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News

  • Israel sues widow and children of Palestinian terrorist for cost of attack

    By jwadmin on July 6, 2017
    JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israel has filed a civil lawsuit against the wife and young children of a Palestinian terrorist to recover the cost of his attack in Jerusalem. The suit filed last month by the Jerusalem Prosecutor’s Office over the January attack is expected to be the first in a number of lawsuits expected to be filed against the families […]
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  • Trump’s CNN wrestling video traced to online anti-Semite, ADL says

    By jwadmin on July 6, 2017
    WASHINGTON (JTA) – The anonymous Reddit user who is claiming responsibility for the altered video depicting Donald Trump body slamming someone with CNN superimposed over his head has a history of racism, anti-Semitism and incitement to violence, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). White House spokesman Sean Spicer said in a one-sentence e-mail to a JTA request for a response […]
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  • J Street meets with U.S. ambassador to Israel

    By jwadmin on July 6, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –The leadership of J Street, the liberal American Jewish Middle East policy group,  recently met with David Friedman, the United States ambassador to Israel who before his nomination had derided the group as worse than Nazi collaborators. “We appreciate the willingness of Ambassador Friedman to meet members of Congress under the auspices of J Street,” said […]
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  • A haredi Orthodox rabbi explains how Western Wall deal undermines Jewish survival

    By jwadmin on July 6, 2017
    By ANDREW TOBIN JERUSALEM (JTA) – Haredi Orthodox Jews agree with their non-Orthodox brethren on one thing: The future of the Jewish people is at stake in the debate raging over who controls the Western Wall and conversion in Israel. Other than that, though, there is little common ground. According to Nachum Eisenstein, the chief rabbi of eastern Jerusalem’s haredi Maalot […]
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  • French survivor, recipient of Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor, Simone Veil, dies at 89

    By jwadmin on July 5, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Simone Veil, a well-known French politician and Holocaust survivor, has died. Veil, a former minister of health who in 2012 was awarded France’s highest honor, died recently at her home in Paris, her family told the media in France. The scholar, former judge and feminist activist was 89. A lawyer by education, Veil served as […]
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  • India’s Modi arrives in Israel for historic visit that fetes burgeoning ties

    By jwadmin on July 5, 2017
    By ADAM ABRAMS/JNS.org – India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi touched down at Ben Gurion Airport Tuesday afternoon, kicking off the first-ever visit to Israel by a sitting Indian head of state. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other top Israeli officials greeted Modi at the airport with a “segel aleph” ceremony—an honor reserved for the most important visiting dignitaries, such as American […]
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  • The Maccabeats to be featured at opening ceremonies for Capital Region Maccabi Games; you can still be involved!

    By jwadmin on July 5, 2017
    ALBANY–The Maccabeats, a Jewish music and a cappella group will be the headliner act at the opening ceremonies for the 2017 Capital Region Maccabi Games. Opening ceremonies are set for  the Times Union Center at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6.  The Maccabi Games will be Aug. 6-11. The Maccabi Games is an Olympic-style sporting competition for Jewish youth from around the world. […]
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  • Who counts as a Jew? And who gets to decide? Israel’s controversial conversion bill, explained

    By jwadmin on June 29, 2017
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Israeli politicians and Jewish leaders are fighting again over an age-old question: Who counts as a Jew? And who gets to decide? This week, Israel’s government inflamed simmering tensions over Jewish conversion when a Cabinet committee advanced a bill that would further empower the country’s haredi Orthodox Chief Rabbinate. The measure declares that […]
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  • LGBT Jews say it’s increasingly difficult to be pro-Israel and queer

    By jwadmin on June 27, 2017
      By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – For years, Laurie Grauer had waved a rainbow flag emblazoned with a Jewish star at the Chicago Dyke March, sometimes marching near activists waving Palestinian flags. It had never been a problem. But this year, Grauer was confronted by the LGBT parade’s organizers, questioned about her support for Israel and asked […]
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  • A new website aims to bring Jew-ish millennial women together

    By jwadmin on June 27, 2017
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – If you’re a young Jewish woman — or if you just happen to love “Broad City” or wacky recollections of Jewish summer camp — there’s a new website for you. Alma, which was recently launched by 70 Faces Media (JTA’s parent company), aims to be a resource for millennial women navigating sometimes tricky […]
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