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  • More sovereignty, less globalism Trump tells UN General Assembly

    By jwadmin on September 27, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Donald Trump made the case for less globalism and more sovereignty in his address to the United Nations General Assembly. He also stressed that the United States would only give aid to countries that are its “friends.” Trump on Tuesday, Sept. 25, in his second address to the international body first touted his successes to […]
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  • Nazi-looted Renoir returned to heir of French Jewish art collector

    By jwadmin on September 19, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — A Renoir painting that the Nazis stole from a Paris bank vault was recently returned to the heir of its owner. U.S. authorities returned the 1919 work “Deux Femmes Dans Un Jardin” to Sylvie Sulitzer of France, the last remaining heir of her grandfather Alfred Weinberger, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York. The […]
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  • Emmanuel Macron becomes first sitting French president to attend pre-Rosh Hashanah ceremony

    By jwadmin on September 14, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – French President Emmanuel Macron attended a pre-Rosh Hashanah ceremony at the Great Synagogue of Paris, the first time that a sitting president has done so. Macron, who was presented with several varieties of honey as a gift in honor of the Jewish New Year, did not speak at the Tuesday evening program, since France has […]
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  • Deconstructing the Oslo Accords 25 years later: Was it a gift or a curse?

    By jwadmin on September 13, 2018
    “The Oslo agreements were like an ill patient transported into the surgery room so that he could be healed. However, people [kept] coming into the room trying to unplug all the machines.” —Yariv Oppenheimer, former director of Peace Now. By JOSH HASTEN (JNS) – It’s hard to believe that it’s been a quarter of a century: Sept. 13 marks the 25th anniversary of the […]
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  • Haley hopeful, Friedman skeptical of upcoming Mideast peace plan

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2018
    (JNS) – U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has expressed hope over the Trump administration’s plan for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, while U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman expressed skepticism about what will be introduced at this month’s U.N. General Assembly debate. “Only if [Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud] Abbas comes to the table” will peace be […]
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  • Get out your crystal ball! Take the 5779 Jewish pundit quiz Guess what will happen in the new year…

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2018
    By JONATHAN S. TOBIN (JNS) – Was 5778 a good year? For Jews around the world, it was the usual mixed bag of bad (and even worse) news. The U.S. embassy to Israel was finally moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but peace with the Palestinians remains elusive, as violence along the border with Gaza and incitement from the Palestinian […]
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  • J.K. Rowling calls out writer over Jeremy Corbyn and anti-Semitism: ‘What other minority would you speak to this way?’

    By jwadmin on August 31, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –J.K. Rowling went head to head with a fellow British writer on Twitter over his criticism of Jewish complaints about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party. Simon Maginn, who has written five thrillers under his own name and satirical comedies under the name Simon Nolan,in a recent a tweet called Jewish outrage over Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s 2013 comments indicating […]
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  • French parliament evacuated over white powder sent to Jewish lawmaker

    By jwadmin on August 31, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Dozens of firefighters evacuated a part of the building housing the French parliament following the mailing there of a letter containing slurs against a Jewish lawmaker and white powder. The letter, reading “fat Zionist pig, you’re not French,” among other insults, was opened by an employee of Meyer Habib’s office, the lawmaker wrote on Twitter, leading to […]
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  • Amsterdam’s ‘Anne & Frank’ bakery to change name following protests

    By jwadmin on August 31, 2018
    AMSTERDAM (JTA) — A bakery that was recently opened in the Dutch capital under the name “Anne & Frank” will change its name following widespread disposal online. The bakery, which opened earlier this month not far from the former hiding place of Holocaust victim Anne Frank and her family, received thousands of angry comments on Twitter and other social networks […]
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  • Swastikas daubed on Russian Chabad center in cradle of Lubavitch Chasidic movement

    By jwadmin on August 24, 2018
    (JTA) — Anti-Semitic slogans were scrawled on the fence of a Jewish cultural center in the Russian village of Lyubavichi, the cradle of the Chabad Chasidic movement. The inscriptions, reading “Jews out of Russia, our land” and featuring the Baltic variant of the swastika, were spray-painted on the wall of the Hatzer Raboteinu Nesieinu Belubavitch recently and  only recently  reported […]
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