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Globe Briefs May 19
White House: Staffer’s Western Wall comment does not reflect administration Reported remarks by a Trump administration official rejecting Israel’s claim to the Western Wall were “unauthorized” and ...
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Israeli paratroopers re-create iconic photo on 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War
JERUSALEM — David Rubinger’s iconic photograph of three paratroopers at the Western Wall is the defining image of the 1967 Six-Day War. The men in the photo — Dr. Yitzhak Yifat, Tzion Karasenti and...
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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James Comey, fired by Trump and reviled by Democrats, had admirers among Jewish defense officials
WASHINGTON — “You make us better,” James Comey told the Anti-Defamation League in his final public speech as FBI director. Judging from the applause in the conference room at the venerable Mayflowe...
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Globe Briefs May 5
New Jersey university students vote down BDS resolution The student government at Montclair State University reportedly voted down a resolution calling on the school to boycott Israel. The measure ...
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Trump honors Holocaust in D.C.
In a somber, conventional 15-minute speech, President Donald Trump commemorated the Holocaust last week in Washington by praising the survivors of the genocide of 6 million Jews and pledging to sta...
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American immigrants are winning back millions for victims of massive fraud
TEL AVIV — They were part of the problem. Now they are spearheading a solution. A Tel Aviv-based startup run by young American Jewish immigrants to Israel, or olim, has taken on the largely fraudul...
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Globe Briefs April 28
Teen accused of threatening JCCs charged in Israel with extortion, causing panic The Israeli-American teenager accused of making threats against Jewish community centers in the United States was ch...
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Four things to know about Bret Stephens, the latest Jewish Grey Lady columnist
NEW YORK — At first glance, The New York Times’ hiring of another white, Jewish male opinion-page columnist is anything but news. But the arrival of Bret Stephens, formerly the foreign affairs colu...
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Who is Anne Frank? The answers kindle a debate in her native Holland
AMSTERDAM — Decades after her death at a Nazi concentration camp, Anne Frank’s restless spirit in heaven finally finds a soulmate in Zef Bunga, an Albanian teenager who was murdered in a revenge ki...
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Digging history: documentary details Holocaust escape, unearths buried tunnel
Ever since Michael Kagan, 60, was a boy growing up in the United Kingdom, each detail of his father’s escape from a Nazi labor camp has ricocheted through his mind and heart. Now, in his new docume...
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Passover seders the new norm at PA Governor’s Residence
HARRISBURG — The freshly painted state dining room in the governor’s mansion was full of lively conversation and political discussion, plenty of wine (four cups, Rabbi Jeffrey Astrachan continuousl...
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Globe Briefs April 21
Tufts student senate passes Israel divestment resolution The Tufts University student senate passed a resolution calling on the university to divest from four companies that do business with Israel...
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Hank Azaria opens up about speaking Ladino and his latest TV role
Actor Hank Azaria is known for his portrayal of an array of characters — most notably voicing Moe, Chief Wiggum and Apu on “The Simpsons.” While he may be best known for his work on the long-runnin...
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Is Hezbollah now in charge of Lebanon, and what does it mean for Israel?
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Jan 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- With Lebanon in turmoil and a Hezbollah-backed prime minister poised to take power in Beirut, Israel is concerned at the prospect of a tectonic shift in the regional balance. For the m...
Book recounts rabbi’s talks with fallen pop icon Michael Jackson
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jan 28, 2011 | 5 5 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach had more in common with Michael Jackson than you might expect. Sure, one is a religious leader famous for his books, television appearances and statements regarding relationsh...
Obama misses Jewish priorities: poverty, abortion rights, Israel
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jan 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Civility? Check. Clean energy? Check. Health care? Check. Immigration? Check. Education? You bet. Isolating Iran? That’s in there. Poverty, guns, reproductive rights? Israel? Ummm … Pr...
Leaked maps show gaps in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jan 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- This time there are maps -- not that they necessarily will help. After the collapse of the Camp David talks in 2000, the Israeli and Palestinian sides bickered about who had offered w...
Lieberman's legacy: bridge builder or burner?
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jan 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Joe Lieberman ascended to national prominence by building one bridge at a time. Then, having reached the pinnacle by becoming the Democratic nominee for vice president in 2000, he spe...
Growth spurt: More farms at Jewish buildings seeding food awareness
by Ben Harris
JTA
Jan 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- After the unexpected death of his 26-year-old daughter Jessica last August, Dane Kostin found himself searching for a fitting memorial, a project that would benefit the community and pr...
Partnership between shul and mosque a model for community
by Carin M. Smilk
Jewish Exponent
Jan 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA -- The cars slowly turn onto the long driveway, their wheels occasionally crunching the adjacent ground frozen from the night before and speckled with a light dusting of snow. Rabbi Yo...
Major funding boost for Birthright from Israeli gov't ups ante for philanthropists
by Ben Harris
JTA
Jan 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Boosters of Birthright Israel are hoping that the Israeli government’s decision to more than double its investment in the popular free 10-day trips for young Diaspora Jews will yield dr...
With Stuxnet delaying Iran's bomb, is the urgency gone?
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jan 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- In the wake of revelations that a computer virus may have set back Iran’s nuclear weapons program, the Western groups and analysts that track the Islamic Republic are saying “More of ...
Sonia Peres, Israeli president’s wife, dies
by JTA
Jan 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Sonia Peres, the wife of Israeli President Shimon Peres for 66 years, has died. She died Wednesday in her Tel Aviv apartment at the age of 87. Sonia Peres was a private person and rare...