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  • A desperate Abbas in New York as Palestinians take helm of major UN bloc of nations

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2019
    By ISRAEL KASNETT (JNS) – Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas is in New York City to witness the Palestinian Mission as it takes over leadership of the G77 bloc. While there, he will likely push the Palestinian agenda and lobby for full membership to the United Nations. Were he to succeed, U.S. law prohibits funding U.N.-affiliated organizations that accept the […]
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  • Amnesty International to single out Jews in 2019, according to leaked documents

    By jwadmin on January 10, 2019
    (NGO Monitor via JNS) Leaked documents seen by NGO Monitor and an analysis of public statements from NGO officials indicate that Amnesty International will conduct a series of intense campaigns singling out Israel in early 2019. In this process, Amnesty will delegitimize Jewish historical connections to Jerusalem and elsewhere, as well as promote discriminatory boycotts (BDS) against Israel, according to […]
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  • How Historians Will See Canary Mission Years From Now

    By jwadmin on January 5, 2019
    By Edwin Black On a recent Thursday, at about 8 am, on a desk illuminated by light from a nearby window, a paper cup of steaming coffee laden with cream and sugar was nudged near an open laptop, thus beginning a ten-to-twelve-hour day of mind-numbing monitoring by a Canary Mission [CM] staffer at one of the organization’s several locations. In endless […]
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  • Were these the top 11 Jewish stories of 2018?

    By jwadmin on January 3, 2019
    By SAM SOKOL NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The year 2018 was a hectic and often bewildering one for the global Jewish community. From the United States Embassy move to Jerusalem to the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, the past 12 months brought surprises and shocks, and in ways that often divided Jewish opinion. Here are the stories of 2018 with perhaps […]
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  • OK for husbands, fathers, brothers to beat disobedient women,‘ says Abbas adviser

    By jwadmin on January 1, 2019
    By ITAMAR MARCUS, NAN JACQUES ZILBERDIK (JNS) – A striking example was when right in the middle of a P.A. campaign to stop domestic violence against Palestinian women, Abbas’s adviser and top P.A. religious figure explained on TV exactly when, how and why husbands, fathers and brothers are allowed to, of all things, beat women. When Is It OK? The […]
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  • Jewish groups offer assistance after Indonesian tsunami

    By jwadmin on December 27, 2018
    By MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Jewish groups are offering assistance in the wake of a tsunami in Indonesia that has left more than 400 dead and thousands homeless. The tsunami hit on Saturday night, Dec. 22 without warning, and may have been caused by a volcanic eruption on Anak Krakatau, a volcanic island. The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is […]
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  • Middle East Christians face despair and threat of extinction

    By jwadmin on December 26, 2018
    While Christians in Israel are thriving, communities elsewhere in the region face ongoing persecution and hardship due to radical Islam. By SEAN SAVAGE (JNS) – As one of the three great Abrahamic faiths, Christianity has deep roots in the Middle East. Yet today, the region is largely devoid of Christians, and the small and ancient communities that do remain face […]
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  • U.S. court orders North Korea to pay $500M to family of Jewish student Otto Warmbier

    By jwadmin on December 26, 2018
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A U.S. court has ordered North Korea to pay $501 million to the family of Otto Warmbier, a Jewish student who died in 2016 after being imprisoned there. A District Court judge in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Dec. 24, awarded the Warmbiers approximately half the $1.05 billion they requested in their punitive […]
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  • Polish Parliament heeded Paul McCartney’s appeal declaring ‘Isaac Bashevis Singer Day’

    By jwadmin on December 13, 2018
    WARSAW – In advance of his Dec. 3 concert in Kraków, Sir Paul McCartney sent a letter urging the Polish Parliament to honor Jewish icon Isaac Bashevis Singer on the late Polish writer and vegetarian campaigner’s birthday, Nov. 21. Polish MP Paweł Kukiz granted the request in a public declaration read aloud by the Speaker at a parliamentary session in Warsaw. McCartney’s […]
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  • Not news to Europe’s Jews: EU report shows upswing in bias and fear

    By jwadmin on December 12, 2018
    By CNAAN LIPSZHIZ AMSTERDAM (JTA) – The last time that a stranger directed an anti-Semitic insult at me, I was carrying supplies for my son’s birthday party. It was on a Sunday afternoon on Dam Square. Carrying Star of David party decorations in a see-through bag, I paused to snap some pictures on my cellphone of an anti-Israel rally. I […]
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