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  • Tending wounds and distributing supplies: Minneapolis Jews care for a city in turmoil

    By jwadmin on June 1, 2020
    By DEBRA NUSSBAUM COHEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Dr. Vivian Fischer spent five hours Saturday, May 30,  walking toward Minneapolis’s devastation from her home in a suburb immediately outside the city. The family physician put on gray scrubs, her stethoscope, a mask and gloves, filled a backpack with whatever she had at home — extra masks, medical gloves, asthma […]
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  • Opinion: My grandfather marched with King and Heschel. Here’s how white Jews can support black people right now.

    By jwadmin on June 1, 2020
    By Rev. ANTHONY A. JOHNSON ATLANTA (JTA) – A lot of my Jewish friends are asking me how they can help and what needs to be done regarding the killing and lynching of individuals and families in the black community, most recently George Floyd. To put yourselves in our shoes for a moment, imagine what the response of the Jewish […]
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  • ‘We stand in solidarity’: Jewish organizations respond to the protests over George Floyd’s death

    By jwadmin on June 1, 2020
    By PHILISSA CRAMER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Jewish groups are expressing outrage over the death of George Floyd, a black man killed by a Minneapolis police officer who has subsequently been charged with second-degree murder, and solidarity with the sweeping national protests that have followed. Here are excerpts from some of the statements: Truah, a social justice organization of […]
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  • Adi Schwartz: Western Indulgence of Palestinian ‘Refugee’ Claims Obstructs Peace

    By jwadmin on June 1, 2020
    by Gary C. Gambill May 31, 2020 Adi Schwartz, an Israeli journalist and coauthor (with former Israeli Knesset member Einat Wilf) of the new book The War of Return, spoke to participants in a May 4 Middle East Forum webinar (video) about the centrality of the refugee issue in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. For many years, Schwartz explained, efforts to broker peace between […]
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  • Palestinian state and track record: impact on US interests

    By jwadmin on June 1, 2020
    By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” May 31, 2020, https://bit.ly/2ZTG08Y The centrality of Track record Western foreign policy and national security establishments – government, media and academia – have been overwhelmingly preoccupied with assessments of future track record of the proposed Palestinian state. They have sidestepped the Palestinian past track record. While a future track record […]
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  • Financial updates

    By jwadmin on June 1, 2020
    Monday, June 1, 2020 – Stocks finished higher on Monday as investors weighed signs of economic recovery against U.S.-China tensions. Sentiment was pressured by reports that Beijing instructed state-owned companies to halt purchases of certain American agricultural goods. This followed an announcement by President Trump on Friday that Washington would remove its special treatment towards Hong Kong. Despite the uncertainty, […]
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  • Israel to limit surveillance as infection rate drops

    By jwadmin on May 30, 2020
    (JNS) – The Israeli Cabinet decided on Sunday, May 24, to limit the Shin Bet security service’s surveillance of cell phones of people infected with the coronavirus and only use it as a last resort. Because of the decreased rate of infection, the Cabinet changed the regulation so that phone tracking would be allowed “in specific and special cases only, […]
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  • Oklahoma becomes 30th state to enact anti-BDS law

    By jwadmin on May 30, 2020
    (JNS) – Oklahoma has become the 30th state to enact a measure to combat the anti-Israel BDS movement. The Oklahoma House passed the bill, 75-20, in March. Gov. Kevin Stitt, a Republican, signed it into law on May 22. It declares that Israel is one of Oklahoma’s largest trading partners and is a staunch U.S. ally and it prohibits the state […]
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  • Bipartisan letter calls for removing swastikas, ‘Hitler’ from veterans’ cemeteries

    By jwadmin on May 29, 2020
    By JACKSON RICHMAN (JNS) – U.S. House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) and ranking member Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas), recently sent a bipartisan request to U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie urging that all gravestones inscribed with swastikas and messages honoring Hitler be removed from military cemeteries. U.S. House Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Rep. […]
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  • School in upstate New York found operating with ‘hundreds of students inside’

    By jwadmin on May 29, 2020
    BY MARCY OSTER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A school in the Chasidic village of Kiryas Joel in New York was ordered to close after it was found operating with hundreds of students in its building. Orange County said in a statement that officials visiting the school “found what appeared to be hundreds of students inside, not wearing personal protective […]
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