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Following terrorist attack, Barcelona’s chief rabbi says his community is doomed

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ

(JTA) — Commenting on deadly attacks in Catalonia, the chief rabbi of that region in Spain said his community is doomed, partly because of radical Islam and the alleged reluctance of authorities to confront it.

Rabbi Meir Bar-Hen has been encouraging his congregants to leave Spain, which...
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Fox CEO James Murdoch rebukes Trump’s response to racism, pledges $1 million to ADL

(JTA) — James Murdoch, chief executive of the 21st Century Fox media corporation, pledged to donate $1 million to the Anti-Defamation League in an apparent rebuke of President Donald Trump’s statements on the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

In an email Thursday, the Fox scion gave a statement against...
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Charlottesville says it provided protection to synagogue, refuting initial account

(JTA) — Local officials said police provided protection to a synagogue during a far-right rally last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia refuting a claim by a Jewish community leader that they had refused to do so.

On Friday, Charlottesville City Manager Maurice Jones said it “is simply not the case that...
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Multi-faith prayer vigil at Beth Israel Monday night

The East Jefferson Interfaith Clergy Association (EJICA), a group of Metairie and Kenner clergy men and women representing a number of denominations and faith groups including Congregations Beth Israel (Orthodox), Gates of Prayer (Reform) and Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation, will hold a prayer vigil on Monday night at Beth Israel,...
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Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump reportedly urged dad to moderate Charlottesville stance

NEW YORK (JTA) — Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s Jewish daughter and son-in-law, tried and failed to convince her father to moderate his comments on the white supremacist rally and subsequent violence in Chancellorsville, Virginia, The New York Times reported.

Citing unnamed sources, the Times reported Tuesday...
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What you need to know about antifa, the group that fought white supremacists in Charlottesville

By BEN SALES

(JTA) — Is it OK to punch a Nazi in the face?

That’s the question animating much of the discussion of Saturday’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, which quickly devolved into a brawl between rally-goers and a contingent of anti-fascist counterprotesters known as antifa. Following the...
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Netanyahu’s son says neo-Nazis ‘dying out’ in US, leftist ‘thugs’ becoming dominant

(JTA) – The 26-year-old son of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested that far-left thugs in America may be as dangerous as neo-Nazis, spurring an Israeli left-wing lawmaker to imply that he was a fascist.

Yair Netanyahu was commenting on Facebook on events Saturday in which a white supremacist rammed his...
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ADL, Israeli politicians condemn Trump’s talk of shared blame for Charlottesville violence

(JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League joined critics of President Donald Trump in condemning his assertion that there was “blame on both sides” in Charlottesville, Virginia, where neo-Nazis faced off against counterprotesters.

Trump made the remark at a news conference Tuesday in New York, several days after a 32-year-old counterprotester was...
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March for Racial Justice, scheduled for Yom Kippur, seeks ways to include Jews

NEW YORK (JTA) — The March for Racial Justice, scheduled for Yom Kippur, is looking to adjust its schedule to accommodate Jewish marchers.

The date of the march will not be changed, but related events may be held on that Saturday night or the next day.

In a statement Wednesday,...
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Trump again condemns ‘both sides,’ including ‘alt-left,’ for Charlottesville violence

NEW YORK (JTA) — President Donald Trump reverted to blaming left-wing counterprotesters along with white supremacists for the violence that erupted at a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

In startling, off-the-cuff comments at a news conference Tuesday in New York, the president appeared to backtrack from his statement Monday that...
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