Articles from the June 2, 2017 edition
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Trump, Netanyahu and Barkat receive 'Jerusalem Declaration'
JERUSALEM-Just prior to US President Donald Trump's whirlwind tour of Israel and the breathtaking and emotional 50th anniversary Jerusalem Day celebrations across the country, the staff of United... Full story
Short on time, Yad Vashem packing emotion into Trump visit with story of one young victim
JERUSALEM (JTA)-President Donald Trump spent just 30 minutes at Yad Vashem on the second and last day of his visit to Israel, but the leadership of the Holocaust memorial center in Jerusalem... Full story
Rocket fired at Israel from Egypt on second day of Trump's visit
(JNS.org) During the second day of President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel, a rocket was fired at the Jewish state Tuesday from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. The IDF confirmed the rocket landed in Israeli territory, but in an open area, causing... Full story
Holocaust Center talks Jim Crow, local civil rights activists
MAITLAND-This summer, The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center extends its conversation about human rights and social justice to a more local focus: the Civil Rights Movement. In a series... Full story
Let's go to the movies this weekend
Here's a romantic, feel-good movie about a Jewish woman looking for love with a deadline of 30 days. The wedding is planned, but there is no groom. Will she find him? Will there be a groom on her...
Trump crisis shouldn't mask new opportunities for Middle East peace
By any standards, it was an extraordinary week for U.S.-Israel relations—and that was before President Donald Trump even arrived in Israel for his official visit. It began with what sounded like a brawl between American and Israeli officials laying... Full story
'Disenfranchised' Palestinians go to the polls
The Palestinian Arabs, who are constantly being described by the Jewish left as disenfranchised and subjugated, went to the polls last weekend. That’s right—the same Palestinians whom Israel supposedly deprives of the right to vote freely cast... Full story
Tel Aviv is the 'home of Judaism.' So is Boston, Sao Paulo, Marseille...
(JTA)—Donald Trump and his staff may have left Israel feeling pretty friendly to the Jews, but man, we don’t make it easy for them. Flying with reporters from Saudi Arabia to Israel on Monday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced that they... Full story
Trump's cuts to foreign aid are dangerous and inhumane
NEW YORK (JTA)—This week, President Donald Trump proposed radical and cruel cuts to U.S. foreign aid. If his budget for 2018 is approved by Congress and implemented, it would slash crucial aid and development programs and weaken key institutions... Full story
President Trump said, "They are losers"
President Trump has renamed terrorists from monsters to losers. I agree. People such as 22-year-old Salman Abedi who contrive to inflict such a heinous act as the carnage he recently inflicted in Manchester, England, is the worst of pathetic world... Full story
Genealogy Success Story: A special branch: The tale of a cherry leaf
I became involved with the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) for several reasons. As a second generation American, I heard my father's Polish accent and wondered what happened to... Full story
Mandelkern launches first book, 'Beneath White Stars,' at The Holocaust Center
Over 130 people gathered at the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center for the book launch of local poet and Holocaust educator Holly Mandelkern. The release of her book, "Beneath... Full story
JFS receives $50,000 through Orlando Sentinel Family Fund
JFS Orlando recently received a $50,000 grant from the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund. The grant will support JFS Orlando's Family Stabilization Program. The Family Stabiliz... Full story