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  • Anti-Semitism & Israel’s Battle for Public Opinion: The Fight for our Future

    By jwadmin on December 12, 2018
    The Jewish State faces many challenges today: internally, regionally, and internationally. The disproportionate media coverage presents another challenge in capturing hearts and minds, and portraying the true image of Israel. Anti-Semitism adds a significant dimension in the perception of Israel, in both its classic form and its newer manifestations. There is much we need to know, and DO, to secure […]
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  • ‘The Value of Names’ to be staged at Ohav Shalom

    By jwadmin on December 12, 2018
    ALBANY– The Ohav Noodle Pudding Players will perform Jeffrey Sweet’s “The Value of Names” on Dec. 20, 22, at 7 p.m., Dec 23 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and again on Dec 25 at 7 p.m. at Ohav Shalom Synagogue, 113 New Krumkill Rd., Albany. The play describes the impact of the 1950s -60s Hollywood blacklisting of many actors, […]
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  • White to review history of Albany congregations at annual CRJGS meeting at the Federation

    By jwadmin on December 12, 2018
    The Capital Region Jewish Genealogical Society (CRJGS) will hold its annual meeting on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 1 p.m. Both members and non-members are welcome to attend the lecture at the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, 184 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany. Christopher White, a genealogist, historian, and gravestone conservator, will focus on the history of Albany’s Jewish congregations during […]
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  • Putin, Netanyahu decide to coordinate military forces in Syria

    By jwadmin on December 10, 2018
    By MARCY OSTERJERUSALEM (JTA) –Israeli PrimeMinister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed tocoordinate their militaries in Syria. Netanyahu and Putin spoke by telephone on Saturday, Dec. 8, according to a statement from the prime minister’s office. The two leaders agreed that security delegations from the two countries will meet soon in Moscow and that a meeting between […]
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  •  Trump’s Chanukah parties celebrate his decision to move the Israel embassy

    By jwadmin on December 8, 2018
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Donald Trump presents as an anti-Barack Obama, boasting about how much of his predecessor’s work, from the courts to immigration to medical care to the Iran deal, he has undone. Trump, naturally, mentioned undoing the Iran deal at both of his Chanukah parties on Thursday, Dec. 6. But in that “both” lies a concession […]
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  • UN General Assembly— Six anti-Israel resolutions!

    By jwadmin on December 7, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY(JTA) –The United Nations General Assembly approved six anti-Israel resolutions, including two that reject Jewish ties to the Temple Mount and Jerusalem. The resolution on Jerusalem, which refers to the Temple Mount only by its Arab name of Haram al-Sharif and states that under Israeli administration of Jerusalem there is a lack of religious freedom, passed by a […]
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  • The Oman-Israel-Palestinian connection (realpolitik)

    By jwadmin on December 7, 2018
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” Oman’s unique geo-strategic location has enticed China’s recent $10BN investment in an industrial park at Oman’s southern port of Duqm on the northern Indian Ocean/Arabian Sea. Moreover, the Port of Rotterdam – the largest port in Europe – has played a key role in the impressive expansion of Oman’s Port of […]
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  • At gala supporting an Israeli settlement, plenty of love for Trump, Netanyahu evident

    By jwadmin on December 6, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Praise for Donald Trump and boos for Rep. Nancy Pelosi marked a fund-raiser here for Bet El, a religious Jewish settlement in the West Bank. Along with plenty of kudos for the president, the gala featured an extravagant kosher buffet, a seven-person live orchestra and a plethora of Chanukah decorations. Speakers included Israeli Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein, […]
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  • Evidence of Rohingya genocide is compelling, U.S. Holocaust Museum says

    By jwadmin on December 6, 2018
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — A key committee of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has found “compelling evidence” of genocide by Myanmar’s military against the Muslim minority Rohingya. “The Burmese military’s campaign against the Rohingya, especially the attacks of August 2017, have been deliberate, systematic, and widespread,” Lee Feinstein, the chairman of the museum’s Committee on Conscience, said in prepared comments for a […]
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  • Of Miracles And Gratitude: ‘Make new friends, but keep the old…’

    By jwadmin on December 4, 2018
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO Two years ago, Peter and Margaret Hunter, friends from England, visited us, my husband Larry and I,  in our home in Kissimmee, Fla. They brought two bottles of Moet Chandon Brut Champagne, which we tucked away for a future occasion. Miracles And Relationships This week, the Hunters were back in Florida, and Peter asked us if we […]
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