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    World News in Brief

    Mar 14, 2019 Go comment!
    (JTA) Norwegian rapper not charged with hate speech A Norwegian rapper who cursed Jews while performing at an event in Oslo promoting multiculturalism will not be charged with hate speech, because his words may have been criticism of Israel, prosecutors said.
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    • Paula

    The horror of anti-Semitism in France

    Mar 14, 2019 Go comment!
    Weighted down by a bulletproof jacket, I’m standing in front of the iconic French monument, the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris. To my right are the French gendarmerie with their shields raised and gas canisters ready. To my left are furious protestors hurling abuse. I don’t notice it today, but previous demonstrations had protestors brandishing posters declaring that French President Emmanuel Macron is “the Jews’ bitch”, “Jewish trash”, “Macron = Zion”, and that he is guilty of “colluding with the Jews”.
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    • Paula

    Any wonder why Israel doesn’t buy into UN investigations?

    Mar 07, 2019 Go comment!
    Did Israeli soldiers violate international law by deliberately targeting unarmed children, journalists, health workers, and people with disabilities during the past year of violence along the Israel-Gaza border?
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    • Around the world

    World News in Brief

    Feb 28, 2019 Go comment!
    (JTA) Argentinian Jewry condemn attack on chief rabbi ​ The chief rabbi of Argentina was brutally assaulted by a gang who broke into his apartment on Monday morning.
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    US debunks UN claims of countering bias in Palestinian textbooks

    Feb 28, 2019 Go comment!
    (JTA) A recently declassified United States State Department report reveals that a United Nations (UN) agency determined that there was anti-Israel and other bias in Palestinian textbooks. It also faulted a previous State Department report for claiming that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) had taken steps to address the situation.
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    • Paula

    Who is sticking their nose into Israeli politics?

    Feb 28, 2019 Go comment!
    Do Jewish lobby groups outside of Israel have the right to influence Israeli politics? This is one of many debates currently taking place in the country, following criticism by two leading American Jewish groups, the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
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    • Lice

    Israel’s lax attitude to lice

    Feb 28, 2019 Go comment!
    Debbie, a mother of two girls from South Africa who moved to Israel more than a decade ago, is willing to talk about lice. But only on the condition that her real name not be used. With family in South Africa, she doesn’t want the stigma of lice attached to her name.
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    • JTAPulitzer

    Pulitzer’s principles relevant to our time

    Feb 28, 2019 Go comment!
    It’s a story that would not sound too out of place in 2019: New York’s leading newspaper accuses the president of the United States of corruption and the latter sues the paper’s publisher for libel. Striking back, the publisher declares in an editorial that his newspaper “cannot be muzzled”.
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    Israel takes home an Oscar for film against racism

    Feb 28, 2019 Go comment!
    Israeli director Guy Nattiv this week took the Oscar for the best live action short film at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Recognised for his film Skin, Nattiv’s victory is a rare coup for an Israeli director at the acclaimed event.
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    • Paula

    How to show that terror doesn’t pay

    Feb 21, 2019 Go comment!
    How to fight terrorism while at the same time not encourage it is a challenge Israel continues to grapple with. Last Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that he was enacting the so-called “terrorist salaries law” for the first time. It allows Jerusalem to deduct from the monthly taxes it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority (PA) those monies it claims go towards terrorism.
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    Another fight over Holocaust memory threatens ties between Israel and Poland

    Feb 21, 2019 Go comment!
    (JTA) It was meant to be a diplomatic triumph for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: a much-touted diplomatic summit in Jerusalem on Monday with four central European states.
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    • Around the world

    World News

    Feb 14, 2019 Go comment!
    Venezuela’s opposition to renew ties with Israel
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    • Paula

    True relevance of the anniversary of the Islamic revolution

    Feb 14, 2019 Go comment!
    This week, 40 years ago, Iran’s military stood down, guaranteeing the Islamic Revolution’s success.
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    Israeli television series take centre stage

    Feb 14, 2019 Go comment!
    Thousands of television series grace our small screens, but these days the ones people are talking about are made by and about Israelis.
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    • JTALincoln

    Lincoln’s fight for equality had direct impact on the Jews

    Feb 14, 2019 Go comment!
    (JTA) During Black History Month in the United States, we recognise the historical importance of President Abraham Lincoln as the foremost figure in the battle to abolish slavery. But even as Lincoln, whose 210th birthday we mark on 12 February, is widely known for his role fighting for equality, he may still be underappreciated. In fact, as a moral compass and a role model for liberty, his influence extends far beyond the specific events for which he is most well-known.
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    Is Julian Edelman the best Jewish football player ever?

    Feb 14, 2019 Go comment!
    (JTA) After the New England Patriots beat the favoured Kansas City Chiefs to reach their third straight Super Bowl – their amazing ninth in less than 20 years – CBS sports analyst Boomer Esiason made an intriguing statement, namely that Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman belongs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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    Biopic reveals Bader Ginsberg before she became ‘notorious RBG’

    Feb 07, 2019 Go comment!
    (JTA) The young attorney seems unsure of herself. As a law professor, she is unaccustomed to appearing in court, so she hesitates at first, unable to begin her summation. But once she gets going, there is no stopping her.
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    • Oscars (2)

    Bader Ginsburg documentary nominated for an Oscar

    Feb 07, 2019 Go comment!
    (JTA) RBG, about the life and impact of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, received an Academy Award nomination for best documentary feature.
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    • JTAAfrican

    African Jewish communities get mainstream recognition

    Jan 31, 2019 Go comment!
    (JTA) At a conference on Jewish life in Africa held in New York at the end of January, Magda Haroun spoke of being only one of a handful of Jews left in Egypt, a country that was once home to a Jewish community of 80 000.
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    • RachelRiley

    Why I needed to stand up against anti-Semitism

    Jan 31, 2019 Go comment!
    British television presenter Rachel Riley speaks at the Holocaust Education Trust Reception in Westminster on Sunday about standing up to anti-Semitism. This is an edited version of what she said.
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