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Keepers of the Gate Chai Tea slated for Sept. 22

The annual Keepers of the Gate Chai Tea held by the Greater New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22,  from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the private home of Susan Green, 9 Hunter Place, in Metairie.                     ...
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Ben Katz JWV Post to recognize Carol Berman promotion

The Ben Katz Post No. 580 of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, under the leadership of Post Commander Sol Gothard invites members, patrons, veterans and friends to celebrate the promotion of Carol Berman to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve.

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A Guatemalan asylum seeker is being sheltered in a Washington state synagogue

By BEN SALES

(JTA) — In a few weeks, the congregants at Temple Beth Hatfiloh in Olympia, Washington, will gather for Yom Kippur services, where a line in the traditional liturgy declares, “My house will be a house of prayer for all nations.”

In this synagogue’s case, that will literally...
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The Tell: John Bolton is out. Trump’s next foreign policy moves are anyone’s guess.

By RON KAMPEAS

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Every presidency has a foreign policy arc, forged by the circumstances of what propelled the person to the presidency, by the events that occurred during the term and by the president’s vision.

Bill Clinton, shaped by his opposition to the Vietnam War, restrained from intervening in Rwanda. The ensuing genocide drove him by the end of his term to lead the war...
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US official says report of Israeli spying is false

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A senior U.S. official denied a report that Israel was likely being behind the placement of devices in the vicinity of the White House that can capture cellphone calls.

The story “is completely false. Absolutely false,” Noga Tarnopolsky, a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, quoted the official as...
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Israel planted spy devices near White House, report claims

(JTA) — Cell-phone surveillance devices that were found near the White House and other sensitive locations around Washington, D.C. likely were planted by Israel, Politico reported.

The article published online on Thursday, cited three unnamed former senior officials that Politico said have “knowledge of the matter.”

Unlike other times when...
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Netanyahu says Israel will have ‘no choice’ but to go to war with Gaza

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel likely will have to go to war with Gaza, Benjamin Netanyahu said.

“There probably won’t be a choice but to launch an operation, a war with the terror forces in Gaza,” Netanyahu said during an interview with the Kan public broadcaster on Thursday morning.

“We have a...
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Facing Jewish protest, ICE detention center where guard drove into protesters reschedules public meeting to shortly before Shabbat

(JTA) — The ICE detention center in Rhode Island where a guard drove his truck into Jewish protesters postponed a public board meeting in the face of a planned Jewish protest.

The meeting has been rescheduled to start at 6 p.m. Friday, less than an hour before the start of...
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Netanyahu says he will annex part of the West Bank if re-elected

By MARCY OSTER

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that if he is re-elected, he will immediately annex the Jordan Valley.

Netanyahu also promised to annex West Bank Jewish settlements in what he termed a “dramatic announcement” exactly one week before Israelis go to the polls...
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