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National

  • William Shatner reports ‘a great deal of anti-Semitism’ growing up

    By jwadmin on October 12, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Actor William Shatner said he experienced “a great deal of anti-Semitism” growing up in Montreal. Shatner, best known for playing Captain Kirk in “Star Trek,” said kids would pick fights with him every day because he is Jewish. He developed the nickname “Toughie” because of it all. “Kids would all crowd around, yelling, ‘Fight! Fight! […]
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  • Second University of Michigan academic refuses to write student recommendation for study in Israel

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A second academic at the University of Michigan has refused to write a letter of recommendation for a student to study abroad in Israel citing support of an academic boycott of the Jewish State. BDS Supporter Lucy Peterson, a graduate student instructor, was enthusiastic about writing the letter when asked by Jake Secker, 20, a junior […]
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  • Kim Kardashian to be honored for helping find bone marrow donors

    By jwadmin on October 10, 2018
    (JTA) — Kim Kardashian West will be recognized for helping to connect an organ donor and recipient through the Gift of Life bone marrow registry. Kardashian West will be honored Oct. 29 with the first Gift of Life Impact Award at the Gift of Life Marrow Registry’s inaugural One Huge Night Gala in Los Angeles. In September 2016, Kardashian West joined […]
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  • Israeli envoy’s daughter reports threats at Columbia U

    By jwadmin on October 3, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Ofir Dayan, daughter of Israel’s Consul General in New York Dani Dayan and an undergraduate student at Columbia University, reports that she is being harassed and threatened by the campus chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine. “SJP is violent,” she told the New York Post in an interview. “I’m worried about my personal safety.” Dayan, 24, […]
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  • Tech mogul Marc Benioff blows shofar, buys Time magazine

    By jwadmin on September 27, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Tech executive Marc Benioff began a week in which he and his wife Lynne announced plans to buy Time magazine by blowing the shofar at his San Francisco synagogue. Benioff sounded the ram’s horn during Rosh Hashanah services at Congregation Emanu-El, a 168-year-old Reform temple. The New York Times reported that Benioff, backed by a guitarist, blew a […]
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  • These 2 Jewish billionaires love Israel but hate Trump, the president who seems so close to Israel’s government

    By jwadmin on September 26, 2018
    By RON KAMPEASS WASHINGTON (JTA) –Buried deep in the latest Jewish Public Policy Institute report on the Israel-diaspora relationship: President Donald Trump wants more credit for his pro-Israel policies. “Israel and U.S. Jewish organizations should sharpen their awareness of a trend of growing frustration within the Trump administration that the president’s pro-Israel moves (especially the transfer of the embassy to […]
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  • Nazi-looted Renoir returned to heir of French Jewish art collector

    By jwadmin on September 19, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — A Renoir painting that the Nazis stole from a Paris bank vault was recently returned to the heir of its owner. U.S. authorities returned the 1919 work “Deux Femmes Dans Un Jardin” to Sylvie Sulitzer of France, the last remaining heir of her grandfather Alfred Weinberger, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York. The […]
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  • 10 newsworthy apologies of 5778

    By jwadmin on September 19, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA (JTA) – Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins an intense 10-day period of introspection and repentance that culminates with Yom Kippur. As in years past, we’ve compiled  a list of the most newsworthy apologies of the past 12 months. Whether or not you find these apologies satisfying, sincere or even justified, they represent a range of key […]
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  • McCain SOB—not so fast Sen. Schumer!

    By jwadmin on September 12, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield I’d only been working for Senator Hubert Humphrey a few weeks when his friend and colleague Sen. Richard Russell (D-Ga.) died in January 1971. Russell was a legend in the Senate, known as a master of both Senate rules and national defense issues. He respected for his intellect, integrity and honesty. Alarmed By Russell’s Racism The […]
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  • One-stater is about to be elected Is this the future of the Democratic Party?

    By jwadmin on September 7, 2018
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Rashida Tlaib, the Democratic nominee in a surefire congressional district comprising parts of Detroit, believes in a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and says she would vote against military assistance for Israel. Does she represent a trend? Republicans would like you to think so. “This is the Democrat (sic) party,” the Republican Jewish Coalition tweeted, attached […]
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