July 18, 2018 RSS feed / World News

NJ Jewish candidate disavowed by Republicans

A Jewish candidate for a New Jersey congressional seat who posted an article saying that black people “are a threat to all who cross their paths” has lost the support of the national Republican Party.  More...

‘Wonder Woman’ Gadot visits children’s hospital

Israeli actress Gal Gadot took a break from filming the sequel to the 2017 movie “Wonder Woman” to visit a Virginia children’s hospital in full costume.  Gadot posed for photos with patients and staff at Inova Children’s More...

Controversy follows, as former European synagogues repurposed

TRNAVA, Slovakia— Growing up, Robert Sajtlava remembers playing near what used to be his native city’s Orthodox Synagogue.  A rectangular structure with a deceptively unimpressive facade, its ornate ceiling and interior walls suffere More...

4 highlights from Benjamin Netanyahu’s whirlwind trip to Russia

JERUSALEM—Israel hasn’t had any problems with the Assad regime in Syria but will not accept the presence of Iranian troops near his country’s border, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said following a two-day trip to Russia.  More...

Greek Holocaust memorial is vandalized for 2nd time

A Holocaust memorial was vandalized in the Greek city of Thessaloniki for the second time in two weeks.  In the most recent incident, the monument on the campus of Aristotle University was smeared in blue paint and had a cross painted on it.&nbs More...

Norwegian hospitals refuse to assist in circumcisions

At least two hospitals in Norway are refusing to service parents who wish to have their underage male children circumcised in violation of Norwegian law, a Norwegian paper revealed.  More...

40 groups seek German action

Nearly 40 Jewish organizations in Germany have called on the government to confront anti- Semitism following a series of anti-Jewish attacks in the country.  More...

How nominee Brett Kavanaugh could affect issues that matter to Jews

President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a Republican establishment favorite who has worked in the George W. Bush administration, has triggered reactions from Jewish groups ranging from furious to relieved.  More...

As night falls, famed Mahane Yehuda market transforms into a hipster hangout

JERUSALEM—In another life, Kobi Frig would have been sitting behind vats of spices in Jerusalem’s bustling, labyrinthine Mahane Yehuda market, hawking paprika, zaatar and cinnamon like his grandfather and father did before him. More...