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Israel has passed a bill that would retroactively legalize some West Bank settlements built on private Palestinian land. Israel’s attorney general says the bill violates local and international law and will likely be overturned by the Supreme Court. The U.S. has refused to comment on the bill.
JIAS Toronto says it’s gotten calls from a number of Jewish U.S. groups that were planning to sponsor refugees but have had their plans disrupted by the refugee ban there. JIAS says it can’t help them. Here’s why.
On Jan. 31, Montreal MP Anthony Housefather warned Canadians shouldn’t be too quick to fancy ourselves morally superior to America, saying the government should apologize for refusing the Jews aboard the MS St. Louis.
Nineteen rabbis were arrested in New York City yesterday while protesting U.S. President Donald Trump’s refugee ban in front of the Trump International Hotel.
“Maybe they will do with just wearing a hat,” was part of a statement made by the French far-right leader Marine Le Pen, who expressed her belief that French Jews should give up wearing kippot to contribute to what she called France’s struggle to defeat radical Islam.
JTA is highlighting three “must-watch Jewish moments” from the latest episode of Saturday Night Live.