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Hollywood executives offer support to Netflix after BDS movement asks it to scrap 'Fauda'

(JTA)—More than 50 entertainment industry executives have signed a letter in support of Netflix, after the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel threatened a lawsuit over its distribution of the Israeli drama series “Fauda....

 
 By Josefin Dolsten    News    April 13, 2018

Israelis want a solution to the African migrants crisis

(JTA)—When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walked back an agreement with the United Nations last week to resettle abroad at least half of the African migrants seeking asylum in his country, it did not play well with the majority of...

 

Obituary - ROBERT COHEN

Robert “Bob” Cohen, age 86, of Lake Mary, passed away on Saturday March 31, 2018, at Oakmonte Village. He was born Dec. 25, 1931, in Philadelphia, and was the only child of the late Simon and Dora Garlikov Cohen. Bob grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and...

 

Arthur Miller's daughter made an intimate HBO documentary about her father

(JTA)-"Arthur Miller: Writer," a lovingly crafted documentary about the award-winning playwright set to air on HBO, doesn't reveal a lot of new information. A good portion of the film involves Miller...

 

Bill Clinton admits quiet campaign against Netanyahu during the 1996 election

(JNS)-In an interview, former U.S. President Bill Clinton admitted that he tried to help former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres defeat Benjamin Netanyahu during Israel's elections in 1996, just a...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Clarence Thomas’ wife says Jews ‘gave up their firearms to Hitler’ WASHINGTON (JTA)—The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas shared a Facebook post blaming the Holocaust in part on gun control and attacking survivors of the high...

 

The first Torah reading in orbit and five other fun facts about Jews in space

NEW YORK (JTA)-The Torah tells how God created the earth and the heavens, although the stories that follow tell us more about the former than the latter. A new exhibit doesn't quite answer...

 
 By Mark Miller    Features    April 13, 2018

25 funniest Jewish comedians in history

In 1978, Time magazine claimed that 80 percent of all stand-up comedians in the United States were Jewish. And this at a time when Jews made up only 3 percent of the U.S. By way of explanation, psychologist Samuel Janus told a meeting of the American...

 

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