Saturday, 31 May 2014

Blasting Reform and Conservative leaders

Members of Reform and Conservative synagogues have signed on to recent full-page advertisements in Jewish newspapers around the country, blasting their denomination’s leaders for supporting the (eventually failed) bid of the self-labeled “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobby J Street to join the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
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Tuesday, 27 May 2014

State department tweet and apology

The State Department’s Counter Terrorism (CT) Bureau apologized on Tuesday for promoting a controversial Muslim scholar whose organization has reportedly backed Hamas and endorsed a fatwa authorizing the murder of U.S. soldiers in Iraq.
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Audi and the inmates

A new report by German car company Audi shows that 3,700 concentration camp inmates were forced to work in its factories during World War II.
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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Jewish baseball

The rarity arose in the initial meeting of first-year Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus and his second baseman Ian Kinsler, newly traded from the Texas Rangers: a Jewish player reporting to a Jewish manager.

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Saturday, 17 May 2014

No candles allowed

A group of Orthodox Jews say they are "very upset" with the continued block on using university housing in Aberystwyth for their annual holidays.

The community has rented about 120 houses at an Aberystwyth University-owned student village for 20 years.

But a ban on lighting candles as part of religious ceremonies prevented last year's holiday - and the ban remains in place despite talks.
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Thursday, 15 May 2014

Condemning a call for a boycott

Ronald S. Lauder, the president of the World Jewish Congress (WJC), has condemned a call by a group of American actors led by Danny Glover for an all-out cultural boycott of Israel.
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Sunday, 11 May 2014

Keeping Mount of Olives safe

More than 100 Orthodox rabbis, mostly from the United States, are urging action against ongoing Arab attacks on the Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.
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Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Collapse of peace talks

A letter reportedly sent by Israel’s national security chief to the White House, the EU and numerous ambassadors blames the Palestinians for the collapse of peace talks, and claims to include hard proof that PA officials were devising measures to thwart the process even before Israel refused to release a fourth round of Palestinian prisoners at the end of March.
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Thursday, 1 May 2014

Increasing anti-Semitism in Latin America

Sammy Eppel, activist and director of The Commission for Human Rights at B’nai B’rith Venezuela, said on Monday that anti-Semitism in Latin America has significantly increased in recent years.
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