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  • Spit on Australia,’ says Abbas’s adviser on foreign affairs

    By jwadmin on July 16, 2018
    By ITAMAR MARCUS and NAN JACQUES ZILBERDIK (Palestinian Media Watch via JNS) – Following Australia’s decision to suspend direct funding to the Palestinian Authority because it pays salaries to terrorists and their families, senior P.A. official Nabil Shaath, who is also an adviser to P.A. leader Mahmoud Abbas, launched a verbal attack on Australia: Mahmoud Abbas’s adviser on Foreign Affairs […]
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  • Ahead of the Trump-Putin summit, 5 things you may not know about Finland and the Jews

    By jwadmin on July 14, 2018
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) – Next week’s summit meeting between President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Finland recasts the Scandinavian nation in a role it had not occupied in decades: that of a political bridge and broker between Russia and the West. An EU democracy whose border with Russia is longer than the distance between New York […]
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  • Protesting protestors, Trump on his make friends, or alienate allies Europe trip

    By jwadmin on July 14, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield Donald Trump will be spending about a week in Europe, where he will do battle with America’s closest allies and embrace his nation’s leading adversary. He Can’t Get No Respect! If there is a symbol of this trip it is a massive orange balloon that will fly over Parliament while Trump is in England. Dubbed […]
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  • Anne Frank’s family tried to leave for US but their requests were never processed

    By jwadmin on July 12, 2018
    AMSTERDAM (JTA) – Contrary to widely held beliefs, Anne Frank and her family were never denied entry visas to the United States, a new study by the museum for the young Holocaust diarist confirmed. Recently, the Anne Frank House published its report on the immigration attempts of the Frank family, which included Anne, sister Margot and their parents, Otto and […]
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  • Yad Vashem’s top historian says ‘we can live with’ joint Israel-Poland Holocaust declaraation

    By jwadmin on July 12, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Yad Vashem’s chief historian said recently that “we can live with” much of the joint Holocaust declaration by Israel and Poland that has come in for criticism, including from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Dina Porat in an interview with Israel’s Kan national broadcaster said the declaration should be changed but not canceled. The declaration made earlier this month by Prime […]
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  • Australia ends direct funding to Palestinian Authority over use of terror payments

    By jwadmin on July 3, 2018
    (JNS) Australia will no longer give direct financial aid to the Palestinian Authority (P.A.), citing concerns that international aid is being used to provide payments to convicted terrorists and their families. “Any assistance provided by the Palestine Liberation Organization to those convicted of politically motivated violence is an affront to Australian values, and undermines the prospect of meaningful peace between […]
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  • Ben Stiller named global goodwill ambassador for UN refugee agency

    By jwadmin on July 2, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Actor Ben Stiller was named a global goodwill ambassador on Monday, July 2, by the United Nations refugee agency. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, or UNHCR, made the announcement on the same day that Stiller finished up a trip with the agency to Guatemala, where he met people who have been forced to […]
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  • Jewish woman elected mayor of Mexico City

    By jwadmin on July 2, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –A Jewish woman has been elected mayor of Mexico City, the largest city in North America. Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo on Sunday, July 1, defeated a field of six other candidates, four of them women. She won with a reported up to 55 percent of the vote. She holds a doctorate in energy engineering and physics from […]
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  • Did Jared Kushner’s interview with a Palestinian paper hurt his peace plan’s chances?

    By jwadmin on June 28, 2018
    By CHARLES DUNST NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Saying a U.S. plan for Middle East peace would be released “soon,” Jared Kushner sharply criticized Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in what appeared to be an intentional gambit to drive a wedge between the Palestinian people and their leadership. Blames Abbas Whether that strategy will bring Abbas back to the table or […]
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  • Poll shows deep divide between Israeli and American Jews — on Trump

    By jwadmin on June 20, 2018
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Israeli and American Jews disagree on much—settlements, religious pluralism, even the degree to which they are “family.” And now you can add Donald Trump to the mix. Twin polls of Israeli and American Jews published by the American Jewish Committee on Sunday, June 10, uncovered divides on all these issues, but an especially stark one […]
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