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Report: US Anti-Semitism, Hate Crime Up 20% in 2016

16 Adar 5777 – March 14, 2017
'Jews remain the most targeted faith community, both numerically and proportionally, accounting for 11.4% of all hate crime and 53% of all religious hate crime.'

Northeast US Prepares for a Nor’easter and Snowstorm Stella

16 Adar 5777 – March 13, 2017
At least 4,000 flights have been canceled up and down the Eastern Seaboard in advance of Snowstorm Stella.

Netanyahu Congratulates Mobil-Eye on Largest Deal in Israeli History

Intel Corporation is purchasing Mobileye, an Israeli technology company that develops vision-based advanced driver assistance systems.

Netanyahu, Greenblatt Hope for Great Things Together at Jerusalem Meeting

Greenblatt is trying to re-start final status talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority; he will also meet with Mahmoud Abbas.

FIDF NY Gala Postponed for First Time Ever over Blizzard Watch

FIDF’s flagship national event in New York has never been postponed before in the organization’s 36-year history.

Jason Greenblatt in Israel While Hill Republicans Try to Kill Aid to PA

'President Trump will soon have to decide if confronting the Palestinians on that terrorist incitement is more urgent than pursuing a pathway to peace.'

Bomb Threats Sent to 6 JCCs on Purim in US, Canada

Most of the Jewish Community Centers that received threats had received them before, including the one in Vancouver, where the JCC was threatened last week.

‘Holocaust Is Fake History’ Graffiti on Seattle Synagogue Wall

14 Adar 5777 – March 12, 2017
A sign next to the defaced wall read: 'Temple De Hirsch Sinai is aware of this graffiti. We are choosing to leave it exposed for the time being.'

South Carolina Unanimously Passes ‘Anti-Semitism Bill’

13 Adar 5777 – March 10, 2017
The bipartisan bill codifies the State Department definition of anti-Semitism, and... "is meant to protect Jewish students from discrimination."

Report: US Pres. Trump Invites Palestinian Authority’s Abbas to White House

Special presidential adviser for international negotiations, Jason Greenblatt visits Israel next week.

NYPD: Entire JCC Scare Done by One Person

The attacker uses a voice changer and a phone device which makes the call appear as if it is coming from a number inside the attacked institution.

Abbas Last Arab Leader on Trump’s Call Schedule

President Donald Trump on Friday plans to call Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas for the first time, according to the official White House schedule....

Israeli Artists to Help Capture the Scene at South by Southwest Festival

Lukashevsky, Lukin, and Zourabova will be capturing the spirit of SXSW in sketchbooks and on canvas when they set up their easels at different locations throughout the festival.

Iran Successfully Test-Fires Hormuz-2 Ballistic Missile

Hormuz-2 is a naval strike ballistic missile intended to hit moving targets at sea with high precision, and has a range of nearly 300 kilometers.

Shi’ite Militia in Iraq & Syria Offers to ‘Liberate’ Golan Heights

12 Adar 5777 – March 9, 2017
"If the Syrian government requests, we are ready to take action to liberate Golan."

State Dept. Calls on Iran to Return Missing American Robert Levinson

"Over the last decade his family has suffered from his absence... We will not rest until the Levinson family is whole again."

Bomb Threat Sent to Brooklyn Jewish Children’s Museum

The text of the message, sent by cell phone notification, claimed that three pipe bombs were "scattered throughout the museum."

Report: 6 Infant Herpes Cases Since De Blasio’s Metzitzah B’peh Compromise

Arguing that respect and sensitivity protect public health better than a restrictive policy, the mayor waived the requirement that parents sign a consent form showing understand the risks involved in Metzitzah B'peh.

Scarlett Johansson Filed for Divorce

In January 2014, Johansson resigned from her position in Oxfam, in response to the group's criticism of her promotions for SodaStream, in Judea.

China Report Slams US Human Rights Violations, Anti-Semitism

The report cites President Trump's derogatory remarks against Muslims and Mexican immigrants, which won the enthusiastic endorsement of white supremacists harboring anti-Semitic, Racist and anti-Muslim ideologies.

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