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Young Jews from India visit Israel

Young Jews from India visit Israel

One of the most densely populated cities in the world, Mumbai (formerly Bombay) is home to the majority of India’s Jewish population. Among the 12 million people that make up the city are some 4,000 Jews.

While many of India’s Jews have immigrated to Israel, the US, Great Britain and elsewhere, around 5,000 Jews continue to live in the ancient community, which according to some sources dates back to the time of King Solomon.

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ADL raps Oren for dissing Obama

ADL raps Oren for dissing ObamaNEW YORK — The Anti-Defamation League criticized Michael Oren, Israel’s former ambassador to the US, for an “insensitive and unjustified” attack on President Barack Obama. Oren should “walk back” views published in an essay posted June 19 on the Foreign Policy website, the ADL said. Oren wrote that Obama’s attitudes toward Islam and American foreign policy in the Middle East are driven by his personal interactions with Muslims, including his exposure to Muslims while growing up....
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A Denver view of Charleston

A Denver view of CharlestonCANTOR KIM Harris hesitates for a moment when she is asked about last week’s mass shooting in Charleston, a city she once considered her hometown. For someone familiar with the territory — which the new spiritual leader of Congregation B’nai Chaim near Morrison certainly is — the answers aren’t simple, or necessarily comforting. “I was heartbroken,” she says of the murder of nine African American Christians at Emanuel A.M.E. Church by a self-described white supremacist, “but I ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 25 June 2015 15:55 )

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Jewish volunteers till soil in Palestinian villages

Jewish volunteers till soil in Palestinian villagesUMM EL-KHEIR, West Bank — They dig their fingers into the dirt, their knees bearing into the ground as they embed sprigs of thyme in identical rows. The sun beats down on the small plot, and the work can be tedious, but these volunteers — most of them American, most of them Jewish — plant with a purpose. They had met early Friday morning in Jerusalem and set off on an hour-long bus ride through the terraced, rocky hills south of the city. Upon arriving at their destination, a Palestinian ...
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Abe Foxman leaves ADL after nearly 30 years

Abe Foxman leaves ADL after nearly 30 yearsNEW YORK — If there’s one thing that can be said of longtime ADL leader Abraham Foxman, who is stepping down this month after nearly 30 years at the helm, it’s that he never holds back from speaking his mind. In an age of canned, anodyne statements from public figures reticent to say what they really think, Foxman offers an authentic, unabashed voice free of artifice, hesitation or restraint. Foxman also has something else when he speaks: listeners. Though the ADL doesn’t represent any...
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Israel, IDB sign cooperation agreement for R&D, trade

Marcy Oster Inter-American Development Bank, the largest investment authority in Latin America and the Caribbean Islands, annually funds some $12 billion in projects. ... [Link]

Hollande: Paris Jewish center answers doubts on French Jewry’s future

Cnaan Liphshiz The French president offered possible rebuke of Netanyahu’s call for emigration while honoring the president of the European Jewish Congress. ... [Link]

Polish web surfers decry post of offensive photo of Majdanek

Marcy Oster The Ukrainian teen who posted the photo on Facebook apologized to Poles who felt offended. ... [Link]

United Church for Christ to divest from companies working in West Bank

Ron Kampeas Following the United Church of Christ overwhelming vote to divest from companies working in the West Bank, the Episcopal and Mennonite churches are considering similar measures this week. ... [Link]

Obama admin. will ignore ‘Israel-controlled territories’ in anti-BDS law

Ron Kampeas The trade bill passed by Congress and signed by the president explicitly includes “persons doing business in Israel or in Israeli-controlled territories” as illegitimate targets for boycotts. ... [Link]

Iran nuclear talks extended a week

Ron Kampeas The talks between Iran and the world powers, which were to have arrived at a final deal by Tuesday, have been extended until July 7. ... [Link]

Franch, Israeli teams meet on combating anti-Semitism

Ron Kampeas French and Israeli officials met in Paris to discuss how best to combat racism and anti-Semitism. ... [Link]

Lawyer in Bank of China lawsuit named to close Gitmo

Ron Kampeas The Obama administration named as its official in charge of shutting down the Guantanamo Bay detention facility a lawyer representing the family of a teenager killed in Israel. ... [Link]

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