Last summer, Israel’s religious authorities issued a ruling that raised doubts about her conversion to Judaism. But after her father was elected president, they have changed their tune, raising eyebrows among activists who have long lobbied the rabbinical establishment to be more tolerant toward converts.
President Donald Trump’s daughter converted to Judaism under a prominent Orthodox rabbi in Manhattan before her 2009 marriage to Jared Kushner, an observant Jew.
In its ruling last July, an Israeli government religious court rejected the legitimacy of another conversion by the same rabbi. Although it didn’t directly affect Ivanka Trump, it raised questions as to whether Israel’s powerful religious establishment would recognize her as being Jewish.
But in early December, just weeks after Trump’s election victory, Israel’s chief rabbis said they would work to change the rules for recognizing conversions performed abroad — and they singled out Ivanka Trump.
“According to the new proposed plan … her conversion will be certified without the need for additional checks,” the announcement said.
SkyGuru’s website traffic rose by 11,000 percent shortly after Ivanka mentioned the app, according to developer Aleksey Gervash, as quoted by Russian media source Life.
“We do not know whether Trump suffers from fear of flying. However, we definitely know that Ivanka would suggest he use SkyGuru on board Air Force One,” Gervash said in a Facebook post.
SkyGuru is designed to help passengers who have aerophobia get over the anxiety that comes with flying. The app provides nervous travelers with real-time explanations of what and why certain things occur and what to expect during a flight.
Aviation data and the phone’s built-in sensors give those afraid of flying the feeling they are sitting next to the pilot, according to the developer’s website.
Timing is everything in politics, as French Queen Marie Antoinette learned two centuries ago, and Ivanka Trump was reminded of over the weekend.
"Let them eat cake!" mocked the tweets and Instagram comments on Trump's accounts, after she posted pictures of herself and husband Jared Kushner dressed to the nines — she in a $5,000 silvery gown by Carolina Herrera — just as chaos and protests erupted at international airports over President Trump's just-signed order barring refugees and travelers from some Muslim countries.
There was nothing unusual in Ivanka's posts: She has regularly used her Instagram and Twitter accounts to show herself and her family in carefully staged, usually innocuous settings. She and Kushner have posed before in their finery before attending formal events, including the balls and dinner during her father's inauguration.
But the timing of this picture lit a fuse on social media among people already infuriated over the president's executive order that barred all refugees from entering the U.S. for 120 days, barred the admission of refugees from Syria indefinitely, and halted entry to the U.S. for three months to residents from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The president said the order was necessary to protect Americans from terrorists.
Ivanka Trump is celebrating Chinese New Year at the Chinese Embassy in Washington.
President Donald Trump's daughter walked into a reception for the holiday holding hands with her daughter. She was accompanied by Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai.
They were instantly surrounded by a swarm of other guests who pulled out phones to take their photo.
Ivanka Trump stopped to watch a performance of traditional music by an all-female cast of Chinese musicians in green, blue and yellow gowns. She then watched a troupe of male dancers who juggled hats while standing on each other in pyramid formation.
Yesterday Racked reported that Nordstrom would no longer be selling Ivanka Trump’s clothing line due to a dip in sales following the campaign to boycott retailers that carry Trump brands. Today, the Ivanka Trump brand has responded.
As per a spokesperson, “Nordstrom did order both shoes and apparel for spring, and moved forward with purchase of apparel.” Nordstrom canceled the shoe order and kept the apparel order, though decided to only sell the apparel in stores, not online.
It is likely the spring order was placed in late summer or early fall, before the November election and also the #GrabYourWallet boycott, which began in mid-October.