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Israel’s Deputy Defense Minister Avi Dichter recently told reporters that “Israel’s political and military leadership need to decide at a certain point to launch a campaign that will destroy the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza.”
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Noura Erakat book claims that the “Israeli-Palestinian conflict can only be understood through a settler-colonial framework; the international community has failed Palestinians by bending the laws in favor of the Jews; and attempts should be made to prosecute Israeli veterans for war crimes,” wrote CAMERA campus advisor Yoni Michanie.
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Among songs on the album with be a rendition of Leonard Cohen’s 1984 track “If It Be Your Will” by Haim, and Woody Guthrie’s “Hanukkah Dance,” sung by Watkins Family Hour.
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“Anti-Semitism is central to a wider debate about the kind of country we want to be,” it said. “To ignore it because Brexit looms larger is to declare that anti-Jewish prejudice is a price worth paying for a Labour government.”
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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said in a letter to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings that the program showed maps that place Nazi concentration camps within the borders of modern-day Poland.
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Jewish Confederation of Ukraine supports Israel’s initiatives on a wide range of issues and aims to continue to strengthen cooperation and relations between Israel and Jewish communities of Ukraine, as well as Jewish communities from other countries.
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“The habit of persecuting Jews is beginning to be reborn. Brothers and sisters: This is neither human nor Christian; the Jews are our brothers and sisters, and must not be persecuted! Understood?”
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“I am focused on British Jewry and the impact in our country,” said Yosef David, a social worker for a large Jewish charity.
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As the new head of the International “Fellowship” that helps 1.5 million people a year, she has taken what her father, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, built and is adding her own vision to the 36-year-old organization.
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(JTA) — The day after he turned 100, Jozef Walaszczyk prepared to attend yet another Holocaust commemoration ceremony in his native Warsaw.
Washington has given Cairo billions of dollars of economic and military assistance, including providing F-16 fighter planes, attack helicopters and other equipment.
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“Our audience is very vocal, and they tell us when they’d like to see more of something,” said Michelle Vicary, Crown Media’s executive vice president of programming.
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(JTA) — The tiny Jewish community of Porto, Portugal, made a feature film about its history that is likely the costliest production by any European Jewish community.
NEW YORK (JTA) — On our first date nearly nine years ago, my (now) husband resolved to improve Hasidic education. He had grown up in the Belz Hasidic community in Brooklyn, attending Belz schools from nursery through post-high school. But in all those years, he never learned science, geograp…
NEW YORK (JTA) — Jewish education is both my career and my calling, so I enjoy talking about my schools’ mission and curriculum. In the past year, however, my conversations have been to explain why regulations proposed in New York will undermine religious and private education.
AMSTERDAM (JTA) — The Dutch government has allocated $2.76 million toward the maintenance and restoration of Jewish cemeteries in the Netherlands.
(JTA) — Netflix said that it will add a clarification on some maps shown in its new documentary about the Nazi concentration camp guard John Demjanjuk following complaints.
“I tell students that school is giving them their playbooks of how to ‘win,’ with tests in history, language and math. I tell them that they must be a student first, then an athlete,” according to program founder Erez Lustig, who says football can be a vehicle for education.
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(JTA) — Thirty-nine percent of American Christians who attend church have heard their clergy speak out about Jews, and 9 percent have heard them say something negative.
It seeks to hold the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, also known as the Education for a Just Peace in the Middle East, liable for conspiring to provide financial aid and other assistance to Palestinian terror groups that make up the Boycott National Committee, which leads the BDS movement.
The tension with Gaza may have created greater political dissonance, with Blue and White No. 2 Yair Lapid saying that giving Palestinian Islamic Jihad their demands after they shot more than 450 rockets into the Jewish state means that in the next round, “Hamas cannot sit on the side.”
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(JTA) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is said to be preparing to become a Democratic presidential candidate, apologized for using “disrespectful” language about women.
(JTA) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said that if he is elected, he would give a “very, very important role” in White House to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
The record-setting challah clocked in at more than 32 feet long and required over 150 pounds of dough and ten hours to bake.
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(JTA) — Fifty-eight Israelis were injured during the wave of rocket attacks fired by terror groups from Gaza this week. Thirty-four Palestinians, most of them reported to be members of Islamic Jihad and other Gaza terror groups, were killed in retaliatory strikes.
(JTA) — Five years ago, Major General Yair Golan was on the cusp of running the Israeli army under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Wheaton College president Dennis Hanno said the incident “runs counter to our values as an institution,” adding that the swastika symbolizes anti-Semitism, white supremacy and genocide.
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The incidents exemplify the spike in anti-Semitic hate crimes in the borough in recent months.
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This round of fighting dealt a significant blow to Palestinian Islamic Jihad; defense chiefs are eyeing whether the halt in hostilities will allow Israel to keep its focus on the far larger threats to the north.
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From the start, American Jews saw their religious identity and their national one as two halves of a coherent whole.
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(JTA) — Two dozen prominent Brits — including Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, “Spider-Man” star Tom Holland, author Fay Weldon and actress Joanna Lumley — said Thursday that they will not be voting for the British Labour Party in elections next month because of the party’s ongoing anti-Semiti…
(JTA) — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has agreed to a resolution agreement with the U.S. Department of Education over an anti-Semitism complaint.
(JTA) — A rabbi representing Jews in Europe has asked a German auction house to cancel the sale of items belonging to Nazi leaders, including Adolf Hitler.
ODESSA, Ukraine (JTA) — Alina Feoktistova always knew she was Jewish, but the first time she sought contact with the community was to see if it could pay her tuition.