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  • Marine Le Pen: Ban halal and all ritual slaughter

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Marine Le Pen, the far-right candidate in the French presidential elections, said she would ban halal slaughter of animals if she is elected, along with any other method of ritual slaughter without stunning. Le Pen, who finished second with 21.5 percent of the vote in the first round of the elections Sunday, April 22,  made […]
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  • What the North Korea crisis tells us about the Iran nuclear deal

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – The Trump administration has endorsed a narrative long promoted by critics of the Iran nuclear deal: It’s North Korea all over again. “An unchecked Iran has the potential to travel the same path as North Korea, and take the world along with it,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday, April 20, at a press availability. […]
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  • Anne Frank’s former classmate tells of meeting Frank at Bergen-Belsen, responsibility of survivors

    By jwadmin on April 19, 2017
    BY CNAAN Liphshiz NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Looking through the barbed wire of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, 14-year-old Nanette Konig could barely recognize her friend and classmate from Amsterdam, Anne Frank. Both girls had been caught by the Nazis in the Dutch capital and were sent to starve to death in a place Konig describes today as “hell on Earth.” Both […]
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  • An incredible Holocaust escape story, proven by science

    By jwadmin on April 14, 2017
    By TOM TUGEND LOS ANGELES (JTA) – A one-hour TV program airing Wednesday, April 19, on PBS links an incredible Holocaust escape story to advanced scientific techniques. “Holocaust Escape Tunnel,” a “Nova” production, sheds new light on the attempt by 80 imprisoned men and women — mostly Lithuanian Jews — to make a break for freedom in the face of Nazi […]
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  • European rabbis: EU court’s ruling on religious garb means Jews, Muslims unwelcome

    By jwadmin on March 15, 2017
    PARIS (JTA) – A European Union court ruled that companies can prohibit their employees from wearing religious clothing and symbols, sparking condemnation from a rabbinical group that the decision amounts to saying “faith communities are no longer welcome.” The ruling Tuesday, March 14 by the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg also said that customers cannot simply demand that workers remove […]
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  • Spain scraps language test for elderly applicants for Jewish law of return

    By jwadmin on March 8, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA)– Spanish authorities dispensed with language and culture tests for elderly applicants for citizenship under the country’s law of return for Sephardi Jews. The Spanish Justice Ministry decided to offer the dispensation from tests on the Spanish language and heritage, which were mandated for citizenship applicants under the 2013 law, after it emerged that the tests effectively […]
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  • Trump and Netanyahu: The mixed messages of a diplomatic love festival

    By jwadmin on February 18, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – One state. Flexibility. Two states. Hold back on settlements. Stop Iran. When President Donald Trump met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: What a press conference! But wait. In the Age of Trump, every post-event analysis requires a double take. Not so much “did he mean what he said?” —he appears to mean it, in real […]
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  • Leading Jewish lawmaker in Britain: Trump should not be invited to address Parliament

    By jwadmin on February 8, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The Jewish speaker of Britain’s House of Commons said President Donald Trump should not be welcomed to address the British Parliament. “Before the imposition of the migrant ban, I would myself have been strongly opposed to an address by President Trump in Westminster Hall,” John Bercow told his colleagues on Monday, referring to Trump’s temporary […]
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  • In France’s elections, dramatic upsets turn surprise front-runner into top choice for many Jews

    By jwadmin on February 8, 2017
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – With old favorites knocked out of France’s presidential race and the far-right National Front party making worrisome gains, many Jews are joining fellow voters in supporting Emmanuel Macron, the 39-year-old independent politician and surprising front-runner. A banker who is 18 years younger than the average age of past presidents in France, Macron was […]
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  • Israeli president to Mexican counterpart: Wall comparisons are ‘misunderstanding’

    By jwadmin on February 1, 2017
    JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israeli President Reuven Rivlin told his counterpart from Mexico that Israel had “no intention” of comparing its border wall with Egypt to the one proposed by Donald Trump between Mexico and the United States. “No Comparison” Rivlin spoke by phone to Enrique Pena Nieto on Tuesday evening in Israel amid the diplomatic uproar between Israel and Mexico […]
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