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Palestinians protest outside the Temple Mount, July 19. (Kobi Richter/TPS)

Israel dismantles metal detectors, cameras

Israel Police dismantled metal detectors and security cameras at the entrances to the Temple Mount compound overnight between Monday, July 24 and Tuesday, July 25, less...

Sarah Mulhern with her husband and newborn baby.

Can rabbinical students be parents?

NEW YORK — A few weeks after her first daughter’s due date, Catherine Clark was set to begin her fifth and final year at the Jewish Theological Seminary’s...

Rex Tillerson, pictured in 2015. (Christophe Morin/Bloomberg/Getty)

Tillerson retreats from commitment to anti-Semitism envoy

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson retreated from his department’s commitment to fill the post of envoy to combat anti-Semitism, saying the effort may be...

Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte (Justin Sullivan/Getty)

Montana congressman sentenced to community service

BOZEMAN (JTA) — Republican congressman-elect Greg Gianforte of Montana was sentenced to 40 hours of community service and 20 hours of anger management for body...

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio marches in the "2017 Celebrate Israel Parade" on June 4. (James Keivom/NY Daily News via Getty)

Thousands salute Israel in annual NYC parade

NEW YORK — Tens of thousands of people lined Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue to show their support for Israel. The “Celebrate Israel” parade was held Sunday afternoon,...

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, third from left, in Riyadh, May 21. (Bandar Algaloud/Saudi Royal Council/Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty)

Saudi arms deal: Why Congress, Israel are OK with it

WASHINGTON — The year was 1981 and the director of AIPAC was calling for a “showdown” with the Reagan administration, saying “This country is being held hostage...

President Donald Trump and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu share a private moment at the Israel Museum, May 23. (Avi Ohayon/GPO)

Trump in Israel

By Adam Abrams JERUSALEM — During his meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday and in speeches throughout the day, President Donald Trump...

Former FBI Director James Comey, pictured May 3, 2017. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty)

Comey fired, reviled, yet liked by Jewish leaders

WASHINGTON — “You make us better,” James Comey told the Anti-Defamation League in his final public speech as FBI director. Judging from the applause in the...

Linda Sarsour speaking at the Women's March in Washington, DC, January 21, 2017. (Theo Wargo/Getty)

Linda Sarsour: Bigot or feminist?

NEW YORK — A New York public university is standing by its decision to invite Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour to deliver a commencement address despite...

Marchers protesting labor arrangements at JTS' construction site in New York City, May 1. (Ben Sales)

JTS labor practices are challenged

NEW YORK — The labor rights march, held on the unofficial workers’ holiday of May 1 and embarking from the steps of the Jewish Theological Seminary here, featured...