April 13, 2016 RSS feed / World News

Israeli companies set to build smart city in Brazil

Three Israeli companies won an international competition to conduct a pilot smart city in Brazil to house 20,000 residents of low socioeconomic status.  More...

Operator of terror hotline fired for anti-Israel remark

An operator in Belgium’s federal hotline on the terrorist attacks in Brussels was fired for telling a Jewish caller that Israel does not exist and is in fact called Palestine. More...

Inside the Jewish life of Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland

Americans have heard a lot about Merrick Garland since President Barack Obama nominated him to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court.  But there’s a lot we still don’t know.  What are his views on abortion? More...

Shmura matzah for Passover: The real reason it’s so expensive

NEW YORK—It costs more per pound than filet mignon. It might be burnt or taste like cardboard. It’s so delicate it often breaks in the box, rendering it unfit for Passover ritual use. More...

Muslim candidate for London mayor slams party

The Labour Party candidate in London’s mayoral race, a Muslim, said he is “embarrassed” and “sorrowful” about his party’s failure to take on anti- Semitism.  More...

For Orlando vacations, kosher food easy to find at Disney

ORLANDO, Fla.—As any religiously observant Jew knows, going on vacation can take a lot of work. More...

A league of their own: A Jewish baseball museum, at last

When Jews visit the baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, they can learn about the two most celebrated members of the tribe who have been inducted into the hallowed museum: Hank “The Hebrew Hammer” Greenberg and Sandy Koufax. More...

PEN writers ignore BDS, keep Israel

NEW YORK (JTA)—The literary writers’ group PEN American Center is refusing to drop Israeli government sponsorship from its annual festival, despite calls by dozens of members to do so.  More...