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US student killed in Jaffa

US student killed in Jaffa

JERUSALEM — A 29-year-old American business school student was killed in a stabbing attack in the Jaffa area of Tel Aviv on March 8.

Taylor Force, a student at the Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management, was on a school trip to Israel when he was killed Tuesday evening, the university said. As many as 10 people were wounded in the attack at and near the Jaffa Port, Force’s wife seriously, Ynet reported.

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National

Obama signs anti-BDS deal — sort of

Obama signs anti-BDS deal — sort ofWASHINGTON — President Barack Obama signed a bill that punishes the BDS campaign against Israel, but said he will not apply a segment that extends protections to West Bank settlements. The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, aimed at removing unfair barriers to competitive US trade, passed Congress on Feb. 11. Obama signed the bill into law on Feb. 24.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 03 March 2016 12:38 )

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National

Jewish prof. rescues three KKK members

Jewish prof. rescues three KKK membersLOS ANGELES — A Jewish attorney and scholar who tracks extremist groups is being credited with saving three Ku Klux Klan members at an anti-immigration rally in Southern California that turned violent. Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, was filming the Feb. 27 rally in Anaheim when he jumped in to defend the white supremacists who were being attacked by counter-protesters with wooden posts.
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Israel

IDF reservist dies after Gush stabbing attack

GUSH ETZION — Eliav Gelman, a 31-year-old IDF reserve officer, was accidentally shot to death after a stabbing attack was carried out at the flashpoint of Gush Etzion Junction shortly after noon, local time, on Wednesday, Feb. 24. A Palestinian terrorist arrived at the junction from the south and attempted to stab Gelman. According to an army spokesperson, IDF forces shot and neutralized the terrorist, also hitting his intended victim by mistake.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 25 February 2016 10:59 )

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Local

Klebold's mother: My son was Jewish

Klebold's mother: My son was JewishThe mother of Columbine school shooter Dylan Klebold confirmed to NPR radio host Terry Gross on “Fresh Air” last week that she is Jewish, and her now ex-husband, Klebold’s father, is Lutheran. Klebold and Eric Harris had openly admired Adolf Hitler. They opened fire on students and teachers at Columbine High School in Colorado on the Nazi leader’s birthday in 1999, killing 12 classmates and a teacher and wounding 23 people before taking their own lives.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 25 February 2016 10:59 )

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Netanyahu, Liberman partially endorse Arab peace initiative

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared his acceptance of some elements of the so-called Arab Peace initiative as a basis for talks on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian confli... [Link]

Israeli soldier, 19, wounded in Tel Aviv attack seen as terrorism

mbrodsky (JTA) — An Israeli soldier was lightly wounded Monday in a Tel Aviv stabbing — reportedly with a screwdriver — in what police are investigating as a terrorist attack. The alleged ass... [Link]

Vandalism at 3 New England synagogues aims to intimidate community, ADL regional leader says

mbrodsky BOSTON (JTA) — Recent vandalism targeting three New England synagogues is aimed at intimidating the Jewish community, the director of the New England office of the Anti-Defamation League said. R... [Link]

75th anniversary of Baghdad pogrom to be commemorated in 4 cities

Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — The author of a work on the Nazi-era massacre in Baghdad believed to have precipitated the Jewish exodus from Iraq is commemorating its 75th anniversary with candle lightings ... [Link]

Historic Jewish wedding in Turkey triggers hate speech online

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — A historic wedding in Turkey triggered a deluge of anti-Semitic speech online, a leader of the country’s Jewish community said. Ishak Ibrahimzadeh, president of the Jewish Community... [Link]

Ohio Israeli eatery to close following February machete attack

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — An Israeli restaurant owner from Ohio whose eatery was targeted by a knife-wielding assailant said the incident has caused him losses requiring him to declare bankruptcy. Hany Baransi, t... [Link]

Holocaust monuments vandalized in Poland, Italy

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Newly erected Holocaust monuments in Poland and Italy were vandalized. In Poland, a monument in Raigrod, 130 miles northeast of Warsaw, was hit last week for the second time since its un... [Link]

Bernie Sanders: Israel has a right to US protection

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Israel has a right to be protected by the United States. Sanders, who has spoken out in favor of Palestinian interests as well as I... [Link]

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