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Israel

  • Why are Jewish leaders fighting about Qatar? Here’s a scorecard

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2018
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – There’s a battle going on among pro-Israel leaders, and it’s over Qatar. It’s like watching ice hockey players clear the bench for a brawl, only the antagonists are all on the same team. The folks lining up to praise or bury the emirate are best known for sharing the same stages, and often the same opinions […]
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  • Is Prime Minister Netanyahu offering us red herring?

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can expect an enthusiastic response when he speaks to the The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) annual policy conference in Washington next month. After all, the organization has been in his pocket since he was the number two at the Israeli embassy 35 years ago.   What He Will Say He […]
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  • Mike Huckabee says U.S. should follow Israel’s lead to prevent mass shootings Some take issue.

    By jwadmin on February 19, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and current host of a cable chat show, reacted to the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. Wednesday, Feb. 15, by comparing Israeli gun safety policy to America’s. “Just waking up in Israel to news of heartbreaking school shooting in FL,” Huckabee tweeted, hours after a gunman killed 17 […]
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  • David Grossman named winner of 2018 Israel Prize for Literature

    By jwadmin on February 16, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) – Author David Grossman has been named the winner of the 2018 Israel Prize for Literature. “Since the early ’80s, Grossman has taken center stage in the Israeli culture scene. He is one of the most profound, moving and influential voices in our literature,” the prize committee wrote. The Israel Prize is awarded each year in a  public […]
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  • Paul McCartney wins Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize

    By jwadmin on February 16, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) –Paul McCartney is one of nine laureates announced for Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize. McCartney is one of two recipients of the 2018 Wolf Prize in Music, Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin  recently announced. Each year the Wolf Foundation awards $100,000 prizes in five fields. More than 30 winners have later  receiveed the Nobel Prize. The announcement called McCartney “one […]
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  • Corruption charges lobbed at him, Netanyahu feels political earth rumble, but not crack

    By jwadmin on February 16, 2018
    By ISRAEL KASNETT (JNS) – A political and legal storm hit Israel Tuesday evening, Feb,13,  when Israeli police officials informed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that they plan to recommend bribery and breach of trust charges in the two corruption cases against him. Innocent Until Proven Guilty Members of Netanyahu’s Likud party criticized the police recommendation while opposition members quickly jumped on the chance […]
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  • Has U.S. foreign policy been wrecked by Rex Tillerson?

    By jwadmin on February 14, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield If you had any doubts about the low priority this administration puts on diplomacy, it was made painfully clear this week on opposite sides of the globe. The White House released its Fiscal Year 2019 budget, which calls for more deep cuts for the State Department, which has been shedding experienced diplomats, senior managers and, […]
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  • Israel woos Walmart with a promise of eased ‘regulatory burdens’

    By jwadmin on February 8, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel seems to be wooing Walmart. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to senior Walmart Inc. executive John Furner at a meeting on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Bloomberg has reported, citing Netanyahu’s economic adviser Avi Simhon. Netanyahu and Furner reportedly discussed the idea of Walmart opening a retail branch in Israel and […]
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  • Ex-London mayor Ken Livingstone on Iran TV repeats claim that Hitler backed Zionism

    By jwadmin on February 1, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Former London mayor Ken Livingstone, appearing on Iranian state television to discuss the topic “Has the Holocaust been exploited to oppress others?,” repeated his claim that Hitler worked with the Zionist movement to convince Jews to move to Israel. Livingstone appeared on the Press TV show on Saturday, Jan. 27, which was observed as International […]
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  • B’nai B’rith honors Guatemalan president noting embassy move

    By jwadmin on February 1, 2018
    RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA)  – The president of Guatemala was honored with an award from an international Jewish organization for his decision to move his country’s embassy to Jerusalem and for his unwavering support of Israel. Jimmy Morales received the Human Rights Award from global and regional B’nai B’rith officials during a ceremony Thursday, Jan. 25, in Guatemala City. “We […]
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