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  • Ben Stiller named global goodwill ambassador for UN refugee agency

    By jwadmin on July 2, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Actor Ben Stiller was named a global goodwill ambassador on Monday, July 2, by the United Nations refugee agency. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, or UNHCR, made the announcement on the same day that Stiller finished up a trip with the agency to Guatemala, where he met people who have been forced to […]
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  • Jewish woman elected mayor of Mexico City

    By jwadmin on July 2, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –A Jewish woman has been elected mayor of Mexico City, the largest city in North America. Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo on Sunday, July 1, defeated a field of six other candidates, four of them women. She won with a reported up to 55 percent of the vote. She holds a doctorate in energy engineering and physics from […]
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  • Did Jared Kushner’s interview with a Palestinian paper hurt his peace plan’s chances?

    By jwadmin on June 28, 2018
    By CHARLES DUNST NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Saying a U.S. plan for Middle East peace would be released “soon,” Jared Kushner sharply criticized Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in what appeared to be an intentional gambit to drive a wedge between the Palestinian people and their leadership. Blames Abbas Whether that strategy will bring Abbas back to the table or […]
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  • Poll shows deep divide between Israeli and American Jews — on Trump

    By jwadmin on June 20, 2018
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Israeli and American Jews disagree on much—settlements, religious pluralism, even the degree to which they are “family.” And now you can add Donald Trump to the mix. Twin polls of Israeli and American Jews published by the American Jewish Committee on Sunday, June 10, uncovered divides on all these issues, but an especially stark one […]
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  • Ukraine strips assets, medals from Jewish singer who backed Putin

    By jwadmin on May 31, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Ukraine revoked all its honors for a well-known singer and politician who had survived the Holocaust and froze his assets over his support for Russian control in Crimea. The presidential decree stripping Iosif Kobzon, 80, of his many state honors and freezing all his assets in Ukraine was recently posted on the website of the […]
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  • Pro-Palestinian activists place thousands of shoes on Brussels square

    By jwadmin on May 31, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Pro-Palestinian activists placed 4,500 pairs of shoes outside the meeting place in Brussels of European Union foreign ministers to protest Palestinian deaths since 2008. The protest action, organized by the Avaaz group, covered Jean Rey Square with shoes, donated by citizens across Europe ahead of the Council of the European Union meeting in Brussels Monday. […]
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  • Know your oligarch: A guide to the Jewish machers in the Russia probe

    By jwadmin on May 23, 2018
    WASHINGTON (JTA) – The special prosecutor’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election offers an unsettling journey for anyone steeped in Russian Jewry, and the transition from the repression of the former Soviet Union to the relative freedoms of the Russian Federation. Of 10 billionaires with Kremlin ties who funneled political contributions to Donald Trump and a number of […]
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  • Leader of Saudi-backed Muslim group decries those who blame Jews for the Holocaust

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2018
    WASHINGTON (JTA) – The leader of a Saudi-based Muslim group decried those would blame Jews for the Holocaust, days after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas came under international censure for doing so. Mohammad Al Issa, the secretary general of the Muslim World League, said that blaming the Jews for the Holocaust was akin to denying the Holocaust, a phenomenon he […]
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  • Abbas apologizes ‘if people were offended’ by his speech blaming the Holocaust on Jews

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has apologized to Jewish people offended by his recent speech in which he blamed the Holocaust on Jews. “If people were offended by my statement in front of the [Palestinian National Council], especially people of the Jewish faith, I apologize to them,” Abbas said in a statement sent out by his office. “I […]
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  • Good relations with Japan? Not a shoo- in! Did Israel offend Japan with dessert menu?

    By jwadmin on May 8, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – After a day of high-level meetings in Israel on May 2 — some of which involved the stressful topic of Middle East peace negotiations — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sat down to dinner in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Jerusalem residence. According to multiple reports, things went smoothly until dessert — chocolates served in a shoe. That […]
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