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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Two Jewish political communities, Republicans and Democrats, met separately and disagreed on just about everything but this: Jews in Florida could decide this election.
(JTA) – There was already some buzz around “An American Pickle,” the biggest Jewish movie of the year, before the movie’s star Seth Rogen made comments about Israel that seemed to set the Jewish internet on fire.
“I was raised with the conviction that Jews everywhere must support one another and the State of Israel in order to secure our collective well-being,” he says.
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(JTA) — A German organization that two professional soccer players established to fight the coronavirus has donated approximately $80,000 to the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland.
KIBBUTZ RAVID, Israel (JTA) — In June, during some of this pandemic’s darkest days, I boarded a plane in Tel Aviv and headed for the heart of American Jewry.
Ezras Nashim was established in 2014 as a counterpart to the predominantly-male run Hazoloh rescue organization.
(JTA) – In Montreal, the boxes will include apple or honey cake mix. In New Hampshire, they’ll include bird seed. And many synagogues will distribute apples and honey, the snack that symbolizes a sweet new year.
With a wide-open field of nine candidates to succeed Democrat Rep. Joe Kennedy, some fear that a split of the pro-Israel/Jewish vote could let a pro-BDS candidate enter Congress.
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Trump says it's "off the table," but only for now.
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The settlement includes compensation for the surgeon’s alienation and shields him from further retaliation.
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Israeli defense officials hail a “perfect” Arrow 2 interceptor trial, which shot down a missile fired at Israel from the Mediterranean Sea.
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Germany's Air Force chief said the flight is “a moving sign of our friendship today” and a sign of determination to “fight anti-Semitism with the utmost consistency.”
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He served a 10-year sentence for his involvement in the scandal of his brother, Bernie Madoff, who remains in prison.
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FSU’s division of student affairs “will institute annual training for its staff surrounding anti-Semitism, religious discrimination and ways to foster a more inclusive campus for our Jewish students and employees.”
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“We are deeply concerned that without adequate safeguards, these courses could become vehicles for one-sided political advocacy and activism that will both subvert the academic mission of the university, and incite bigotry and harm against some CSU students,” they wrote.
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The EU, of which Lithuania is a member, has resisted blacklisting the group in its entirety, classifying only its military wing as a terror organization.
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The artist, Pierre Kroll, has denied previous allegations of anti-Semitism, telling a journalist that he has "many Jewish friends."
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(JTA) — In the middle of her first speech as Joe Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris disclosed her favorite nickname.
The administration hopes the seizures will deter shipping companies from dealing with Iran and Venezuela.
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned that there will be “consequences” for members of the U.N. Security Council if they back an extension.
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(JTA) – Lots of candidates for New York City Council are expected to seek an endorsement from the local Democratic Socialists of America chapter, a rising force in city politics, in next year’s elections.
The dealmakers, of course, come out on the plus side. The Palestinians and Israeli West Bank settlers seem to be on the short end.
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“It’s distressing that it took this long for the platform to crack down on these particular forms of hate when it’s quite obvious they should not have been allowed to proliferate in the first place,” said the ADL.
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“Since 2007, there has been a steady drumbeat of a message that Israel is improving its relations with moderate Arab countries,” said Josh Krasna of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies and the Foreign Policy Research Institute.
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced Thursday they are establishing full diplomatic relations in a U.S.-brokered deal that required Israel to halt its contentious plan to annex occupied West Bank land sought by the Palestinians.
The Union for Reform Judaism's leader said "white people cannot join the effort to end systemic racism against Black people if we haven’t done the work of checking our own."
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Jewish and pro-Israel groups instantly applauded Israel and the United Arab Emirates for a peace deal on Thursday to normalize relations between the two countries—the first of its kind between Israel and a Middle Eastern country in more than 25 years, following Jordan and Egypt.
“We condemn every form of normalization with the occupation, which we consider a stab in the back of the Palestinian cause,” said Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum in a statement.
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(JTA) — In a diplomatic breakthrough, Israel and the United Arab Emirates are normalizing ties.
Artur Raisky and Albert Kengerli had tried to avoid the mass protests against their native country's autocratic leader, but police arrested them anyway.
France, which has called for E.U. sanctions on Turkey, just held training exercises with Greek forces near the island of Crete.
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(JTA) — In a bizarre turn of events, a new report casts doubt on allegations that Massachusetts congressional hopeful Alex Morse had inappropriate relationships with college students.
“We’re not bigots if we want kids to be safe,” said the rabbi of a Reform synagogue that has several thousand members.
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Israelis will reportedly be limited to four locations, and will have to remain in quarantine until receiving the results of a pre-flight COVID-19 test.
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“Turkey must reverse course on this destabilizing action to renew the United States’ confidence in our defense relationship,” according to Michael McCaul (R-Texas).
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(J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) — A graduate student’s Jewish facial features mocked. A classmate saying Jews play the “minority card” to get into college. Swastikas drawn on the doors of Jewish students’ dorm rooms.
The lyrics of the song say that if Israel “extends its hand” to take Palestinian land, that hand will be “cut off.”
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