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 By Andrew Tobin    News    November 17, 2017 

Israel's judo warriors take the 'gentle way' in pursuit of athletic glory

TEL AVIV (JTA)-Israel's national judo team put on a tutorial in sportsmanship last week in Abu Dhabi. Despite being snubbed by opponents and officials alike, the athletes won five medals and treated...

 

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Brazilian students simulate Nazi human experiments for science fair RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA)—Brazilian high school students simulated medical experiments that the Nazis conducted on concentration camp prisoners during the Holocaust. The students at...

 
 By Adam Abrams    News    November 10, 2017

UN's $1.3b plan against Israel

The United Nations has earmarked some $1.3 billion to fund Palestinian legal campaigns against Israel and to support the creation of an independent Palestinian state, in what experts are calling an unprecedented act singling out the Jewish state at...

 

Unhindered by Trump, Iran's nuclear weapons quest will persist, experts say

Iran is unlikely to halt its drive toward nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles in the aftermath of President Donald Trump's recent refusal to recertify the Islamic Republic's compliance with the...

 
 By Andrew Tobin    News    November 10, 2017

In a big anniversary year for Israel, Christian Zionists are seeing signs of the Messiah

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Fifty years since the Six-Day War, 100 years since the Balfour Declaration, 150 years since Mark Twain first visited Palestine. This has been a year of big Israel-related...

 
 By Alex Traiman    News    November 10, 2017

Israeli government cultivates natural allies at its first-ever Christian media summit

Recognizing it is easier to influence those who are more prone to be natural supporters of the Jewish state than it is to sway journalists who cover the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a perceived anti-Israel bias, the Israeli government this week...

 

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Why a pro-Israel group moved its benefit to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort (JTA)—An Israel advocacy group has relocated a charity event to President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida to thank him for his support of Israel. The Truth About...

 

What's going on with Israel and India?

For the past 26 years, India and Israel have been developing a strong relationship. While once India was an adherent to the Arab League boycott of Israel, in 1992, India announced it would establish...

 

170,000 documents thought destroyed during Holocaust uncovered

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York on Wednesday announced the discovery of a trove of lost Jewish materials in the Lithuanian city of Vilna, thought to have been destroyed during the...

 
 By Adam Abrams    News    November 3, 2017

Tension rises in Israel's north as Syria, Iran team to fight 'Zio-American schemes'

The IDF struck three Syrian rocket launchers Saturday after five rockets from Syria entered the Israeli Golan Heights earlier that day, and as Iran’s military chief inked an agreement with Damascus pledging to combat “Zio-American schemes.” Mea...

 

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IDF blows up Gaza terror tunnel, killing at least 7 JERUSALEM (JTA)—The Israel Defense Forces blew up a terrorist tunnel that stretched from Khan Younis in Gaza to Israel. The tunnel, which ended in Israel near the border with Gaza, is believed to...

 
 By Andrew Tobin    News    October 27, 2017

What Palestinian reconciliation means for Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has taken a wait-and-see approach to last week's Palestinian reconciliation deal. Netanyahu spoke out publicly and loudly against the move...

 
 By Andrew Tobin    News    October 27, 2017

Israeli women have been saying 'Me Too' for years

TEL AVIV (JTA)-International fashion model Maayan Keret said she was raped at the age of 12. Since then, Keret said, she has been harassed or assaulted so many times she "stopped counting." Yael...

 
 By Terri Nir    News    October 27, 2017

Hamas to Trump: No talks on recognizing Israel

Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar, in a roundtable discussion with youth in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, slammed the Trump administration's demand that it renounce terror and recognize the Jewish state....

 

Is it Islamophobic to oppose the mosque next door? London Jews debate the question

(JTA)-A plan to open a mosque in a heavily Jewish area of London is dividing British Jews, with some calling the development worrisome and others accusing its opponents of racism. The Islamic...

 

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Fliers found at Cornell read ‘Just say no to Jewish lies’ (JTA)—Anti-Semitic fliers with swastika-like symbols were discovered on the campus of Cornell University in upstate New York. The posters, which read “Just say no to Jewish lies!” an...

 

More than 1 million Jews to take part in global Shabbat

(JNS.org)—A global observance of Shabbat with hundreds of special events being held in local Jewish communities around the world—including new events in Togo, Mozambique and Venezuela—is slated for Oct. 27-28. Locally, Sarah Gittleson of...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Woody Allen clarifies remarks on Harvey Weinstein: ‘He is a sad, sick man’ (JTA)—Filmmaker Woody Allen clarified his remarks about Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein made in an interview with the BBC. “When I said I felt sad for Harvey...

 

Egyptian leader urges Palestinians to accept coexistence with Israel

Egypt's president Abdel Fattah el-Sissi on Tuesday made an impassioned pitch for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, calling for both sides to take advantage of a "rare" opportunity to achieve...

 

Interpol grants Palestinians full membership

(JNS.org)—The international police organization Interpol voted Wednesday in favor of granting the “State of Palestine” full membership, in a diplomatic defeat for Israel.  At the organization’s annual General Assembly that convened this...

 

PA prime minister visits Gaza

(JNS.org) Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah arrived in the Gaza Strip Monday for the first time since 2014, as the PA and its rival, the Gaza-ruling terror group Hamas, initiated the first steps in forming a unity...

 

Erdogan threatens to sever ties with Israel

(JNS.org)—Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan indicated Tuesday he would mull severing ties with Israel if the Jewish state does not withdraw its support for an independent Kurdish state. “If Israel does not reconsider its support for Kurdish...

 

Far-right AfD party's rise highlights a 'fine line' for German Jews and Israel

The rise of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in the country's recent election has been described as a "political earthquake," while Jewish leaders' immediate reaction was toexpress...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 13, 2017

With America's blessing, Abbas signals a reconciliation with Hamas

WASHINGTON (JTA)-The Trump administration is encouraging the Palestinian Authority to assume control of the Gaza Strip and leaving the door open for a role by Hamas in the subsequent Palestinian...

 
 By Adam Abrams    News    October 13, 2017

Bereaved families introduce new group to combat terror in Israel

In what turned out to be a timely announcement, dozens of bereaved families Sept. 26 unveiled a new organization that seeks to fight and deter terrorism in the Jewish state. On the same day, a Palestinian terrorist killed three Israelis in the...

 

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