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Warren: 'I will reverse the policy on settlements'

(JNS)—Responding to a New York Times survey last week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) pledged to reverse U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision in November on Israeli settlements, while former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg would... Full story



Submitted by the family Neal Goldberg, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend, and dedicated neonatologist, died in his home on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. He had just turned 67 years... Full story



Stanley Shevitz, age 74, of Altamonte Springs, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at AdventHealth-Altamonte. A Brooklyn native, he was born on Jan. 17,1946, the son of the late Milton and Celia Dorf Shevitz. Stanley was a high school graduate... Full story


After six-hour debate, University of Illinois student government passes BDS resolution

(JNS)—After more than six hours of deliberation, the student government at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign passed a BDS resolution in the early hours on Thursday morning that calls on the university to divest from “companies that... Full story


Congresswoman calls AIPAC 'hate group'

By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA)—A Minnesota congresswoman called AIPAC a “hate group” inciting against her after the Israel lobby featured her in an attack ad. “AIPAC claims to be a bipartisan organization, but its use of hate speech... Full story


House Democrats object to Mideast peace plan

(JNS)—About 100 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday expressing their “strong disapproval” of his Mideast peace plan, the details of which were released on Jan. 28. The... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs

Independent Jewish day school in Connecticut to close, cites finances and enrollment By Marcy Oster (JTA)—Carmel Academy, an independent Jewish day school in Greenwich, Connecticut, will close at the end of this school term, citing the “current... Full story

 By Marcy Oster    News    February 21, 2020

'Christian Birthright' brings thousands of college students to Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA)-As evening descended on Jerusalem one Friday last month, 1,000 students gathered at the Western Wall for the traditional prayers to welcome the Jewish Sabbath. They joined the throngs... Full story


Sanders makes Jewish history by winning the New Hampshire primary-again

(JTA)—Bernie Sanders has narrowly won the New Hampshire Democratic primary, racking up additional delegates in his quest to become the nation’s first Jewish president. Sanders, a Vermont senator, was declared the winner late Tuesday with 26% of t... Full story


Lebanon poses acute threat to Israel with Hezbollah, Iran controlling its government

(JNS)-The last several months have not been good for Lebanon, as it's been wracked by economic and political instability. Protesters upset over years of government mismanagement, sectarianism and... Full story


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