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“I said, ‘I’m going to visit sick kids. It’s gonna be more slowed down, sitting in the room, explaining about life, keep going, fight. I only said two or three words because these kids never stopped. They were excited,” said Cleveland Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig.
“We’ve recently received new allegations, new photos and video, and new claims that have led us to reopen and widen the scope of the investigation,” said Pacifica High School principal Steve Osborne.
“Some people have one move only: boycott. Cancel. Make-go-away. But here’s the thing, the house voted 318 to 17 to condemn the #BDS movement,” tweeted cable talk-show host and comedian Bill Maher.
“We must keep the State of Israel above political disputes and make every effort to ensure that support for Israel does not become a political issue,” said Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.
Police have yet to say if Carlints St. Louis, 30, will be charged with a hate crime, as they have yet to determine a motive for the shooting.
“It’s only natural that our two development agencies work together. After all, we very much share the same vision,” said U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) administrator Mark Green.
(JTA) — President Donald Trump clarified who voters — Jewish or otherwise — are being disloyal to when they vote for Democrats.
WASHINGTON (JTA) — On Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump quoted a conservative talk show host named Wayne Allyn Root to defend comments he had made the day before that angered many in the Jewish community: that Jews who vote for Democrats show “a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.”
(JTA) — Major League baseball star Yasiel Puig visited a Jewish camp for kids with cancer and called it “one of the best days” of his life.
(JTA) — The rabbi appears serious, with just the barest hint of a smile behind his long white beard. Standing beside him, a stocky, unremarkable man with a thick black mustache grips a smartphone, his arms held straight at his sides. He also has a subtle smile.
The court is also planning to consider whether or not to ban Otzma Yehudit candidates from running in the September election.
His comments evoked immediate opposition from Jewish and pro-Israel groups; the Republican Jewish Coalition defended the president.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to stress that Israel’s relationship with the United States is not dependent on one political party.
The deal is expected to boost increasing bilateral trade between the two nations. In 2018, trade between Israel and South Korea amounted to $2.5 billion, an almost 15 percent increase over 2017.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s alleged bombing of Iranian weapons warehouses in Iraq in recent weeks was carried out with permission from the United States and Russia, a Saudi-owned newspaper reported.
“This disturbing incident saddens me greatly,” said Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.). “I can only hope that this can become a teaching moment—not just for the students who participated, but for the entire student body on the horrors of the Holocaust and the evils of the Third Reich.”
“Time is drawing short to continue this activity of restricting Iran’s capacity to foment its terror regime,” he said at a U.N. Security Council meeting on the Middle East.
Since the start of the bike rides a decade ago, more than $50 million has been raised to help offset the costs of programs run by Chai LifeLine, which helps children with cancer and other illnesses.
“We hope that through this program, we will be able to provide our customers in Israel with even more local products to choose from with quicker deliver speeds. We will share more information shortly,” said the company.
Israeli officials said the two sides “exercised regaining control of a hijacked ship and extracting forces from enemy territory.”
(JTA) — Barry Manilow’s original musical “Harmony” will have its New York debut at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan, just a stone’s throw from Broadway.
“Sources say the ship plans to meet two Syrian-owned oil tankers in the Mediterranean later this year and conduct a ship-to-ship transfer of the crude oil,” according to Fox News.
NEW YORK (JTA) — A rapidly expanding Jewish leadership and educational program will have a chance for even more growth with the infusion of a record $20 million in grants.
(JTA) — Mainstream and left-wing Jewish groups called out President Donald Trump as “dangerous” and displaying “textbook anti-Semitism” for accusing Jews who vote for Democrats of being “disloyal.”
In a special interview, Peretz defends decision to join forces with Gesher, criticizes Blue and White and appeals to frustrated Labor supporters to come back to their political home.
(JTA) — A southern California school district is reopening its investigation into an incident in which students made a Nazi salute and sang a Nazi marching song at the start of an awards ceremony.
P.A. leader Mahmoud Abbas says Palestinians “will enter Jerusalem as millions of fighters,” claims Palestinians are “Canaanites” and have been in Israel for 5,000 years.
RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — Venezuela’s opposition leader appointed a diplomatic envoy to Israel, which has joined 50 other nations in recognizing him as the country’s legitimate president.
Netanyahu “won't hesitate” to oppose elements of the U.S. peace plan that run counter to Israel's interest, says senior Israeli official.
BERLIN (JTA) — An amusement park in southwest Germany’s Black Forest is redesigning a thrill ride after an online video showed that it resembled spinning swastikas.