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 By Josefin Dolsten    News    April 6, 2018

National Geographic's first Jewish editor in chief opens up about racism in the magazine's past

(JTA)-The editor in chief of National Geographic Magazine made waves when she admitted that the magazine's past coverage was tinged with racism. "For decades, our coverage was racist. To rise above... Full story

 By Steve Leibowitz    News    April 6, 2018

How an Israeli woman stands up to biased UN Human Rights Council

In response to her criticizing the apparent use of anti-Semitic propaganda by a UN official, NGO Monitor Legal Advisor Anne Herzberg was called to order for violating the "sense of respect" during... Full story


UN Human Rights Council

(JNS)—The United Nations Human Rights Council passed five anti-Israel resolutions at the end of its 37th session in Geneva, under the “Agenda Item 7,” a UNHRC mandate that a discussion of Israeli human rights abuses against Palestinians must... Full story


Study on Jewish Day School students

Cedarhurst, NY—The Digital Citizenship Project, a Cedarhurst based organization dedicated to teaching digital responsibility in the age of technology has released their 2-year-long study (2015—2017) on the digital life of Jewish Day School... Full story


Israel delays deportation of migrants to after Passover

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israel’s deportation of African migrants will be delayed until after Passover. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court agreed to a government request for an extension on the court’s order for a brief to outline the state’s deportation... Full story

 By Rafael Medoff    News    April 6, 2018

Why did anti-BDS bill fail in Massachusetts when it succeeded in other states?

(JNS) Legislation to combat the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction movement against Israel has been adopted in more than 20 states in recent years, but it was derailed last month in Massachusetts. Pro-Israel activists are divided over the reasons why.... Full story


PA applies for entry into eight treaties at UN

(JNS)—The Palestinian Authority has filed official requests this past week to join eight international treaties, including the U.N.’s International Convention against Apartheid in Sports and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty according to a... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Netanyahu backtracks, suspending African migrants deal he praised hours earlier (JTA)—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is freezing an agreement made with the United Nations that would have relocated thousands of African asylum seekers to... Full story

 By Ben Sales    Features    April 6, 2018

These North American baby boomers teach Israeli kids English

(JTA)-There's no reason Hodaya Koskas and Barrett Brickell would know each other. Koskas, 14, is a high school student from a small city in central Israel who takes ballet classes and hopes to be a... Full story

 By Yossi Lempkowicz    News    April 6, 2018

Shock and emotion follow barbaric murder of Holocaust survivor in Paris

(EJP / Exclusive to JNS via JNS)-The umbrella representative body of French Jewish organizations, known as Crif, has called for a rally on Wednesday in Paris in memory of Mireille Knoll, an... Full story

 By Izzy Darby    Features    April 6, 2018

Dark Chocolate Espresso Truffles

(The Nosher via JTA)-Most of us need few excuses to make a batch of chocolate truffles, especially when coffee is involved. My take on chocolate espresso truffles combines a velvety chocolate base... Full story


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