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Boulderite loses her brother in Har Nof attack

Boulderite loses her brother in Har Nof attack

Jonathan Bein of Boulder was reading the Times of Israel and Jerusalem Post online Monday night when he found out about a massacre at a Har Nof synagogue.

He called his sister-in-law Chaya Levine in Har Nof for news, even though no names had been mentioned.

For a brief, blessed moment, Chaya knew nothing — until she knew too much,

Rabbi Kalman Zev Levine, her husband and father of their nine children, was slaughtered at Har Nof’s Bnei Torah Kehillat Yaakov.

Shelley Bein, Jonathan’s wife, is Kalman Levine’s sister.

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International

Spain: No Palestine outside of peace talks

Spain: No Palestine outside of peace talksMADRID — Spain will recognize a Palestinian state only if it is born out of peace talks with Israel, the country’s ruling party said. The statement this week by Alfonso Alonso, the spokesman of the Popular Party’s faction in the Congress of Deputies, was issued hours ahead of a vote on a nonbinding draft motion favoring immediate recognition that was filed last month by the Socialist Workers’ Party. The same day, two Palestinian terrorists killed four people during morning services at ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 November 2014 13:50 )

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International

Congress deeply skeptical on Iran

Congress deeply skeptical on IranWASHINGTON — With the Nov. 24 deadline for an Iran deal looming, there’s no guarantee that the Obama administration will achieve its long-sought goal of an agreement over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. But there’s at least one outcome that is a virtual certainty: Obama will face a deeply skeptical and assertive Congress. The Republican sweep of midterm elections earlier this month means that any deal will face even more intense scrutiny — and probably resistance — in Congr...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 November 2014 13:51 )

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ADL addresses local security concerns

ADL addresses local security concernsIN THE wake of Tuesday’s slaughter of four rabbis praying in a Jerusalem synagogue, some Denver Jews feared that the unthinkable could strike right here at home. “We’re not issuing special community alerts for synagogues and Jewish organizations at this time,” Scott Levin, director of ADL’s Mountain States region, told the Intermountain Jewish News Tuesday. “Still, this horrible situation should remind people and organizations that they must review their security plans, execute the...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 22 November 2014 22:10 )

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Israel

Five Israelis killed in terror attack on Jerusalem synagogue [UPDATED]

Five Israelis killed in terror attack on Jerusalem synagogue [UPDATED]FIVE ISRAELIS were killed in a terror attack during morning prayers at a Jerusalem synagogue. Two Palestinian assailants entered a synagogue and rabbinical seminary in the Har Nof neighborhood of western Jerusalem and attacked worshippers at the morning prayer service with a gun, axes and knives. At least eight worshippers also were injured, some seriously, in the Tuesday morning attack on the Bnei Torah Kehillat Yaakov synagogue. Three of those killed are dual American and Israeli citizens....

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 18 November 2014 20:56 )

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With Iran talks extended, some in Congress are rushing to step in

Ron Kampeas The talks with Iran have been extended, giving Congress an opportunity to wield its influence. ... [Link]

Shoes of Majdanek inmates stolen from concentration camp’s museum

Marcy Oster There is no monitoring in the former barrack where the shoes are displayed. ... [Link]

Iran’s supreme leader tweets: ‘arrogant’ powers won’t bring country to its knees

Raffi Wineburg The Twitter message on nuclear talks between Iran and world powers runs counter to statements by Iran’s president, who spoke of narrowing gaps at the Vienna negotiations. ... [Link]

Israeli lawmakers peeved by U.S. criticism of ‘Jewish state’ bill

Ron Kampeas Naftali Bennett and Zeev Elkin see the raps as an unnecessary interference in Israel’s domestic affairs. ... [Link]

Israeli man, 22, attacked in Berlin

Marcy Oster The victim said he was beaten and kicked after leaving synagogue by four men who spoke German with an Arabic accent. ... [Link]

Budapest Jews split on whistleblowing leader with colorful past

Cnaan Liphshiz David Schwezoff, a former cross-dressing nightclub singer, has made waves early following his meteoric rise to community CEO with allegations of embezzlement and the firing of a festival organizer. ... [Link]

Theater company at D.C. JCC ending Mideast festival, cites donor pressure

Marcy Oster The Voices from a Changing Middle East Festival was removed from the theater’s calendar following criticism by donors and funders against the showing of controversial Israeli plays. ... [Link]

South African court orders BDS to stop protesting Woolworths

Marcy Oster The Johannesburg High Court in its ruling also ordered representatives of the BDS movement and Woolworths to meet face-to-face by Dec. 10 to “settle the matter.” ... [Link]

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