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National

  • Art of the peace deal may be more complicated than Trump anticipates

    By jwadmin on March 15, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas M. Bloomfield Just when Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israeli right thought it was safe to go into the water again, the peace sharks unexpectedly appeared. Donald Trump’s election had been celebrated as a repellent, a green light on settlement building and a freeze on peace processing that seemed confirmed by the appointment of a new American […]
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  • WWII airman gets Star of David on his headstone 75 years after being shot down

    By jwadmin on March 8, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA)– The headstone of an American soldier killed in World War II has been replaced with one bearing a Star of David. A headstone replacement ceremony was held on Feb. 28 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii, according to a report on the United States Air Force news website, 15th Wing. Staff […]
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  • While some parents pull out of JCCs, others vow to remain despite bomb threats

    By jwadmin on March 8, 2017
    By BEN SALES (JTA) –  When Cincinnati’s Mayerson Jewish Community Center was hit with a bomb threat on Jan. 18, Adam Bellows was satisfied with how the staff handled the preschool kids, including his two-year-old son.The kids, said Bellows, had no idea the threat had happened. They were evacuated and taken to a secure location where they watched cartoons. But after […]
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  • 16 Jewish sites threatened in sixth wave of harassment

    By jwadmin on March 8, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — At least 12 Jewish community centers and institutions across North America and four Anti-Defamation League offices have received threats of lethal attack, the sixth such wave since the beginning of the year. As of Tuesday afternoon, March 7, threats had been reported at Jewish institutions in Massachusetts, Illinois, Wisconsin, Maryland, Oregon, Florida, Alabama and at least […]
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  • Battling hate in the spirit of Queen Esther

    By jwadmin on March 8, 2017
    By ELLEN HERSHKIN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Shots fired into a classroom window at an Indiana synagogue. Cemeteries desecrated in Pennsylvania, Missouri, and New York. Swastikas scrawled on Jewish buildings. More than 100 bomb threats called in to Jewish community centers. Inherent Protections History doesn’t always repeat itself, but echoes of the darkest chapters serve as warnings. We study […]
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  • In the age of Trump, a quandary for Jewish leaders: Access or resistance?

    By jwadmin on March 4, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), the umbrella body for the community’s policy groups, and J Street, the liberal Middle East peace lobby, held conferences recently about seven blocks apart. Downtown D.C. is pleasantly people-free on weekends, and the weather, weirdly unseasonable, was mild, so traipsing back and forth wasn’t a problem. A […]
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  • Former reporter arrested in connection with bomb threats against Jewish institutions

    By jwadmin on March 4, 2017
    By SEAN SAVAGE/JNS.org – Federal authorities arrested Juan M. Thompson, a 31-year-old former reporter from St. Louis, Friday, March 3, in connection with eight bomb threats called into several Jewish institutions over the last month, including the Anti-Defamation (ADL) League, officials said. Thompson, who was fired as a reporter for The Intercept, allegedly made threats to exact revenge against a woman who had […]
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  • ADL Praises FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office for Arrest of St. Louis Man in Threat to Its New York Office and Several Other Jewish Institutions

    By jwadmin on March 3, 2017
    New York City – The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) welcomed the arrest of a St. Louis man in connection with a bomb threat against its headquarters in New York and threats against at least eight other Jewish institutions across the United States. According to a complaint unsealed this morning in Manhattan federal court, Juan Thompson, 31, of St. Louis, Missouri, is alleged […]
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  • Stockpiling blankets, diapers and resilience Jewish Community Centers carry on

    By jwadmin on March 2, 2017
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Growing up in a small town in Georgia, Harriet Shirley may have had more exposure to Jews and anti-Semitism than the rest of her fellow Christians. She had Jewish acquaintances, read Holocaust nonfiction as a teen and later visited concentration camps on a trip to Europe. But she was still dumbfounded when the […]
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  • At Las Vegas confab, Republican Jews gingerly find reasons to celebrate Trump’s presidency

    By jwadmin on March 2, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS LAS VEGAS (JTA) – Republican Jews have President Donald Trump to thank for their party’s renewed dominance of Washington politics. So what do they think of him? Marlyn Appelbaum paused to contemplate the question at the opening of the Republican Jewish Coalition’s confab at the Venetian resort hotel here Friday evening, Feb. 24. Then she avoided mentioning the president. Enthusiastic About […]
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