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  • Chinese vice president visits Israel in a sign of growing friendship

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan is visiting Israel for what Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called ” the most important visit by a Chinese leader in the last 18 years.” Wang arrived Monday for the four-day visit, which is focusing on the countries’ economic ties. He is the most senior Chinese official to…

  • Amy Schumer announces she’s pregnant

    (JTA) — Amy Schumer announced on social media that she and her husband, Chris Fischer, are expecting their first child. The Jewish comedian’s announcement appeared at the end of a list of her 20 recommended candidates in next month’s midterm elections that was posted on the Instagram story of journalist Jessica Yellin. The list ended…

  • Bomb found in mailbox of George Soros’ New York home

    (JTA) — An explosive device was found in the mailbox outside of the New York home of Jewish billionaire George Soros. The device found Monday was detonated by a police bomb squad, The New York Times reported. The home is located in Katonah, a hamlet in the upscale town of Bedford in northern Westchester County….

  • Rabbi David Posner, who served 40 years at flagship NYC Reform temple, dies at 70

    (JTA) — Rabbi David Posner, a spiritual leader at the flagship Reform Temple Emanu-El in New York City for four decades,  has died. Posner, who retired from active work at New York City’s first Reform congregation in 2012 after serving 10 years as its senior rabbi, died Friday from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was…

  • Ruth Matar, co-founder of Israeli women’s group opposing land concessions after Oslo, dies

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Ruth Matar, co-founder of the Women in Green movement that opposed land concessions following the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993, has died. Matar, who founded the movement with her husband, died Saturday. She reportedly was in her late 80s. She was a child Holocaust survivor born in Vienna and lived…

  • $10 million heart center dedicated at Hadassah Hospital

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — A $10 million cutting-edge heart center was dedicated at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem. The center, which occupies the third floor of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower at Ein Kerem, uses sophisticated cardiac technology and more than doubles the department’s capacity to treat heart patients. The unit includes 11 intensive…

  • Palestinian teen indicted in fatal West Bank stabbing of activist Ari Fuld

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Palestinian teen who is seen on video stabbing and killing the American-Israeli activist Ari Fuld outside a West Bank shopping mall was charged in military court with his death. Khalil Jabarin, 17, was indicted Sunday for intentionally causing death, a murder charge in the West Bank military court, as well as…

  • Jewish lawyer in Scotland sanctioned for online argument with pro-Palestinian university lecturer

    (JTA) — A Jewish lawyer in Scotland was fined and ordered to participate in diversity training following an online argument with a pro-Palestinian university lecturer. Matthew Berlow, a Glasgow criminal defense lawyer, called Dr. Karolin Hijazi a “thin-skinned … wannabe social justice warrior” and a “snowflake” after she complained about his social media posts, the…

  • Nigerian separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu resurfaces in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Nigerian separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu announced that he is in Israel a year after he disappeared from his home in southeast Nigeria. Kanu has been campaigning for an independent state called Biafra in southeastern Nigeria. A video live-streamed on Friday on social media showed Kanu praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem…

  • Israeli soldier stabbed by Palestinian assailant in Hebron

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli soldier was stabbed by a Palestinian assailant near the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron. The soldier was lightly injured in the Monday morning attack. “After being stabbed, the soldier, along with other troops nearby, shot and neutralized the terrorist, preventing him from stabbing anyone else,” the IDF said. The…