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Arabs and Jews have radically different visions of rights to residence in eastern Jerusalem

Arabs and Jews have radically different visions of rights to residence in eastern Jerusalem

JERUSALEM — To get to the Jewish compound in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, residents arrange in advance for an armored van to pick them up at a spot adjacent to the walls of the Old City.

With a metal grate over its windshield and an armed guard sitting beside an armed driver, the van rumbles for seven minutes along steep, bumpy roads lined with Arabic graffiti. It stops next to a police van, across from a six-story building towering over the street. An Israeli flag hangs from a window.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 November 2015 16:10 )

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Israel

Honoring Rabin, Clinton talks peace

Honoring Rabin, Clinton talks peaceTEL AVIV — Some 100,000 people joined together in central Tel Aviv on Oct. 31 to pay tribute to slain Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, but they were divided over what exactly they were rallying for. The demonstration, which marked the 20th anniversary of Rabin’s assassination by a Jewish extremist incensed by his government’s efforts to reach a peace accord with the Palestinians, was called “Remembering the murder, fighting for democracy” — a nod to the slaying’s universal lesson of ...
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National

Biennial: State of Reform Judaism

Biennial: State of Reform JudaismNEW YORK — Some 5,000 Reform Jews will gather Nov. 4-8 in Orlando, Fla., for the biennial conference of the Union for Reform Judaism. Read on for more about the movement and its connections to Cincinnati, Detroit, Scarsdale and, yes, Mattoon, Illinois. The movement is led by a pilot and a dancer — both from Scarsdale Two of Reform’s three main institutions, the Union for Reform Judaism, the congregational arm, and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, the rabbinic school, a...
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International

Canada-Israel relations: End of a golden era?

Canada-Israel relations: End of a golden era?TORONTO — The election of Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau as prime minister represents the first change in Canadian government since Stephen Harper and his Conservatives assumed power in 2006. What is unlikely to change, however, is Ottawa’s robust support for Israel — a policy cemented under Harper, whose forceful backing of the Jewish state earned him a reputation as one of world’s most pro-Israel political leaders. When it comes to core Jewish issues, Trudeau has said all the ri...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 November 2015 14:43 )

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International

Balkan Jews meet to strategize for survival of 2,500 Jews

Balkan Jews meet to strategize for survival of 2,500 JewsPETROVAC, Montenegro –  More than 400 representatives from Jewish communities in the Balkans and former Yugoslavia convened in Petrovac, Montegnegro last week for the third annual Mahar conference, a seminar aimed at preventing the assimilation of the 2,500 Jews in the region.
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Rocker Ted Nugent blames Jews for gun control in anti-Semitic post

Gabe Friedman The right-wing singer shared the post on Monday with an image of the Israeli flag next to each one of the Jewish leaders, including former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Chicago Mayor Rahm Ema... [Link]

New York Fashion Week: The Jewish prayer shawl goes chic

Gabe Friedman Vogue photographed a New York Fashion Week: Men’s attendee sporting a real tallit outside a Tommy Hilfiger event. ... [Link]

Poll: Majority of Palestinians oppose third intifada

Julie Wiener (JTA) — The majority of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza oppose a third intifada, according to a new poll, reversing the popular sentiment from three months ago. The poll of 1,200 Palestinians... [Link]

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Gabe Friedman ... [Link]

John Tishman, whose company built World Trade Center and other skyscrapers, dies

Julie Wiener NEW YORK (JTA) — John Tishman, an influential developer who oversaw the construction of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers and Chicago’s John Hancock Center, has died at 90. Tishman, who donat... [Link]

See how teen pals found each other some 50 years later

mbrodsky A “Seeking Kin” column spurs a Technion librarian to put his research expertise to work. ... [Link]

In all-Chabad Israeli village, Brooklyn meets country living

Ben Sales The major export of Kfar Chabad, an Israeli village near Tel Aviv where everyone is a Chabad Hasid, is outreach emissaries. ... [Link]

3 Arab-Israeli MKs suspended for meeting with terrorists’ families

Julie Wiener CORRECTION: This article stated incorrectly that 90 Knesset members had voted in favor of a bill that would allow lawmakers to be suspended or expelled for engaging in inappropriate behavior. In fact... [Link]

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