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 By Ben Sales    News    August 16, 2019

El Paso shooting investigated as domestic terrorism

(JTA)—Before he killed at least 22 people at a Walmart on the southern border, the gunman in El Paso posted a white supremacist manifesto on the fringe social network 8chan denouncing a “Hispanic invasion of Texas.” The U.S. Justice Department... Full story


Dayton gunman showed video of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting to ex-girlfriend

(JTA)—The gunman who killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio, showed an ex-girlfriend a video of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting on their first date. A woman who briefly dated Connor Betts, 24, earlier this year wrote about his troubling behavior in... Full story


HBO series ringing alarm bells for depiction of Israeli society

(JNS)—Media watchdog organization CAMERA is raising questions about an upcoming HBO series, “Our Boys,” about the brutal murder of a Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu Khdeir by a Jewish gang in 2014. “When HBO released the trailer for the... Full story

 By Marcy Oster    News    August 16, 2019

Saudi blogger attacked by Palestinians at Temple Mount

JERUSALEM (JTA)—A blogger and law student from Saudi Arabia who had made his name public was attacked verbally and spit on by Muslims while visiting Israel as a guest of the Foreign Ministry. Mahmoud Saud also was hit by thrown objects during his... Full story


Memoir by friend of Dylan's reveals details about musician's Jewish roots

(JNS)-A new memoir written by Bob Dylan's best friend gives readers a glimpse into parts of the music icon's Jewish side that have previously fallen under the radar. In "Dylan & Me: 50 Years of... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs

New CEO of Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations By Marcy Oster (JTA)—William Daroff was named as CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. The news was first reported by the JNS news... Full story


Gymnast Agnes Keleti survived the Holocaust to win 10 Olympic medals-at 98, she's as feisty as ever

BUDAPEST (JTA)-When journalists ask Agnes Keleti about her health, she gently smiles and slowly extends her right hand in apparent gratitude for the question. Keleti yanks anyone who is foolish... Full story


Pashtida with zucchini, corn and tomatoes: A colorful celebration of summer produce

Pashtida (a crustless quiche) is beloved and common in Israel, where it is enjoyed at everything from potlucks, school events, shivas and everything in between. It's also commonly prepared for... Full story

 By Eliana Rudee    News    August 16, 2019

French family: 'In Israel, we'll worry less about the security of our children'

(JNS)—Among news consumers, the first association one has with the State of Israel is often war and religious violence. However, for many Jews who choose to immigrate to Israel—or “make aliyah”—the Jewish state is considered to be the... Full story


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