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  • Can Netanyahu ignore real concerns as he is cheered in D.C.?

    By jwadmin on February 28, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield – When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu comes to Washington next week the cheering of the crowds at the AIPAC policy conference (March 4-6) and the embrace of Donald Trump are likely to go to his head like the bubbles in a glass of the expensive champagne his wife likes so much. It can be very seductive.  Thousands […]
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  • Billy Graham, who championed Israel in public and derided Jews in private, dies

    By jwadmin on February 26, 2018
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Billy Graham, the giant of American evangelism who was exalted by Jews for his championing of Israel at its hour of need and then condemned when a nasty anti-Semitic streak was revealed, has died. Graham, 99, died at his home in Montreat, North Carolina, media reported. He was a counselor to Democratic and Republican presidents […]
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  • Is Prime Minister Netanyahu offering us red herring?

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can expect an enthusiastic response when he speaks to the The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) annual policy conference in Washington next month. After all, the organization has been in his pocket since he was the number two at the Israeli embassy 35 years ago.   What He Will Say He […]
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  • France returns painting to family of Jewish couple who fled Nazis

    By jwadmin on February 16, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — France has returned three 16th-century paintings to the grandchildren of a German-Jewish couple who were forced to sell the work in Paris as they fled the Nazis. The portrait, attributed by the French Culture Ministry either to the Dutch artist Joos van Cleve or his son, was returned to Christopher Bromberg and Henrietta Schubert in a Paris ceremony. Their grandparents, […]
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  • Has U.S. foreign policy been wrecked by Rex Tillerson?

    By jwadmin on February 14, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield If you had any doubts about the low priority this administration puts on diplomacy, it was made painfully clear this week on opposite sides of the globe. The White House released its Fiscal Year 2019 budget, which calls for more deep cuts for the State Department, which has been shedding experienced diplomats, senior managers and, […]
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  • What it’s like to be Jewish in South Korea?

    By jwadmin on February 7, 2018
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY  (JTA) – Though the Jewish community in South Korea is small, Jews visiting the country to compete in or watch the Winter Olympic Games won’t have to skimp on kosher food or Shabbat programming. Chabad Gets Ready The country’s Chabad emissary is setting up a pop-up restaurant in Pyeongchang County, the site of the 2018 Winter […]
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  • The father of Otto Warmbier to attend Olympics opening with VP Pence

    By jwadmin on February 7, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY  (JTA) — The father of Otto Warmbier, the University of Virginia student imprisoned by North Korea who died after being sent back comatose to the United States, will attend the Winter Olympics opening ceremonies in South Korea as a guest of Vice President Mike Pence. Pence will lead the U.S. delegation at the ceremonies in Pyeongchang following […]
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  • Pope says Europe can do more in fight against hate and bias

    By jwadmin on February 1, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Pope Francis called indifference about anti-Semitism a contagious “virus” and, quoting Christian texts, urged a European audience to do more in the fight against hate and anti-Semitism. “I am grateful for the noble aim that brings you here: to reflect together, from varying points of view, on the responsibility of states, institutions and individuals in […]
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  • Ex-London mayor Ken Livingstone on Iran TV repeats claim that Hitler backed Zionism

    By jwadmin on February 1, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Former London mayor Ken Livingstone, appearing on Iranian state television to discuss the topic “Has the Holocaust been exploited to oppress others?,” repeated his claim that Hitler worked with the Zionist movement to convince Jews to move to Israel. Livingstone appeared on the Press TV show on Saturday, Jan. 27, which was observed as International […]
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  • B’nai B’rith honors Guatemalan president noting embassy move

    By jwadmin on February 1, 2018
    RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA)  – The president of Guatemala was honored with an award from an international Jewish organization for his decision to move his country’s embassy to Jerusalem and for his unwavering support of Israel. Jimmy Morales received the Human Rights Award from global and regional B’nai B’rith officials during a ceremony Thursday, Jan. 25, in Guatemala City. “We […]
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