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  • Abbas searches for pretexts to postpone elections

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2020
    By ISRAEL KASNETT (JNS) – In an address to the U.N. General Assembly last September, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas pledged to a sympathetic gathering of world leaders that he would hold parliamentary elections. While the announcement garnered international headlines at the time, little progress has been made in the ensuing months towards elections, highlighting what experts see as entrenched […]
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  • Oldest working radio-talk show host in the world feted in Jerusalem

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2020
    By JUDY LASH BALINT (JNS) – Israel is the home of Walter Bingham, 95, certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest living radio-talk show host. At a gathering in his honor in Jerusalem, hosted by the Israel Government Press Office on the last night of Chanukah, Bingham told journalists, friends and family members that he feels that the […]
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  • Rock-throwing incident that killed Palestinian woman classified as terror attack  

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2020
    By MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Defense Ministry has recognized as a terror attack an incident in which a Palestinian mother of nine was killed by a thrown rock at her car. But since the woman, Aisha Rabi, is not an Israeli citizen, her family will not receive compensation from the National Insurance Institute, Ynet reported. Rabi, 47, was […]
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  • Financial updates

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2020
    Friday, January 17, 2020 – U.S. futures are pointing to a higher open Friday, as signs of a stabilizing Chinese economy extends the perceived “risk-on” sentiment. A report out of Beijing showed China’s economy grew at 6.1% in 2019, which was in-line with economist expectations, and industrial production surprised on the upside. The encouraging data release comes days after the […]
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  • It’s time to call violent anti-Semitism what it is: domestic terrorism

    By jwadmin on January 16, 2020
    By RON KLEIN LAUDERDALE, Fla. (JTA) – The end of 2019 should have been a time of joy for Jewish Americans celebrating Chanukah and ushering in a new decade. Instead, Chanukah was marred by numerous acts of violence and other forms of anti-Semitism, leaving Jews questioning how it’s possible that, in 2020, we’re less safe today than ever before in […]
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  • Golden Globes 2020: A few Jewish moments

    By jwadmin on January 16, 2020
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY(JTA) — As always, the Golden Globes was a coming together of some of Hollywood’s biggest Jewish talents. There weren’t many Jewish award winners at the glitzy ceremony on Sunday night, Jan. 5, but here are our favorite Jewish moments from one of the industry’s biggest nights of the year. Quentin Tarantino spoke Hebrew to […]
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  • The lovingkindness of Fred Rogers: Can it help us with tikkun olam? Going forward with hope

    By jwadmin on January 16, 2020
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO The murder of 11 Jews while they were observing Shabbat occurred in the heart of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. The Rev. Fred Rogers and his wife Joanne owned a home and raised their two sons in Squirrel Hill, just two blocks from the Tree of Life Synagogue, the scene of the Oct. 27, 2018, massacre. Who Was Mr. […]
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  • DC Report: What was the imminent threat behind the Soleimani killing?

    By jwadmin on January 15, 2020
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield Make no mistake. Iranian General Qasem Soleimani deserved his fate. It was long overdue. So why now? It wasn’t really because of any imminent terrorist plot, as Donald Trump initially said. Iran’s top military leader was a commander, not a field operative. Any operation underway would not have been halted if he’d died by drone, […]
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  • I was skeptical about joining the march against anti-Semitism. I was wrong.

    By jwadmin on January 15, 2020
    By LISA KEYS This article in its entirety originally appeared on Kveller. The decision to take our kids to the recent No Hate, No Fear Solidarity March did not come easily. At least, not at first. It’s hard to say what, precisely, gave me pause. My kids are no strangers to social activism — their elementary school is named for a […]
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  • Jason Greenblatt questions if Israelis and Palestinians are ready for peace

    By jwadmin on January 15, 2020
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN TEANECK, N.J. (JTA) – Jason Greenblatt, Donald Trump’s former Middle East negotiator, made his first public speech since leaving the White House on Sunday night, Jan. 12. Greenblatt, 52, who worked as a lawyer for Trump for two decades prior to joining the administration, spoke at Congregation Keter Torah in Teaneck, N.J., the modern Orthodox synagogue where […]
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