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  • Britain Labour Party head won’t attend dinner marking Balfour Declaration

    By jwadmin on November 2, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Britain’s Labour Party downgraded its representation at an event celebrating a milestone of Zionism, which Prime Minister Theresa May she would attend “with pride.” Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who is a strong supporter of the Palestinian cause and who last year said he regretted calling Hezbollah and Hamas his “friends” in a controversial 2009 statement, […]
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  • Israeli intelligence reportedly discovered Russian hack into U.S. classified documents

    By jwadmin on October 19, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) ­– Israeli intelligence discovered that Russian hackers were using antivirus software to steal classified information from the United States, The New York Times reported. The antivirus software is made by a Russian company, Kaspersky Lab, that is used by 400 million people worldwide, including officials at about two dozen American government agencies. The discovery led the […]
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  • What happens now with the Iran deal?

    By jwadmin on October 18, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) –Donald Trump has said what he wants Congress to do with the Iran nuclear deal, which he has called the worst in the world: Make it better. How does that happen? Is it possible to “fix” the deal without breaking it? Here’s a breakdown of what Trump wants, what might happen and where the Jewish […]
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  • Holocaust revisionism in Croatia not just a Jewish fight, Jewish group says

    By jwadmin on October 12, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – In an unusual plea, the World Jewish Congress urged international bodies to oppose what it calls “brazen attempts” to whitewash Holocaust crimes in the European Union’s newest member, Croatia. The call came in a 4,000-word position paper published in Tablet magazine by Menachem Rosensaft, the WJC’s general counsel. The article, titled “Croatia is Brazenly Attempting […]
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  • Scientist who fled Nazis among Nobel Prize in Physics winners

    By jwadmin on October 12, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Three American scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, including one who fled the Nazis with his parents and another whose grandparents were Polish immigrants. Rainer Weiss, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Kip Thorne and Barry Barish, both of the California Institute of Technology, were awarded the prize for the […]
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  • Richard Thaler, who recognized the humanity in economics, wins Nobel Prize

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2017
      NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Richard Thaler, a professor at the University of Chicago, won the Nobel Prize in Economic Science for his pioneering work in the field of behavioral economics. The Nobel Committee in announcing the prize for Thaler in Stockholm said his research helped lead to changes in public policy, such as employees being automatically registered in […]
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  • Swedish Jews note Yom Kippur under heavy security as neo-Nazis march

    By jwadmin on October 4, 2017
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Jews in the Swedish city of Gothenburg expressed relief on Monday, Oct. 2, after a neo-Nazi march on Yom Kippur bypassed the city’s main synagogue and the community received hundreds of messages of support from groups and individuals. Members of the far-right nationalist Nordic Resistance Movement, or NRM, were arrested  on Sept. 30, […]
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  • Zuckerberg posts Yom Kippur apology for Facebook divisiveness

    By jwadmin on October 2, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Facebook CEO Marc Zuckerberg in a post-Yom Kippur message on his social network asked forgiveness for the misuse of Facebook in the past year. He posted Saturday night, Sept. 30, on his personal Facebook account: “Tonight concludes Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for Jews when we reflect on the past year and ask forgiveness […]
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  • Kurds can’t look to the U.S. for support  in their independence struggle

    By jwadmin on September 27, 2017
    By BEN COHEN/JNS.org – It is difficult to look at the scandalous international response to the Kurdish independence referendum and not think of the betrayals endured by the Zionist movement in the decades after World War I. In 1917, Britain issued the Balfour Declaration, promising a Jewish national homeland in Palestine. What people forget is that in 1939, Britain then issued […]
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  • 5777 newsmakers we don’t want to forget!

    By jwadmin on September 27, 2017
    Several of the year’s inspiring newsmakers By JACOB KAMARAS/JNS.org – The  High Holidays are a time for prayer, introspection and for those fortunate enough, inspiration. Amid the headlines on terrorism and political disputes, some prominent newsmakers in the Israel and Middle East scene gave us something to smile about or admire during this past year. JNS.org spotlights high-profile individuals who made […]
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