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CNN fires commentator Marc Lamont Hill, who called for a ‘free Palestine from the river to the sea’

(JTA) — CNN has fired Marc Lamont Hill, a political commentator and professor at Temple University, after he used a phrase associated with Palestinian extremists – “a free Palestine from the river to the sea” – during a speech at the United Nations.

A CNN representative told Mediaite on Thursday that Hill...
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Spanish sports minister apologizes for canceling of water polo match against Israel due to boycott

Israeli player Lior Ben David, front, shown at a match at the Baku 2015 European Games at the Water Polo Arena in Baku, Azerbaijan, June 15, 2015. (Matthias Hangst/Getty Images for BEGOC)

(JTA) — Spain’s minister for sports apologized for the canceling of a water polo match in Barcelona against...
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Anti-semitic vandalism discovered outside Seattle homes

(JTA) — Anti-Semitic vandalism was discovered outside the homes of Jewish residents of West Seattle.

The red spray-painted words were discovered on Monday. Residents believe it was painted there overnight, the West Seattle Blog reported.

The word “JEW” was spray painted on a garage and “F*** JEW THEIVE” on the...
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns to Supreme Court bench after fracturing ribs

(JTA) — Fans of Ruth Bader Ginsburg can officially exhale.

The Jewish Supreme Court justice and liberal icon was back on the bench Monday, where she heard oral arguments at the start of the court’s December session.

Ginsburg, 85, fell in her office on Nov. 7 and fractured three ribs....
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Heads of Hamas in Gaza recruited West Bank terrorists for large-scale attacks in Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israel Security Agency said it uncovered attempts by the heads of Hamas in Gaza to establish a terror cell in the West Bank that would carry out “severe terrorist attacks” in Israel.

Hamas in Gaza recruited Hamas members in the West Bank, trained them in how...
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American-Israeli behind JCC bomb threats sentenced to 10 years in prison

(JTA) — A 20-year-old American-Israeli man convicted of making hundreds of bomb threats to Jewish community centers and Jewish schools in the United States and five other countries, as well as to airlines, was sentenced to ten years in prison in Israel.

The sentence for Michael Kadar, who holds dual...
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Trump says Israel would be ‘in big trouble’ without Saudi Arabia

(JTA) — President Donald Trump said that Israel would be “in big trouble” without Saudi Arabia, expanding on previous statements in which he linked the interests of both U.S. allies.

Trump revisited the issue Thursday during a Thanksgiving Day telephone call with members of the military from his home at...
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Children overturn headstones in Jewish cemetery in southwestern Poland

WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — Three children overturned 15 gravestones at the Jewish cemetery in Opole, in southwestern Poland.

Two 13-year-old boys and a 12-year-old girl told authorities that they did not know what kind of place it is and did not know its history.

Krzysztof Bielawski, founder of a website about Jewish...
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Chanukah at Riverwalk set for Dec. 2 at 4:00

Chabad-Lubavitch of Louisiana has announced the date and time of the celebration that had been one of the largest attended Jewish community events, Chanukah at the Riverwalk.

Due to ongoing construction last year, the event had a smaller turnout than in previous years due to its being held in the...
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JCRS to host 5th ‘Latkes with a Twist’ in Faubourg Marigny

For the fifth year in a row, Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) will host its annual community-wide Chanukah party, “Latkes with a Twist.” Billed at one of the top Chanukah parties in the nation, this year’s event will be held in the Faubourg Marigny on Thursday, Dec. 6, at Press...
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