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  • Donald Trump, role model? New Brazilian president to pattern Israel policy on Trump’s

    By jwadmin on November 10, 2018
    By Douglas Bloomfield DC Report – Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s newly elected president, calls Donald Trump his role model, even to the point of declaring his intention to move his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. He made that vow in an interview with Israel’s largest circulation newspaper, Israel Hayom, adding that, as Trump did, he would visit Israel early in […]
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  • British Labour Party branch votes down motion condemning Pittsburgh synagogue attack

    By jwadmin on November 9, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — A draft motion condemning the murder of 11 Jews at a Pittsburgh synagogue was voted down in a branch of Britain’s Labour Party in a small constituency in Britain’s north. Steve Cooke, secretary of the Norton West branch in the Stockton North constituency of about 67,000 people near Scotland, submitted the motion for a vote […]
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  • In Europe, synagogues are protected like fortresses. Do we want that here?

    By jwadmin on November 8, 2018
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ BRUSSELS (JTA) – Will security at American Jewish institutions now mirror that of Europe, with its police protection, armed guards, panic rooms and sterile zones at synagogues? It’s a possibility that is being debated more seriously than ever before following the Tree of Life Congregation shooting  in Pittsburgh in which a gunman killed 11 people. Rabbi Jack Moline, president […]
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  • A German Jewish community’s longtime leader may not be Jewish…

    By jwadmin on October 26, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The man heading a small Jewish community near Hamburg, Germany, has been accused of posing as a Jew for at least two decades. An investigation by Der Spiegel magazine into the biography of Wolfgang Seibert, head of the 250-member Jewish community of Pinneberg since 2003, revealed that he may be an imposter. Seibert is denying the Spiegel report, telling […]
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  • Jamal Khashoggi’s reputation and what it might mean politically

    By jwadmin on October 24, 2018
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Two weeks after he disappeared, Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi Washington Post columnist, is getting his reputation run through a wringer, and some pro-Israel voices are joining the pile-on. Even as gruesome allegations emerge that he was tortured, murdered and dismembered after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, some Israel supporters have joined other figures on the […]
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  • Trump administration enhances scrutiny of Hezbollah overseas

    By jwadmin on October 18, 2018
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Trump administration designated Hezbollah as a transnational criminal organization, enhancing efforts to prosecute the Lebanese militia. The designation made Tuesday, Oct. 13, adds staff and funding to cross-departmental efforts to go after criminal organizations overseas. Ilan Graff, an assistant U.S. attorney who is prosecuting two alleged U.S.-based Hezbollah operatives, will lead the Hezbollah task force. In addition […]
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  • ‘Washington Post’: Failed Paris attack raises fear in Europe that Iran is planning more terror

    By jwadmin on October 18, 2018
    (The Tower via JNS) – The failed terror attack earlier this year in Paris has “sparked growing anxiety” in numerous European countries, the United States, and Israel, that Iran is increasing its intelligence activities abroad in preparation for more “audacious” terror attacks, The Washington Post recently reported. Iran Prepares For Hostilities Citing American, European and Middle Eastern experts familiar with the intelligence, Iran is […]
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  • Saudi Arabia is no bastion of Jeffersonian democracy. Nor is Turkey, Syria, Qatar, Iran or any Islamist nation.

    By jwadmin on October 17, 2018
    The enemy of your enemy is not necessarily your friend By SARAH N. STERN (JNS) – The tragic disappearance and likely death of Jamal Khashoggi after he recently entered the consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul has lifted a rock under which the egregious human-rights practices of the Saudi kingdom have been swarming for decades. It always struck me as ironic […]
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  • DC Report: China interfering with U.S. elections? Where’s the beef?

    By jwadmin on October 10, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield Donald Trump is taking no chances. He already has an excuse in case Republicans take a drubbing in next month’s congressional elections: It was a Chinese plot. Evidence? As he presided over a U.N. Security Council meeting in September he accused Beijing of “attempting to interfere” with the congressional elections “because I am the first president ever […]
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  • German high court upholds ruling allowing Kuwait Airways to ban Israeli passengers

    By jwadmin on September 28, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — A high court in Germany has upheld a lower court’s ruling allowing Kuwait Airways to bar Israeli citizens from boarding its planes in Germany. The High Court of Hesse, a German federal state, issued the ruling on Tuesday, Sept. 25, upholding a November 2017 ruling by a district court in Frankfurt. The Frankfurt court said it […]
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