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Is Trump’s intelligence disclosure bad for Israel? Depends who you ask
WASHINGTON — A day after it was reported that President Donald Trump had given top secret intelligence from Israel to Russia, a bipartisan group of lawmakers met a roomful of Jews in the U.S. Capit...
May 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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A government campaign against George Soros splits Hungarian Jews
On a recent Sunday, eight far-right activists filmed themselves on what they called a “raid” on the Aurora Jewish community center in Budapest. Sporting crewcuts and black clothes, the men affixed ...
May 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Jewish hipster haven in the heart of Chabad’s Brooklyn territory
NEW YORK — Soon after Nechama Levy moved to Brooklyn five years ago, she opened a bicycle repair shop. The spacious, high-ceilinged store was just down the street from a new pub with exposed brick ...
May 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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How Israeli startups are driving the car technology revolution
TEL AVIV — Israeli startups are revving their engines ahead of the country’s largest-ever “smart transportation” event. Over 200 local companies working in transportation technology will be at the ...
May 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Western North Carolina: Asheville, the Biltmore and Lake Lure
Asheville and Western North Carolina have long been popular destinations for southeastern coastal dwellers. They travel there to get a taste of accessible mountains, cooler summers, seasonal foliag...
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 19
White House: Staffer’s Western Wall comment does not reflect administration Reported remarks by a Trump administration official rejecting Israel’s claim to the Western Wall were “unauthorized” and ...
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli paratroopers re-create iconic photo on 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War
JERUSALEM — David Rubinger’s iconic photograph of three paratroopers at the Western Wall is the defining image of the 1967 Six-Day War. The men in the photo — Dr. Yitzhak Yifat, Tzion Karasenti and...
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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James Comey, fired by Trump and reviled by Democrats, had admirers among Jewish defense officials
WASHINGTON — “You make us better,” James Comey told the Anti-Defamation League in his final public speech as FBI director. Judging from the applause in the conference room at the venerable Mayflowe...
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 5
New Jersey university students vote down BDS resolution The student government at Montclair State University reportedly voted down a resolution calling on the school to boycott Israel. The measure ...
May 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trump honors Holocaust in D.C.
In a somber, conventional 15-minute speech, President Donald Trump commemorated the Holocaust last week in Washington by praising the survivors of the genocide of 6 million Jews and pledging to sta...
May 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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American immigrants are winning back millions for victims of massive fraud
TEL AVIV — They were part of the problem. Now they are spearheading a solution. A Tel Aviv-based startup run by young American Jewish immigrants to Israel, or olim, has taken on the largely fraudul...
May 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs April 28
Teen accused of threatening JCCs charged in Israel with extortion, causing panic The Israeli-American teenager accused of making threats against Jewish community centers in the United States was ch...
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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A tale of two Chanukah parties: Obama’s last and Trump (International’s) first
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Dec 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 156 156 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Weird paradoxes have been packed into Chanukah observance forever. It’s the holiday about killing infidels that is now celebrated as a victory of religious pluralism. It’s the unoffici...
This Jewish woman’s research may save millions of lives
by Victor Wishna, JTA
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 160 160 recommendations | email to a friend
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Joanna Slusky places a test tube into an incubating shaker, flips the switch, and it begins to quiver. So does she. “I’m excited,” she said, showing off another gadget in her lab, ...
Globe Briefs December 16
by JTA reports
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 160 160 recommendations | email to a friend
Cut out traditional Chanukah doughnuts, health minister tells Israelis Israel’s health minister called on the public to refrain from eating the traditional Chanukah treat sufganiyot. “I call on the...
In Manuel Valls, French Jews get a presidential candidate they can trust
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 163 163 recommendations | email to a friend
PARIS — Although his country is entering one of the most dramatic election campaigns in recent memory, Isy Morgensztern had no intention of exercising his right to vote. A left-wing Ashkenazi Jewis...
John Kerry: There are ‘things we can do’ to preserve two-state solution
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Dec 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 159 159 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry signaled in a speech that the Obama administration was still considering action on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in its final days, although i...
Breitbart’s Jerusalem chief explains site’s ‘nationalist’ appeal
by Andrew Tobin, JTA
Dec 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 161 161 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — Stephen Bannon recently called Breitbart News “the most pro-Israel site in the United States of America.” That will not change with Bannon leaving the far-right news website for the Whit...
Betsy DeVos, Trump pick for education, pleases Orthodox, spooks church-state separationists
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Dec 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 158 158 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Add sweeping school reforms — and with them, funding for private schools that Orthodox groups embrace and secular Jewish groups fear — to the campaign promises that Donald Trump plans ...
Keith Ellison’s ascent signals the Democrats’ willingness to redefine ‘pro-Israel’
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Nov 30, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 177 177 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The most shocking thing about talk of Keith Ellison’s Israel record as he rises within the Democratic Party is how few think it’s shocking. Rep. Ellison (D-Minn.) is a leading contende...
Globe Briefs December 2
by JTA reports
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 174 174 recommendations | email to a friend
France returns painting to family of Jewish couple who fled Nazis France returned a 16th-century painting to the grandchildren of a German-Jewish couple who were forced to sell the work in Paris as...
Jewish Trump voters are ready for their party to get started
by Ben Sales, JTA
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 175 175 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Everyone said their guy was going to lose. Three quarters of their fellow American Jews voted for the other candidate. But now, Jewish Trump voters are triumphant. “I was elated,” said J...