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 By Israel Kasnett    News    July 3, 2020

New Irish government rejects effort to boycott Israeli products

(JNS) — The anti-Israel movement in Ireland has suffered a major defeat. Earlier this month, the political parties working on forming the next government in Ireland eliminated a key bill that would have placed a boycott on products produced in...

 

Obituary - ROBERT A. SAFFER

Robert (Bob) Saffer passed away peacefully early in the morning on Father’s Day, June 21, 2020. He was born Oct. 14, 1924. He loved nothing more than being with family and friends, as long as food was involved. He never met a stranger and was... Full story

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 3, 2020

As his feud with Trump erupts, John Bolton goes from pro-Israel hero to 'John who?'

WASHINGTON (JTA) — In 2015, the Zionist Organization of America gave John Bolton a standing ovation when he said he wanted to be U.S. president. In 2018, the ZOA gave him its Defender of Israel Award. This week, Bolton is about as far away from...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

After 3 months and 5 days, the synagogue at Chabad headquarters reopens to unmasked crowds By Shira Hanau (JTA) — It closed with dancing and it reopened with dancing. The main Chabad synagogue at 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn reopened to a large...

 

This Jewish Boston bookseller wants to help you spruce up your Zoom background

BOSTON (JTA) - In early April, just a few weeks after non-essential businesses in Massachusetts were shut down due to COVID-19, the staff at the Brattle Book Shop noticed that some prominent...

 
 By Ben Sales    Features    July 3, 2020

For the few Jewish camps that are opening despite risks, finding willing families hasn't been hard

(JTA) - This week, as he prepares to open Camp Modin and administer coronavirus tests to its hundreds of campers and staff, Howard Salzberg is still fielding 50 calls a day from parents who want to...

 

'Defiance' is the best heroic Jews vs. Nazis inspiration that Netflix has to offer

By Stephen Silver (JTA) — The mid-to-late aughts saw a run of films that featured Jewish characters, for lack of a better description, kicking ass. In 2005, there was Steven Spielberg’s “Munich,” about the Israeli government’s plot to get...

 

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