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Cameron: Corbyn must renounce 'friends'

Cameron: Corbyn must renounce 'friends'

NEW YORK — British Prime Minister David Cameron called on Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to renounce his past indication of friendship with Hamas and Hezbollah.

Cameron made the public demand on Wednesday, May 4, during Prime Minister’s Questions, a weekly session in the House of Commons during which lawmakers question the prime minister on a wide range of topics.

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Corbyn's bluster infuriates Jews

Corbyn's bluster infuriates JewsLONDON — Even before he was kicked out of Britain’s Labour Party for saying that Israel runs the Islamic State, Bob Campbell was a marginal figure within the party. A former forest ranger and first-aid trainer from northern England, Campbell, 49, began his Labour career last year volunteering to help the campaign of Jeremy Corbyn — a veteran socialist who, since being elected Labour chair in September, has both impressed and alienated many Britons with his views on the redistribution of w...
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Venice marks 500th anniversary of Jewish ghetto

Venice marks 500th anniversary of Jewish ghettoVENICE — Venice has kicked off commemorations marking the 500th anniversary of the imposition of the world’s first official Jewish ghetto. Artists, scholars, musicians and actors, as well as Jewish US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will take part in an array of events lasting through the year. The gala opening ceremony for anniversary events took place on March 29, 2016 — 500 years to the day that the Venetian Senate, under the Doge, or chief magistrate, Leonardo Loredan, ord...
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More fallout from Brussels

More fallout from BrusselsANTWERP — The hundreds of rifle-toting police and soldiers who patrol Isaac Michaeli’s neighborhood have done little to improve his sense of safety. “When the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing, the soldiers might as well be cardboard cutouts,” he said.
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New testimony in Nisman case accuses the gov't.

New testimony in Nisman case accuses the gov't.BUENOS AIRES — An extraordinary series of developments are bringing new hope — and new heartbreak — to the family and colleagues of Alberto Nisman, the Argentine federal prosecutor who was found dead last year just days after accusing then-President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of covering up Iran’s role in the 1994 bombing of this city’s AMIA Jewish center.
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Israeli flag burned at Kiev Holocaust memorial on Yom Hashoah

Julie Wiener (JTA) — A group of young people burned an Israeli flag outside a Ukraine Holocaust memorial in Kiev on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on Thursday. The flag burning near the Babi Yar ravine,... [Link]

Israeli police to investigate guards who killed Palestinian siblings in alleged stabbing attempt

Julie Wiener (JTA) — The Israel Police plan to investigate whether civilian security guards acted unlawfully when they shot dead a Palestinian brother and sister who allegedly were attempting to carry out a stab... [Link]

Donald Trump disavows David Duke’s praise

Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — Donald Trump “totally” disavowed an anti-Jewish tirade on his behalf by white supremacist David Duke and said there was no place for anti-Semitism in society. The New York... [Link]

Jewish teenagers want to engage. Just ask them.

Andrew Silow-Carroll NEW YORK (JTA) — Welcoming teens into Jewish life is both one of the most important and seemingly challenging endeavors of the Jewish community. The rapid decline in teen engagement in Jewish li... [Link]

Spanish village that changed name from Kill Jews’ Town hit with anti-Semitic graffiti

Marcy Oster (JTA) — A Spanish village that changed its name from Kill Jews’ Town, breaking its ties to the Spanish Inquisition, has been subject to repeated anti-Semitic graffiti. The town’s may... [Link]

Kids show love for their Holocaust-survivor great-grandparents

Andrew Tobin In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, JTA’s sister site Kveller asked readers to submit photographs of their children with great-grandparents who survived the Holocaust. Here are the adorable r... [Link]

Bank settles $40M lawsuit over compulsory Hitler parody video

Julie Wiener NEW YORK (JTA) — BNP Paribas bank has settled a $40 million lawsuit with a Jewish former employee who claims he was penalized for complaining about a mandatory viewing of a training film that featur... [Link]

In new film, Yitzhak Rabin narrates his autobiography

Andrew Tobin “Rabin in his Own Words,” which opens in Friday in New York, Los Angeles and South Florida, is more than a tribute to the two-time Israeli prime minister tragically gunned down in 1995. The apt... [Link]

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