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Anti-Semitism rampant among Muslim refugees in Germany, study finds

BERLIN (JTA) — Anti-Semitism among Muslim refugees is rampant and requires urgent attention, a new study suggests.

But the study commissioned by the American Jewish Committee’s Ramer Institute for German-Jewish Relations in Berlin also suggests that refugees from persecuted minority communities are more likely to take a stand against anti-Semitism...
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Israel’s intelligence affairs minister proposes Saudi-led peace negotiations

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Intelligence Affairs Minister Yisrael Katz proposed that Saudi Arabia sponsor new Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in an interview with a Saudi newspaper.

In the wide-ranging interview published Wednesday on the Elaph website, Katz said he would be willing to join in negotiations initiated by Saudi Arabia, indicating that the American...
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Abbas says Palestinians refuse US role in peace process over Jerusalem recognition

(JTA) — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said the Palestinians will no longer allow the United States to have a role in the peace process due to President Donald Trump’s official recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

“It will be unacceptable for it to have a role in the political...
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Congress will miss its deadline to reimpose sanctions on Iran deal. What happens next?

By RON KAMPEAS

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Two months ago, President Donald Trump triggered a deadline about to come due on the Iran nuclear deal by decertifying Iran’s compliance. That meant Congress had 60 days to reimpose sanctions.

Sixty days later — on Dec. 12 — Congress is not about to...
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At UN session on Jerusalem, Nikki Haley says recognition advances peace

(JTA) — At a special discussion at the United Nations Security Council about U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said the move improves the chance of reaching a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.

“We must recognize that the prospect of...
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Palestinians burn US and Israeli flags in riots over Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Protests erupted in Jerusalem and across the Palestinian territories hours after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Demonstrators on Thursday burned tires as well as American and Israeli flags and threw rocks at Israeli security forces and Israeli cars as the Palestinian Authority called for a...
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Following Trump’s declaration, European Union doubles down on its Jerusalem policy

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Following President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and pledge to move the U.S. Embassy there, Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett said Jews all over the world “expect the rest of the world to follow suit.”

If that’s true, they may...
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Israel mum on alleged strike, but vows to prevent Iranian entrenchment in Syria

(JNS.org) — Israel, Iran and Syria have remained silent following reports in Arab media of an alleged Israeli strike Friday night on an Iranian military base in Syria that reportedly killed 12 Iranian military personnel.

“We do not confirm information from foreign sources,” the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) told JNS.org.

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Jared Kushner says Israeli-Palestinian peace needed for regional stability

By RON KAMPEAS

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Achieving peace between Israel and the Palestinians is a prerequisite for regional stability, Jared Kushner said, signaling that the Trump peace negotiating team is hewing to conventional notions of how to arrive at a deal.

Kushner, speaking Sunday at the annual Saban Forum convening...
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Turns out, a Jewish woman was Miss Germany in 2011

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN

(JTA) — Last week, the story of a Jewish woman competing in the Miss Germany competition went viral, appearing in JTA along with media outlets around the world. Tamar Morali, 21, said organizers told her she was the first Jewish woman to get this far in the...
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