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  • Jewish things to look for when Mueller wraps up his investigation

    By jwadmin on March 7, 2019
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — It looks like Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating alleged improprieties associated with Donald Trump’s presidency and election campaign, is wrapping up his report. Or maybe not. Mueller has over his near-two year run led a leak-free operation, and no one is saying on the record that the report is completed. Not only that, […]
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  • Israeli spacecraft ‘Beresheet’ sends first selfie from more than 23,000 miles away

    By jwadmin on March 7, 2019
    (JNS) – The Israeli lunar spacecraft “Beresheet,” the Jewish state’s first, sent a photo of itself at a distance of 23,364 miles from Earth as it is heading to the moon. The photo’s background shows the continent of Australia. A plaque displays Israel’s flag with the inscriptions, “Am Israel Chai” (“the Jewish people lives”) and, in English, “Small Country Big […]
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  • Pope Francis announces Vatican will open Holocaust-era archives

    By jwadmin on March 7, 2019
    (JNS) – Pope Francis announced on Monday, March 4, that the Vatican archive which relates information about the Holocaust when Pope Pius XII, who has been criticized for doing little to save Jews and for being silent during the atrocities, led the Catholic Church. Since becoming pope, Francis has promised to open the records. Francis said that the archive would be […]
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  • Eson to review Mary Morris’ book at AJCC on March 13

    By jwadmin on March 6, 2019
    ALBANY–The Albany Jewish Community Center will kick off the 2019 Book Mavens series on Wednesday, March 13, 3 – 4:30 p.m. at the Center’s Massry Senior Center, 340 Whitehall Rd., with a review by retired educator Judy Arian-Eson of Mary Morris’ Gateway to the Moon. According to organizers, the historical novel tells a story about those who survived the Spanish Inquisition […]
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  • Former Israeli minister sentenced to 11 years in prison for spying for Iran

    By jwadmin on March 2, 2019
    (JNS)– Jerusalem District Court sentenced former Israeli minister Gonen Segev to 11 years in prison on Tuesday, Feb. 25 for spying for Iran. As part of a plea deal, Segev admitted to spying for Iran for five years using a clandestine channel and providing them with top-secret information, but argued that he wanted to serve as a double agent, providing […]
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  • Abbas: ‘We have been paying martyrs and families since 1965, will continue to do so’

    By jwadmin on March 2, 2019
    (MEMRI via JNS) – Palestinian Authority (P.A.) leader Mahmoud Abbas said in a speech that aired on Feb. 19, on P.A. TV that Israel has been taking a 3 percent cut of customs and taxes that belong to the P.A. because it controls the ports and borders. Abbas was addressing a delegation of U.S. congressmen and the J Street organization. […]
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  • Guy Nattiv wins Short Film category, first Israeli to win Academy Award in 41 years

    By jwadmin on March 1, 2019
    (JNS) – Israeli government officials congratulated Israeli director Guy Nattiv for winning the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film on Sunday—the first Israeli Oscar in 41 years. “Skin,” a 20-minute movie, focuses on hate crimes and their impact on a skinhead and two young children, one black and one white. The elated Nattiv ascended the stage to accept his […]
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  • Amid American Jewish criticism over Otzma Yehudit Party, concern arises about language

    By jwadmin on March 1, 2019
    By SEAN SAVAGE and JACKSON RICHMAN (JNS) – The fallout over the recent merger of Otzma Yehudit with the Jewish Home Party—a bid by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to bolster his right-wing coalition ahead of April 9 elections—appears to have exacerbated already strained ties between Israel and several American Jewish organizations. Careless Words? While prominent American Jewish groups, such […]
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  • New U.S. envoy on anti-Semitism: No distinction between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism

    By jwadmin on March 1, 2019
    (JNS) – Elan Carr, the United States’ new envoy to combat anti-Semitism, told American Jewish leaders in Jerusalem that he will work to end the “attempted distinction” between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, while praising U.S. President Donald Trump’s efforts to combat the “scourge.” “I will work to eradicate the attempted distinction between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism. There is no distinction,” he told […]
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  • Marilyn finds an easy way to break down barriers between people

    By jwadmin on March 1, 2019
    “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.”‒Nelson Mandela By MARILYN SHAPIRO My friend Lazar Lowinger is a true polyglot. Born in Belgium, survived World War Two in Romania, lived briefly in France before emigrating to Cuba, then […]
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