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News

  • Holocaust-era property compensation discussed with Luxembourg’s prime minister

    By jwadmin on February 8, 2019
    By YOSSI LEMPKOWICZ (European Jewish Press via JNS) – Leaders of the World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) and of the Jewish Community of Luxembourg met recently  with Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel to discuss efforts to address remaining Holocaust-era property compensation issues. The delegation was led by U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg Randy Evans and U.S. Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues Tom […]
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  • Dangers of a Mideast nuclear arms race cast a long-term shadow

    By jwadmin on February 8, 2019
    By YAAKOV LAPPIN (JNS) – The danger of a Middle Eastern nuclear arms race in the near future is casting a shadow over the long-term future of a region that already has its fair share of security problems. While such a race has yet to break out, former Israeli security officials have told JNS that several Sunni states in the region […]
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  • Jewish moments aplenty during State of the Union

    By jwadmin on February 8, 2019
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Donald Trump linked his actions on Iran to the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, pivoting during his State of the Union address from his decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal to a declaration that anti-Semitism must be confronted “anywhere and everywhere it occurs.” Trump also bookended his speech with references to D-Day, including salutes […]
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  • Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, interfaith activist who raised millions in Christian donations for Israel, dies at 67

    By jwadmin on February 8, 2019
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – To the many colleagues and supporters of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, who died Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the age of 67, he was a man of vision whose enormous drive to succeed both facilitated and complicated his relentless efforts on behalf of the Jewish people. As head of the International Fellowship of Christians and […]
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  • All the Jewish moments and ads from Super Bowl LIII

    By jwadmin on February 7, 2019
    By EMILY BURACK NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – It would be hard to argue  the Super Bowl as a “Jewish” event. However, this year, the big game had an unusually Jewish pop culture feel: both the game’s Most Valuable Player and its main halftime performer were Jewish, and Jewish celebrities starred in some of the most talked about Super Bowl advertisements. […]
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  • Michigan editor fired for critical article about hometown hero Henry Ford’s anti-Semitism

    By jwadmin on February 6, 2019
    By MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The editor of a quarterly journal published by the historical commission of Dearborn, Mich. was let go after he published an article about Henry Ford’s history of anti-Semitism in the publication’s 100th anniversary issue. The article by Bill McGraw, editor of The Dearborn Historian, looks critically at the industrialist’s history of anti-Jewish invective and activism, including how […]
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  • Hebron: Is it a city without a solution?

    By jwadmin on February 1, 2019
    By JONATHAN S. TOBIN (JNS) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision not to extend the mandate of an international observer group in Hebron is likely to be denounced by some as yet another obstacle to peace, as well as being politically motivated. Critics are probably not wrong about the latter point, as Netanyahu is in full campaign mode lately hoping to compete […]
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  • How should Jewish leaders confront challenge of BDS groups within their communities?

    By jwadmin on January 31, 2019
    By SEAN SAVAGE (JNS) – The recent decision by the Boston Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) to pass a resolution declaring that any member organization supporting the BDS movement could be expelled from the council has generated a wider discussion among Jewish leaders as to where to draw red lines when it comes to Israel. The resolution—adopted overwhelmingly by a vote of 62-13 […]
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  • Israel decides to end mandate of international observers in Hebron

    By jwadmin on January 31, 2019
    (JNS) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently announced his decision to terminate a mandate of international monitors in Hebron. “We will not allow an international force to act against us,” Netanyahu said in a statement announcing that the mandate would not be renewed. The Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH) was first established in 1994 and has been operating continuously […]
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  • New group of Democrats aims to counter perceived anti-Israel trend in party

    By jwadmin on January 31, 2019
    (JNS) – Amid the rising tide of anti-Israel sentiment in the Democratic Party, a new group has launched to counter that narrative that will be led by prominent party members. “The Democratic Party has a long and strong track record of support for Israel,” said Democratic Majority for Israel CEO and president Mark Mellman, a longtime Democratic strategist. “Our mission at Democratic Majority for Israel is to […]
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