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Four things to know about Bret Stephens, the latest Jewish Grey Lady columnist
NEW YORK — At first glance, The New York Times’ hiring of another white, Jewish male opinion-page columnist is anything but news. But the arrival of Bret Stephens, formerly the foreign affairs colu...
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who is Anne Frank? The answers kindle a debate in her native Holland
AMSTERDAM — Decades after her death at a Nazi concentration camp, Anne Frank’s restless spirit in heaven finally finds a soulmate in Zef Bunga, an Albanian teenager who was murdered in a revenge ki...
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Digging history: documentary details Holocaust escape, unearths buried tunnel
Ever since Michael Kagan, 60, was a boy growing up in the United Kingdom, each detail of his father’s escape from a Nazi labor camp has ricocheted through his mind and heart. Now, in his new docume...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Passover seders the new norm at PA Governor’s Residence
HARRISBURG — The freshly painted state dining room in the governor’s mansion was full of lively conversation and political discussion, plenty of wine (four cups, Rabbi Jeffrey Astrachan continuousl...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs April 21
Tufts student senate passes Israel divestment resolution The Tufts University student senate passed a resolution calling on the university to divest from four companies that do business with Israel...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hank Azaria opens up about speaking Ladino and his latest TV role
Actor Hank Azaria is known for his portrayal of an array of characters — most notably voicing Moe, Chief Wiggum and Apu on “The Simpsons.” While he may be best known for his work on the long-runnin...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Toppled graves near Paris inspire conspiracy theories among Jews
Five days after a municipal truck plowed through a Jewish cemetery near Paris in what authorities said was a freak accident, Isabelle Zenou arrived at the scene of the incident with a camera — and ...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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A futuristic Israeli peace plan — minus the peace
TEL AVIV — Gaza is rebuilt. The West Bank is flourishing. And the trains run from Tel Aviv to Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital. This is the peaceful future being pitched by Israeli Intelligence Mi...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Israeli response to the Syrian chemical attack? A wave of donations
TEL AVIV — In response to the alleged chemical attack in Syria earlier this month, Israelis have donated hundreds of thousands of shekels to help children and others caught in the conflict raging o...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs April 14
Ohio buys record $61 million in Israel Bonds The state of Ohio bought a one-day record of $61 million in Israel Bonds. The largest single government purchase of Israel Bonds, which took place April...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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A state legislator called J Street anti-Semitic; Right to left, Jewish groups disagree
NEW YORK — Is J Street anti-Semitic? A South Carolina state legislator insists it is. But few — if any — Jewish leaders seem to agree. Alan Clemmons, a Republican lawmaker from Myrtle Beach, is a d...
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Krav Maga, an Israeli martial art, is trending in Paris
PARIS — In a dark alley in a poor suburb of this city, five men with violence on their minds closed in fast on 17-year-old Netanel Azoulay and his older brother, Yaakov. “Dirty Jews, you’re going t...
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Here’s how Israeli women are fighting for equal pay in high-tech
TEL AVIV — High-tech workers know there’s no problem that can’t be solved with a spreadsheet. So a group of Israeli women seeking to combat the gender wage gap in the industry created one last mont...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel ready to negotiate with Syria, Peres tells U.N.
by JTA
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel is ready to enter peace negotiations with Syria "right away," Shimon Peres told the United Nations General Assembly. In his address Monday in New York to the international body'...
Olmert: U.S. offered to absorb 100,000 Palestinians
by JTA
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The administration of former U.S. President George W. Bush offered to absorb 100,000 Palestinian refugees if Israel and the Palestinians reached a peace deal, Ehud Olmert said. The for...
Abbas threatens to resign if talks fail
by JTA
Sep 19, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to resign if peace talks with Israel fail. Abbas made a statement indicating that he would quit over a failure of the recen...
Israel study program providing seed money for U.S. colleges
by JTA
Sep 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The MASA study-in-Israel initiative is giving eight U.S. colleges or systems a total of $400,000 over the next two years. MASA will give $50,000 each to Arizona State University, Barnar...
U.S. reportedly pushing three-month freeze extension
by JTA
Sep 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Obama administration reportedly suggested that Israel extend its current settlement freeze for three months, which Israel appears to have rejected. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary ...
Hamas thwarts a greener Gaza
by Tafline Laylin
Sep 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Matt recently described the possibility of a green coexistence between Palestinians and Israelis south of Jerusalem. Israel is shipping their cleantech expertise to their neighbors, thereby fosteri...
U.S. Jewish right muted ahead of possible extension of settlement freeze
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Don't expect a familiar American echo now that West Bank settlers are gearing up to fight the possible extension of Israel’s settlement freeze. Activists on the left and right in Isra...
Facing confluence of diplomatic events, Israel taking wait-and-see stance
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Heading into a period of intense diplomatic activity, Israel and the pro-Israel community are taking what may appear to be an atypical wait-and-see approach. That sentiment and the Hig...
Training for Neila: Doing the prep for Yom Kippur's finale
by Edmon J. Rodman
JTA
Sep 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- Neila is coming. Please rise. On Yom Kippur for the past 15 years, as a lay cantor I have led the Neila service for the small congregation to which I belong, the Movable Minyan in Lo...
From kids' TV host to public intellectual, Gadi Taub criticizes right and left
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Sep 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV -- Gadi Taub rests one hand on an oversized brown envelope that contains the galley proofs of yet another book -- this time a two-part collection of essays. In the other hand he holds what...