Trump says ‘chance’ he’ll move embassy, but admits there are ‘two sides’

By Eric Cortellessa, Times of Israel— US President Donald Trump continued to back off his campaign pledge to relocate the American embassy to Jerusalem in an interview aired Monday, saying the move was “not easy” and giving it no more than “a chance” of occurring. Trump’s repeatedly promised to move the embassy from Tel Aviv…

Wisdom of heart and courage of compassion: A look back on the heroes of the Holocaust

By Dr Inna Rogatchi (C) Based on the speech at the Inaugual Opening of the Shining Souls. Champions of Humanity exhibition at The European Parliament – January 24, 2017, Brussels Between Wansee and Auschwitz At the time of the commemoration of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2017 at the European Parliament, on the initiative and…

Netanyahu backs U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem though signals no urgency

By Jeffrey Heller | JERUSALEM Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced support on Sunday for moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem but mentioned no time frame, after a Republican activist accused Israel of pressing the Trump administration to delay the pledged step. In an interview with Israel’s Haaretz newspaper, Marc Zell, head of the Republicans Overseas…

Meet the top Jewish officials in the Trump administration

By Josefin Dolsten, JTA— American Jews are watching the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency with both fear and hope. Many have expressed worries about some of his supporters’ ties to the so-called “alt-right” movement, whose followers traffic variously in white nationalism, anti-immigration sentiment, anti-Semitism and a disdain for “political correctness.” Those fears intensified when Trump…