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Lebanese protesters rally outside US Embassy in Beirut against ‘interference’

1 hour 51 min ago
Demonstrators, including Hezbollah supporters, denounce what they say is American involvement in Lebanon

How Kurdish Jews made their way to Jerusalem, shocked Herzl, began to thrive

2 hours 10 min ago
A chance meeting with British geologists spurred many of Kurdistan's Jews to move to Israel in the early 1900s, where they made an impression on its founders

Facebook tool that tracks users crashes popular iPhone apps

2 hours 13 min ago
Social media company says its software brought down Tinder, Spotify, Pinterest, in a reminder that the firm monitors users even when they're not on its platform

More Jews are backing a Democrat’s Maine Senate bid against pro-Israel incumbent

3 hours 4 min ago
Challenger Sara Gideon's bipartisanship, centrism and record of support for the Jewish state make her increasingly popular as Dems set sights on swing state to get Senate majority

Tuberculosis vaccine may reduce COVID-19 death rate, US study finds

3 hours 12 min ago
Researchers say countries with BCG vaccination programs have fewer coronavirus fatalities when other variables accounted for; caution that research is preliminary, trials needed

Student leaders at historically Black US colleges join Israel advocacy effort

4 hours 28 min ago
As part of the Sheldon Adelson-funded Maccabee Task Force, Black students spread awareness on campuses with little Jewish presence, visit Jewish state to experience it firsthand

New York City’s flagship JCC cuts 35% of jobs as pandemic layoffs continue

4 hours 49 min ago
Marlene Meyerson Jewish Community Center lays off 32 people, furloughs 40, days after federal paycheck program ends, expects to halve its budget of $34 million

Trump commutes prison sentence of ally Roger Stone

5 hours 2 min ago
US president's longtime confidant shielded from 40-month imprisonment days before it starts; move renews charges White House intervenes in justice system

Conservative influencer Bethany Mandel says you can call her a ‘Grandma Killer’

5 hours 19 min ago
US writer, activist and social media personality leans into criticism in the hopes that her controversial posts will provoke thought -- but her writing also reveals a softer side

WHO urges aggressive virus measures as flare-ups spark new closures

5 hours 20 min ago
With global death toll over 556,000, World Health Organization calls for international solidarity; Trump feuds with Fauci; restrictions imposed in Hong Kong, Australia, Uzbekistan

5 COVID-19 myths politicians have repeated that just aren’t true

6 hours 1 min ago
Destructive falsehoods include claims that coronavirus is similar to the flu, testing accounts for increase in cases, and lockdowns are unnecessary, US expert says

‘Spanish Schindler,’ who saved over 5,000 Jews during WWII, given online tribute

6 hours 28 min ago
Angel Sanz Briz honored in virtual ceremony 40 years after his death; during war he issued forged passports to Jews of Spanish origin, allowing them to escape Nazis

Jewish NFL star Edelman speaks with DeSean Jackson following anti-Semitic posts

Fri, 10/07/2020 - 23:51
Patriots' receiver says he and Philadelphia player, who posted about Hitler online, planning to 'educate one another and grow together'

Pompeo slams UN report saying US hit on Soleimani violated international law

Fri, 10/07/2020 - 23:23
Secretary disputes rights expert's 'spurious' critique, says IRGC general was killed after escalating series of attacks on US forces and interests, and to deter future attacks

Health Ministry shortens contact tracing period; will reduce quarantine numbers

Fri, 10/07/2020 - 23:04
Contacts of carriers will now be examined 4-10 days back, instead of 14, depending on symptoms exhibited; health officials say it will let them focus on higher-risk individuals

Once an outspoken advocate of 2 states, Peter Beinart now abandoning concept

Fri, 10/07/2020 - 21:40
Journalist makes case for binational state, saying it's time for liberal Zionists to ditch Jewish-Palestinian separation 'and embrace the goal of Jewish-Palestinian equality'

Ghislaine Maxwell seeks $5 million bond in Epstein abuse case

Fri, 10/07/2020 - 21:24
Her lawyers cite the coronavirus risk in prison as reason to release her; prosecutors oppose move, labeling her an 'extreme risk of flight'

Preserved former slave house in Boston keeps Harvard and Tufts’ racist past real

Fri, 10/07/2020 - 21:01
New England's elite universities are facing a fresh wave of scrutiny for their colonial ties to slavery and promotion of 'scientific racism'

Owner of DeSean Jackson’s NFL team produces a documentary about Hitler

Fri, 10/07/2020 - 20:40
Philadelphia Eagles's Jeffrey Lurie announces completion of 'The Meaning of Hitler,' days after player posts tweets against Jews

Stephen Jackson tells rabbi he ‘understands hurt’ over Rothschild comment

Fri, 10/07/2020 - 20:13
Former NBA star disavows anti-Semitism, expresses regret for his comments on Jews controlling banks

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