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Life is a JEWish cabaret

November 17th, 2018|

“We are well aware of the risks of bringing such an LGBT-heavy show to Jerusalem.”

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Iranian workers protest against government as U.S. sanctions take its toll

November 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Iranian workers protest against government as U.S. sanctions take its toll

The protests come as Iran’s economy has been hard-hit by U.S. sanctions, which were reimposed November 5 after the United States withdrew from the 2016 Iran nuclear deal in May.

CIA believes Saudi crown prince ordered journalist’s killing

November 17th, 2018|Comments Off on CIA believes Saudi crown prince ordered journalist’s killing

The CIA had briefed other parts of the US government, including Congress, on its assessment, which contradicts Saudi government assertions that Prince Mohammed was not involved.

The hidden toll of American drones in Yemen: Civilian deaths

November 15th, 2018|Comments Off on The hidden toll of American drones in Yemen: Civilian deaths

New AP count gives a glimpse, even if incomplete, into how often civilians are mistakenly hit by drone strikes, at a time when the Trump administration has dramatically ramped up the use of armed drones

Saudi-led coalition reportedly orders halt in assault on Yemen’s Hodeidah

November 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Saudi-led coalition reportedly orders halt in assault on Yemen’s Hodeidah

The decision comes as key Western allies called for a ceasefire ahead of renewed UN-led peace efforts to end more than three years of war that have pushed Yemen to the brink of famine

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New House Democrats seen as lightning rods on Israel debate

November 15th, 2018|Comments Off on New House Democrats seen as lightning rods on Israel debate

These lawmakers present themselves on social media as a collective and policy on Israel is one of many issues that unite them.

Israel’s solidarity with Diaspora Jews died well before Pittsburgh

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Many U.S. Jews were shocked by Netanyahu’s ludicrously sycophantic praise for Trump the racist inciter after Pittsburgh. Their shock was misplaced. Israel will always choose national interests over Jewish solidarity

U.S. announces sanctions for 17 Saudis over Khashoggi killing

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"These individuals who targeted and brutally killed a journalist who resided and worked in the United States must face consequences for their actions," Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said.

Trump the ‘White Power Crusader’ feeds global conspiracy theories of a Jewish-Muslim plot against Christianity

November 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Trump the ‘White Power Crusader’ feeds global conspiracy theories of a Jewish-Muslim plot against Christianity

The Pittsburgh shooter bought into white supremacist claims of a 'Semitic plot against America,' reviving a medieval blood libel of Christ-killers, cannibals and invaders. This is how the Trump administration fuels that dangerous fantasy

Trump to meet North Korea’s Kim next year but won’t allow him to break promises again, Pence says

November 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Trump to meet North Korea’s Kim next year but won’t allow him to break promises again, Pence says

'We don't want to repeat mistakes that prior administrations have made where promises are made, sanctions are lifted... and then promises are broken,' U.S. vice president says of ongoing negotiations with Pyongyang

Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty against 5 suspects in Khashoggi killing

November 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty against 5 suspects in Khashoggi killing

Turkish officials have accused Prince Mohammed of ordering the murder while President Erdogan said the killing was ordered at the "highest levels" of the Saudi government.

Two Brexit ministers quit over Theresa May’s proposed deal

November 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Two Brexit ministers quit over Theresa May’s proposed deal

"Above all, I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election," Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab said.

Israel to spend $118 million to bring in foreign university students

October 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Israel to spend $118 million to bring in foreign university students

To compensate for falling enrollment rates in universities, the Council for Higher Education has drafted a plan to draw in foreign students, particularly from Asia

What is an Israeli cannabis company doing in Uganda? The answer is hazy

October 11th, 2018|Comments Off on What is an Israeli cannabis company doing in Uganda? The answer is hazy

The company, the biggest cannabis firm on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, has said it is setting up a medical marijuana farm there, but Ugandan officials say that’s illegal

Funny in French

November 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Funny in French

Oh La La film festival finds France’s funniest films

Elie Wiesel’s message

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Stan Lee may be gone, but his super-Jewy superheroes live on

November 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Stan Lee may be gone, but his super-Jewy superheroes live on

For nearly 80 years, the legendary comic-book writer created characters who reflected the hopes, ideas and foibles of modern American Jewry

‘Suddenly I saw eyes’: Jesus’ face discovered in ancient Israeli desert church

November 12th, 2018|Comments Off on ‘Suddenly I saw eyes’: Jesus’ face discovered in ancient Israeli desert church

Very little early Christian art has survived the centuries in the Holy Land – but then an Israeli art historian looked at the apse of a ruined Byzantine church in Shivta, and saw Jesus’ face and short curly hair

Neanderthal children got badly sick in winter, study shows

November 4th, 2018|Comments Off on Neanderthal children got badly sick in winter, study shows

Analysis of Neanderthal teeth from France found earliest known exposure to lead 250,000 years ago, and deduced that they nursed until late toddlerhood

Hike of the Month – Wadi Qelt

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The best way to explore Wadi Qelt is by hiking in and above the deep canyon.

Samsung subsidiary Harman boosts presence in Israel

October 29th, 2018|Comments Off on Samsung subsidiary Harman boosts presence in Israel

“As an innovation leader, we have built strong teams across the globe. From India to the US, and from Israel to China, our teams are creating the future of connectivity.”

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Netanyahu warns cabinet: Wrong to hold elections during period of unstable security

By | November 18th, 2018|Categories: Israel|

The prime minister canceled his meeting with coalition party heads Sunday in order to try and prevent his government's dissolution and delay the impending snap elections

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Hamas and Netanyahu meet at the crossroads of common interests: Hamas rule in Gaza only

By | November 18th, 2018|Categories: Israel|

Hamas is boasting victory but as the sovereign it pretends to be it recognizes reality: Not one Palestinian in Gaza can bear the thought of another Israeli offensive

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Early elections will limit Netanyahu’s room for maneuver in Gaza

By | November 18th, 2018|Categories: Israel|

An election campaign will put the PM in a bind: The restraint he could afford with a stable government will be hard to maintain when his rivals outflank him from the right

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After Gaza debacle, Netanyahu is no wounded lion but a deer caught in the headlights of an approaching vehicle

By | November 18th, 2018|Categories: Israel|

Unlike Ariel Sharon, who also defied public opinion by urging restraint, the current prime minister is prone to choking under pressure

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Disagreements over Khashoggi and Gulen rocking delicate U.S.-Turkey ties

By | November 18th, 2018|Categories: Middle East|

In addition, stories emerged claiming that Israel has encouraged Trump to reduce pressure on the Saudis over the killing.

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U.S. is in Syria until Iranian ‘commanded forces’ leave

By | November 18th, 2018|Categories: Middle East|

The US State Department had not spelled out a clear policy, and the Pentagon didn’t seem to know if removing Iran and Iranian proxies was actually the official stance.

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