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  • Collapse of the PA could provide 'brighter future' for Palestinians

    Ariel Ben Solomon|Aug 7, 2020

    (JNS) - Despite U.S. President Donald Trump's release of the "Peace to Prosperity" Mideast plan earlier this year to help resolved issues associated with the decades-long conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, it remains clear that no negotiations between the two parties are on the horizon amid a Palestinian boycott of the Trump administration. Given this and the ongoing discussion of Israel's imminent move to apply sovereignty over Judea and Samaria, questions are being raised over the via...

  • Weekly roundup of world briefs

    Aug 7, 2020

    Remains of 286 Jewish Holocaust victims uncovered in 2 basements in Ukraine By Marcy Oster (JTA) — The remains of 286 Jews who were murdered during the Holocaust were found in two basements in a town in southwest Ukraine. The remains, mostly women and children, will be buried in a mass grave in the ancient Jewish cemetery in Sataniv, Ynet reported. The town had an organized Jewish community for about 500 years before the Nazis captured it in 1941 and began systematically killing its Jews, according to the Yad Vashem website. On May 15, 1942, N...

  • Zach Banner tries challah and (spoiler) he loves it

    Marcy Oster|Aug 7, 2020

    (JTA) - Zach Banner of the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers now knows what challah tastes like - and he can say the word properly. With "a little phleghm," the offensive lineman said in a tweeted video of himself this week. In a recent interview, Banner said that after he posted tweets and videos embracing the Jewish community amid the anti-Semitism furor involving fellow NFLer DeSean Jackson, he has received an outpouring of love - including the delivery of loaves of challah. That affection has also...

  • Seth Rogen says Israel 'doesn't make sense' and opens up about his Jewish identity in interview with Marc Maron

    Gabe Friedman|Aug 7, 2020

    (JTA) - Marc Maron warned listeners at the beginning of the latest episode of his "WTF" podcast on Monday: "If you don't like Jews, you're gonna get triggered." It was a fair disclaimer, given that his hour-long conversation with Seth Rogen touched on just about every general aspect of modern Jewish identity, from Jewish summer camp to cultural Jewishness to sitting shiva. But a second warning came part of the way through the episode, as the conversation turned to Israel. "We're gonna piss off...

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