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QAnon is an old form of anti-Semitism in a new package, say experts

2 hours 43 min ago
Some of those tracking conspiracy theory note the 'kind of implicit anti-Semitic message about controlling the media, government and whatnot,' say it has elements of blood libel

Defying UN, US says sanctions on Iran back in effect

3 hours 21 min ago
Pompeo vows Trump administration will 'impose consequences' on any state violating 'snapback' sanctions to ensure Tehran 'does not reap the benefits of UN-prohibited activity'

US feminists fear setbacks after loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

4 hours 3 min ago
Women's groups hail the late Supreme Court justice as 'an icon, a pioneer, a hero and a legend,' vow 'to get to work to preserve the ideals she spent her life's work defending'

New York plans statue of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a ‘daughter of Brooklyn’

4 hours 41 min ago
NYC mayor hails the late justice as 'an unparalleled hometown hero'; governor to appoint commission in charge of planning monument

Republican senator says US election winner should pick Ginsburg successor

Sat, 19/09/2020 - 23:58
Susan Collins becomes first GOP member of the US Senate to call for decision on Supreme Court nominee to be put off until after November 3

Trump says ‘most likely’ to pick woman to succeed Ginsburg

Sat, 19/09/2020 - 23:19
US president tells reporters it 'would certainly be appropriate' to select a female replacement for the late justice, vows to name nominee 'very soon'

Jailed Iranian female rights lawyer hospitalized following hunger strike

Sat, 19/09/2020 - 22:45
Husband of Nasrin Sotoudeh, who provided legal defense to women arrested for opposing hijab laws, says she is 'severely weakened' after forgoing food for over 40 days

Belarus detains hundreds at protest, tries to muzzle opposition leader at UN

Sat, 19/09/2020 - 22:23
Riot police bundle hundreds of women into vans, as opposition marchers rally in Minsk calling to end President Alexander Lukashenko's 26-year rule

Ginsburg’s death draws big surge of donations to Democrats

Sat, 19/09/2020 - 21:37
With more than $50 million contributed in the hours after US Supreme Court justice's passing, the party's base appears to be rallying for the fight ahead

Envelope addressed to White House contained ricin, say law enforcement officials

Sat, 19/09/2020 - 21:36
FBI, Secret Service and US Postal Inspection Service lead investigation; authorities say 'no known threat to public safety'

Woman embezzled $10m from YES; years later, police still can’t find the money

Sat, 19/09/2020 - 21:18
Pazit Vald, a former employee for TV provider, was released from prison last year after serving two thirds of 7-year sentence, but has not accounted for most of the stolen funds

Director of film on vote suppression says activism a Jewish tradition

Sat, 19/09/2020 - 20:56
'All In: The Fight for Democracy' explores Stacey Abrams’ run for governor in Georgia in 2018; filmmaker Liz Garbus is the daughter of famed civil rights lawyer Martin Garbus

Detroit’s Jewish newspaper to seek sustainability by going nonprofit

Sat, 19/09/2020 - 20:34
Financial troubles, exacerbated by pandemic, have caused many papers to shutter or switch to digital-only in recent years

Jewish dating app lets parents with a yen for grandkids set up adult children

Sat, 19/09/2020 - 20:25
JustKibbitz combines 21st century technology and Jewish moms' tried-and-true yenta instincts to match offspring for a little light conversation, or prepaid first dates

Man suspected of stabbing, seriously injuring wife in southern Israel

Sat, 19/09/2020 - 19:36
Mitzpe Ramon resident under arrest after alleged attack on partner at their home while she was on a video call with her parents; neighbors run to house after hearing screams

3 Holocaust monuments vandalized with swastikas in Ukraine and Russia

Sat, 19/09/2020 - 19:21
One message at former concentration camp warns Jewish Ukrainian leaders, including country's president, that 'the sale of Ukrainian land will quickly lead you to the Holocaust'

Tens of thousands take advantage of flights to flee Israel’s closure

Sat, 19/09/2020 - 18:06
Destinations are largely limited to Greece and Bulgaria and involve testing and other measures; nevertheless, Israelis are flocking to vacation abroad to escape shutdown

IDF detains 4 who crossed from Gaza Strip carrying knife

Sat, 19/09/2020 - 17:09
Army questions suspects near border, does not say whether they were arrested or returned into the territory

Day into 2nd lockdown, Israel records 30 new virus deaths in 24 hours

Sat, 19/09/2020 - 17:01
Daily infections still over 5,000, with record number of patients -- 604 -- now in serious condition

Vote ‘without delay’ on high court pick, says Trump day after Ginsburg’s death

Sat, 19/09/2020 - 16:49
With Senate majority leader McConnell vowing to call a vote for her replacement, president says: 'We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions'