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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 ...
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 ...
May 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Challenging orthodoxies, Shas maverick seeks to put Israeli haredim to work
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Dec 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Not so long ago, few Israelis had heard of Rabbi Chaim Amsellem, a soft-spoken Shas backbencher in the Knesset. Over the past few weeks, however, Amsellem has emerged as a maverick in ...
Kissinger tells JTA: Take remark on gas chambers in context
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Dec 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- It should have been ancient, if unsavory, news: A cavalier reference to gassing Jews, an aside in a conversation nearly 40 years old. But the aside was pronounced by Henry Kissinger, ...
Barriers broken, female rabbis look to broader influence
by Penny Schwartz
JTA
Dec 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEWTON, Mass. -- Lynne Kern knew at 13 that she wanted to be a rabbi, even though in 1970 there were no female rabbis to act as role models. So Kern became a writer, eventually winning a Pulitzer P...
Brazil and Argentina recognize Palestine -- why now?
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Dec 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Many in Latin America and around the world were asking one question following the news that Brazil and Argentina had recognized the state of Palestine in the West Bank: Why now? Among the answers, ...
Poll: Slight majority of Israeli Jews unfavorable to Obama
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Dec 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- A slight majority of Jewish Israelis has negative views of President Obama, but his supporters are more numerous than previously reported, according to a poll. The Brookings Instituti...
Kissinger: Gassing Jews would not be a U.S. problem
by JTA
Dec 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Henry Kissinger is heard saying on newly released Nixon tapes that the genocide of Soviet Jews would not be an American concern. The tapes chronicle President Richard Nixon's obsessio...
PM addresses JNF backers on need to rebuild
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel must not only restore the forest and homes that were destroyed by last week’s fire in the Carmel Mountains, its prime minister said, it must also build a airborne firefighting capacity to pu...
Capturing Israel's disaster in photos
by JTA
Dec 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Israelis look back on fire that shook nation
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Dec 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Just days after the fires that destroyed over 12,000 acres of forest, 100 homes and countless trees were extinguished on Monday, Israelis are now beginning to take stock of the damage and look to t...
The Obama White House — and Washington — celebrate Chanuka
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Dec 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Chanuka is a story of a people standing alone to keep its lights aflame. This year in Washington, the message was of a people standing with friends — and even the not-so-friendly — to ...