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NYU department votes to boycott school’s campus in Israel

NEW YORK (JTA) — New York University’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis voted to boycott NYU’s own satellite campus in Tel Aviv.

The vote by department members pledging “non-cooperation” occurred Thursday. In a statement, the department said it is boycotting the campus because of Israel’s policy of barring entry...
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Facebook says it will allow Holocaust denial

(JTA) — Facebook will still allow users to deny the Holocaust even though it removed prominent bigots and anti-Semites from its platform.

The social media giant deleted the personal, professional and fan accounts of some leading extremists and conspiracy theorists, like David Duke, Louis Farrakhan and Alex Jones, on Thursday. But...
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Mitt Romney: Two-state solution is all there is

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sen. Mitt Romney returned from a Middle East tour saying that he saw no alternative to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict other than the two-state solution.

The Utah Republican, his party’s 2012 presidential nominee, has just assumed the chairmanship of the Middle East subcommittee in the...
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Jewish and pro-Israel groups criticize back-to-back anti-Semitic cartoons in ‘NY Times’

By JACKSON RICHMAN

(JNS.org) — Jewish and pro-Israel groups have condemned The New York Times for publishing anti-Semitic cartoons in its international edition on April 25 and over the weekend.

Thursday’s cartoon featured U.S. President Donald Trump wearing a yarmulke, sporting dark-tinted glasses and being led by a dog with the face of...
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In second statement, New York Times apologizes for publishing ‘anti-Semitic political cartoon

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN

NEW YORK (JTA) — After widespread condemnation, and an initial statement that critics slammed as inadequate, The New York Times apologized for publishing an “anti-Semitic political cartoon.”

The image, which appeared Thursday in the opinion section of the international print edition of the newspaper, depicted Israeli Prime Minister...
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Suspect identified and will be charged with murder, attempted murder counts

Authorities announced on Sunday that the suspect in the shooting at the Chabad of Poway, California on Saturday, April 27, has been identified and will be charged with one count of murder and three counts of attempted murder.

According to the Sheriff’s office, John Ernest, a 19-year-old white male from...
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Vigil held outside Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue building for Poway shooting victims

(JTA) — Dozens gathered to express sorrow for the shooting at a synagogue in Poway, California, at the site of the shooting exactly six months at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.

The vigil took place outside of the Tree of Life synagogue building where a gunman killed 11 worshippers on Oct....
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Lori Gilbert-Kaye, 60, killed in Poway attack, shielded rabbi from bullets

By LORI BRINKNER and MARCY OSTER

POWAY, California (JTA) — Lori Gilbert-Kaye, who was killed in the attack at a Chabad synagogue near San Diego, is credited with jumping in front of the synagogue’s rabbi to shield him from the gunman’s bullets.

Gilbert-Kaye, 60, of San Diego, is survived by...
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4 children of couple murdered in West Bank sue Syria and Iran in federal court

(JTA) — The four children of a couple who were killed by a Palestinian Hamas terror cell while driving in the West Bank have filled a $360 million civil damages wrongful death lawsuit against Iran and Syria in federal court in Washington.

Eitam and Naama Henkin were killed on Oct....
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University of Maryland student government rejects Israel divestment resolution

(JTA) — The student government of the University of Maryland rejected an Israel divestment resolution.

The resolution was defeated on Wednesday night after a five-hour meeting by a vote of 25 against, 9 in favor and 2 abstentions. More than 100 students addressed the Student Government Association prior to the...
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