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Lionel Messi at Melbourne Cricket Ground, 2017. (Quinn Rooney/Getty)

Argentina won’t play in Jerusalem

BUENOS AIRES — Argentina’s national soccer team canceled this week’s friendly match with Israel after pressure from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement....

Leslie Cockburn, left; John Fitzgerald

Anti-Semitic charges in tow congressional races

WASHINGTON — Two congressional races have been beset in recent days with charges of anti-Semitism, and each case — in California and in Virginia — uncovers...

US Amb. to Israel David Friedman at the embassy opening in Jerusalem. (Lior Mizrahi/Getty)

Was the opening of the Jerusalem embassy partisan?

WASHINGTON — A fight over who was and wasn’t invited to the US Embassy dedication in Jerusalem last month is becoming yet another battle in the war between...

Dr. Andrew Brotman, left; Blima Marcus

Hospital responds to Bikur Cholim

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen NEW YORK — One of this city’s largest hospitals has accused a chasidic group that visits sick patients of lying about the hospital’s policy...

Michael Chabon (Andrew Toth/Getty)

Michael Chabon: Jews marrying Jews is wrong

LOS ANGELES — Novelist Michael Chabon delivered a diatribe against Jewish inmarriage, as well as Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, in a commencement speech to...

Philip Roth (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty)

Philip Roth, Jewish-American novelist, dies

NEW YORK — Philip Roth, the novelist, died Tuesday, May 22. He was 85. His death was confirmed to The New York Times by his friend, Judith Thurman. Early in his...

NYU Langone Hospital no longer allows the free kosher food deliveries of Satmar Bikur Cholim.

NYU hospital kicks out Bikur Cholim organization

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen NEW YORK— For years, volunteers from the Satmar chasidic movement have fanned out daily across the city, boarding private buses and carrying...

Jared Kushner speaks at the official opening ceremony of the US embassy in Jerusalem, May 14. Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Denverites at US Embassy opening in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM — Neither Rob Schwartz, a Denver lawyer nor Pastor George Morrison, a Pastor Emeritus at the Faith Bible Chapel in Arvada are strangers to Israel, or to...

Jonathan Greenblatt, left, and Mort Zuckerman

Intra-Jewish relations deteriorate

WASHINGTON — Last year, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations updated its secret rules to ban “insults, ad hominem attacks, and...

Netta Barzilai preforming in Tel Aviv, May 14. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

Israeli entrant wins despite bias

BRUSSELS — Hours before the Eurovision song contest’s kickoff, Rafi Kishon posted on Facebook a sobering message and a picture of himself wearing a head of lettuce...