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    NBA All-Stars honor Tal Brody at film showing


    For the second time in three years, the National Basketball Association (NBA) is holding its All-Star weekend in New Orleans and due to the efforts of the Maccabi USA, Israeli basketball legend Tal Brody returned to the Crescent City.

    Brody, who was featured in a CCJN article three years ago, is called “Mr. Basketball” in Israel and is the subject of a new documentary film titled “On the Map” written and directed by Dani Menkin. The film, which documents the Maccabi Tel Aviv team’s landmark 1977 season in which they captured the European Basketball Cup for the...
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  • Tulane ‘Shabbat 1000′ biggest to date


    By JOSH AXELROD, Special to the CCJN

    At Tulane University, a school where 27 percent of the student body is comprised of Jews, Shabbat, is no minor matter. Yet, despite the hundreds of students who show up to weekly dinners, Rabbi Leibel Lipskier, the undergraduate director of the Rohr Chabad...
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    Trump and Netanyahu: What exactly are friends for?

    WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 15:  U.S. President Donald Trump (R) and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) participate in a joint news conference at the East Room of the White House February 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump hosted Prime Minister Netanyahu for talks for the first time since Trump took office on January 20.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)


    WASHINGTON (JTA) – One state! Flexibility! Two states! Hold back on settlements! Stop Iran!

    When President Donald Trump met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — What a press conference!

    But wait.

    In the Age of Trump, every post-event analysis requires a double take: Not so much “did he...
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Current News

January tally of terrorist attacks in Israel bloodiest in 6 months

(JTA) – The slaying of five Israelis in January by Palestinian terrorists made that month the deadliest since June, according to the Shin Bet security service.

Four of the victims were killed by a terrorist in Jerusalem on January 8,...
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Trump’s Israel envoy pick David Friedman: ‘No excuse’ for past rhetoric on liberal Jews

WASHINGTON (JTA) — David Friedman at the launch of U.S. Senate hearings to confirm him as ambassador to Israel said there was “no excuse” for his past rhetoric targeting liberal Jews.

In his opening remarks, Friedman said his attacks were...
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Palestinian support for two-state solution drops, poll finds

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A majority of Palestinians do not support a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel, a survey found.

The survey released Wednesday found that 44 percent of Palestinians back the two-state solution, a decline from 51 percent...
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StandWithUs event features 2 IDF soldiers

By JOSH AXELROD, Exclusive to the CCJN

As part of StandWithUs’s Israeli Soldiers Tour, two Israel Defense Force (IDF) soldiers visited Tulane University to speak with students. Putting a human face to the uniform, the soldiers shared their...
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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: A change in policy or just sleight of hand?

Depending on who we listen to, President Donald Trump has either taken bold charge of a stagnant peace process and advanced a new tack of a single state solution or has set the question of Palestinian statehood back several decades...
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