Interview: Oates haunted by family denial of Jewish roots

U.S. 05/12/19, 11:30

American author Joyce Carol Oates says her family's denial of its Jewish roots haunted her for decades and has shaped her into the famously prolific writer she is today. Oates, who is making her first-ever trip to Israel to receive the prestigious Jerusalem Prize, said that her Jewish grandmother fled persecution ...

President Trump says Democrats are out of the mainstream

Politics 04/08/19, 16:52

President Donald Trump warned attendees on Saturday that a Democratic victory in 2020 could "leave Israel out there," and reminded his audience of recent anti-semitic comments from Democrats. He said: "Never before has a major political party been more outside the American mainstream than the Democrats of today. They have become ...

Jewish wisdom: Four lessons to give children their independence

Culture 03/25/19, 06:33

There is a common saying among people of the Jewish faith: “adversity brings wisdom.” Israel has a huge Jewish demographic. The country faces near-constant conflict with neighbouring countries and often suffers a scarcity of natural resources,  but it is still a nation of strength and integrity in a number of ...

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