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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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Is Purim 5776 canceled?

Is Purim 5776 canceled? Looks like the weather gods got confused with this one. By now it’s abundantly clear that the Denver-Boulder metro area is having a “white Purim,” with an abundant amount of fresh and very heavy snowfall. So before you head out to attend one of the many Purim events planned for this year’s holiday celebration, check to make sure it’s still happening. The IJN Facebook page is keeping track of changes we hear of; if you know of an event that’s been canceled or postponed, post it in...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 24 March 2016 07:55 )

National

Obama shares foreign policy regrets

Obama shares foreign policy regretsWASHINGTON — President Barack Obama once invoked his own unlikely trajectory to the presidency to make the case to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he understood what it took to overcome obstacles. The revelation of another wrinkle in the contentious relationship came during an extensive interview Obama gave Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic that was posted online March 10.
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Yisrael Kristal, a Holocaust survivor, is world's oldest man

Yisrael Kristal, a Holocaust survivor, is world's oldest manHAIFA — It’s official: Yisrael Kristal, a 112-year-old Holocaust survivor and Israeli citizen, is the world’s oldest living man. Guinness World Records confirmed Yisrael Kristal’s status on its website last week. In January, JTA and other media reported that Kristal, who survived Auschwitz and the Lodz Ghetto, was likely the world’s oldest man, but that it would not be made official until he presented documents from the first 20 years of his life.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 March 2016 12:33 )

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Colorado legislature vs. BDS

Colorado legislature vs. BDSAs of early this week, all that remained for Colorado’s anti-boycott legislation to become law is a stroke of Governor John Hickenlooper’s pen. Less than a month after it was first introduced into the General Assembly, the bill — which will force the state’s public employees’ retirement association (PERA) to divest funds from companies boycotting or divesting from Israel — has passed both the Colorado House and Senate.
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Drake has a crush on Sarah Silverman

Gabe Friedman News flash: The most famous Jewish rapper on earth has a crush on one of the most famous Jewish comedians on earth. As explained on “Late Night with Seth Myers” Thursday night, Drake recently post... [Link]

Netanyahu’s government may be near collapse, report says

Julie Wiener (JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government may be on the verge of collapse according to Israel’s Channel 10. In a report Friday night, the TV station quoted unnamed “party leaders... [Link]

Arab states have reportedly hand-picked Palestinian leader to succeed Abbas

Julie Wiener (JTA) — The United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Jordan are reportedly planning to have former Gaza strongman Mohammed Dahlan replace Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Citing unnamed senior ... [Link]

Captain America is a secret Nazi, and people are going crazy about it

Andrew Tobin The new Captain America comic book includes an epic reveal, and some people are not happy about it. When fans ran out to grab Marvel Comics’ “Captain America: Steve Rogers #1” on its relea... [Link]

US health firms, Haifa hospital team up to ‘incubate’ digital medicine start-ups

Andrew Silow-Carroll (JTA) — IBM Watson Health and Medtronics are teaming up with an Israeli hospital to create a high-tech “incubator” to encourage innovations in digital medicine. Rambam Health Care Campus in... [Link]

Steven Spielberg, in Harvard commencement speech, says anti-Semitism on the rise

Julie Wiener (JTA) — Speaking at Harvard University’s commencement, filmmaker Steven Spielberg said he was “wrong” as a kid to think anti-Semitism “was fading.” Spielberg, whose 99-year-old father Arno... [Link]

Transgender Israeli Arab wins historic Tel Aviv pageant

Julie Wiener (JTA) — A Christian Arab-Israeli ballet dancer won Israel’s first-ever transgender beauty pageant. Ta’alin Abu Hanna, 21, was named “Miss Trans Israel” in Tel Aviv Friday, the Jerusalem Post... [Link]

NY Times removes quotation marks from Israeli ‘occupation’

Gabe Friedman (JTA) — The New York Times removed quotation marks originally used around “occupation” in one of its news stories. The word appears in the phrase “Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and ... [Link]

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