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  • Time For a Reckoning? Nazi hunters recommend nine for prosecution

    By jwadmin on January 18, 2018
    BERLIN (JTA) — Germany’s Central Office for Investigation of Nazi Crimes has handed nine potential new cases against former concentration camp guards to prosecutors in Germany and Austria. If tried, the nine men and women — who variously live in both countries — would be charged as accessories to murder in several camps. The cases, already investigated by the Central […]
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  • Arkady Wajspapir, key figure in Sobibor Uprising, dies at 96

    By jwadmin on January 18, 2018
      NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –Arkady Wajspapir, a key figure in the 1943 uprising at the Sobibor death camp, has died in Kiev at the age of 96. Wajspapir killed at least one Nazi soldier during the uprising — the most bold and daring act by Jewish inmates, according to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The uprising at the camp in […]
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  • Ban on screening ‘The Post’ overturned in Lebanon

    By jwadmin on January 18, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Lebanon’s Interior Ministry has overturned a ban on screening “The Post,” a film directed by Steven Spielberg. Lebanon’s censorship board had made the decision to ban the movie based on a “boycott Israel” list, which Spielberg appears on since he shot some scenes from the 1993 film “Schindler’s List” in Jerusalem, the Hollywood Reporter had  reported Sunday, citing a […]
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  • Will Abbas’ explosive comments kill the peace process?

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2018
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – The Oslo Accords? “Killed,” the Palestinian Authority president says, blaming Israel. The Israeli prime minister says the Palestinians are now “unmasked”—but naturally he blames the Palestinians. Notably, the United States is silent. The P.A. president, Mahmoud Abbas, delivered a rambling address of more than two hours this past weekend to the Palestine Liberation Organization’s […]
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  • Why Trump’s Palestinian aid cut threat makes sense

    By jwadmin on January 10, 2018
    By JONATHAN S. TOBIN/JNS.org – We didn’t need the publication of a new book filled with behind-the-scenes gossip to know that Donald Trump is an unconventional and, at times, inappropriate president. His use of Twitter provides many examples of this fact. Serving U.S. Interest But amid another flurry of questionable tweets on Jan. 4, Trump also talked about threatening aid cuts to […]
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  • Two Jewish families killed in Costa Rica plane crash

    By jwadmin on January 4, 2018
    (JTA) — Two Jewish families, from New York and Florida, were killed in a small plane crash in northwest Costa Rica. Twelve people — 10 U.S. tourists and two local crew members — died when the plane crashed shortly after takeoff Sunday, Dec. 31, in Guanacaste. Costa Rican investigators said Monday that the cause of the crash was probably strong […]
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  • 10 moments that mattered to Jews in 2017

    By jwadmin on December 28, 2017
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The past year was not a quiet one. From the tumultuous first year of Donald Trump’s presidency to a wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers to the flood of high-profile sexual harassment allegations, Jews — like so many others — found it hard to take their eyes off the news […]
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  • The Trump team’s surprising comments on who owns the Western Wall, explained

    By jwadmin on December 26, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA)  – Just recently, after President Donald Trump’s historic recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a top aide said there was no way Israel would not control the Western Wall. “We cannot envision any situation under which the Western Wall would not be part of Israel,” an administration official said Friday, Dec. 15, in a background briefing for […]
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  • Natalie Portman’s Genesis Prize money is doubled to $2 million

    By jwadmin on December 21, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Israeli philanthropist Morris Kahn has made a $1 million gift to the Genesis Prize Foundation in honor of 2018 laureate Natalie Portman. Kahn’s gift doubles the award for the so-called “Jewish Nobel” to $2 million. Portman was recently named the fifth recipient of the Genesis Prize, which honors professional achievement in service of Jewish values and […]
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  • Technion opens Israel’s first university campus in China

    By jwadmin on December 21, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology recently became the first Israeli university to open a campus in China. The Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology has opened in Shantou, in the Guangdong province on the southeast coast. The university is a partnership between the Haifa-based university, the Li Ka Shing Foundation, and the Guangdong provincial and Shantou […]
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