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Global

  • Several Arab countries are turning on Qatar. What does it mean for Israel?

    By jwadmin on June 7, 2017
    BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Five Arab nations cut ties with Qatar on Monday,June 5, escalating a long-simmering competition for pre-eminence in the region into actions that could set the stage for war. Saudi Arabia, which is leading the charge, has cut off Qatar’s only land crossing — and what one Saudi-friendly estimate says is as much as 40 […]
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  • Trump’s pullout from climate accords causes dismay for many Jewish groups

    By jwadmin on June 2, 2017
      NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — President Donald Trump on Thursday, June 1, said that he will withdraw the United States from the landmark 2015 global agreement to fight climate change, earning statements of dismay from critics, including several Jewish groups who regard the pullout as a diplomatic and environmental disaster. Speaking at a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden, […]
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  • Helicopters, tanks, ships: Trump wants to sell lots of weapons to Saudi Arabia

    By jwadmin on May 31, 2017
    Why is Israel (and its friends) keeping quiet? By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – The year was 1981 and the director of AIPAC was calling for a “showdown” with the Reagan administration, saying “This country is being held hostage to the whims of the Saudis.” At issue was the sale to Saudi Arabia of AWACS, aircraft with radar-enabled surveillance capabilities that at the […]
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  • In Manchester, Jews have been preparing for an attack for years

    By jwadmin on May 24, 2017
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Britain’s bloodiest terrorist attack in over a decade occurred Monday, May 22, just two miles from Rabbi Yisroel Cohen’s synagogue.Yet one day after the deadly bombing in Manchester, Cohen told JTA he has no intention of changing security arrangements at his congregation. In fact Cohen, a Chabad emissary who works in a Jewish enclave […]
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  • Israel gave Trump the royal treatment he wants in U.S.

    By jwadmin on May 24, 2017
    By ANDREW TOBIN JERUSALEM (JTA) – President Donald Trump must have felt like he was back behind his desk at Trump Tower. During his whirlwind visit to Israel and the West Bank on Monday and Tuesday, the U.S. leader was treated with the deference befitting a CEO. His words were greeted with rapturous applause and vows of support. After one […]
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  • Syria’s alleged crematorium ‘invokes worst nightmares of Nazi atrocities,’ ADL chief says

    By jwadmin on May 17, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — The head of the Anti-Defamation League drew parallels between Syria’s alleged use of a crematorium to dispose of bodies to actions committed by the Nazis during the Holocaust. Jonathan Greenblatt, the group’s national director, also called on the international community, including Russia, to take action to stop the violence perpetuated by the Syrian government under […]
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  • Osama bin Laden’s son calls for attacks on Jewish targets

    By jwadmin on May 17, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A son of Osama bin Laden called on Muslims and followers of al-Qaida to carry out attacks on Jewish targets around the world. In a 10-minute video  recently  released, Hamza bin Laden urged Muslims in “America, the West and occupied Palestine” to carry out the attacks where they are. The video includes clips of terrorist […]
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  • Emmanuel Macron wins French election, but Marine Le Pen wins legitimacy

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2017
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Emmanuel Macron, the 39-year-old former investment banker and political centrist, handily defeated the far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential election. Exit polls showed Macron winning  vote by a margin of 65 percent to 34 percent. Although her bid to lead the country failed, Le Pen’s divisive campaign against Macron achieved some of the goals that her supporters […]
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  • Dr. Justus Rosenberg awarded commandeur in the French Legion of Honor for ERC efforts

    By jwadmin on May 3, 2017
    Rosenberg is the last surviving member of the emergency rescue committee, led by American journalist Varian Fry. The ERC — operating out of Marseille —rescued artists and intellectuals from the Nazis in 1940-41, among them Max Ernst, Marc Chagall, Franz Werfel and André Breton. After the ERC was expelled from France, Rosenberg was left behind. Arrested, he escaped from a […]
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  • DC Report: Three obstacles to peace: Will the great dealmaker follow through?

    By jwadmin on April 28, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War, Mahmoud Abbas will be going to the White House (next week) seeking help in getting Israel to leave the territory so Palestinians can establish a state of their own. President Donald Trump has vowed to use his ego-laden reputation as a deal maker to helping […]
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