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  • Putin, Netanyahu decide to coordinate military forces in Syria

    By jwadmin on December 10, 2018
    By MARCY OSTERJERUSALEM (JTA) –Israeli PrimeMinister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed tocoordinate their militaries in Syria. Netanyahu and Putin spoke by telephone on Saturday, Dec. 8, according to a statement from the prime minister’s office. The two leaders agreed that security delegations from the two countries will meet soon in Moscow and that a meeting between […]
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  • The Oman-Israel-Palestinian connection (realpolitik)

    By jwadmin on December 7, 2018
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” Oman’s unique geo-strategic location has enticed China’s recent $10BN investment in an industrial park at Oman’s southern port of Duqm on the northern Indian Ocean/Arabian Sea. Moreover, the Port of Rotterdam – the largest port in Europe – has played a key role in the impressive expansion of Oman’s Port of […]
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  • Evidence of Rohingya genocide is compelling, U.S. Holocaust Museum says

    By jwadmin on December 6, 2018
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — A key committee of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has found “compelling evidence” of genocide by Myanmar’s military against the Muslim minority Rohingya. “The Burmese military’s campaign against the Rohingya, especially the attacks of August 2017, have been deliberate, systematic, and widespread,” Lee Feinstein, the chairman of the museum’s Committee on Conscience, said in prepared comments for a […]
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  • Is Spain really a haven for people with Jewish roots?

    By jwadmin on December 4, 2018
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA)  – Blaming Donald Trump for a resurgence of racism in America, some Hispanics are seeking Spanish citizenship based on their Jewish roots, according to The New York Times. An article identifying several such individuals, including one Albuquerque, N M., woman who was raised Catholic was recently printed. The Times reported an increase in interest by non-Jews from the United […]
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  • Brit lawmaker who criticized Labour Party over bias won’t be reprimanded

    By jwadmin on November 30, 2018
    (JTA) — Britain’s Labour Party will not discipline a lawmaker accused of “screaming abuse” at party officials during a debate over how the party is dealing with anti-Semitism. Labour lawmaker Ian Austin, the adopted son of a Holocaust survivor, was reprimanded and warned about his future conduct, the BBC reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed Labour sources. Austin said in a statement that the party’s […]
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  • Quakers of Britain to boycott companies that do business in the West Bank

    By jwadmin on November 23, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The Quakers of Britain announced that the religious movement will no longer invest in companies that “profit from the occupation” of the West Bank. The Quakers, also known as the Society of Friends, said in their announcement Monday, Nov. 19, that the decision was made by the church’s trustees in consultation with Meeting for Sufferings — the national […]
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  • Trump cites Israel in statement reaffirming U.S. ties with Saudi Arabia despite journalist’s killing

    By jwadmin on November 23, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Donald Trump cited Israel twice in a statement Tuesday, Nov. 20, in which he defended U.S. ties with Saudi Arabia following reports that the CIA concluded Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of DC-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In the unusual statement, which contained many exclamation marks and began with the phrase “America First!” Trump said that […]
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  • Shift or strategy: U.S. votes ‘no’ on UN resolution censuring Israeli control over Golan Heights

    By jwadmin on November 19, 2018
    By SEAN SAVAGE (JNS) – The United States for the first time voted against an annual U.N. resolution condemning Israeli control over the Golan Heights at the world body. The decision by the U.S. to change its stance on the resolution, after previously voting for years to abstain, may be part of a broader shift in American policy towards the Golan […]
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  • Attack on Jewish teens in Toronto investigated as hate crime

    By jwadmin on November 17, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – An attack on a group of identifiably Jewish 17-year-old boys in Toronto is being investigated as a hate crime. On Sunday, Nov, 11,the Jewish teens wearing “attire of their religious faith,” according to Toronto Police, passed by a group of 10 identified as being in their “early teens.” The larger group made derogatory remarks about the […]
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  • British couple who named their son after Hitler found guilty of membership in terrorist group

    By jwadmin on November 16, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A neo-Nazi couple in Britain who named their baby after Hitler were found guilty of being members of a banned terrorist group. Adam Thomas, 22, and Claudia Patatas, 38, were convicted on Monday, Nov. 12, in Birmingham Crown Court in Britain’s West Midlands region for being members of the extreme right-wing organization, National Action. The […]
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