in favour. (By contrast, in a CNN poll this week of non-Jewish Americans, 52 per cent said the U.S. Congress should nix the deal, compared to 44 per cent who wanted it approved).
With these wildly divergent results, which poll should we believe? [Read more…]
(JTA) – Hours after a stabbing attack at Jerusalem’s gay pride parade wounded six people, Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett said he plans to “dramatically” increase state funding for a group that helps LGBT minors. [Read more…]
(JTA) – The Knesset passed a law allowing the force-feeding of prison inmates who are on hunger strikes. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON (JTA) – A top Israeli diplomat in the United States wrote his superiors to warn that they cannot count on the U.S. Jewish community to oppose the Iran nuclear deal. [Read more…]
BERLIN (JTA) – Seventy-nine summers after Marty Glickman’s Olympics uniform was rendered as useless as a jilted bride’s wedding dress, his daughter Nancy wore the same uniform to light the cauldron that officially opened the European Maccabi Games here.
Her late father’s removal from the U.S. track team hours before the 4×100 metre relay in the still-standing stadium across from where the opening ceremony took place Tuesday made Nancy Glickman’s act the dramatic climax of a night replete with symbolism as the games graced German turf for the first time.
The parade of some 2,300 Jewish athletes from 36 nations was a demonstration of the Jewish people’s triumph over attempted annihilation, speaker after speaker intoned during the ceremony. [Read more…]
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Six marchers were stabbed at Jerusalem’s annual gay pride parade, leaving one in critical condition and two in serious condition. [Read more…]
JERUSALEM (JTA) – An earthquake with its epicentre in the area of the Dead Sea shook Israel. [Read more…]