• Everything you need to know about Israeli settlements and the Trump administration’s announcement


    (JTA) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced this week that the United States will no longer consider Israeli Jewish settlements in the West Bank to be illegal.

    Here’s an explainer about what the settlements are, how they are viewed in Israel and around the world, and what this announcement might mean.

    What are the settlements? How many Israelis live there? In the 1967 Six-Day War, Israel captured large swaths of territory from neighboring countries. Israel took the Sinai Peninsula and the Gaza Strip from Egypt, the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem from...
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  • Judah Touro Society honors Dr. Gary Glynn at gala

    By ANGELA MAONE, Special to the CCJN

    The Touro Infirmary Foundation held its annual gala on Saturday evening, November 2 with the theme of “At the Beach.” The occasion, the 30th anniversary of the Judah Touro Society Award, was an opportunity to honor this year’s recipient, Dr. Gary Glynn.

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    Jewish Women’s Theatre to perform at Shir Chadash tonight; tickets on sale

    By NICHOLAS HAMBURGER, Special to the CCJN

    The Jewish Women’s Theatre, a Santa Monica-based theatre group, will perform The Matzo Ball Diaries at Shir Chadash Conservative Synagogue tonight in Metairie.

    The show begins at 7:30 p.m., marking the fifth leg of the theater group’s week-long “Southern Tour,” which the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of...
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Current News

Financial planner Allen Weiner rites on Thurs.

ALLEN A. WEINER, a financial planner and analyst who founded his own accounting and financial planning firm, died at his Metairie home on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. He was 76.

A native of New York, Weiner grew up in Oklahoma...
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By striking in Syria, Israel sends clear message to Iran that it will not be deterred


– Israel launched a broad wave of precision airstrikes early on Wednesday morning, hitting dozens of Iranian and Syrian military targets, and sending a very strong message that Israel is rejecting Iran’s attempt to force...
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Israel might be headed to a third round of elections in less than a year


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel may be headed to its third election in the span of one year. But then again, it may not be.

Benny Gantz, head of the centrist Blue and White party, informed Israeli President...
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Breaking News

Report: More than 100 people killed in latest Iran protests

(JNS.org) – At least 106 protesters in 21 cities in Iran have been killed in the latest wave of protests inside the Islamic Republic against the regime, following it announcing a fuel price hike, according to Amnesty International on Tuesday.

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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: Trump’s new designation and Palestinian inertia


While I have always stopped short of using the Israeli designation of Judea and Samaria to refer to the West Bank, this week’s decision by the Trump administration to no longer consider settlements as illegal might present...
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