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JTA News

Report: Paris attacks mastermind planned attack on Jews as well

Marcy Oster The attacks were to target the Jewish community as well as the education and transportation systems in Paris, according to Reuters, which cited sources close to the investigation. ... [Link]

Polish Jewish leader heads protest against new parliament

Marcy Oster The demonstrators in front of the parliament building protested the lack of transparency in making changes to the Constitutional Tribunal. ... [Link]

Border Police officer, civilian woman stabbed in Jerusalem attacks

Marcy Oster The victims were lightly injured. One assailant was shot and killed by Israeli forces; the other was captured following an hourlong manhunt. ... [Link]

Half of Birthright applicants flunked this Israel test – can you do better?

Gabe Friedman To test your own knowledge, try JTA’s interactive quiz made up of 15 of the study’s questions. ... [Link]

The ‘Jewish refugee’ who was a Nazi, and other illuminating facts

Ron Kampeas The United States grappled with how to deal with a refugee crisis, and folks complained that they would harbor hostile infiltrators. Five facts about Jewish refugees hoping for U.S. entry in the 1930s... [Link]

United Arab Emirates: Israel mission not sign of changed relations

Julie Wiener Israel is the only member of the Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Association to have a separate mission accredited to the association. ... [Link]

Border Police officer wounded in Nahariya stabbing; 43 Palestinians said hurt in skirmishes

Julie Wiener After stabbing the 37-year-old officer twice in the back near the Nahariya central bus station Friday night, the assailant fled the scene ... [Link]

From ‘Amy Winehouse sound’ creators, a funky Hanukkah anthem

Gabe Friedman Retro band Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings kicks off its new holiday album with “8 Days of Hanukkah” — an upbeat marriage of catchy soul music and Jewish cultural references. ... [Link]

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