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Denverite at center of Kotel incident

Denverite at center of Kotel incident

LINDA SIEGEL-Richman, the anonymous Linda detained July 5 by two uniformed guards for wearing a kipah at the Western Wall, returned home to Denver jetlagged and besieged by global media on July 9.

“I had no intention of causing a furor,” Siegel-Richman told the Intermountain Jewish News Friday as her phone rings incessantly. “I lived in Israel a long time. It was a fast day. I’m aware that many men dislike seeing women wear a kipah.


Why the Iran deal is likely to survive — despite hurdles

Why the Iran deal is likely to survive — despite hurdles WASHINGTON — The nuclear deal with Iran, 20 months in the making, is now done — at least as far as negotiations go. The accord, announced Tuesday, July 14, still faces hurdles, although they likely won’t keep the deal from going ahead. What happens next? We read the laws, perused the speeches, scanned the deal, canvassed congressional insiders and Iran experts, and here’s what we found out.

Congress: Jared Polis' political passions

Congress: Jared Polis' political passionsIf you get a letter in the mail demanding payment of $50,000 dollars for infringing a patent, and you have no idea what it’s about or what to do, contact Congressman Jared Polis. The representative from Colorado’s second district, who made his fortune in the early days of the World Wide Web, brings to Congress unique expertise in intellectual property. He hasn’t wasted any time putting it to use helping his constituents.

Greek Jews struggle amid turmoil

ATHENS — For 55 needy Jewish families, a cash welfare payment is the only thing that gets them through the month. But when they came to the Athens Jewish Community last week for their July assistance, they were given only a portion of the payment in cash — the rest was in supermarket food coupons. “We just don’t have cash and we can’t get any more, the banks are closed,” said Taly Mair, the community director who oversees the welfare program. “We hope to make the rest up to them l...

Clinton gets millions from Jewish supporters

NEW YORK — Jewish billionaires George Soros and Haim Saban reportedly have donated a total of $3 million to the presidential campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Saban, an Israeli Hollywood mogul, has given $2 million to Priorities USA Action, Clinton’s super PAC, while Soros, a Hungary-born business magnate, has donated $1 million, according to a Politico article published on July 2.

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Cnaan Liphshiz State Department statement refers to killing of Palestinian baby as unattributed terror attack, welcomes Israel’s pledge to catch culprits. ... [Link]

Over 100 headstones toppled at Philadelphia Jewish cemetery

Julie Wiener Philadelphia’s historic Adath Jeshurun Cemetery was vandalized, with 124 of its headstones knocked over. ... [Link]

EU: West Bank arson shows need for political solution

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West Bank riots flare up after Palestinian baby’s funeral

Cnaan Liphshiz A policeman was injured in Jerusalem and a car was fired on in the West Bank as Hamas called for targeting all Israelis to avenge a deadly arson attack on a family’s home near Nablus. ... [Link]

Robbers leave pro-Palestine expletive at French Jewish leader’s home

Cnaan Liphshiz An incident in Bondy near Paris part of an increase in aggravated property crimes against Jews, a watchdog group says. ... [Link]

Ohio State U to ‘eradicate’ Holocaust spoof from marching band program

Cnaan Liphshiz A song about Jew being shipped to ‘you know where’ appeared in a 2012 reprint of songbook distributed privately among players. ... [Link]

London police arrest man suspected of accosting Jew outside synagogue

Cnaan Liphshiz A previous White Man March featured the burning of Israeli flags, said organizers of the petition, which garnered over 2,000 signatures. ... [Link]

Canada purchases Iron Dome technology

Ron Kampeas The Canadian defense minister cites Israel’s success with Iron Dome in explaining the purchase. ... [Link]

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