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  • OK for husbands, fathers, brothers to beat disobedient women,‘ says Abbas adviser

    By jwadmin on January 1, 2019
    By ITAMAR MARCUS, NAN JACQUES ZILBERDIK (JNS) – A striking example was when right in the middle of a P.A. campaign to stop domestic violence against Palestinian women, Abbas’s adviser and top P.A. religious figure explained on TV exactly when, how and why husbands, fathers and brothers are allowed to, of all things, beat women. When Is It OK? The […]
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  • Jewish groups offer assistance after Indonesian tsunami

    By jwadmin on December 27, 2018
    By MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Jewish groups are offering assistance in the wake of a tsunami in Indonesia that has left more than 400 dead and thousands homeless. The tsunami hit on Saturday night, Dec. 22 without warning, and may have been caused by a volcanic eruption on Anak Krakatau, a volcanic island. The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is […]
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  • Middle East Christians face despair and threat of extinction

    By jwadmin on December 26, 2018
    While Christians in Israel are thriving, communities elsewhere in the region face ongoing persecution and hardship due to radical Islam. By SEAN SAVAGE (JNS) – As one of the three great Abrahamic faiths, Christianity has deep roots in the Middle East. Yet today, the region is largely devoid of Christians, and the small and ancient communities that do remain face […]
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  • U.S. court orders North Korea to pay $500M to family of Jewish student Otto Warmbier

    By jwadmin on December 26, 2018
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A U.S. court has ordered North Korea to pay $501 million to the family of Otto Warmbier, a Jewish student who died in 2016 after being imprisoned there. A District Court judge in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Dec. 24, awarded the Warmbiers approximately half the $1.05 billion they requested in their punitive […]
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  • Polish Parliament heeded Paul McCartney’s appeal declaring ‘Isaac Bashevis Singer Day’

    By jwadmin on December 13, 2018
    WARSAW – In advance of his Dec. 3 concert in Kraków, Sir Paul McCartney sent a letter urging the Polish Parliament to honor Jewish icon Isaac Bashevis Singer on the late Polish writer and vegetarian campaigner’s birthday, Nov. 21. Polish MP Paweł Kukiz granted the request in a public declaration read aloud by the Speaker at a parliamentary session in Warsaw. McCartney’s […]
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  • Not news to Europe’s Jews: EU report shows upswing in bias and fear

    By jwadmin on December 12, 2018
    By CNAAN LIPSZHIZ AMSTERDAM (JTA) – The last time that a stranger directed an anti-Semitic insult at me, I was carrying supplies for my son’s birthday party. It was on a Sunday afternoon on Dam Square. Carrying Star of David party decorations in a see-through bag, I paused to snap some pictures on my cellphone of an anti-Israel rally. I […]
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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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