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  • DC Report: What’s really behind killing the Iran deal? 

    By jwadmin on September 19, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield What’s really behind killing the Iran deal? Over the past week one top Iranian security official threatened to “destroy the Zionist entity at lightning speed” while another accused Donald Trump of “seeking excuses” to scrap the 2015 nuclear agreement. One is fantasy; the other is reality. Iran may dream of “turn[ing] Tel Aviv and Haifa […]
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  • 45 years after the Munich Massacre, murdered Israeli Olympians given a memorial

    By jwadmin on September 13, 2017
    By TOBY AXELROD NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Forty-five years after the murderous PLO attack on Israeli Olympic team members at the 1972 games, a memorial dedicated to the victims has opened in Munich. The memorial — largely realized through the persistent efforts of family members —features the biographies of the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches and a German police officer killed […]
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  • Polish tourism chief fired after saying he removed Auschwitz from journalists’ itineraries

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2017
    WARSAW, Poland (JTA) – The president of the national tourist organization in Poland was fired after noting in a recent newspaper interview that he had removed the Auschwitz memorial from the itinerary for foreign journalists’ visits. Marek Olszewski, who has held his post since March, also suggested a similar move for the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in […]
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  • Jewish centenarians in Britain celebrate 83rd wedding anniversary    

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2017
      NEW YORK CITY (JTA–Two Jewish centenarians in Britain celebrated their 83rd wedding anniversary, becoming what is thought to be the country’s longest married couple. Helen and Maurice Kaye, aged 104 and 105, recently celebrated their anniversary  surrounded by their family at home in Bournemouth, the Jewish Chronicle of London  recently reported, noting the longevity milestone. The couple met when […]
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  • Pope Francis recalls seeing female Jewish psychoanalyst in 1970s

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –Pope Francis in the 1970s had weekly sessions with a Jewish female psychoanalyst to “clarify some things,” he told a French writer. The revelation came in a dozen conversations the pope had with French sociologist Dominique Wolton, who is writing a soon-to-be-published book, The Associated Press has reported based on a report in the La Stampa […]
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  • The Barcelona Jewish community is experiencing a Jewish culture revival

    By jwadmin on August 24, 2017
    By VICTOR SORENSSEN BARCELONA, Spain (JTA) – In the wake of the horrendous recent terrorist attack in my city, our chief rabbi declared that the Jewish community here is “doomed” and encouraged us to buy property in Israel. With all due respect to the rabbi, he is wrong. Dynamic Jewish Melting Pot I am 34 years old and have lived in Barcelona […]
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  • Jerry Lewis, comedian and filmmaker, dies at 91

    By jwadmin on August 23, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –Comedian and filmmaker Jerry Lewis, who rose to fame working with singer-actor Dean Martin and earned plaudits as host of the Muscular Dystrophy telethon for four decades, has died. Lewis, who was known for his starring role in “The Nutty Professor,” died Sunday morning, Aug. 20, at his home in Las Vegas, The Las Vegas Review […]
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  • British Jews hide being Jewish in public amid rise in anti-Semitic hate

    By jwadmin on August 21, 2017
    By Paul Wright International Business Times One in three British Jews has considered leaving the UK over the past two years due to anti-Semitism, a new survey has found, with a similar number admitting to hiding that they are Jewish in public. It comes after police figures released last month showed a 45% surge in reported anti-Jewish crime since 2014. A […]
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  • Self-serving neutrality: Moral vacuum at the White House

    By jwadmin on August 18, 2017
    DC Report By DOUGLAS BLOOMFIELD Switzerland was arguably Hitler’s most valuable ally. It enthusiastically served the Third Reich with not only its banking system but also precision guidance instruments and other valuable materials and services. When Congress was investigating the role of Swiss bankers and the restitution of assets of Holocaust victims, one Swiss diplomat told American officials and others […]
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  • Why Jews from Libya are worried about the fate of the country’s Jewish artifacts

    By jwadmin on July 26, 2017
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Gina Waldman was forced to flee her native Libya in 1967 as anti-Jewish mobs took to the streets of Tripoli, burning down her father’s warehouse. Waldman, like thousands of other Libyan Jews who left the country amid public and state-sponsored anti-Semitism in the 20th century, was forced to leave behind both personal […]
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