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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 | 1 1 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 | 1 1 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 | 0 0 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 | 12 12 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 | 9 9 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 | 7 7 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 | 20 20 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 | 19 19 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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Iran to send aid ships to Gaza
by JTA
Jun 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Iran's Red Crescent said it would send two aid ships to Gaza. The organization announced Monday that it would send the ships by the end of the week, with one carrying humanitarian supp...
IDF to open internal flotilla investigation
by JTA
Jun 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Israel Defense Forces will conduct an internal investigation into its interception of a Gaza-bound flotilla that ended in the death of nine activists. IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashke...
Rubashkin acquitted in child labor case
by JTA
Jun 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Kosher meatpacking executive Sholom Rubashkin was acquitted in an Iowa state court of child labor violations. Rubashkin was found not guilty on all 67 counts of child labor violations, relating to ...
Helen Thomas to retire immediately
by Staff, wire and releases
Jun 07, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Hearst Corporation today announced the retirement of White House columnist Helen Thomas. Prior to the announcement, at least two Jewish organizations said that Hearst Newspapers should suspend Thom...
ZAKA divers and marine units lead flotilla of support for the Israeli Navy along coastline
by Release
Jun 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
In a show of solidarity, support and gratitude to the Israeli Navy, the ZAKA Rescue and Recovery humanitarian volunteer organization organized a flotilla of support along the Tel Aviv coastline, Fr...
Suicide Activists on the Gaza Flotilla
by Shraga Simmons
Jun 04, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
This video by Shraga Simmons, "Suicide Activists on the Gaza Flotilla," is a very cogent look at the issues surrounding the flotilla incident off the coast of Gaza. It's definitely worth a look. Si...
South Africa recalls Israel ambassador
by JTA
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
CAPE TOWN -- South Africa has recalled its ambassador to Israel but doesn't plan to cut diplomatic ties, a government official said. Thursday's action follows Israel's deadly interception of a Gaza...
Shamai Leibowitz sentenced for leaking FBI secret
by Adam Kredo
Washington Jewish Week
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Those who know Shamai Leibowitz of Silver Spring, Md. describe him as a doting father, enchanting Torah reader and, above all, a trusted member of the community. But a recently reveal...
Turkey increases security for local Jews
by JTA
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Turkey is increasing security for Turkish Jewish citizens and institutions following the killing of several Turkish citizens on a Gaza-bound flotilla intercepted by Israel. Some 20 locations in Ist...
Groups want stronger U.S. defense of Israel, Obama not obliging
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration appears to be rebuffing calls from some Jewish groups for the United States to be more assertive and public in defending Israel regarding the flotilla incident...