Netanyahu: I Had to Give in to Ultra-Orthodox Demands or Lose Government - Antiwar.com

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing a growing number of warnings from international Jewish groups regarding a recent series of capitulations of the Ultra-Orthodox parties in the far-right coalition government, which they warn risks a ...

American Jews plan campaign to change Israeli minds about Judaism's diversity - Deseret News

Yizhar Hess, who heads the Conservative/Masorti movement in Israel (center-left) and other members of his movement gathered at in the Western Wall plaza. JERUSALEM — American Jewish leaders, outraged by a recent Israeli government decision to ...

With Israeli decision on prayers at Western Wall, some see diminished clout of liberal US Jews - Colorado Springs Gazette

TEL AVIV, Israel — When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Cabinet voted to renege on a compromise plan for a plaza where women and men could pray together at the Western Wall, the decision was widely viewed as a move to placate ultra-religious ...

Major US Jewish philanthropists decry Western Wall backtrack, conversion bill - The Times of Israel

Women from the Women of the Wall group pray at the women's section of the Western Wall, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (Michal Fattal/Courtesy Women of the Wall). Newsroom. Email the Newsroom · Facebook · Twitter. Related Topics. Haim Saban · Lynn ...

Security Flaw In Israeli Propaganda App Exposed User Data - Forward

An app designed to help users spread pro-Israel messages on social media contained a security flaw that exposed the email addresses of its users, The Intercept reported Friday. Act.il was developed by three pro-Israel groups that receive funding from ...

Wall deal reversal irks local Jews - Cleveland Jewish News

The place where a plaza for mixed-gender prayer was supposed to be placed at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's Old City. AP Photo / Sebastian Scheiner. prev. next. Northeast Ohio Jews were blindsided by a halt in the ...

Chicago Jewish LGBT Leader: 'To Be Told I Don't Belong Feels So Sad' - Forward

Stephanie Goldfarb is a social worker at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and also the winner of “America's Best Cook” on the Food Network and proprietor of Seven Species Supper Club, a bimonthly dinner at her home in Edgewater.

Anti-Semitism Has Infected Progressivism - TIME

Last weekend, organizers of a gay pride parade in Chicago ejected three people carrying pride flags emblazoned with a Jewish Star of David. Subsequent bizarre statements attempting to rationalize their action, claiming that Zionism is “an inherently ...

Anti-Semitism back with a vengeance in Europe - The Nation

Re: “It's not anti-Semitic to criticise global domination of Rothschilds”, Have Your Say, June 30. All good stuff, but the current debate is body-swerving the monstrous scale of European anti-Semitism which is being covered up by the mainstream media.

Deal reached to temporarily resolve conversion crisis - The Jerusalem Post

Haredi leaders Deri and Gafni storm out of meeting but return later to continue negotiations. Share on facebook. Share on twitter. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu touches the stones of the Western Wall. (photo credit:REUTERS). A deal has been reached ...

Netanyahu Denies Blaming Liberal Jews For Western Wall Crisis - Forward

(JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office has flatly denied a report that it instructed diplomats to blame non-Orthodox Jews for the controversy over the Western Wall. Israeli diplomats in North America were told to blame the Reform ...

Controversial Israeli conversion bill delayed for 6 months - Jewish Journal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for a six-month delay in consideration of a controversial bill that would have made the haredi Orthodox-dominated Chief Rabbinate the only body authorized by the government to perform conversions in Israel.

Israeli PM wants bill that irked liberal Jews delayed - Chron.com

JERUSALEM (AP) — A bill that would enshrine ultra-Orthodox monopoly over Jewish conversions in Israel will hopefully be postponed to allow time for the thorny issue to be resolved, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday in an apparent attempt ...

Netanyahu's office denies trying to blame liberal Jews for Western Wall crisis - The Times of Israel

Members of the Reform and Conservative Jewish movements hold torah scrolls during mixed men and women's prayer at the public square in front of the Western Wall, in Jerusalem's Old City, on May 18, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90) ...

Israeli PM delays conversion bill that angered liberal Jews - LancasterOnline

JERUSALEM (AP) — A bill that would enshrine ultra-Orthodox monopoly over Jewish conversions in Israel will be postponed, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday in an apparent attempt to calm tensions with U.S. Jewish groups. The bill, along ...

Reform Leader: 'Be Strategic' With Donations To Israel After Western Wall Debacle - Forward

Rabbi Rick Jacobs, the head of the Union for Reform Judaism, suggested American Jews should use donations to Israel to push for the rights of all denominations in an interview with Times of Israel. “It's a moment to be smart and strategic about all the ...

Dyke March aims for safe space for all — unless you're Jewish - Washington Blade

Dyke March, gay news, Washington Blade Pride weekend is a celebration unlike any other. For LGBTQ activists like myself, it is an opportunity to bring our diverse community together. To celebrate how far we have come. And to honor the lives of those ...

Gay Jews asked to leave Chicago Dyke March due to Pride flag featuring Star of David - Gay Star News

During this year's annual Dyke March in Chicago, three women carrying a rainbow flag with the Star of David on it were asked to leave. On 24 June, three lesbian Jews were ejected from the Chicago Dyke March by organizers after complaints that their ...

Amid Turmoil in Relations Between US Jews and Israel, Top Reform Rabbi Urges Greater Engagement - Algemeiner

A prominent American Reform rabbi has called for a quantum leap in US Jewish engagement with Israel as the best way of responding to the current crisis that has pitted non-Orthodox Jews in the Diaspora against Israeli authorities. “Whatever goes on in ...

Jewish Agency 'welcomes' Netanyahu's postponing Conversion Bill implementation - Ynetnews

The Jewish Agency issued a statement on Friday, folloiwng the the decision of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to postpone the implementation of the Conversion Bill. The bill, promoted by the Shas and United Torah Judaism parties, wants to leave the ...