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Palestinians launch new round of rockets into Israel

(JNS.org) — Gaza Palestinians fired three rockets at southern Israel early Monday morning, after Israel targeted perpetrators of numerous arson attacks that have been coming from the Hamas-controlled area.

Two of the Palestinian rockets landed in Israel, while the third reportedly fell inside Gaza. No injuries were reported, but warning sirens...
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In Holland, a former jihadist reaches out to Jews for forgiveness

By CNAAN LIPSHIZ 

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Jews were never far from the mind of Jason Walters when he was still a key member of the Netherlands’ deadliest network of jihadist terrorists.

Even after Dutch security forces arrested Walters in 2004 for throwing a hand grenade at police during a counterterrorist...
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How geopolitics keeps Israel out of World Cup contention

By CHARLES DUNST 

NEW YORK (JTA) — On Thursday, Saudi Arabia and Russia opened the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament before 81,000 fans at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium amid concerns over the host’s human rights record.

While Saudi Arabia and Iran will serve as this year’s Middle Eastern hopefuls, Israel has failed...
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One killed as Palestinians attack Gaza security fence

By MARA VIGEVANI Mara Vigevani

ISRAEL (TPS) — Several Palestinians were wounded and at least one man was killed during two attempts to attack Israeli security infrastructure along the Israel-Gaza border fence Monday.

In the northern part of the Gaza Strip, adjacent to Kibbutz Zikim, the army said that “five...
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A day after honoring Jeff Sessions, Orthodox Union questions family separations at border

By BEN SALES

NEW YORK (JTA) — The Orthodox Union released a statement criticizing the Trump administration’s policy of separating the families of illegal immigrants after they cross the U.S. border.

The statement came one day after the O.U., an umbrella Orthodox group, hosted a speech by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whose...
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Kansas teacher honored in Warsaw for bringing Holocaust hero Irena Sendler’s story to light

WARSAW, Poland (JTA) – A Kansas teacher who with his students brought the story of Holocaust hero Irena Sendler to light was honored in Poland.

Norman Conard was presented with the 2018 Irena Sendler Memorial Award in Warsaw’s Royal Castle on Monday by the Polish minister of culture, Piotr Gliński,...
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The fight over the oldest synagogue in the US is headed to the Supreme Court

BOSTON (JTA) — The legal fight over ownership of the country’s oldest synagogue is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last week denied a petition filed by Congregation Jeshuat Israel, which worships in the historic synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island, for a rehearing...
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Former NOLA Federation executive director accepts position in Nashville

Eric Stillman, the former executive director of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, who has been a resident of New Orleans for the past two years, has accepted the post of executive director of the Jewish Federation of Nashville.

Stillman, who left the city after the recovery from Hurricane...
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Poll shows deep divide between Israeli and American Jews — on Trump

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Israeli and American Jews disagree on much — settlements, religious pluralism, even the degree to which they are “family.”

And now you can add Donald Trump to the mix.

Twin polls of Israeli and American Jews published by the American Jewish Committee on Sunday uncovered divisions on...
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Israel destroyed Hamas terror tunnel that stretched out to sea

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s military destroyed a Hamas terror tunnel that reached several yards into the sea, which would have allowed the group’s naval commandos to launch an attack on Israel from its coast.

The tunnel was destroyed by the Air Force on June 3, when Israel carried out several...
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