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  • ADL lists top 10 most inspirational moments of 2016

    By jwadmin on January 4, 2017
    In a year where white nationalists and racists attempted to inject bigotry into the public square and when a divisive election season ended with unconscionable acts of hatred, there was plenty of reason for despair in 2016. Yet, there were also glimmers of hope: A community brought together in the aftershock of a mass shooting at an LGBT nightclub in […]
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  • Inside the coming war between the United States and the United Nations

    By jwadmin on December 28, 2016
    By Josh Rogin The Washington Post – Even before Donald Trump’s inauguration as president, Congress is planning to escalate the clash over the U.N. Security Council’s anti-Israel resolution into a full-on conflict between the United States and the United Nations. If Trump embraces the strategy — and all signals indicate he will — the battle could become the Trump administration’s first […]
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  • What Rex Tillerson, Trump’s pick as secretary of state, could mean for a Jewish agenda

    By jwadmin on December 14, 2016
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, is the chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil, an energy company large enough to have its own foreign policy. It is a policy, however, that doesn’t always align with the priorities of Jewish and pro-Israel groups. Oil companies have clashed in the past with the pro-Israel […]
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  • In post-coup Turkey, Jews plan their future abroad

    By jwadmin on December 7, 2016
      By Cnaan Liphshiz ISTANBUL (JTA) – At a chic café overlooking the Bosphorus, two Turkish Jewish women are discussing their plans to emigrate when the call to Friday prayers blasts from the loudspeakers of a nearby mosque. Unable to talk over the deafening singing that fills the café in the Bebek neighborhood of western Istanbul, the women turn to […]
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  • Holocaust survivor likens treatment of farm animals to modern-day Shoah

    By jwadmin on November 23, 2016
      By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY(JTA) – Holocaust survivor Alex Hershaft says that he’s horrified by watching history repeat itself. But Hershaft isn’t referring to the Syrian refugee crisis or discrimination against gay people in Russia. Rather, drawing upon his experiences during the Shoah, he insists that there are “striking similarities” between the horrors perpetrated by the Nazis and the way society today […]
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  • One Ruth Gruber says goodbye to another

    By jwadmin on November 23, 2016
    BY RUTH ELLEN GRUBER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – When you share a name with someone you respect and admire, you always try to live up to the connection, because sometimes outsiders aren’t aware of the difference. That’s how it was for decades with me and Ruth Gruber, the noted photojournalist, reporter and author who died last week at age […]
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  • Trump victory good for Israel’s Netanyahu, bad for U.S. Jews?

    By jwadmin on November 11, 2016
    DC Report By DOUGLAS BLOOMFIELD – Donald Trump’s victory may be good news for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who congratulated the president-elect and called him a “true friend” of Israel, but it is bad news for the overwhelming majority of American Jews, who voted (71-24) for Hillary Clinton. Beyond boasting about his deal-making skills and saying he could be an impartial […]
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  • Bob Dylan acknowledges Nobel Prize; says selection left him ‘speechless’

    By jwadmin on November 2, 2016
    –Bob Dylan has acknowledged receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature.“The news about the Nobel Prize left me speechless,” he told Sara Danius, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, according to a statement on the Nobel Prize’s website. “I appreciate the honor so much.” Dylan contacted the Swedish Academy himself and said he would accept the prize, Danius told Sweden’s TT […]
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  • Mexico’s UNESCO ambassador now facing dismissal for protesting Jerusalem resolution  

    By jwadmin on October 19, 2016
    GENEVA— UN Watch is calling Mexico’s ambassador to UNESCO—now facing possible dismissal—a “diplomatic hero.” “In the dark tale of UNESCO’s despicable resolution last week,” said UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer, “there is one hero.” “When the Palestinians teamed up with genocidal Sudan and other dictatorships to get the world body on education, science and culture to corrupt itself and […]
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  • Trump, Clinton campaigns slam UNESCO Jerusalem resolution

    By jwadmin on October 15, 2016
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The Trump and Clinton campaigns have slammed a UNESCO resolution that upholds Muslim claims on holy sites in Jerusalem while mostly erasing Jewish claims, and Donald Trump said he would recognize the city as Israel’s capital. Vote Angers, Insults Jews “The United Nations’ attempt to disconnect the State of Israel from Jerusalem is a one-sided attempt […]
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