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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 | 8 8 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...
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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 | 6 6 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 | 19 19 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...
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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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JStreet met by supporters and protest at the DNC
PHILADELPHIA — It was a star-studded evening at the National Museum of American Jewish History July 27, at least in terms of Democratic National Convention star-power. The self-described “pro-Israe...
Aug 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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US police exchange programs pan BLM groups’ call for end to Israeli police training
On July 18, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed publicly told a group affiliated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement that his city would continue to allow the Atlanta Police Department (APD) to be trai...
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Globe Briefs July 28
Detroit advocacy group forms partnership with American Jewish Committee The Jewish Community Relations Council of Metropolitan Detroit has entered into a partnership with the American Jewish Commit...
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can a hobbled EU live up to its promise to combat anti-Semitism and racism?
When the late Austro-Hungarian aristocrat Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi attended church on Good Friday, his father would famously cause a scene, storming out when the liturgy came to the anti-Semi...
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Jewish officer who arrested a drunk Gibson sues department over harassment
by JTA
Sep 13, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES – The Jewish sheriff’s deputy who arrested actor Mel Gibson for drunken driving is suing his department for harassment since the July 2006 incident. Because he reported the requests of ...
Rocket from Gaza lands in Israel
by JTA
Sep 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A rocket fired from Gaza landed in Israel's western Negev. The rocket fired early Sunday morning landed near a kibbutz orchard. It was the fifth rocket to hit Israeli territory in five...
Netanyahu hints at continuing freeze
by JTA
Sep 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled he would heed, in part, an appeal from President Obama to continue the settlement freeze. "Between zero and one there are a lot of p...
Gay Saudi diplomat fears persecution
by JTA
Sep 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
A Saudi Arabian diplomat based in Los Angeles has requested political asylum because he is gay and close friends with a Jewish woman. The diplomat was identified Saturday by NBC News as Ali Ahmad A...
Michael Oren, making the case for Obama
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Michael Oren outlines what may be his toughest assignment: Making the case to a skeptical public for a leader who’s hard to pin down. Pitching Bibi to the Americans? No, that’s an easy...
The peace talks -- and their obstacles
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Peace in a year? Try getting past Sept. 26. Or is it 30? Direct talks between Palestinians and Israelis have barely begun and already the sides are facing their first major hurdle -- ...
Jewish groups step up efforts to combat anti-Muslim bigotry
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Sep 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO -- Jewish groups have stepped up efforts to combat anti-Muslim bigotry, with several national initiatives announced this week and supporting statements coming in from a range of Jewis...
Returning from D.C., Abbas and Bibi maintain stances after talks
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Last week's gentle give and take between the Israelis and Palestinians appears to have survived the tarmac moment. Reiterated, if qualified, commitments to the U.S.-brokered peace pro...
Obama, Biden to consult with Jews before Rosh Hashana
by JTA
Sep 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will consult with Jewish leaders on the eve of Rosh Hashanah. Obama will speak with rabbis in a conference call Tuesday in what appears se...
Palestinians tell Ahmadinejad to butt out
by JTA
Sep 05, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' spokesman told Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to stop criticizing him for entering into direct talks with Israel. "The one who doe...