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Brown U committee urges divesting from companies ‘facilitating human rights abuses in Palestine’

(JTA) — A Brown University advisory committee has recommended that the college divest from “companies identified as facilitating human rights abuses in Palestine.”

On Monday, six of the nine members of the Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Practices voted in favor of the motion, The Brown Daily Herald...
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‘Game of Thrones’ star cancels Belgium appearance over parade with Jewish caricatures

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Carice van Houten, a Dutch actress known for her role in the hit series “Game of Thrones,” canceled a television appearance in Belgium over the use of caricatures of Jews at a parade there.

Van Houten, who portrayed Melisandre in the series, and her associate, Halina Reijn,...
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Jeremy Corbyn says he is ‘very sorry’ for anti-Semitism incidents in Labour Party

(JTA) — Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he was “very sorry for everything that’s happened” with anti-Semitic incidents involving party members.

Corbyn made the remark in an interview Tuesday with ITV’s Philip Schofield on the Dec. 12 general elections in the United Kingdom.

In the tense interview, Schofield pushed Corbyn...
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JCDS Green Carpet Gala adds additional 10 seats

Although previously announced as sold out, the Jewish Community Day School (JCDS) has added an additional table of ten seats for their Green Carpet Gala honoring Susan and Howard Green and celebrating the recently-established Green Preschool at JCDS.

Parties interested in getting a last-minute seat  for the Sunday, December 8...
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Amazon removes Christmas ornaments with images of Auschwitz from its website

(JTA) — Christmas ornaments and bottle openers featuring the site of the former Auschwitz Nazi death camp that were for sale on Amazon have been removed from the site.

The products were taken off the Amazon website hours after the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum on Sunday morning in Europe asked...
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Jewish student government member at McGill U ordered to cancel trip to Israel or resign

MONTREAL (JTA)—A Jewish student leader at McGill University in Montreal is fighting efforts to oust her from the student union for accepting a trip to Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Jordyn Wright, a member of the Student Society of McGill University’s legislative council and board of directors, said she is...
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Planning of new Jewish neighborhood in Hebron approved

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett approved the planning of a new Jewish neighborhood in the West Bank city of Hebron.

The new Jewish neighborhood would double the number of Jews living in Hebron, according to the defense ministry. There currently are about 1,000 Jews living in Hebron...
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Seth Rogen to be honored for promoting Jewish identity and Yiddish

(JTA) — Seth Rogen, who is studying Yiddish for a role, will be honored by a group devoted to promoting that language.

The Workmen’s Circle, a group whose mission is to strengthen Jewish identity based on social justice and Yiddish language, will honor Rogen, 37, in a ceremony Monday in...
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3 women accuse Gordon Sondland of sexual misconduct

(JTA) — Three women have accused Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador who provided key testimony against President Donald Trump in the impeachment hearings, of sexual misconduct.

The women said that Sondland retaliated against them professionally after they rejected his alleged sexual advances, reported the Portland Monthly, in conjunction with the...
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Quentin Tarantino and Israeli wife Daniella Pick are expecting a girl

(JTA) — Director Quentin Tarantino and his Israeli wife, the model and singer Daniella Pick, are expecting a girl.

The celebrity couple announced the pregnancy in August. It will be the first child for both. Earlier this month, they rented a home in an affluent neighborhood in the northern part...
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