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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 | 7 7 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 | 7 7 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 | 5 5 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 | 17 17 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 | 14 14 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 | 12 12 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 | 24 24 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 | 24 24 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...
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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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Barak in flotilla testimony contradicts Bibi
by JTA
Aug 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel's defense minister told an Israeli panel that Cabinet members discussed the possibility of violence during the interception of a Turkish flotilla bound for Gaza. Ehud Barak's te...
CNN host Zakaria returns ADL award over mosque
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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
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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
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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...