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Post-lockdown field trip? Visit some of Israel’s (320!) archaeological gardens

1 hour 43 min ago
Free historical sites nationwide, open to the public at all hours, feature Roman-era marble artifacts, ancient sarcophagi, farming implements, Crusader ruins and more

Italy defies virus to hold elections, as far-right plots seismic change

1 hour 54 min ago
Some medical officials decry decision to go through with vote which will test center-left government, due to concerns over pandemic

Hundreds fined for violating lockdown, but restrictions generally respected

2 hours 37 min ago
Senior health official slams demonstrators who held minor protest at Tel Aviv beach, says this is 'exactly what is harming the nation at the moment'

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

3 hours 58 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

4 hours 37 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

5 hours 19 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’

5 hours 57 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