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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

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Marcy Oster, JTA

690 ARTICLES

Ayelet Shaked will Head Joint Electoral List of Right-Wing Parties

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The head of the Union of Right-Wing Parties, Rafi Peretz, will turn over the reins of a joint electoral list to...

Israeli Woman Chases Down Flasher in Massachusetts

(JTA) — An Israeli woman who lives in Massachusetts chased down and held a man who exposed himself to her while she was jogging. Single...

Arrow 3 Missile Defense System Passes Interception Tests in Alaska

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel and the United States announced jointly conducted successful tests of the Arrow-3 advanced missile defense system against long-range missiles. The interception...

Bernie Sanders ‘Absolutely’ Would Cut US Aid to Israel to Pressure Government

(JTA) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said he would “absolutely” consider cutting U.S. aid to Israel to pressure the Israeli government to act...

Housing Developers Sue New York Officials for Trying to Keep Out Hasidic Jews

(JTA) — The developers of a housing project in southeastern New York have sued public officials for trying to prevent the development to keep...

Iran Says it will Restart Activities at Arak Heavy Water Nuclear Reactor

(JTA) — Iran will restart activities at the Arak heavy water nuclear reactor, the head of the country’s Atomic Energy Organization announced. Ali Akbar Salehi...

Future Boston-Area Pot Shop Vandalized with Anti-Semitic and Racist Graffiti

(JTA) — The site of a proposed marijuana dispensary in the Greater Boston area was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti and a noose hanging from...

Over 1,400 Jewish Clergy Sign Letter Supporting Asylum Seekers

(JTA) — More than 1,400 Jewish clergy from across the United States have signed a letter that calls on government officials to protect the...

Bernie Madoff Asks Trump to Commute His 150-Year Sentence

(JTA) — Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff has asked President Donald Trump to commute his sentence. Madoff, 81, filed a request with the Justice Department between...

Senate Legislation Would Help Care for Holocaust Survivors

(JTA) — Bipartisan legislation was introduced in the Senate that will prioritize health care and nutrition services for Holocaust survivors. The bill, the Trauma-Informed Modernization...

Iowa Man Arrested for Allegedly Threatening New York-Based Jewish Group

(JTA) — An Iowa man was arrested for allegedly threatening a New York-based Jewish organization by phone and email. Garrett Kelsey, 31, of Cedar Rapids,...

Jeremy Corbyn Admits His Labour Party Has an Anti-Semitism Problem

(JTA) — Jeremy Corbyn said his Labour Party must recognize that anti-Jewish bigotry has become part of the movement and drive out anti-Semitism. “The evidence...

Ayelet Shaked to Head New Right Party

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s former justice minister Ayelet Shaked is head of the New Right party, replacing Naftali Bennett, the former education minister. The announcement...

Trump Involves Israel Again in Criticizing 4 Democratic Congresswomen

(JTA) — President Donald Trump continued his attacks on four freshman minority Democratic congresswomen that he has assailed with racist tweets, and involved Israel...

Netanyahu Surpasses Ben Gurion as Israel’s Longest-Serving Prime Minister

(JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister. Netanyahu, 69, on Saturday surpassed the number of days as prime minister held...

Netflix Buys Rights to Screen 2019 Eurovision From Tel Aviv

(JTA) — The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place in Tel Aviv in May, can be seen on Netflix. Netflix picked up the U.S....

‘Slaughter the Jews’ Painted on Section of Western Wall in Muslim Quarter

JERUSALEM (JTA) — “Slaughter the Jews” was spray painted on the Kotel HaKatan, or “little Western Wall,” a section of the Western Wall located...

Israel’s Ambassador to US, Ron Dermer, to Complete Tenure at End of September

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, will complete his tenure in Washington D.C .at the end of September. Dermer will...

Israel’s New Education Minister Under Fire for Supporting Gay Conversion Therapy

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s new education minister Rafi Peretz said in a television interview that he supports gay conversion therapy and that he has...

Northern Israeli City Rescinds Ban on Non-Residents in its Park Deemed Racist

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The northern Israeli city of Afula agreed to lift a ban on non-residents visiting its city parks, after being accused of...

Barak Says Attorneys Working to Dissolve Limited Partnership with Jeffrey Epstein

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak said his attorneys are working to dissolve a limited partnership company that he formed with...

Attacker of French Philosopher Alain Finkielkraut Convicted for Shouting Anti-Semitic Epithets

(JTA) — A man was convicted for shouting anti-Semitic epithets at French philosopher and writer Alain Finkielkraut. The 36-year-old salesman from the easteryellow vesdtsn Alsace...

BBC Exposé on Labour Party Anti-Semitism has ‘Inaccuracies,’ Corbyn Says

(JTA) — British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said a recent BBC program on anti-Semitism in the party had “many, many inaccuracies.” Corbyn, quoted by...

Israel Will Deal a ‘Crushing Military Blow’ to Lebanon if it Attacks, Netanyahu Warns

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel will deal a “crushing military blow” to Lebanon if it attacks. His remarks Sunday at...

Jewish Cafe Owner in Melbourne Faces Anti-Semitic On-Line Comments

(JTA) — A Jewish-owned café in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia was hit with an anti-Semitic comment on a social media review days after...

Yad Vashem Amends Yom HaShoah Memorial Prayers to Include Jews in Arab Countries

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial has amended the memorial prayer for the dead recited on Yom Hashoah to include Jews in...

Gal Gadot to Star in Netflix’s Biggest Film Yet

(JTA) — Israeli actress Gal Gadot will star in the biggest feature film ever made by Netflix. “Red Notice,” also starring Ryan Reynolds and Duane...

Orthodox Rabbi and the Daughter of Tom Lantos to Serve on New US Human Rights Commission

(JTA) — An Orthodox rabbi and the daughter of the late Sen. Tom Lantos, the only Holocaust survivor elected to Congress, will serve on...

Palestinian Man Throws Firebomb at West Bank Military Court

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian man who threw a firebomb at a Border Police post outside a military court in the northern West Bank...

Man Who Torched Historic English Synagogue Ordered Hospitalized Indefinitely

(JTA) — The man who set fire to the 18th-century Exeter Synagogue in Devon, England one year ago has been ordered to remain hospitalized...

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Jewish Federation Says It Won’t Partner With Philadelphia NAACP As Long As Current President Remains in Place

Philadelphia NAACP President Rodney Muhammad had posted an anti-Semitic image to his Facebook page on July 24.

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The scene shows lizard people controlling the world and their handler speaking Yiddish.

Tel Aviv City Hall Lights Up as Lebanese Flag to Show Solidarity Following Beirut Explosions

"Our hearts and thoughts are with the Lebanese people and all those affected by the terrible disaster in #Beirut."

Front Window of New Mexico Holocaust Museum, Featuring Photo of Civil Rights March, Smashed by Vandal

The head of the museum says the vandalism shows "why it’s necessary to have this museum."
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