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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 | 3 3 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 | 3 3 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 | 1 1 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 | 13 13 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 | 10 10 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 | 9 9 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 | 8 8 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 | 21 21 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 | 20 20 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...
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 ...
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Vegas’ Jewish mayor talks about her city, how husband would love to run against Trump
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
LAS VEGAS — You haven’t heard a lot about Carolyn Goodman, which may be just how she wants it. Goodman, 76, was elected mayor of this city in 2011, succeeding her husband, Oscar Goodman, who had se...
J Street popping up in a role traditionally played by NJDC
by Daniel Schere, Special to The Chronicle
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — When Republican Jewish Coalition executive director Matt Brooks takes the stage in Las Vegas next week to debate foreign affairs, his opponent will not be a heavyweight from the Nation...
Why Israel is a pilgrimage site for birds — and birdwatchers
by Ben Sales, JTA
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
HULA VALLEY, Israel — Thousands of cranes sit in pairs in a field here, their outlines approaching the horizon. Then, all at once, they take flight, a cloud of black-and-white feathers filling the ...
Obama weighs in on BDS settlement fight — but battle likely won’t end there
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The controversy over whether laws protecting Israel from boycotts should include West Bank settlements found its way into a presidential signing statement this week, but President Bara...
Globe Briefs March 3
by JTA reports
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
ADL to provide Trump, presidential candidates info on extremists The Anti-Defamation League said it will provide all presidential candidates with information on extremists and hate groups following...
Using Facebook, Dutch thrift store brings closure to painful Holocaust story
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
AMSTERDAM — Two months before they were deported from the Netherlands to Auschwitz, Louis Barzelay and Flora Snatager invited a few guests to their wedding in Amsterdam. Instead of the yellow star ...
Will GOP Jews go for Trump?
by Daniel Schere, Special to The Chronicle
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
If Donald Trump picks up steam as the Republican front-runner coming out of Super Tuesday, Republican Jews will be wondering if they can cast their ballots for a businessman-celebrity whose no-hold...
What’s behind the dark charisma of ‘Son of Saul’ star Geza Rohrig?
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
BERLIN — When the Hungarian-Jewish poet Geza Rohrig agreed to play the lead role in the Oscar-nominated Holocaust drama “Son of Saul,” he knew he was taking on a daunting challenge. With very littl...
Globe Briefs February 25
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
IDF releases attack-warning app The Israel Defense Forces Home Front Command has released a mobile application to warn Israelis of local security threats. The application, detailed in a call with r...
Disability advocates focus on jobs, caregivers in Congress visit
by Suzanne Pollak, Special to The Chronicle
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — About 130 Jewish activists descended on Capitol Hill on Feb. 10 to lobby for measures to help people who are disabled and their caregivers. Sponsored by the Jewish Federations of North...