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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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  • Good relations with Japan? Not a shoo- in! Did Israel offend Japan with dessert menu?

    By jwadmin on May 8, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – After a day of high-level meetings in Israel on May 2 — some of which involved the stressful topic of Middle East peace negotiations — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sat down to dinner in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Jerusalem residence. According to multiple reports, things went smoothly until dessert — chocolates served in a shoe. That […]
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  • What will Iran do? Trump has pulled the U.S. out of the nuclear deal

    By jwadmin on May 8, 2018
    BY BEHNAM BEN TALEBLU WASHINGTON (JTA) – An inflection point in American policy towards Iran came this afternoon, when President Trump announced he will re-impose nuclear sanctions on Iran and effectively withdraw the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal. Having done so, the administration should anticipate the range of responses available to Iran and plan for how to […]
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  • Jewish and pro-Israel groups’ reactions pour in on Trump’s withdrawal from Iran deal

    By jwadmin on May 8, 2018
    BY SEAN SAVAGE (JNS) – Reactions from American Jewish and pro-Israel groups poured in following U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision on Tuesday afternoon, May 8, to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal. “This was a horrible one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made,” Trump said in his announcement from the White House. “It didn’t bring calm, […]
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  • Otto Warmbier’s parents sue North Korea over their son’s torture and death

    By jwadmin on May 3, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — The parents of Otto Warmbier, the American college student who was tortured while being held in a North Korean labor camp, filed a federal lawsuit in the United States against North Korea over their son’s death. Warmbier, 22, a Cincinnati native, was traveling on a student tour of North Korea in early 2016 when he […]
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  • Mahmoud Abbas blames Jews’ ‘social behavior’ for the Holocaust

    By jwadmin on May 2, 2018
    “Israel is a colonial project that has nothing to do with the Jews,” he told the Palestinian National Council, and the “Europeans wanted to bring the Jews here to preserve their interests in the region.” His speech was quoted by the Times of Israel and other news agencies. The council is the legislative body of the Palestine Liberation Organization and elects the PLO’s […]
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  • Fury in Germany as Rap Duo With Anti-Jewish Lyrics Gets Award

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2018
    By MELISSA EDDY and ANDREW CURRY The New York Times BERLIN — In Germany’s hugely popular hip-hop music scene, one of the biggest albums of the past year was from two trash-talking rappers who rhymed about their prowess in bed and in the weight room and about violently dominating their opponents. The album has racked up sales, but has also attracted a different […]
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  • Jewish groups sit on both sides of fence on nomination of Pompeo to secretary of state

    By jwadmin on April 25, 2018
    By BETHANY MANDEL (JNS) Nominee for U.S. Secretary of State and current CIA Director Mike Pompeo is facing an uphill battle for his confirmation, thanks in part to opposition from several Jewish organizations. With only a slim 51-49 majority in the Senate, Pompeo’s nomination hinges on support from Senate Democrats, with many facing pressure to more stridently oppose U.S. President […]
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  • Madoff victims to receive $500 million more in relief

    By jwadmin on April 19, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –The Madoff Victim Fund recently began distributing $504 million in funds to victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. The funds, whose distribution, will be sent to over 21,000 Madoff victims around the world, according to a statement by the Justice Department. The distribution is the second in a series of payments that will eventually return over $4 billion to […]
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