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  • What is Gab and where else are anti-Semites gathering on the internet?

    By jwadmin on November 2, 2018
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Robert Bowers, the man held in the shooting deaths of 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 28, belonged to an online community where he frequently railed against Jews and immigrants. That social media site, Gab, has now come under closer scrutiny. Created two years ago as a haven for far-rightists who […]
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  • Yoram Ettinger: The critical November 2018 mid-term election

    By jwadmin on November 2, 2018
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” The Arena, Abba Eban Institute, IDC, November 1, 2018, https://bit.ly/2EX2jSi https://bit.ly/2rgyMMh Trump: a coattail – or an anchor chained – President? The November 2018 mid-term election will determine the future maneuverability of Trump, and will shape the dominant worldview of the strongest legislature in the world, which is co-determining and co-equal […]
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  • Israel sends rescue forces to Jordan following deadly floods

    By jwadmin on November 2, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Israel is assisting Jordanian rescue forces dealing with flash floods that have killed 18 people. Water from heavy rains caught high school students and their teachers visiting hot springs near the Dead Sea, on its Jordanian side, the Israel Broadcasting Corp. reported Thursday. Along with the fatalities, 35 people were injured. Israel’s military said it […]
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  • 2 Muslim groups fund-raising for Tree of Life victims

    By jwadmin on November 1, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A crowdfunding campaign by two Muslim groups has raised more than $115,000 for the victims the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, both the injured and the families of those killed. The campaign on LaunchGood, a Muslim-focused crowdfunding site, surpassed two fund-raising goals in under 24 hours, passing both the $25,000 and $50,000 marks, and $100,000 in 30 hours. The […]
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  • PA condemns Pittsburgh murder of Jews

    By jwadmin on November 1, 2018
    By ITAMAR MARCUS (Palestinian Media Watch via JNS) – In an unusual move, the Palestinian Authority (PA) Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the recent murder of 11 Jews in the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh by the anti-Semite Robert Bowers: “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned the terror attack that was carried out yesterday against a synagogue […]
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  • Israel Post and the U.S. Postal Service jointly issue Chanukah stamp

    By jwadmin on November 1, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel Post and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) recently issued a joint stamp for Chanukah. The stamp also is meant to celebrate 70 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and the United States. The new stamp design was launched simultaneously in the Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island, the oldest synagogue in the United States, and […]
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  • Ethiopian Falash Mura Jews languish in Ethiopia;Activists work to release Israel’s brakes

    By jwadmin on November 1, 2018
    By ELIANA RUDEE (JNS) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon approved a plan at their weekly Cabinet meeting on Oct. 7, to bring to Israel another 1,000 Ethiopian Jews, or Falash Mura, whose ancestors converted to Christianity under pressure in the early 1900s. Some 8,000 Falash Mura are waiting to make aliyah from Ethiopia, their immigration previously […]
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  • Wiesenthal Center Study Finds Large Disconnect Between Jewish and Non-Jewish Perceptions of Anti-Semitism in America

    By jwadmin on October 31, 2018
    Study, Conducted Before the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting, Finds More Than 70 Percent of Jewish Americans Believe Anti-Semitism is on the Rise While Most Non-Jews Disagree LOS ANGELES; October 31, 2018 –The Simon Wiesenthal Center (“SWC”) today released results from a September survey of nearly 2,000 registered voters – with an over-sample of nearly 500 Jewish voters – regarding their perceptions […]
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  • Thousands protest Trump visit to synagogue where massacre took place

    By jwadmin on October 31, 2018
    PITTSBURGH (JTA) — Thousands of protesters turned their backs on Donald Trump on Tuesday, Oct. 27, as his motorcade approached the synagogue where a gunman killed 11 worshippers. At the Tree of Life Congregation, Trump and his entourage met with its rabbi, Jeffrey Myers, and placed stones on an outdoor memorial for the 11 victims. Inside, they lit candles for the […]
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  • Detective films of the ’30s and ’40s was Kipp’s  topic at Temple Gates breakfast program

    By jwadmin on October 31, 2018
    By ROBERT MICHAELS “Detective Series Films of the 1930s and ’40s” was Dennis Kipp’s topic at the Congregation Gates of Heaven (CGOH) Brotherhood’ recent breakfast-and-a–speaker program.  Kipp, who teaches courses on the history of the movie industry at Empire College’s Institute for Lifelong Learning, was making his fifth presentation about movies for the CGOH Brotherhood. Kipp told those attending that detective series are […]
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