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News

  • UN General Assembly— Six anti-Israel resolutions!

    By jwadmin on December 7, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY(JTA) –The United Nations General Assembly approved six anti-Israel resolutions, including two that reject Jewish ties to the Temple Mount and Jerusalem. The resolution on Jerusalem, which refers to the Temple Mount only by its Arab name of Haram al-Sharif and states that under Israeli administration of Jerusalem there is a lack of religious freedom, passed by a […]
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  • The Oman-Israel-Palestinian connection (realpolitik)

    By jwadmin on December 7, 2018
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” Oman’s unique geo-strategic location has enticed China’s recent $10BN investment in an industrial park at Oman’s southern port of Duqm on the northern Indian Ocean/Arabian Sea. Moreover, the Port of Rotterdam – the largest port in Europe – has played a key role in the impressive expansion of Oman’s Port of […]
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  • At gala supporting an Israeli settlement, plenty of love for Trump, Netanyahu evident

    By jwadmin on December 6, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Praise for Donald Trump and boos for Rep. Nancy Pelosi marked a fund-raiser here for Bet El, a religious Jewish settlement in the West Bank. Along with plenty of kudos for the president, the gala featured an extravagant kosher buffet, a seven-person live orchestra and a plethora of Chanukah decorations. Speakers included Israeli Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein, […]
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  • Evidence of Rohingya genocide is compelling, U.S. Holocaust Museum says

    By jwadmin on December 6, 2018
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — A key committee of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has found “compelling evidence” of genocide by Myanmar’s military against the Muslim minority Rohingya. “The Burmese military’s campaign against the Rohingya, especially the attacks of August 2017, have been deliberate, systematic, and widespread,” Lee Feinstein, the chairman of the museum’s Committee on Conscience, said in prepared comments for a […]
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  • Of Miracles And Gratitude: ‘Make new friends, but keep the old…’

    By jwadmin on December 4, 2018
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO Two years ago, Peter and Margaret Hunter, friends from England, visited us, my husband Larry and I,  in our home in Kissimmee, Fla. They brought two bottles of Moet Chandon Brut Champagne, which we tucked away for a future occasion. Miracles And Relationships This week, the Hunters were back in Florida, and Peter asked us if we […]
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  • Netanyahu hated George H.W. Bush’s peace plan. Now it’s his policy.

    By jwadmin on December 4, 2018
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — When a president dies, the tendency is to put aside long-simmering resentments and consider the wholeness of his record. So it was when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remembered George Herbert Walker Bush, who died last week at 94. Despite the tense relationship with Israel that was a hallmark of Bush’s single term, the prime […]
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  • Is Spain really a haven for people with Jewish roots?

    By jwadmin on December 4, 2018
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA)  – Blaming Donald Trump for a resurgence of racism in America, some Hispanics are seeking Spanish citizenship based on their Jewish roots, according to The New York Times. An article identifying several such individuals, including one Albuquerque, N M., woman who was raised Catholic was recently printed. The Times reported an increase in interest by non-Jews from the United […]
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  • DC Report: We remember George H. W. Bush

    By jwadmin on December 4, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield George H. W. Bush was the first and last presidential candidate endorsed by AIPAC. It started with a handwritten note from Tom Dine, AIPAC’s executive director, to Rep. Jack Kemp (New York), chairman of the Republican Platform Committee at the 1988 GOP convention in New Orleans. “This is the most pro-Israel platform of any party,” Dine […]
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  • California college’s faculty suspends study abroad in Israel

    By jwadmin on November 30, 2018
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY(JTA) – The faculty of Pitzer College in Southern California has voted to suspend the school’s study abroad program at Haifa University in Israel. The faculty also voted to condemn the school’s trustees for opposing a student government resolution to divest from Israel, according to the Claremont Independent, a student newspaper at the private liberal arts school in […]
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  • Brit lawmaker who criticized Labour Party over bias won’t be reprimanded

    By jwadmin on November 30, 2018
    (JTA) — Britain’s Labour Party will not discipline a lawmaker accused of “screaming abuse” at party officials during a debate over how the party is dealing with anti-Semitism. Labour lawmaker Ian Austin, the adopted son of a Holocaust survivor, was reprimanded and warned about his future conduct, the BBC reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed Labour sources. Austin said in a statement that the party’s […]
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