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Washington – Rex Tillerson: Trump ‘putting A Lot Of Pressure’ On Israel And The Palestinians

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 Washington - President Donald Trump is “putting a lot of pressure” on Israel and the Palestinians to restart peace talks, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. “The president was very forceful in his encouragement to both of them to be serious about approaching these discussions in the future and recognize you have to compromise,” Tillerson said in Rome, where he was accompanying...

New York – Orthodox Jewish Paramedic Sues NY Hospital Over Its No-skirts Policy

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 New York - An Orthodox Jewish paramedic is suing a New York hospital for discrimination for not allowing her to wear skirts. In the civil suit filed Tuesday, Hadas Goldfarb says she was offered a job as a paramedic at the New York Presbyterian Hospital in 2015, but was terminated amid orientation after refusing to comply with the dress code, which stipulates that paramedics wear pants. The...

New York – Which Orthodox Rabbi Gave Jared And Ivanka Permission To Fly On Shabbat?

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 New York - Which Orthodox rabbi gave Jared and Ivanka permission to fly on Shabbat? We don’t know who it was, but we know who it wasn’t. It wasn’t Haskel Lookstein, who oversaw the First Daughter’s conversion to Judaism. It wasn’t Marvin Hier, who gave the invocation at President Donald Trump’s inauguration. It wasn’t Levi Shemtov, the spiritual leader at the synagogue...

New York – Orthodox Union Asks Women Clergy To Change Their Titles

Sunday, May 21st, 2017 New York - Following its rabbinic ruling prohibiting synagogues from hiring female clergy, the Orthodox Union is pressuring synagogues that have hired the women to change their titles. In February, the Orthodox Union, an umbrella Orthodox Jewish group, issued a Jewish legal ruling by seven rabbis that bars women from serving as clergy or in a position of spiritual authority. Four O.U...

Moscow – Russian Court Orders A 2nd Chabad Rabbi Deported This Year

Friday, May 19th, 2017 Moscow - For the second time this year, Russian authorities have ordered out of the country a foreign Chabad rabbi who had lived there for years. This week, a Moscow district court ordered Yosef Khersonsky, an Israeli who heads one of the capital’s communities, to leave the Russian Federation in connection with his “setting up without permission a for-profit foreign entity,” the RIA...

New York – UN Envoy Nikki Haley Says Western Wall Belongs To Israel

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 New York - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said in an interview that the Western Wall belongs to Israel and Israel’s capital should be in Jerusalem. Haley made the comments during an interview with CBN’s David Brody in the wake of reports that a Trump administration official, responding to a request that Israeli officials accompany the U.S. president when he visits the...

Jerusalem – Trump Administration Official Who Denied Israel’s Ties To Western Wall Identified By Israel TV

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 Jerusalem - The Trump administration official who said the Western Wall is not part of Israel was David Berns, the political counselor at the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem, according to an Israeli television news report. A second U.S. official, the consulate’s economic counselor Jonathan Shrier, also was involved in the incident, Channel 2 reported Tuesday evening. It said Berns could lose his...

Washington – White House: Trump Staffer’s Western Wall Comment Do Not Reflect Administration Policy

Monday, May 15th, 2017 Washington - Reported remarks by a Trump administration official rejecting Israel’s claim to the Western Wall were “unauthorized” and do not represent the position of President Donald Trump, the White House said. “The comments about the Western Wall were not authorized communication and they do not represent the position of the United States and certainly not of the president,” a...

Washington – May Is Jewish American Heritage Month. Here’s Why You Didn’t Know That

Monday, May 15th, 2017 Washington - Only one religious group in the U.S. has a federally proclaimed month celebrating their history: the Jews. In 2006, President George W. Bush officially declared May as Jewish American Heritage Month. Yet Jewish American Heritage Month, or JAHM, hardly seems a priority — not in the government, not in the media, not even within the Jewish community. There is not a single paid...

Jerusalem – Israeli Paratroopers Re-create Iconic Photo On 50th Anniversary Of The Six-Day War

Thursday, May 11th, 2017 Jerusalem - Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely toured the Old City of Jerusalem Thursday along with the three paratroopers featured in the late world-famous photographer David Rubinger’s iconic photograph taken at the Western Wall immediately after its liberation during the Six Day War in June 1967. Paratroopers Dr. Yitzhak Yifat, Tzion Karasenti and Chaim Oshri retraced the steps they...

Washington – Rod Rosenstein: 5 Things To Know About The Man Who Helped Get Comey Fired

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 Washington - Until This Year, Rod Rosenstein Was An Unassuming U.S. Attorney With A Reputation For Fairness. Now he’s at the center of the controversy over President Donald Trump’s snap firing of James Comey, the FBI director. Rosenstein, 52, whose appointment by Trump as deputy attorney general was confirmed only two weeks ago, wrote the memo outlining concerns with Comey’s...

New York – This Jewish Attorney General Is Leading The Trump Resistance

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 New York - It was nearly Passover and Eric Schneiderman, the New York state attorney general, paused to wish his fellow Jews the best for the holiday. “We are commanded not only to remember our story, but to imagine that we ourselves were enslaved in Egypt, and then freed – so that we may empathize with the plight of those who are fleeing oppression and danger today,” Schneiderman said...

Paris – President-elect Macron And His French Jewish Supporters May Be On A Collision Course

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 Paris - French Jews may have voted en masse for Emmanuel Macron in the final round of France’s presidential elections, but that doesn’t make him their dream president. Like many other supporters of the 39-year-old former investment banker, who on Sunday became the youngest French president in recent history, Jews voted for Macron mainly to block his far-right opponent, Marine Le Pen. The...

Chicago – Israeli-born Michael Solomonov Wins Cooking’s ‘Oscar’ As Top Chef

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 Chicago - Israeli-born restaurateur Michael Solomonov was named outstanding chef — the top award in the profession — at the 2017 James Beard Foundation Awards, the culinary world’s equivalent of the Academy Awards. The awards were presented Monday in Chicago. Solomonov, whose Philadelphia restaurant fiefdom includes Zahav, Federal Donuts and Abe Fisher, is often credited with...

Tel Aviv – These American Immigrants Are Winning Back Millions For Victims Of Massive Fraud In Israel

Monday, April 24th, 2017 Tel Aviv - They were part of the problem. Now they are spearheading a solution. A Tel Aviv-based startup run by young American Jewish immigrants to Israel, or olim, has taken on the largely fraudulent binary options industry centered in this country that has been estimated to generate as much as $10 billion a year. Owned and staffed in part by former binary options employees, Wealth Recovery...
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