News

Gov. John Bel Williams talk on Monday night at UNO

Governor John Bel Edwards will be speaking on Louisiana’s present and future economic partnership with Israel on Monday evening at a special talk being given at the University of New Orleans.

Edwards traveled to Israel last fall and will be discussing the trip and sharing his vision for an...
Continue Reading ⇒

Jewish teen indicted in rock-throwing death of Palestinian woman

By MARCY OSTER

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Jewish yeshiva high school student was charged Thursday with manslaughter in the rock-throwing death of a Palestinian woman in the West Bank while she was riding in a car.

The prosecution asked that the 16-year-old, from the central West Bank, remain in custody...
Continue Reading ⇒

PJ LIbrary launches ‘Little Mensches’ program in Feb.

PJ Library of New Orleans, maintained by the Jewish Children’s Regional Service, will be launching a new program titled Little Mensches. The object of the program is to engage young children and their families to become involved in family volunteer activities while learning about the local community and its needs.

...
Continue Reading ⇒

Ilhan Omar endorses the Israel boycott and is on the influential Foreign Affairs Committee. Here’s what she and her colleagues say.

By RON KAMPEAS

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The top two Jewish members of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee revile BDS, the boycott Israel movement.

Its newest member, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-MI., has embraced the movement. It’s not a big deal, the Jewish Democrats say.

Reps. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y.,...
Continue Reading ⇒

Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel struck Iranian targets in Syria, hours after an Iranian-made ground-to-ground missile was fired by an Iranian force in Syria at northern Israel. The targets struck by Israel Defense Forces warplanes late on Sunday night include munitions storage sites, an Iranian intelligence site, an Iranian military training...
Continue Reading ⇒

2 Israeli women missing in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) – Two Israeli women who were traveling in Argentina have been missing for more than a week.

Dr. Lily Pereg, 54, an associate professor of microbiology at the University of New England in Australia, and her sister, Pyrhia Sarusi, 63, were last seen on Jan. 12 in...
Continue Reading ⇒

At Women’s March, Sarsour defends BDS, hours after rejecting Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism

By MARCY OSTER

(JTA) — Linda Sarsour defended the legality of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel during her speech on stage in Washington D.C. at the third Women’s March. Her critique of anti-BDS laws came hours after rejecting the anti-Semitic statements of Louis Farrakhan.

Sarsour, a leader...
Continue Reading ⇒

Two attacks on Jews in Brooklyn in two days roils Crown Heights neighborhood

(JTA) — A Jewish woman walking in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn was punched by a black male who then ran off.

It is the second such attack on the same street in less than 48 hours.

The woman was walking on Friday afternoon on Kingston Avenue, a main...
Continue Reading ⇒

Dansker lecture to focus on Lerner and Loewe

Noted musicolgist and lecturer George Dansker will be presenting his annual lecture on Jewish composers next Friday evening, January 25, at Touro Synaogogue and this year it’s on Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, the composer-lyricist team responsible for Broadway box office winners “Brigadoon,” “My Fair Lady” and “Camelot.”

Titled...
Continue Reading ⇒

Israel and Chad announce resumption of diplomatic ties

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel and Chad announced the resumption of diplomatic relations.

The announcement came Sunday, hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu landed in the African nation on what he called a “historic and important” visit.

“This is part of the revolution that we are doing in the Arab...
Continue Reading ⇒