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  • Russia names actor Steven Seagal special representative for Russian-US humanitarian ties

    By jwadmin on August 8, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – United States actor Steven Seagal has been named by Russia’s Foreign Ministry as its special representative for Russian-U.S. humanitarian ties. The foreign ministry said in a recent Facebook post that the position, which is unpaid and similar to a United Nation’ goodwill ambassador, will be to promote U.S.-Russia relations “in the humanitarian sphere,” and will include […]
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  • Understanding the Syria moment at the Trump-Putin news Conference

    By jwadmin on July 31, 2018
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – The media, Congress, the international community—just about everybody was reeling after the joint news conference in Helsinki bringing together President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Among other remarkable declarations, Trump seemed to agree with Putin by doubting the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment that Moscow mounted an effort to interfere in the 2016 presidential […]
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  • U.S. leaves UN Human Rights Council over Israel bias

    By jwadmin on July 25, 2018
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Trump administration has withdrawn the United States from the U.N. Human Rights Council because of its bias against Israel. Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, jointly announced the pullout on Tuesday evening, July 24. “The Human Rights Council is an exercise in shameless hypocrisy,” Pompeo told […]
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  • Spit on Australia,’ says Abbas’s adviser on foreign affairs

    By jwadmin on July 16, 2018
    By ITAMAR MARCUS and NAN JACQUES ZILBERDIK (Palestinian Media Watch via JNS) – Following Australia’s decision to suspend direct funding to the Palestinian Authority because it pays salaries to terrorists and their families, senior P.A. official Nabil Shaath, who is also an adviser to P.A. leader Mahmoud Abbas, launched a verbal attack on Australia: Mahmoud Abbas’s adviser on Foreign Affairs […]
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  • Ahead of the Trump-Putin summit, 5 things you may not know about Finland and the Jews

    By jwadmin on July 14, 2018
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) – Next week’s summit meeting between President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Finland recasts the Scandinavian nation in a role it had not occupied in decades: that of a political bridge and broker between Russia and the West. An EU democracy whose border with Russia is longer than the distance between New York […]
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  • Protesting protestors, Trump on his make friends, or alienate allies Europe trip

    By jwadmin on July 14, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield Donald Trump will be spending about a week in Europe, where he will do battle with America’s closest allies and embrace his nation’s leading adversary. He Can’t Get No Respect! If there is a symbol of this trip it is a massive orange balloon that will fly over Parliament while Trump is in England. Dubbed […]
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  • Anne Frank’s family tried to leave for US but their requests were never processed

    By jwadmin on July 12, 2018
    AMSTERDAM (JTA) – Contrary to widely held beliefs, Anne Frank and her family were never denied entry visas to the United States, a new study by the museum for the young Holocaust diarist confirmed. Recently, the Anne Frank House published its report on the immigration attempts of the Frank family, which included Anne, sister Margot and their parents, Otto and […]
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  • Yad Vashem’s top historian says ‘we can live with’ joint Israel-Poland Holocaust declaraation

    By jwadmin on July 12, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Yad Vashem’s chief historian said recently that “we can live with” much of the joint Holocaust declaration by Israel and Poland that has come in for criticism, including from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Dina Porat in an interview with Israel’s Kan national broadcaster said the declaration should be changed but not canceled. The declaration made earlier this month by Prime […]
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  • Australia ends direct funding to Palestinian Authority over use of terror payments

    By jwadmin on July 3, 2018
    (JNS) Australia will no longer give direct financial aid to the Palestinian Authority (P.A.), citing concerns that international aid is being used to provide payments to convicted terrorists and their families. “Any assistance provided by the Palestine Liberation Organization to those convicted of politically motivated violence is an affront to Australian values, and undermines the prospect of meaningful peace between […]
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  • Ben Stiller named global goodwill ambassador for UN refugee agency

    By jwadmin on July 2, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Actor Ben Stiller was named a global goodwill ambassador on Monday, July 2, by the United Nations refugee agency. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, or UNHCR, made the announcement on the same day that Stiller finished up a trip with the agency to Guatemala, where he met people who have been forced to […]
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