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Former Yankees Pitcher Mariano Rivera Travels to Israel on Interfaith Mission

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, center, with Mariano Rivera, to the right, and other members of the retired Yankee’s church delegation in Jerusalem, July 31, 2018. (Office of the President)

NEW YORK (JTA) — Former New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera traveled to Israel with a delegation from his church.

The Panamanian-American former baseball player arrived in Israel on Monday as part of an interfaith mission organized by the New York Board of…

Kushner Calls to ‘Disrupt’ UN Relief Agency Saying It ‘Doesn’t Help Peace’

Jared Kushner during a Cabinet meeting in the White House in Washington, D.C., May 9, 2018. (Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images)

(JTA) — White House senior advisor Jared Kushner called for “an honest and sincere effort to disrupt UNRWA,” the agency providing relief to millions of Palestinian refugees and their descendants, in an internal email.

The email, dated January 11, was also sent to several other senior officials, including President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace…

Israeli Honeymooner Killed, Wife Injured in Zip-line Accident in Honduras

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) – A newly wed Israeli man was killed and his wife seriously injured in a zip-line accident during their honeymoon in Honduras.

Egael Tishman, 24, and Shif Fanken, 27, were on a zip line over a treetop canopy near Roatan on the island of Bahia when they crashed into each other on Thursday, according to local media.

“The girl stayed halfway on the cable and the guy came from behind and hit her up…

Ron Paul, Former Presidential Candidate, Tweets Racist and anti-Semitic Cartoon

(JTA) — Former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul tweeted and then deleted a racist and anti-Semitic cartoon that he said was meant to explain “cultural Marxism.”

The cartoon shows four caricatures of different ethnicities – including  a Jewish man with a hooked nose, a black man with exaggerated lips, an Asian man with slanted eyes and a man who looks like a Neanderthal – punching a cartoon of Uncle Sam with a shared red fist emblazoned with a hammer and sickle. The four men are shouting “Cultural Marxism.”

Amsterdam’s Oldest Jewish Cemetery Vandalized with Swastikas

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Dutch police say they have apprehended a man accused of drawing swastikas on a wall of the capital’s oldest Jewish cemetery.

The incident happened Saturday in the Zeeburg area of Amsterdam, the AT5 television station reported. Police would not reveal the suspect’s identity or what they say his motives were for painting the Nazi symbol on the external wall of the 300-year-old Zeeburg Jewish Cemetery.

Throughout Europe, perpetrators of vandalism against Jewish cemeteries and monuments are seldom caught.

In 2013, the Zeeburg cemetery was reopened after nearly 70 years of neglect with the help of a few…