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Author archive for jwadmin

  • Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook will predict hate speech content within the next decade

    By jwadmin on April 12, 2018
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — In congressional testimony, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg recently predicted that the popular social media application would have the tools to stop hate speech before it spreads within the next decade. Zuckerberg, speaking Tuesday, April 10, to senators concerned in part about Facebook’s susceptibility to foreign powers who would use the service to meddle in American elections, said […]
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  • After its latest strike on Syria, Israel’s cozy relationship with Russia could be over

    By jwadmin on April 12, 2018
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Israel attacked Syria on Monday, April 9, just like it (reportedly) has countless times before. The difference now is that Russia is angry about the strike — and showing it. Russia has called out Israel publicly, condemned the attack and summoned the Israeli ambassador to “discuss developments.” The alleged strike, which the Israeli government has not acknowledged, came soon after […]
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  • Mueller investigating payment to Trump Organization by Ukrainian-Jewish billionaire

    By jwadmin on April 12, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Robert Mueller is reportedly investigating a payment to President Donald Trump’s foundation from a Ukrainian steel magnate who, among other things, has supported the resurgence of the country’s Jewish community. Mueller, the special counsel leading the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, is looking into a $150,000 donation made by Viktor Pinchuk to […]
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  • Ehud Olmert requests presidential pardon on bribery conviction

    By jwadmin on April 12, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who spent 16 months in jail on a bribery conviction, has asked the country’s president to pardon him in order to erase his criminal record. Olmert recently made the request of President Reuven Rivlin. A pardon would allow Olmert to return to politics. Rivlin had turned down a previous pardon request by […]
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  • Ronald Lauder disavows anti-Muslim videos of a group he gave $1.1 million

    By jwadmin on April 12, 2018
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Ronald Lauder, a leading Jewish philanthropist, disavowed the anti-Muslim videos of a beneficiary organization, saying he had contributed because the group opposed the Iran nuclear deal. “Mr. Lauder donated to Secure America Now to support their work in opposition to the Iran nuclear deal,” a spokesman for the World Jewish Congress president said recently in an e-mail to […]
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  • Clarence Thomas’ wife says Jews ‘gave up their firearms to Hitler’

    By jwadmin on April 11, 2018
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas shared a recent Facebook post blaming the Holocaust in part on gun control and attacking survivors of the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla. The post was one of several identified by recently The Hill as posted by Virginia Thomas. They registered strong disagreement with gun control while criticizing the survivors […]
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  • A notorious pogrom spawned some long-running myths. This historian is dispelling them.

    By jwadmin on April 11, 2018
    By SUE FISHKOFF SAN FRANCISCO (J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) — There was a time when “Kishinev” was all you had to say. The three days of brutal anti-Jewish violence in 1903 in the capital city of present-day Moldova introduced the world to a new word — pogrom — and for years afterward colored the way Jews […]
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  • DC Report: The truth according to Trump

    By jwadmin on April 11, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield A key to the success of Andy Borowitz’s daily satire for the New Yorker is there’s often more than a grain or three of truth in what he says. That’s the case in a recent one declaring “Video emerges of Trump lying under oath.” The lie, Borowitz said, was the presidential inaugural oath — remember, it’s the […]
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  • Interfaith program in Oneonta

    By jwadmin on April 11, 2018
    Temple Beth El of Oneonta is sponsoring an interfaith community program titled “A Season of Faith and Understanding.” The series invites community members to learn more about the religions in the community. Various houses of worship have invited community members to attend prayer services, stay for coffee, conversation, and fellowship. Host communities include the First United Methodist Church (April 15 at 9:45 […]
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  • Four Albany synagogues in day of volunteerism and social action

    By jwadmin on April 11, 2018
    ALBANY– Mitzvah Day is planned for Sunday, April 15. Starting at 11:30 a.m., more than 200 congregants from Congregations B’nai Sholom, Beth Emeth, Ohav Shalom and Temple Israel will gather at Beth Emeth , 100 Academy Rd., Albany and then fan out to volunteer at sites around the Capital Region. Participants will spend the afternoon helping with whatever work needs to be […]
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