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  • Who’s running in Israel’s September elections?

    By jwadmin on August 17, 2019
    By MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israel’s upcoming elections in September — just five months after the last ones in April — are essentially a do-over. In the April election, the right wing won a majority. But because Israel has a parliamentary system, a bunch of small right-wing parties had to agree to join a governing coalition. They were too divided […]
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  • French MP demands investigation into France’s secret pact that allowed freedom for terrorists

    By jwadmin on August 17, 2019
    By ELDAD BECK (Israel Hayom via JNS) – Days after it was revealed that the former head of France’s domestic intelligence agency made a deal with the terrorist organization behind a 1982 terrorist attack in Paris, affording its operatives free movement in the country in exchange for a promise of no further attacks on French soil, new questions have arisen regarding France’s […]
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  • What is 8chan, the site linked to shooters in Christchurch, Poway and El Paso?

    By jwadmin on August 16, 2019
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Not long after news that a shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, left at least 22 people dead, reports started swirling that the suspect had posted a manifesto on 8chan, an online forum. Law enforcement officials are investigating a document posted there that is believed to be authored by the […]
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  • Israeli Navy leads major multinational earthquake drill

    By jwadmin on August 16, 2019
    By (JNS) The Israel Navy led a first-of-its-kind multinational exercise dedicated to earthquake response recently, in a drill, which brought representatives from 10 naval forces, as well as NATO, to the Haifa Port on Israel’s northern coast. The week-long “Mighty Waves 2019” exercise, which included ships and personnel from the United States, France and Greece, as well as representatives from […]
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  • The El Paso shooting is being investigated as domestic terrorism. Does that matter?

    By jwadmin on August 15, 2019
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA)  – Before he killed at least 22 people at a Walmart on the southern border, the gunman in El Paso posted a white supremacist manifesto on the fringe social network 8chan denouncing a “Hispanic invasion of Texas.” The U.S. Justice Department announced that it would treat the shooting as a “domestic terrorist case.” […]
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  • Paul Findley, ‘Arafat’s best friend’ dies

    By jwadmin on August 15, 2019
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield Former Republican Congressman Paul Findley, who died recently at 98, blamed his 1982 defeat on AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobby giant. That is understandable since so many in the pro-Israel community tried to take credit, but as so often happens, his career really succumbed to self-inflicted wounds. The veteran Republican congressman lost his bid for a […]
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  • Even small mitzvahs count! Feeling good while doing good

    By jwadmin on August 15, 2019
    “Do your little bit of good where you are; It’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” Desmond Tutu. By MARILYN SHAPIRO This morning, as I have done almost every Monday morning for the past four years, I mailed out a small stack of postcards. Just call it my very small attempt to do little bits […]
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  • Kelly Craft confirmed as Haley’s replacement as UN ambassador

    By jwadmin on August 15, 2019
    By JACKSON RICHMAN (JNS) – U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft was confirmed on Wednesday, July 31, by the U.S. Senate as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. The final tally was 56-34. Craft, 57, will replace Nikki Haley, who was highly acclaimed by many, especially those in the pro-Israel community. To Fight Anti-Israel Bias At her confirmation hearing, […]
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  • Financial updates

    By jwadmin on August 15, 2019
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 – U.S. futures are fluctuating Thursday, as investors digest a flurry updates, including trade headlines, a key corporate earnings report, and economic releases. The Dow and S&P 500 are both rising 0.4% in pre-market action. The Nasdaq 100 is trading 0.3% above fair value on the GLOBEX. The major averages rallied overnight, in an attempt to […]
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  • Beth Emeth’s TRG slates two musical Shabbat events

    By jwadmin on August 14, 2019
    ALBANY–Music lovers may mark their August calendars for two events sponsored by The Renaissance Group of Congregation Beth Emeth—a ‘String Quartet Shabbat’ on Friday, Aug. 16, and ‘Torah at Tanglewood’ on Saturday, Aug 24. The ‘String Quartet Shabbat and Dinner’ will be held on Aug. 16 at the synagogue, 100  Academy Rd., Albany. The evening will feature a concert with […]
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