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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 | 6 6 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 | 6 6 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 | 4 4 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 | 16 16 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 | 13 13 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 | 12 12 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 | 11 11 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 | 23 23 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 | 23 23 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 | 23 23 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 | 19 19 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...
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Orlando and Tel Aviv shootings highlight American-Israeli dichotomy on guns
by Alex Traiman, JNS.org
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
In a span of less than a week, deadly shooting sprees at the hands of gunmen associated with terror movements rocked Orlando and Tel Aviv. In America, the deadliest mass-murder attack since Sept. 1...
Slamming Muslim ban, Jewish Republicans still split on Trump
by Ben Sales, JTA
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Jewish Republicans are criticizing Donald Trump for his renewed call to ban Muslim immigration, although few of his Jewish supporters seem to be reconsidering their endorsement of the pr...
Top officials put a Jewish stamp on the Rio Olympics
by Marcus Moraes, JTA
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
RIO DE JANEIRO — Mazel tov! That’s perhaps how the big shots in charge of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the first to take place in South America, will toast victories when the competition gets underw...
Globe Briefs June 9
by JTA reports
Jun 08, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs executive order against BDS New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order against the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement. The order signed Sund...
Israel takes anti-boycott fight to halls of United Nations
by Uriel Heilman, JTA
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
UNITED NATIONS — It was an incongruous sight: The U.N. General Assembly hall filled to capacity with 1,500 cheering people waving miniature Israeli flags and singing “Hatikvah,” Israel’s national a...
Camps ‘cautious but calm’ on Zika
by Barbara Trainin Blank, Special to The Chronicle
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — As summer approaches — and with mosquito season already underway — area camps are adding a possible concern to the usual ones of sunburn and swimming mishaps. That’s the Zika virus, de...
Pro-Israel heavyweights press hard for two states
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Jun 02, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — In a rare and sharp split with Israeli government policy, a group of Jewish community leaders want to get a proposal for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the...
Globe Briefs June 2
by JTA reports
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
London’s Muslim mayor joins pledge to fight anti-Semitism Newly elected London Mayor Sadiq Khan endorsed a pledge co-signed by dozens of American and European mayors to fight anti-Semitism. Khan, a...
Dems’ platform panel has Israel critics, friends
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
The Democratic Party platform-drafting committee is top-heavy with veterans of political battles over Israel — some friendly, some critical, and including at least one major backer of the boycott, ...
Sense of siege in Kiryas Joel amid FBI raids and scrutiny of yeshivas
by Uriel Heilman, JTA
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Even before FBI investigators descended last week on the Satmar Chasidic village of Kiryas Joel, there was a growing sense in this insular community that it and its unique way of life we...