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In linking Black Lives Matter with Palestinian cause, Miami lawmaker riles pro-Israel activists
WASHINGTON — Pro-Israel activists in the Miami area plan to protest a Florida state senator active in the Black Lives Matter movement who visited the West Bank as the guest of a group that backs th...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why Spain is standing up to BDS — for now
Only last year, Spain was still the undisputed bastion for the BDS movement in Europe. Some 50 Spanish municipalities had passed resolutions in recent years endorsing BDS — an acronym for the boyco...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ukraine’s honoring of war criminals leaves its Jews uneasy — and divided
When Vladimir Putin grabbed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, the Russian president claimed it was to protect minorities from anti-Semitic fascists whom Putin maintained were behind the revolution that ...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs August 18
Jewish woman sues Texas county for pulling job offer over Sabbath observance An Orthodox Jewish woman has sued Dallas County for allegedly rescinding a job offer over her Shabbat observance. Isabel...
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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The third Temple is coming to your Facebook feed
JERUSALEM — “It’s time to build,” reads the tagline of the Temple Institute’s latest YouTube video. The phrase encapsulates the group’s controversial mission to rally Jews to reconstruct the Temple...
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Belgian high school ‘proud’ of teacher honored at Iran’s Holocaust cartoon show
Faculty at a Catholic high school in Belgium said they were proud of a senior teacher who won an award and a cash prize at Iran’s controversial cartoon contest about the Holocaust. Luc Descheemaeke...
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hacked George Soros documents detail plans to fight Israel’s ‘racist’ policies
WASHINGTON — Hacked emails show that the Open Society Foundations led by Jewish billionaire George Soros have as an objective “challenging Israel’s racist and anti-democratic policies” in internati...
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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San Miguel de Allende plays host to CHESMA, a group catering to expat Jews and conversos
It’s a warm Friday evening in San Miguel de Allende, an historic colonial town about four hours north of Mexico City that’s become a popular destination for American and Canadian ex-pats and touris...
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs August 11
Boston protestors call on community relations group to retract criticism of Black Lives Matter platform A group of activists demanded the Boston Jewish Community Relations Council retract its recen...
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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To name or not to name: Jewish organizations grapple with the Trump question
WASHINGTON — “This condemnation is against you personally,” the Jewish War Veterans said earlier this week, concluding its message to Donald Trump. “You, Mr. Trump, deserve our contempt.” If the si...
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Raising Christian money for Jewish causes, a star rabbi earns praise and scorn
PARIS — The summer drizzle that soaked the French capital did little to dampen Yechiel Eckstein’s enthusiasm as he arrived recently with his wife Joelle at the city’s Great Synagogue for a private ...
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Not just anti-Semitism: ADL boss seeks to broaden group’s reach
NEW YORK — For more than a century, the Anti-Defamation League has been known as a group that combats anti-Semitism. But one year after taking the group’s helm, Jonathan Greenblatt wants it to focu...
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Venice welcomes back Shylock in marking its Jewish history
VENICE, Italy — Two weeks ago, an international, multilingual cast performed Shakespeare’s controversial play “The Merchant of Venice” in the secluded main plaza of the city’s historic Jewish Ghett...
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Abbas threatens to resign if talks fail
by JTA
Sep 19, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to resign if peace talks with Israel fail. Abbas made a statement indicating that he would quit over a failure of the recen...
Israel study program providing seed money for U.S. colleges
by JTA
Sep 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The MASA study-in-Israel initiative is giving eight U.S. colleges or systems a total of $400,000 over the next two years. MASA will give $50,000 each to Arizona State University, Barnar...
U.S. reportedly pushing three-month freeze extension
by JTA
Sep 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Obama administration reportedly suggested that Israel extend its current settlement freeze for three months, which Israel appears to have rejected. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary ...
Hamas thwarts a greener Gaza
by Tafline Laylin
Sep 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Matt recently described the possibility of a green coexistence between Palestinians and Israelis south of Jerusalem. Israel is shipping their cleantech expertise to their neighbors, thereby fosteri...
U.S. Jewish right muted ahead of possible extension of settlement freeze
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Don't expect a familiar American echo now that West Bank settlers are gearing up to fight the possible extension of Israel’s settlement freeze. Activists on the left and right in Isra...
Facing confluence of diplomatic events, Israel taking wait-and-see stance
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Heading into a period of intense diplomatic activity, Israel and the pro-Israel community are taking what may appear to be an atypical wait-and-see approach. That sentiment and the Hig...
Training for Neila: Doing the prep for Yom Kippur's finale
by Edmon J. Rodman
JTA
Sep 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- Neila is coming. Please rise. On Yom Kippur for the past 15 years, as a lay cantor I have led the Neila service for the small congregation to which I belong, the Movable Minyan in Lo...
From kids' TV host to public intellectual, Gadi Taub criticizes right and left
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Sep 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV -- Gadi Taub rests one hand on an oversized brown envelope that contains the galley proofs of yet another book -- this time a two-part collection of essays. In the other hand he holds what...
Second round of peace talks held in Egypt
by JTA
Sep 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The second round of direct peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians brokered by the United States ended in Egypt. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinia...
Brandeis students, alumni demand Peretz apology
by JTA
Sep 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- More than 350 students and alumni at Brandeis University called on columnist Martin Peretz to apologize for saying Muslims do not value human life or deserve free speech. "Recently, i...