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  • Barzilai of Israel wins Eurovision song contest

    By jwadmin on May 16, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — For the fourth time in its four decades of participating in the Eurovision song contest, Israel has won the international competition. The song “Toy” by Netta Barzilai, 24, secured Israel’s victory at the Eurovision contest this year at the Finals Saturday in Lisbon, Portugal. The victory means Israel will host the event next year. Barzilai’s song […]
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  • Israel defends Gaza crackdown as self-defense

    By jwadmin on May 16, 2018
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Despite growing condemnation for the deaths of 60 Palestinians on the Gaza border Monday, May 14, Israel defended its military’s actions as an act of self-defense in the face of a mass attack. The March Of Return “We didn’t want it to happen, but we understood these were Hamas’ intentions,” Danny Dayan, Israel’s […]
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  • 10 decades of memories: Patriarch Geisler to note 100th birthday

    By jwadmin on May 16, 2018
    He credits his parents for his desire to serve Dr. Geisler, D.D.S. came to this area in 1975 for a general dental internship at Albany Medical Center Hospital. He later entered private practice with Dr. Fred Siegal and affiliated with Temple Israel. He and his wife Beverly Radlin had children, Andrew and Michelle. His Jewish communal activities involvement has included the […]
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  • Ex-NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver found guilty (again) of corruption

    By jwadmin on May 14, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was again found guilty of federal corruption charges. The guilty verdict on Friday, May 11,  in Federal District Court in Manhattan came nearly a year after a federal appeals court overturned his first conviction on the same corruption charges. The original verdict was thrown out because the judge’s […]
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  • Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump plan to attend embassy opening in Jerusalem

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2018
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — The official White House delegation for the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem will include President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, as well as Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. Kushner heads up the team seeking to restart Israeli-Palestinian talks. Other members of his team — Jason Greenblatt, the lead negotiator, and David Friedman, […]
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  • Missouri’s first Jewish governor faces state’s first-ever impeachment hearing

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Missouri lawmakers have called for a special session to consider impeaching a governor, a first for the state, in the case of Eric Greitens, its first Jewish governor. The state legislature will convene on May 18 to consider discipline against Gov. Eric Greitens, a Republican, who has been accused of coercing a woman into sexual […]
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  • Uber suspends Chicago driver accused kicking out Israeli diplomat

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Uber suspended one of its drivers in Chicago pending an investigation into an Israeli diplomat’s claim that the driver threw him out for speaking in Hebrew. Itay Milner, deputy consul general of Israel to the Midwest, wrote on Facebook Thursday, May 5, that he was 10 minutes into his ride, which he booked with the ride-sharing application of […]
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  • Leader of Saudi-backed Muslim group decries those who blame Jews for the Holocaust

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2018
    WASHINGTON (JTA) – The leader of a Saudi-based Muslim group decried those would blame Jews for the Holocaust, days after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas came under international censure for doing so. Mohammad Al Issa, the secretary general of the Muslim World League, said that blaming the Jews for the Holocaust was akin to denying the Holocaust, a phenomenon he […]
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  • Abbas apologizes ‘if people were offended’ by his speech blaming the Holocaust on Jews

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has apologized to Jewish people offended by his recent speech in which he blamed the Holocaust on Jews. “If people were offended by my statement in front of the [Palestinian National Council], especially people of the Jewish faith, I apologize to them,” Abbas said in a statement sent out by his office. “I […]
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  • Flavor-maker Frutarom sold in second-largest ‘exit’ in Israeli history

    By jwadmin on May 8, 2018
    (JNS) – In the second largest sale, or “exit,” of an Israeli company to date, the American firm International Flavors & Frangrances Inc. (IFF) is acquiring Israeli flavor and ingredient producer Frutarom in a deal worth approximately $7.1 billion. Only one deal in Israel’s history surpasses the Frutarom exit—the sale of Israel’s Mobileye, makers of  vision-based advanced driver-assistance systems, for $15.3 […]
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