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Global

  • Who is Avi Berkowitz, the Kushner adviser stepping in to work on Israeli-Palestinian peace?

    By jwadmin on September 13, 2019
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – The sentence came at the end of a list of White House talking points regarding the surprising departure of Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump’s former top Middle East peace negotiator: “Avi Berkowitz and Brian Hook will take on an increased role on the team.” Clues to Policy For Middle East tea-leaf readers, Hook was […]
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  • Chabad in battered Bahamas organizes supplies, volunteers for relief efforts

    By jwadmin on September 11, 2019
    By MORDECHAI LIGHTSTONE (Chabad.org via JNS) – As Hurricane Dorian was unleashing its devastation on the Bahamas, Rabbi Sholom and Sheera Bluming, co-directors of Chabad of the Bahamas, hunkered down in the capital city of Nassau, making phone calls to residents, galvanizing the community, coordinating with government aid officials and rallying volunteers during their country’s time of need. Helping Neighbors […]
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  • What does John Bolton’s departure mean for Israel?

    By jwadmin on September 11, 2019
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Benjamin Netanyahu had quite a Tuesday, Sept. 10. One week before Israelis go to the polls in their country’s second election this year, the Israeli prime minister went on live television with a promise that if re-elected, he is prepared to annex sensitive areas of the West Bank in “maximum coordination” with President Donald […]
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  • Hamas and ISIS hate Israel — and each other!

    By jwadmin on September 5, 2019
    By MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) – Recent explosions at two Hamas police checkpoints in Gaza City left three policemen dead. But it wasn’t Israel that planted the explosives, as many might have suspected. Hamas says it was Islamic State suicide bombers. A day after the deadly attacks, Hamas began mass arrests of supporters of Islamic State and other Salafist organizations […]
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  • Buenos Aires shul has been reclaimed! Squatters out and Jews return

    By jwadmin on August 30, 2019
    By YEHUDA SUGAR (Chabad.org via JNS)  – Its hallowed walls smeared with sordid anti-Semitic graffiti after being taken over by squatters for the past two decades, one of Buenos Aires’s oldest synagogues has been reclaimed through the efforts of a local Chabad-Lubavitch emissary, backed by an order of law issued by a municipal judge. The synagogue, which opened in 1907 as one […]
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  • Team USA takes home most medals in European Maccabi Games

    By jwadmin on August 28, 2019
    By SHIRYN GHERMEZIAN (JNS) – The 15th European Maccabi Games, which some have likened to the Jewish Olympics, concluded on Aug. 7 in Budapest, Hungary, with team USA taking home a total of 155 medals, more than any other country. American athletes claimed 75 gold, 43 silver and 37 bronze medals in categories including basketball, fencing and soccer. The Games took […]
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  • Why most Jews in Hong Kong are not involved with the protests

    By jwadmin on August 28, 2019
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) — Since early June, protesters in Hong Kong have been gathering multiple times a week to fight what they see as Chinese attempts to encroach on their freedoms. The police have responded violently at times, shooting tear gas and rubber bullets at the crowd. One demonstration drew an estimated 2 million protesters in a population of […]
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  • Italian Jews seek to repair Italian Jewish books

    By jwadmin on August 23, 2019
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –A collection of about 8,000 antique Jewish books in Italy is in need of restoration and the country’s main Jewish body is taking up the challenge. The Union of Italian Jewish Communities, or UECI, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to preserve the Italian Jewish literary heritage. The books include the collection of the Italian Rabbinical Center, […]
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  • On Ukraine killing ground, Netanyahu stresses vigilance

    By jwadmin on August 22, 2019
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the actions of the Nazis and collaborators at a killing site in Ukraine show that Jews must defend themselves. Netanyahu made the statement Monday, Aug. 19, during a state visit to Ukraine, in which he attended a Holocaust commemoration event at the former killing site […]
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  • Uruguayan soccer player apologizes for joyful birthday photo at Auschwitz

    By jwadmin on August 22, 2019
    By MARCUS M. GILBAN RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) – A Uruguayan soccer player apologized for a birthday photo taken outside Auschwitz featuring celebratory emojis. Rodrigo Zalazar decorated a snap of himself outside the Nazi concentration camp and posted it to his Instagram. The image was taken on Aug. 12, when Zalazar turned 20. Zalazar, who plays for the Polish club […]
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