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  • European rabbis: EU court’s ruling on religious garb means Jews, Muslims unwelcome

    By jwadmin on March 15, 2017
    PARIS (JTA) – A European Union court ruled that companies can prohibit their employees from wearing religious clothing and symbols, sparking condemnation from a rabbinical group that the decision amounts to saying “faith communities are no longer welcome.” The ruling Tuesday, March 14 by the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg also said that customers cannot simply demand that workers remove […]
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  • Spain scraps language test for elderly applicants for Jewish law of return

    By jwadmin on March 8, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA)– Spanish authorities dispensed with language and culture tests for elderly applicants for citizenship under the country’s law of return for Sephardi Jews. The Spanish Justice Ministry decided to offer the dispensation from tests on the Spanish language and heritage, which were mandated for citizenship applicants under the 2013 law, after it emerged that the tests effectively […]
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  • Trump and Netanyahu: The mixed messages of a diplomatic love festival

    By jwadmin on February 18, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – One state. Flexibility. Two states. Hold back on settlements. Stop Iran. When President Donald Trump met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: What a press conference! But wait. In the Age of Trump, every post-event analysis requires a double take. Not so much “did he mean what he said?” —he appears to mean it, in real […]
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  • Leading Jewish lawmaker in Britain: Trump should not be invited to address Parliament

    By jwadmin on February 8, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The Jewish speaker of Britain’s House of Commons said President Donald Trump should not be welcomed to address the British Parliament. “Before the imposition of the migrant ban, I would myself have been strongly opposed to an address by President Trump in Westminster Hall,” John Bercow told his colleagues on Monday, referring to Trump’s temporary […]
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  • In France’s elections, dramatic upsets turn surprise front-runner into top choice for many Jews

    By jwadmin on February 8, 2017
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – With old favorites knocked out of France’s presidential race and the far-right National Front party making worrisome gains, many Jews are joining fellow voters in supporting Emmanuel Macron, the 39-year-old independent politician and surprising front-runner. A banker who is 18 years younger than the average age of past presidents in France, Macron was […]
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  • Israeli president to Mexican counterpart: Wall comparisons are ‘misunderstanding’

    By jwadmin on February 1, 2017
    JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israeli President Reuven Rivlin told his counterpart from Mexico that Israel had “no intention” of comparing its border wall with Egypt to the one proposed by Donald Trump between Mexico and the United States. “No Comparison” Rivlin spoke by phone to Enrique Pena Nieto on Tuesday evening in Israel amid the diplomatic uproar between Israel and Mexico […]
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  • Iraqi lawmaker may be prevented from receiving human rights prize because of Trump travel ban

    By jwadmin on February 1, 2017
    WASHINGTON (JTA) – A Yazidi leader may be prevented from receiving a prize named for Tom Lantos, the only Holocaust survivor to serve in Congress, because of the Trump administration’s travel ban. Vian Dakhil, a member of the Iraqi parliament who has led the effort to raise awareness of the mass killings of her people at the hands of the […]
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  • Israel’s Argentinian Jews honor those killed in AMIA bombing, Alberto Nisman and seek justice

    By jwadmin on January 24, 2017
      By HILLEL KUTTLER NAHARIYA, Israel (JTA) – On the morning of July 18, 1994, Hana Cohen headed from her apartment to the nearby AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires to run an errand. Edith Szerman Kogos walked to a bank a few blocks away. Jose Caro shopped in a store. The boom of an explosion interrupted their activities, piercing […]
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  • Britain again breaks rank with Europe—this time over Israel

    By jwadmin on January 18, 2017
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Two days after delegates from more than 70 nations attended the Paris summit on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it is clear that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was wrong to label the meeting “useless.” Cracks In Consensus Admittedly the France-initiated event, which neither Israel nor the Palestinian Authority attended, did not change the […]
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  • Israel’s top security experts redraw West Bank map for the Trump era

    By jwadmin on January 4, 2017
    By ANDREW TOBIN TEL AVIV (JTA) – A leading Israeli security think tank has published a plan to redraw the map of the West Bank in a bid to consolidate major settlements and prevent the spread of others. The plan, presented Monday, Jan. 2, to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin as part of the Institute for National Security Studies’ yearly strategic survey, calls for […]
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