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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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  • ADL lists top 10 most inspirational moments of 2016

    By jwadmin on January 4, 2017
    In a year where white nationalists and racists attempted to inject bigotry into the public square and when a divisive election season ended with unconscionable acts of hatred, there was plenty of reason for despair in 2016. Yet, there were also glimmers of hope: A community brought together in the aftershock of a mass shooting at an LGBT nightclub in […]
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  • Inside the coming war between the United States and the United Nations

    By jwadmin on December 28, 2016
    By Josh Rogin The Washington Post – Even before Donald Trump’s inauguration as president, Congress is planning to escalate the clash over the U.N. Security Council’s anti-Israel resolution into a full-on conflict between the United States and the United Nations. If Trump embraces the strategy — and all signals indicate he will — the battle could become the Trump administration’s first […]
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  • What Rex Tillerson, Trump’s pick as secretary of state, could mean for a Jewish agenda

    By jwadmin on December 14, 2016
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, is the chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil, an energy company large enough to have its own foreign policy. It is a policy, however, that doesn’t always align with the priorities of Jewish and pro-Israel groups. Oil companies have clashed in the past with the pro-Israel […]
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  • In post-coup Turkey, Jews plan their future abroad

    By jwadmin on December 7, 2016
      By Cnaan Liphshiz ISTANBUL (JTA) – At a chic café overlooking the Bosphorus, two Turkish Jewish women are discussing their plans to emigrate when the call to Friday prayers blasts from the loudspeakers of a nearby mosque. Unable to talk over the deafening singing that fills the café in the Bebek neighborhood of western Istanbul, the women turn to […]
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  • Holocaust survivor likens treatment of farm animals to modern-day Shoah

    By jwadmin on November 23, 2016
      By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY(JTA) – Holocaust survivor Alex Hershaft says that he’s horrified by watching history repeat itself. But Hershaft isn’t referring to the Syrian refugee crisis or discrimination against gay people in Russia. Rather, drawing upon his experiences during the Shoah, he insists that there are “striking similarities” between the horrors perpetrated by the Nazis and the way society today […]
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  • One Ruth Gruber says goodbye to another

    By jwadmin on November 23, 2016
    BY RUTH ELLEN GRUBER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – When you share a name with someone you respect and admire, you always try to live up to the connection, because sometimes outsiders aren’t aware of the difference. That’s how it was for decades with me and Ruth Gruber, the noted photojournalist, reporter and author who died last week at age […]
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