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NEW YORK (JTA) — The summer after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, Helene Drobenare decided to take off a large Hebrew word from the T-shirts of her camp counselors.
The Barça Legends lost their game against Real Madrid 2-3.
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“By virtue of its wayward subsidiary, Unilever—a massive international conglomerate—risks potentially crushing financial consequences in terms of its ability to receive investments from, or do business with, the majority of U.S. states,” said Brooke Goldstein, executive director of the Lawfare Project and co-founder of the End Jew Hatred movement.
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Town Superintendent Donald Clavin said the ice-cream maker’s statement “showcases the company’s anti-Israeli stance” and is supported by the “BDS movement—a movement I consider anti-Semitic.”
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(JTA) — Dani Dayan, Israel’s former consul general to New York and a past leader of Israel’s West Bank settlements, is the choice as the next chair of Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust museum.
“This new crude export terminal shows the failure of Washington's sanctions on Iran,” said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
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Partly driving the shift “is the weakness the United States is showing towards Iran in its efforts to reduce its presence in the Middle East and bolster its position in the Far East against the growing Chinese challenge,” said Bar-Ilan Professor Hillel Frisch, a Middle East expert at the BESA Center.
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JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Eucalyptus, a restaurant just outside the Old City here, draws in diners by offering “authentic biblical cuisine” — made from ingredients and dishes found in the Bible.
(JTA) — David Cohen, a Comcast executive and former vice chairman of the board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, is President Joe Biden’s pick to be U.S. ambassador to Canada, the White House has announced.
The recent interception of a weapons-smuggling attempt along the Lebanese-Israeli border is a sign of a larger development: Hezbollah’s unit in charge of orchestrating terrorism in Israel is expanding under new leadership.
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MONTREAL (JTA) — Amid an unprecedented number of antisemitic incidents in Canada, the government is set to spend more than $5 million to shore up the security of the nation’s Jewish community institutions.
In addition to his ability to roll with the punches through numerous trades in his NBA career—the first for an Israeli—Omri Casspi will be remembered as a goodwill ambassador for Jewish and Israel causes.
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There’ll be bubble soccer and fire-breathing. Pool volleyball and flower pounding. Israeli dancing and rock climbing. And there won’t be a single Zoom screen in sight.
The Central Bureau of Statistics releases data on Israeli couples and singles right before Israel's version of Valentine’s Day kicks off.
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“Whoever sets fire to this land probably doesn’t believe that it belongs to him,” says Gush Etzion Regional Council Head Shlomo Ne’eman.
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“The Israeli president should thank Ben & Jerry’s,” says P.A. Foreign Ministry, warning of “total boycott” unless Israel works to end “occupation.”
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TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee fired the director of the opening ceremony on Thursday because of a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998.
It will wait at least until the new Israeli government passes a budget, likely by November,
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(JTA) — My favorite moment of “Ted Lasso,” the hit TV show about a relentlessly kind American hired to coach professional soccer in London, comes when Ted berates his star player for sitting out practice.
Reports of athletes, lawmakers and others getting the coronavirus despite vaccination may sound alarming but top health experts point to overwhelming evidence that the shots are doing exactly what they are supposed to: dramatically reducing severe illness and death.
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(JTA) — Rabbi Janise Poticha had been blowing the shofar on her terrace every evening at 7 for five months when the daily ritual began to take on a new meaning.
John Earnest, 19 at the time, called 911 and said he committed the act because Jews were trying to “destroy all white people.”
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JERUSALEM (JTA) — When I talk with Palestinian friends, I argue against BDS. The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, I explain, has done little economic damage to Israel. It has only strengthened the right wing here while rendering Palestinians under occupation — along with the occup…
This particular group included doctors, lawyers, teachers, engineers, media professionals and 46 young people under the age of 18.
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“Liberté, égalité, fraternité—our French Republic values are also fundamental values of the State of Israel. We know we have common interests, and we’re facing the same threats,” said Constance Le Grip, a member of the France-Israel Friendship Group.
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Funerals are notoriously expensive and often loaded with unexpected fees. They come at a time when people are at their most vulnerable, intimidated and perhaps unable to make judicious decisions amid their grief.
The current Miss Universe, Mexico’s Andrea Meza, will crown her successor at the end of the pageant.
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(JTA) — The Labour Party in Britain has banned four far-left factions as part of an effort to address frustration about the party’s handling of antisemitism.
RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — Anita Novinsky, a leading Brazilian scholar on the Portuguese Inquisition and the history of Jewish presence in Brazil, passed away in Sao Paulo on Tuesday. She was 98.
WASHINGTON (JTA) — The White House will nominate an antisemitism monitor within weeks, a top White House official said at a Jewish Federations of North America conference on antisemitism.
WARSAW (JTA) — Several participants in a rally in Glogow, Poland, said that Jews are to blame for the COVID-19 pandemic and agreed that Jews “rule the world.”
The House Republican freshman trip and a bipartisan delegation of members of the House Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees will be now rescheduled for February.
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Former director of the Israel Missile Defense Organization Yair Ramati says its arrival will create challenges for air defense and further undercut Israeli objections to selling F-35s to friendly states.
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