News aggregator for: The Forward

Why Airline Bans Are Such a Blow to Israel

When the Federal Aviation Administration announced a ban Tuesday on U.S. carriers flying to Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, prompting a slew of similar decisions by European carriers, the flight cancellations…

Avery Corman's Bronx Tale

The Bronx used to be filled with candy stores, movie theaters, and kids playing stickball. The author of ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ offers an ode to a lost New York era in his…

Hamas Wants Humanitarian Truce Not Ceasefire

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal called on Wednesday for a temporary truce to allow humanitarian relief into Gaza, but said his group would keep fighting against an Israeli offensive and would not agree…

Nazi Guard Dies Before Extradition to Germany

A former Nazi concentration camp guard died hours before a judge on Wednesday ordered his extradition to Germany, where he faced charges of aiding and abetting the deaths of 216,000 Jews. Click…

'Fake Charity' Rabbi Ordered To Repay $522K

A Brooklyn rabbi who collected hundreds of thousands of dollars for fake charities and used the money to pay his electric bill has agreed to pay restitution of $500,000 in a settlement…

U.N. Launches Rights Probe Into Gaza War

The United Nations on Wednesday launched an international inquiry into human rights violations and crimes that may have been committed by Israel during its military offensive in the Gaza Strip. Click here…

Willie Rapfogel Gets Up to 10 Years for Scam

William Rapfogel, the former chief of New York’s Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, was sentenced to 3 1/3 to 10 years in prison for his role in a kickback scheme. Click here…

Belgian Cafe Posts 'No Jews Allowed' Sign

A Belgian watchdog on anti-Semitism complained to the mayor of a suburb of Liege against owners of a cafe whose window display featured a sign that said Jews were not allowed inside.…