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Israel calls EU labeling 'double standard'

Israel calls EU labeling 'double standard'

AMSTERDAM — To Israel and many of its supporters, the new EU regulations requiring separate labeling for settlement goods are discriminatory measures reminiscent of Europe’s long history of institutionalized anti-Semitism.

In a harshly-worded statement last week, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said that by ignoring other territorial disputes around the world, the EU is discriminating against Israel.


Employment next frontier on disabilities

Employment next frontier on disabilitiesMILESTONES WERE in the air at the Ruderman  Family Foundation’s inclusion summit, which drew 500 people — including three from the Denver-Boulder Jewish community — Nov. 1-2 in Boston. Not only was it the first conference of its kind, but it came amid this year’s 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). But the Ruderman foundation, the summit’s organizer, made it clear that it doesn’t consider the anniversary a time for disability rights advocates to rest on ...

Israel and India becoming fast friends

Israel and India becoming fast friendsAS ISRAEL proves itself a high tech giant and contender in the world market, the Jewish state is continually forging strong bonds across the globe, including with India, the second most populous country in the world. Indians For Israel was established in 2012 by a group of Indians residing in Europe who were motivated not only by a desire to boost economic relations between the two countries, but also by the desire to combat anti-Semitism, which increasingly manifests itself on Europe’s stree...

Israel and China: Allies at a distance

Israel and China: Allies at a distanceWHEN PRIME Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invited him to be Israel’s ambassador to China in 2012, Matan Vilnai already had a decorated career as a cabinent minister, military general and Knesset member. But there was one hole in his resumé. “I knew nothing at all about China,” Amb. Vilnai reveals in an exclusive interview from his Beijing office. To prepare for his current role, Vilnai embarked on an intensive six-month study program that included basic Mandarin, the official language of C...

Seven business stories to watch in 5776

Seven business stories to watch in 5776 ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION B PAGE 8 NEW YORK — Tired of hearing about the Israeli conflict with the Palestinians or about Iran? There’s plenty of other happening in Israel, from the country’s enormous natural gas reserves to a growing push to legalize marijuana. Here are seven news items you may have missed in 5775 — watch for them as the New Year begins. 1. Controversial gas drilling

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Einstein once kept kosher, and 7 other Jewish facts for relativity’s 100th b-day

Gabe Friedman The famed physicist believed in Jewish philosopher Baruch Spinoza’s God and raised money for the Jewish state, despite reservations. ... [Link]

Nachum Segal promoting Jewish unity with Hanukkah show in Paris

Jas Chana The “JM in the AM” host will then emcee a musical performance titled “Let There Be Light: The Concert of Jewish Unity” at the Grand Synagogue of Paris. ... [Link]

For Jewish groups, Syrian refugees are a reminder — not a threat

Ron Kampeas American Jewish leaders can’t help but recall Jewish refugees in the 1930s when they consider Syrians seeking safe haven stateside. ... [Link]

JCC camp counselor accused of child porn released on bond

Julie Wiener Matthew Kuppe, 21, is not dangerous and deserves to be presumed innocent, a federal judge said. ... [Link]

N. Carolina Jewish day school threat prompts closing, FBI investigation

Julie Wiener B’nai Shalom Day School in Greensboro received a letter containing racial epithets and threats of violence. ... [Link]

Mass. state senators under fire for upcoming Israel trip

Marcy Oster A pro-Palestinian coalition says the 10-day trip organized by the Boston-area JCRC is a tacit endorsement of Israel’s settlement-building policies and human rights violations. ... [Link]

Amazon removing Nazi-symbol ads on NY subways for new TV show

Andrew Tobin New York’s mayor called the ads “irresponsible and offensive” and encouraged the company to remove them. ... [Link]

Israel’s Supreme Court upholds transgender activist’s cremation plan

Julie Wiener The court rejected an appeal filed by May Peleg’s haredi Orthodox family to stop the cremation stipulated in her will. ... [Link]

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