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  • U.S. anti-Semitism envoy calls Europe’s kosher meat bans ‘forced expulsion’ for Jews

    By jwadmin on May 20, 2019
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA)  – Elan Carr, the U.S. envoy against anti-Semitism, called legislation in some European countries limiting the ritual slaughter of animals and circumcision of boys a “disgraceful forced expulsion” of Jews. Carr made the statement Monday, May 13, in Belgium during a speech he delivered in Antwerp at the General Convention of the Conference […]
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  • Hungarian rabbi deconstructs Viktor Orbán and the lean towards the right

    By jwadmin on May 17, 2019
    By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON (JNS) – Rabbi Shlomo Koves, chief rabbi of the EMIH-Hungarian Jewish Alliance and a Chabad-Lubavitch emissary in Budapest, says that as far as Orbán goes, he is not anti-Semitic, but a nationalist. “Anyone who knows him knows this,” the rabbi told JNS in an interview. “He is an advocate for nation states, a patriot of his […]
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  • A Jewish woman’s stabbing in Sweden shocks her tiny community

    By jwadmin on May 16, 2019
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Early Tuesday, May 13, a man wielding a large knife approached the secretary of the Jewish community of Helsingborg, Sweden, from the back and delivered near-fatal stab wounds to her upper body. The victim, a woman in her 60s whose family asked not be named in the media, was assaulted a mere stone’s throw from […]
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  • Famed Nazi hunters Beate and Serge Klarsfeld: It feels like the 1930s

    By jwadmin on May 2, 2019
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – It’s not an unfamiliar frame for describing the rise of the new nationalism: There’s a bad wind blowing through the West, and nothing less than democracy is at stake. What makes it especially unsettling for Beate and Serge Klarsfeld is that they have lived through it before — and spent a subsequent lifetime trying […]
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  • Teenage Jewish brother and sister from London among Sri Lanka bombing victims

    By jwadmin on April 25, 2019
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) – Two Jewish teenage siblings from London were among the more than 320 people murdered in terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, the British media has reported. Amelie and Daniel Linsey, 15 and 19, who are dual citizens of the United States and the United Kingdom, were eulogized Wednesday, April 24, in the British Parliament during a […]
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  • Measles was eradicated … now it’s back, thanks to anti-vaxxers

    By jwadmin on April 24, 2019
    By RUTHIE BLUM (JNS) – Israel’s national carrier, El Al, has set up a special inoculation station at Ben-Gurion Airport to vaccinate its employees against the measles. So far, some 250 ground and flight crews have been vaccinated, with likely more to come. The makeshift clinic was created after the Israeli Health Ministry ordered all local airlines to inoculate their […]
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  • London Mayor Sadiq Khan joins Jewish Labour movement

    By jwadmin on April 23, 2019
    By MARCY OSTER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The Muslim mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, joined the Jewish Labour Movement as an associate member in solidarity with British Jews. In a statement, Khan called on his colleagues in the Labour Party to follow suit and said he took the action to demonstrate “support and appreciation” for British Jews. “There’s no question, in […]
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  • Israel offers assistance following Easter bomb attacks in Sri Lanka

    By jwadmin on April 23, 2019
    By MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed “deep shock over the murderous attacks against innocent civilians in Sri Lanka.” Netanyahu, in a statement released and tweeted on Sunday, 21, in the hours after the Easter attacks which left more than 200 dead, said that “Israel stands ready to assist the authorities in Sri Lanka at […]
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  • Ukraine’s next president is a Jewish comedian

    By jwadmin on April 23, 2019
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – If official exit polls from Ukraine’s presidential elections are to be believed, that country is set to become the only one in the world besides Israel whose president and prime minister are both Jewish. Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky’s dramatic lead in exit polls Sunday — in many of them he received more than […]
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  • The Jewish treasures of Notre Dame?

    By jwadmin on April 19, 2019
    By YVETTE ALT MILLER (JNS) – The world was transfixed Monday April 15, by the devastating images of flames and clouds of acrid smoke spewing from the roof of the Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris. As Notre Dame burned, the charred ruin now missing its spire and roof, people around the globe stood with France in feeling the loss […]
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