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How Jewish reporters in Muslim lands hide their identity

How Jewish reporters in Muslim lands hide their identity

WASHINGTON — Don’t bring it up. If it comes up, change the subject. If you can’t change the subject, consider an outright denial.

Those are some of the strategies used by Jewish reporters working in the Arab and Muslim Middle East to conceal their religious heritage.

The dangers facing Jewish journalists in the region became evident last week after the beheading of a dual American-Israeli citizen, Steven Sotloff, by the jihadist group Islamic State, or ISIS.

It’s not known whether ISIS was aware that Sotloff was Jewish. Colleagues believe his kidnapping by ISIS-affiliated terrorists in 2013 in Syria was one of opportunity and not a deliberate targeting.

Last Updated ( Friday, 12 September 2014 02:34 )

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Israel

Israeli Arabs fear discrimination

BEERSHEBA, Israel — Handcuffed to a wooden chair in the middle of the night, Rafat Awaysha still wasn’t sure what crime he had committed. He had announced a demonstration against the war in Gaza in a July 11 Facebook post. Soon afterward, he received a call from the police, who came to his dormitory and took him in for questioning. Released after an hour, Awaysha, the head of the Arab-Israeli Balad party student group at Ben Gurion University in Beersheba, thought the ordeal was over. But ...
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Jewish caucus in Congress shrinks

Jewish caucus in Congress shrinksWASHINGTON — From 31 in 2009 to a likely 19 in January, the unofficial Jewish caucus in the US House of Representatives is shrinking fast. Jewish lawmakers have traditionally been the first stop for Jewish lobbyists seeking inroads for their issues, including Israel, the social safety net, and keeping church and state separate. Fewer Jewish lawmakers means the community could lose influence in areas where its voice has been preeminent. “The Jewish community is going to have to work harder...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 11 September 2014 10:55 )

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International

Merkel: Fight anti-Semitism!

Merkel: Fight anti-Semitism!BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany called for civic action to fight anti-Semitism following a wave of incidents this summer in her country. Merkel, speaking Sept. 6 on her weekly podcast on the Internet, urged the public to attend a national rally Sept. 14 at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate under the banner of “Stand up! Say no to anti-Semitism.” “I will personally do everything I can, as will my entire government, to ensure that anti-Semitism doesn’t have a chance in our count...
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Israel

Israel takes 900 acres in West Bank

Israel takes 900 acres in West BankTEL AVIV — In the days after the war in Gaza concluded, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to bear left. He spoke of a “possible diplomatic horizon” for Israel on Aug. 27 and suggested a return to Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Reports emerged that Netanyahu had met secretly in Amman with PA President Mahmoud Abbas. But on Sunday, Aug. 31, he took a sharp right turn, taking nearly 1,000 acres in the West Bank as state land near the Etzion settlement bloc. The move is a...
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Elsewhere: NSA’s overreach, Egypt’s Jewish remnant, war on endless loop

Raffi Wineburg JTA rounds up noteworthy news items from the Web. ... [Link]

Arrow 2 missed target during Israel-U.S. test

Marcy Oster The Arrow 2 interceptor missile missed its target during a joint U.S.-Israel test. ... [Link]

5774: War in Gaza, upheaval in Ukraine and American Jewish assimilation made for an anxious year

Ben Harris Read about the highs and lows of 5774 — and everything in between. ... [Link]

Jonny Cohen designs sustainable school buses

Raffi Wineburg The Illinois native’s GreenShields Project cuts buses’ fuel use by up to 25 percent. ... [Link]

Hate crimes against Jews, Muslims rose sharply in NYC during Gaza fighting

Marcy Oster Suspected hate crimes against Jews and Muslims soared in New York City amid the Gaza conflict. ... [Link]

Sam Goldman, solar power leader, awarded Bronfman Prize

Marcy Oster Sam Goldman, the founder of a company that provides solar lighting and power systems to the developing world, was awarded the 10th annual Charles Bronfman Prize. ... [Link]

Code Red rocket alerts sound in southern Israel

Marcy Oster At least five Code Red rocket alerts that sounded in southern Israeli communities were deemed false alarms by the Israeli military. ... [Link]

Congress members urge aid to religious minorities in Iran

Marcy Oster A bipartisan group of Congress members sent a letter to the leaders of the House Appropriations Committee, urging them to continue aiding religious minorities trapped in Iran. ... [Link]

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