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  • Heads of three Abrahamic faiths sign document against ‘mercy killing’

    By jwadmin on October 30, 2019
    (JNS) The heads of major monotheistic faiths signed a document at Vatican City in Rome on Monday, Oct. 27, that calls on doctors around the world not to assist in killing people, even if they are terminal patients. The Jewish faith and other monotheistic religions constitute the act of euthanasia, also called “mercy killing,” as actual murder with the assistance of […]
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  • A cautionary cannabis tale for globe-trotting Israelis

    By jwadmin on October 30, 2019
    By RUTHIE BLUM (JNS) – After spending six months in jail on the outskirts of Moscow, a young Israeli woman named Naama Issachar was sentenced on Oct. 11 to seven-and-a-half years of imprisonment in Russia. Both the extreme sentence and trumped-up charges of drug-smuggling not only have traumatized the 26-year-old from Rehovot—and inflicted great anguish on her family and friends—but also has […]
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  • Gunman kills 2 in Yom Kippur attack near German synagogue and at kebab shop

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2019
    BY RON KAMPEAS, TOBY AXELROD NEW YORK CITY (JTA)  – Two people were killed by a gunman who opened fire near a synagogue during Yom Kippur services and at a kebab shop in Halle, a town in eastern Germany. The masked gunman reportedly was repelled by the synagogue’s doors, which were secured shut during the services Wednesday, Oct. 8, on […]
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  • DC Report: Trump endangers the Kurds in quest to retreat from Syria; Will giving the nod to Turkey undo accomplishments there?

    By jwadmin on October 10, 2019
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield Donald Trump, in his “unmatched wisdom,” has given the Turks a green light to do to the Kurds what they did for the Armenians a century ago. In a Sunday Oct. 6, call he agreed to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s request to remove American troops across his border with Syria, effectively removing an obstacle […]
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  • 5779: The North American year in review through August 2019

    By jwadmin on October 3, 2019
    By BEN HARRIS NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A review of Jewish-related events in North America in 5779. September 2018 Leslie Moonves resigns as CEO of the CBS network after six women accuse him of sexual misconduct. The allegations, published in the New Yorker, follow six early accusations against Moonves published two months earlier. Moonves denies the claims against him. https://www.jta.org/2018/ […]
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  • DC Report: Ukraine’s situation may hold lessons for Israel

    By jwadmin on September 27, 2019
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield – I just returned from Ukraine, where grandparents of my wife and myself left a century ago for the Golden Medina, America. Today, a small remnant of what was once a large Jewish population remains in a country where Yiddish was once an official language spoken by a third of the population; it even appeared on […]
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  • Some of the many Jews who died in 5779

    By jwadmin on September 25, 2019
    By JTA staff (JTA) — The close of every year brings with it bittersweet reminders of the incredible figures we lost in the year that was. This year the task of remembering the departed is particularly fraught as 12 people on the list were lost to acts of anti-Jewish violence in U.S. synagogues. Along with the shooting victims in Pittsburgh […]
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  • On 9/11, Hillel Neuer called out UN rights chief for coddling terrorists

    By jwadmin on September 19, 2019
    UN High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet: “I continue to be alarmed by reports of unlawful killings and injuries of Palestinians by Israeli security forces across the entire occupied territories accompanied by a lack of accountability.” PLO: “Crimes are committed in the West Bank and East Jerusalem by the settlers and the occupying soldiers…” Iraq: “Israel practices ill-treatment of prisoners, illegal interrogations, demographic […]
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  • With Putin cracking down on democracy, Russian Jews are moving to Israel

    By jwadmin on September 19, 2019
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Less than a year after he immigrated to Israel from Russia, Dima Eygenson has already voted twice in his adopted country. In April, Israeli voters cast ballots in an election that resulted in a virtual tie between the longtime incumbent prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and political newcomer Benny Gantz. They were back […]
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  • 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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