Luke Tress, The Times of Israel

Luke Tress

The Times of Israel

Alba, Romania

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Swastika scrawled on campaign sign for Jewish Congressional candidate in New York

Democrat Max Rose says 'I will not meet hate with more hate' after antisemitic vandalism in Staten Island, amid a surge in attacks on city's Jews → Read More

Yeshiva University Pride group agrees to pause battle for campus recognition

YU Pride Alliance makes 'painful decision' to shelve back-and-forth fight for legitimacy after university suspends all student clubs to avoid recognizing the LGBTQ group → Read More

'Don't shake hands with killers': Iranian dissidents gather to protest Raisi at UN

Thousands of anti-regime activists, fueled by mass protests spreading inside Iran, decry president's first appearance in front of world forum → Read More

Iran's president castigates Israel, hails Soleimani, at UN; Israeli envoy walks out

Raisi claims Tehran's nuclear program is peaceful, calls killed Quds Force leader Soleimani a freedom-seeker; exiting hall, Erdan leaves photo of Holocaust survivor grandmothers → Read More

LGBTQ group offers to fund all Yeshiva University clubs after Pride freeze

Jewish Queer Youth will provide funding to any student club at NY Modern Orthodox university, after school suspended all student groups to avoid recognizing Pride Alliance → Read More

Before meeting Lapid at UN, Jordan’s king says Christians ‘under fire’ in Jerusalem

Abdullah warns against ‘undermining' status quo; Erdogan issues mild criticism of 'illegal settlements'; after severe row, Chilean president nods to Israeli security → Read More

New York yeshiva asks transgender teacher to leave amid uproar over her identity

Instructor agrees to resign after community controversy, widespread harassment; school says parting was in an 'amicable and professional manner' → Read More

Ben & Jerry’s founders say Unilever ‘usurped’ authority with Israel spin off

Speaking to MSNBC, ice cream makers, who no longer run company, vow to keep independent board's control over their social mission → Read More

New York mayor condemns ‘outrageous attacks’ on Jews as near-daily assaults continue

Mayor Eric Adams says antisemitism 'won't be tolerated' after woman strikes Haredi man on sidewalk, as community members call for stiffer punishments against assailants → Read More

South Carolina warns financial firm Morningstar over ostensible anti-Israel bias

State threatens to cut ties with leading investment research company out of 'solidarity with Israel'; company denies any prejudice → Read More

‘Victim blaming’: University of Vermont assailed for denying antisemitism charges

Over 20 Jewish groups, including the ADL, Hillel and Jewish Federations, decry college for calling allegations of discrimination 'patently false' → Read More

US congressman calls on FBI to probe handling of antisemitic crimes in New York

NY Representative Richie Torres also urges attorney general to investigate failure to 'prosecute hate crimes,' as few are punished in surge of anti-Jewish attacks → Read More

US envoy to UN vows to 'continue pressure' on Iran ahead of General Assembly

Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield says no plans for meetings on nuclear deal during gathering of world leaders next week; dissidents demand Iranian president be barred from speaking → Read More

Yeshiva University suspends all student clubs as it seeks to block LGBTQ group

Modern Orthodox university in New York says it will follow 'roadmap' from conservative Supreme Court justices to protect its 'religious freedom' to bar campus Pride club → Read More

Yeshiva University: With dismissal, Supreme Court gave roadmap to block LGBTQ club

After dissenting conservative justices tell school it can continue appeals against its Pride club and will 'likley win,' YU president says 'we will follow their instructions' → Read More

University of Vermont vehemently rejects federal probe into antisemitism complaints

School president says claims that Jewish students were discriminated against already dealt with; head of group that filed complaint argues university not taking issue seriously → Read More

Two more members of Lev Tahor cult sentenced over 2018 kidnapping

Cousins Mordechay and Matityau Malka imprisoned in New York, though husband of child bride at center of case freed after time served, in latest blow to extremist Jewish sect → Read More

US Supreme Court decision says Yeshiva University must recognize LGBTQ club

Justices say in 5-4 opinion that flagship Modern Orthodox university in New York must exhaust other appeals before turning to nation's highest court → Read More

New York political leaders offer muted response to uproar over yeshivas

Governor, mayor, Brooklyn borough president take no sides after damning investigation into education, new state regulations for schools; Jewish state lawmakers urge more oversight → Read More

UN chief urges Iran to hold 'serious dialogue' on nuclear inspections

Secretary-General Guterres says IAEA nuclear watchdog's independence is 'essential' after Iran demands an end to probes, again stalling negotiations → Read More