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News

  • Israel sends rescue forces to Jordan following deadly floods

    By jwadmin on November 2, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Israel is assisting Jordanian rescue forces dealing with flash floods that have killed 18 people. Water from heavy rains caught high school students and their teachers visiting hot springs near the Dead Sea, on its Jordanian side, the Israel Broadcasting Corp. reported Thursday. Along with the fatalities, 35 people were injured. Israel’s military said it […]
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  • 2 Muslim groups fund-raising for Tree of Life victims

    By jwadmin on November 1, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A crowdfunding campaign by two Muslim groups has raised more than $115,000 for the victims the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, both the injured and the families of those killed. The campaign on LaunchGood, a Muslim-focused crowdfunding site, surpassed two fund-raising goals in under 24 hours, passing both the $25,000 and $50,000 marks, and $100,000 in 30 hours. The […]
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  • PA condemns Pittsburgh murder of Jews

    By jwadmin on November 1, 2018
    By ITAMAR MARCUS (Palestinian Media Watch via JNS) – In an unusual move, the Palestinian Authority (PA) Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the recent murder of 11 Jews in the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh by the anti-Semite Robert Bowers: “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned the terror attack that was carried out yesterday against a synagogue […]
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  • Israel Post and the U.S. Postal Service jointly issue Chanukah stamp

    By jwadmin on November 1, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel Post and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) recently issued a joint stamp for Chanukah. The stamp also is meant to celebrate 70 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and the United States. The new stamp design was launched simultaneously in the Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island, the oldest synagogue in the United States, and […]
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  • Ethiopian Falash Mura Jews languish in Ethiopia;Activists work to release Israel’s brakes

    By jwadmin on November 1, 2018
    By ELIANA RUDEE (JNS) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon approved a plan at their weekly Cabinet meeting on Oct. 7, to bring to Israel another 1,000 Ethiopian Jews, or Falash Mura, whose ancestors converted to Christianity under pressure in the early 1900s. Some 8,000 Falash Mura are waiting to make aliyah from Ethiopia, their immigration previously […]
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  • Wiesenthal Center Study Finds Large Disconnect Between Jewish and Non-Jewish Perceptions of Anti-Semitism in America

    By jwadmin on October 31, 2018
    Study, Conducted Before the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting, Finds More Than 70 Percent of Jewish Americans Believe Anti-Semitism is on the Rise While Most Non-Jews Disagree LOS ANGELES; October 31, 2018 –The Simon Wiesenthal Center (“SWC”) today released results from a September survey of nearly 2,000 registered voters – with an over-sample of nearly 500 Jewish voters – regarding their perceptions […]
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  • Thousands protest Trump visit to synagogue where massacre took place

    By jwadmin on October 31, 2018
    PITTSBURGH (JTA) — Thousands of protesters turned their backs on Donald Trump on Tuesday, Oct. 27, as his motorcade approached the synagogue where a gunman killed 11 worshippers. At the Tree of Life Congregation, Trump and his entourage met with its rabbi, Jeffrey Myers, and placed stones on an outdoor memorial for the 11 victims. Inside, they lit candles for the […]
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  • Courting reality—Democracy seeks to hide its face

    By jwadmin on October 31, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield Few have done more to destroy public confidence in the pillars of American democracy than Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ken.). The Senate majority leader who prides himself on being an obstructionist, using all his legislative skills to block Barack Obama’s agenda make him “a one-term president.”  Obama won two elections but that only gave McConnell more opportunity […]
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  • Anti-Semitism – abhorrent aberration in the USA

    By jwadmin on October 29, 2018
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” https://bit.ly/2PxdSU6, https://bit.ly/2hQ8sow The October 27, 2018 massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue, in Pittsburgh, PA, was an egregious reminder that since the early 17th century, anti-Semitism has been a systematic feature of – yet an abhorrent aberration in – the US. At the same time, the US society has demonstrated […]
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  • Jewish volunteers prepare bodies of Pittsburgh shooting victims for burial

    By jwadmin on October 29, 2018
    (JTA) — Volunteers associated with the Jewish burial organization known for its work at the scene of terrorist attacks in Israel waited all night at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh to prepare the bodies of Saturday’s shooting victims. The volunteers waited at the scene for permission to enter the synagogue as the bodies remained on the floor, ZAKA […]
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