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Jury recommends death for Kansas City JCC shooter

KANSAS CITY — A jury has recommended the death penalty for the white supremacist who killed three people outside two Jewish facilities in a Kansas City suburb.

Frazier Glenn Miller, a former Ku Klux Klan grand dragon also known as Frazier Glenn Cross, was found guilty of capital murder on Aug. 31.

The jury debated on Tuesday, Sept. 8, for 90 minutes, including eating lunch, before deciding on the death sentence, the Kansas City Star reported. It could have chosen life in prison without parole.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 10 September 2015 15:18 )


Israel, too, has a migrant crisis

Israel, too, has a migrant crisis ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION A PAGE 23 TEL AVIV — With hundreds of thousands of refugees pouring across the borders of the EU, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a change in policy last month: Germany would begin to accept Syrian refugees, no matter how they got there. Four days later, Israeli Interior Minister Silvan Shalom made a statement on the same topic, but with a different tone: Israel would do everything possible, he said, to remove migrants from its borders....

Last Updated ( Thursday, 10 September 2015 15:20 )


Muslim woman heads J Street U

Muslim woman heads J Street U ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION A PAGE 8 POTOMAC, MD. — J Street U’s new president Amna Farooqi has made no secret of being a “Pakistani American Muslim.” That’s how she described herself in a keynote speech this spring at J Street’s national convention in Washington, DC, when she was a board member. Still, Farooqi’s election to president at J Street U’s summer leadership retreat in August triggered swift backlash from Israel supporters online....

Last Updated ( Thursday, 10 September 2015 15:21 )


Boulder echo: Nablus unworthy of Norwegian city

OSLO — A local politician in Stavanger, Norway, called on his municipality to sever its sister city partnership with Nablus over the latter’s glorification of Palestinian terrorism. In the aftermath of a recent report by Palestinian Media Watch that Nablus named a city square after terrorist Naif Abu Sharakh, Stavanger Councilman Mats Danielsen told the Rogalands Avis newspaper, “Our friendship cities should share our values, norms, and customs. This is proof of the contrary. Our sister N...

Rep. Buck speaks

Rep. Buck speaks Congressman Ken Buck, the freshman Republican representing Colorado’s Fourth Congressional District, visited the Intermountain Jewish News last week, seven months after taking office in Washington, and sat for an interview in which Israel, the pending Iran nuclear agreement, the Middle East in general, the deficit and church-state issues were discussed. How do you like Congress so far? “I am blessed in a lot of ways, with a great staff, a great living situation, dealing with the big is...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 09 September 2015 11:29 )

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South African ruling party discourages travel to Israel

Gabe Friedman The African National Congress has urged the country’s citizens not to visit Israel unless they are in solidarity with the “Palestinian struggle.” ... [Link]

Long Island med student missing nearly a week found

Jas Chana Yossi Gerson, 29, a medical student from Long Island, had told his mother on Oct. 5 that he was going to meet a homeless man with whom he had become friendly. ... [Link]

At least 3 Israelis killed in rash of terror attacks throughout country

Marcy Oster The most serious attacks took place in central and eastern Jerusalem, and the central Israeli city of Raanana. ... [Link]

In Putin’s policing of Middle East, some see a boon for Israel

Cnaan Liphshiz Russia’s burgeoning influence can be seen not just in Syria, but in its bolstered ties with American allies such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia and, yes, Israel. ... [Link]

Op-Ed: On Conservative Judaism, why all the talk about failure?

mbrodsky Three Jewish educators reject the new conventional wisdom as inaccurate and destructive. ... [Link]

Palestinian man killed after stabbing Israeli soldier, grabbing his gun

Gabe Friedman Police said the unidentified assailant on a Jerusalem bus also stabbed a passenger who struggled to stop him. ... [Link]

3 ex-Bank Leumi execs to return millions in bonus money

Gabe Friedman The former CEO is among the officials at Israel’s second largest bank who agreed to repay a total of some $1.3 million in the wake of a massive tax evasion scandal. ... [Link]

Op-Ed: How to teach kids to support Jewish causes

Ben Harris If young Jews aren’t taught to support Jewish causes, those causes will eventually die, a Florida rabbi writes. ... [Link]

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