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Muslim, Jewish students at vigil tell Chelsea Clinton she is a cause of New Zealand mosque attack

(JTA) — A Palestinian activist and an American-Israeli activist confronted Chelsea Clinton at a vigil for the 50 Muslims killed in an attack on a New Zealand mosque and accused her of being a cause of the massacre due to her criticism of an anti-Semitic tweet by New York Rep....
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2 arrested, gang identified in attack on Argentina’s chief rabbi

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Two suspects have been arrested in Buenos Aires in the attack on Argentina’s chief rabbi.

In addition to the arrests on Friday, Buenos Aires city police have identified the local gang responsible for the home invasion attack three weeks ago that left Rabbi Gabriel Davidovich...
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Israel strikes dozens of targets following rocket attacks on Tel Aviv

(JTA) — Israel struck dozens of Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in response to the firing of several rockets into the Tel Aviv area.

Sirens alerted residents that rockets were coming into the area just after 9 p.m. local time on Thursday. Hours later, Israeli aircraft carried out the strikes.

The...
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Israeli emergency responders leave for Addis Ababa to locate Israelis killed in plane crash

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A delegation from ZAKA, the Israeli rescue and recovery group, left for Addis Ababa and the site of an Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people.

The goal of the delegation is to “locate and identify the Israeli victims, to collect their remains in keeping with Jewish...
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Oskar Schindler’s personal possessions sell at auction for $46K

(JTA) — Personal possessions of German businessman Oskar Schindler, who saved the lives of more than 1,200 Jews he employed in his factory during the Holocaust, sold for more than $46,000.

The items – his Longines wristwatch, a compass, a 1938 Sudetenland Medal, two fountain pens, and a business card –...
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I spoke to the creators of Belgium’s anti-Semitic carnival float. They’re not sorry.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ

(JTA) — I initially had some sympathy for the creators of an anti-Semitic carnival float in Belgium. Studying their CVs and past creations for the annual carnival of Aalst, I saw that they were a group of some 20 upstanding citizens — a fireman, a technician, an...
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Israeli spacecraft Beresheet executes complicated maneuver

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli spacecraft Beresheet conducted a complicated and successful maneuver as it continues on its journey to the moon.

The maneuver on Thursday was carried out according to plan, despite having to deal with a malfunctioning star tracker. Its main engine burned for 152 seconds during the action....
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Jason Greenblatt urges outside parties to support peace plan — and not to undermine it

By RON KAMPEAS

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The best thing everyone except for the Israelis and Palestinians can do when the Trump administration reveals its peace plan is to be supportive, Trump’s chief negotiator said. And nothing else.

“It really is up to the Israelis and the Palestinians; they’re the ones...
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Belgian mayor defends carnival float featuring Jews with money and a rat

(JTA) — The mayor of the Belgian city whose annual parade featured puppets of Jews and a rat atop money bags defended the display, telling the local media that “In Aalst it should be allowed.”

Mayor Christoph D’Haese defended Sunday’s float at the Aalst Cranaval from passionate condemnations by Jewish...
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Otto Warmbier’s parents slam Trump’s ‘lavish praise’ for Kim Jong Un

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ

(JTA) — The parents of Otto Warmbier, the U.S. college student who was imprisoned in North Korea and died shortly after his release, criticized President Donald Trump for what they called his “lavish praise” for the country’s dictator.

Kim Jong Un “and his evil regime are responsible...
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