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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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  • Iran has retaliated against Jewish targets. The Soleimani killing isn’t changing security efforts

    By jwadmin on January 15, 2020
    By SAM SOKOL JERUSALEM (JTA) – On March 17, 1992, a suicide bomber drove a truck into the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, killing 29 and injuries hundreds of others. Two years later, in the same city, on July 18, 1994, another bomber drove a truck into the AMIA Jewish center, killing 85 and injuring hundreds. It remains Argentina’s worst-ever […]
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  • Loss of Soleimani won’t stop Iran’s long-term goal of regional hegemony

    By jwadmin on January 10, 2020
    By YAAKOV LAPPIN (JNS) – Despite the substantial blow absorbed by Iran due to the Jan. 3 assassination of the Quds Force commander, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, by U.S. military forces, the regime is set to continue its expansion program to dominate the region, Israeli observers have assessed. “No one can dispute the fact that Qassem Soleimani was undoubtedly not […]
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  • Egyptians, Saudis said to be furious after Hamas leader attends Soleimani’s funeral

    By jwadmin on January 10, 2020
    By DANIEL SIRYOTI (Israel Hayom via JNS) – Egypt is outraged that Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh attended the funeral of former Quds Force commander Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Tehran on Monday, Jan. 6, with a high-ranking Egyptian official calling it a “shameful attack” on the country’s honor. Soleimani was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad early Friday morning, […]
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  • Meet Michael Schudrich: Rabbi to Poland’s Jews, the living and the dead

    By jwadmin on January 3, 2020
    By DEBORAH FINEBLUM (JNS) – The phone rings in Michael Schudrich’s study. The young man on the other end sounds upset. His grandmother died, and he needs the rabbi’s help. Not so unusual, right? Except that, just before she died, this grandmother revealed something that shocked her family. It turns out they’re not Catholic after all. They’re Jews. “Sometimes, they […]
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  • 10 ways American Jewish life changed in the 2010s

    By jwadmin on January 3, 2020
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – All of the gloom and doom that many in the Jewish community have felt toward the end of this decade should not obscure the fact that the 2010s were full of innovation. Yes, there was an alarming rise in anti-Semitism across the U.S. and the world, which culminated in several violent attacks on Jews and […]
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  • Ram Dass aka Richard Alpert dies at 88

    By jwadmin on December 27, 2019
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Richard Alpert, the spiritual seeker better known as Baba Ram Dass who first came to prominence as a confederate of the controversial LSD proponent Timothy Leary, has died. Albert, who was raised in a Jewish family in suburban Boston, died at his home in Maui on Sunday, Dec. 22 His death was announced Tuesday on […]
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  • U.S. restores assistance for Palestinian security services, humanitarian and civilian purposes

    By jwadmin on December 26, 2019
    By JACKSON RICHMAN (JNS) – Part of the $1.37 trillion spending bill that U.S. President Donald Trump signed on Friday, Dec. 20, included $150 million split evenly between assistance for security services, and humanitarian and civilian purposes for the Palestinians. The legislation included a bipartisan agreement on the Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act (ATCA) that will allow the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) […]
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  • Makers of Krispy Kreme giving tens of millions to Holocaust survivors and education

    By jwadmin on December 25, 2019
    (JTA) — A major German industry family will donate tens of millions of dollars to support Holocaust survivors and former forced laborers in the Nazi era. In addition to one-time donations to the Claims Conference and individual laborers, the Reimann family’s JAB firm has created a foundation designed to distribute 25 million euros ($27.8 million) annually to programs teaching about […]
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  • Everything you need to know about Israeli settlements and the Trump administration’s announcement

    By jwadmin on December 18, 2019
    By LAURA E. ADKINS, BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently announced that the United States will no longer consider Israeli Jewish settlements in the West Bank to be illegal. What does this announcement mean? How are the settlements viewed in Israel and around the world? What are the settlements? How many Israelis live […]
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