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Indian-American student becomes pro-Israel symbol for trying to stay neutral
When Milan Chatterjee arrived at UCLA’s law school in 2014, Middle East politics wasn’t one of his core interests. He describes himself as an Indian American interested in corporate law who has str...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs September 23
British gov’t minister warns municipal councils considering Israel boycott A British Cabinet minister threatened to take investment decisions away from municipal councils if they choose to boycott ...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama’s $38B aid package to Israel comes with caveats: It’s generous, but on his terms
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s near parting gift to Israel, a guarantee of $38 billion in defense assistance over a decade, distills into a single document what he’s been saying throughout e...
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Israel’s World Baseball Classic team expects to feel at home playing in Brooklyn
What is likely the strongest squad of Jewish players ever assembled figures to have a home-field advantage, too, as Team Israel aims to reach the next round of the World Baseball Classic. The club’...
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Globe Briefs September 16
184 U.S. synagogues pledge to welcome, support refugees Some 184 Jewish congregations and communities in the U.S. signed a pledge of support for refugees, promising to take action to help those see...
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As Chabad grows in Africa, hardy rabbis encounter crime and spirituality
Rabbi Shmuel Notik was on his way to blow the shofar on a Friday evening in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi when six men armed with knives intercepted him on a dark street. Notik — a follower of the ...
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Donkey redemption a rare ritual in Judaism
CHERRY HILL, N.J. — The Torah is specific when it describes what a Jew should do about his first fruits, his first harvest and his first-born male children. Is it any wonder that it is equally prec...
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Poll: Israeli Jews favor Hillary, but say Trump is better for Israel ‘policy’
JERUSALEM — Most Israeli Jews would prefer Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump as the next president of the United States — even though more of them think Trump would be better for the “Israeli gover...
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Muslims look to Jewish example in campaigning for school days off
NEW YORK — When Jessica Abdelnabbi-Berrocal wanted her local public schools in Jersey City, N.J., to close for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in September, she looked to her Jewish heritage. Th...
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Globe Briefs September 9
Defense minister: Israel to follow court order to demolish Amona settlement Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said the Jewish state will raze the West Bank settlement of Amona by the Dec. 2...
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Bernie Sanders’ new movement endorses candidates with a range of Israel views
WASHINGTON — A Florida state senator caught up in a boycott-Israel controversy. A Wisconsin state representative who combated anti-Israel bias on his campus. The diversity of Israel-related outlook...
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Why do Florida’s Orthodox Jews support Trump? Because they fear Clinton
NEW YORK — Rebecca Raab was shopping recently in a South Florida Costco, wearing the trademark Orthodox outfit of a long skirt and baseball cap, when an employee waved to her and said “Shalom! We’r...
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Anti-immigrant and white supremacist, maybe. But is the alt-right anti-Semitic?
WASHINGTON — Can you go alt-right without going anti-Semitic? The movement that has emerged from conservatism — and in some ways has turned against it — appears to be nudging its way into the Ameri...
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CNN host Zakaria returns ADL award over mosque
by JTA
Aug 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
CNN host Fareed Zakaria has returned an award to the Anti-Defamation League over the group's opposition to building a mosque near Ground Zero. Zakaria, also a Newsweek columnist, had received the H...
Shalala says she was interrogated in Israel
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Aug 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Ex-U.S. Cabinet member Donna Shalala, who is of Lebanese descent, reportedly was held for interrogation at Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport. Shalala, the health and human serv...
Israel to protest U.S. travel advisory
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Aug 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel will protest a U.S. travel advisory -- in the wake of rocket attacks on Eilat and Akaba -- that does not mention Jordan. Tourism Minister Stas Meseznikov told reporters that he ...
Negev wine farmers claim battle over land is sour grapes
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Aug 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
BEERSHEBA, Israel -- Moshe Zohar’s hands are rough and callused, his face lined with the dust of the desert he farms half an hour outside this southern Israeli city. Eleven years ago Zohar, his wif...
$100 million facelift transforms Israel Museum
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Aug 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM – A tawny sandstone sculpture of Nimrod, an ancient Hebrew warrior and hunter figure with a razor-straight back and proud stare, sits at the intersection between modern Israeli art and na...
Poll: Arab majority believes nuclear Iran helps Mideast
by JTA
Aug 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The percentage of Arabs who believe a nuclear-armed Iran will help the Middle East situation has doubled since last year. The annual Brookings Institute poll, released Thursday, found...
Brazilian Jewish hospital debuts new unit
by JTA
Aug 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
RIO DE JANEIRO -- The governor of Brazil's most populous state attended the inauguration ceremony of a Jewish hospital's new unit. Sao Paulo state Gov. Alberto Goldman, who is Jewish, attended Tues...
Clinton-Mezvinsky wedding raises questions about intermarriage
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Aug 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Is it possible that the first iconic Jewish picture of the decade is of an interfaith marriage? Photographs taken Saturday show the Jewish groom wearing a yarmulke and a crumpled tallit...
Russia ordered to return documents to Chabad
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Aug 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- A U.S. court ruled that the Russian Federation must return sacred documents to the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. Last week’s ruling by the Washington, D.C., District Court, which was fil...
Young Israel synagogues go head to head with headquarters over control
by Jonah Lowenfeld
Jewish Journal
Aug 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- A group of Young Israel synagogues is challenging the control being exerted by its central body, formally proposing changes to the constitution of the National Council of Young Israe...