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Activists invade JEWISHcolorado

Activists invade JEWISHcolorado

LAST week, a Jewish group entered JEWISHcolorado on false pretenses and delivered a petition demanding that the national federation system make an immediate public statement to end “the siege of Gaza.”

Five or more members of Front Range Jewish Voice for Peace, a staunchly pro-Palestinian faction, also recited Kaddish for Palestinians killed in the conflict.

They did not offer up the solemn prayer for dead Israelis.

Janet Sherman, JEWISHcolorado’s director of the JCRC and Israel engagement, told the Intermountain Jewish News that “we considered this to be very disrespectful to our mission here — and it was completely disingenuous.”

Last Updated ( Saturday, 30 August 2014 08:20 )

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International

Anti-Semitic slurs on New Zealand billboards

Anti-Semitic slurs on New Zealand billboardsSYDNEY — Campaign billboards in New Zealand were defaced with anti-Semitic slurs about Prime Minister John Key, the son of a Jewish refugee from Europe. Ahead of the election on Sept. 20, several billboards were daubed last week, the local media reported. One billboard was scrawled with the words “Lying Jew c***sucker” and defaced the image of Key with a black hat and sidelocks. Key, the leader of the conservative National Party, is seeking a third term in office. “I just find it disa...
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Israel

What’s worse than Hamas?

What’s worse than Hamas?TEL AVIV — After four weeks of a punishing Israel air and ground campaign that left nearly 2,000 dead and much of Gaza in ruins, Hamas has lived to see another day. For Israel, that might not be the worst thing. That’s because for all of Hamas’ violent extremism, it also governs a territory, maintains a social service wing and controls smaller, more extremist factions. Through mediators, Hamas and Israel have reached agreements in 2011 and 2012, and are negotiating another one now in Cai...
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Zionists attend anti-Zionist rally in Colorado Springs

Zionists attend anti-Zionist rally in Colorado Springs“IT was a good night to be a Zionist in Colorado Springs” stated long-time Colorado Springs resident and attorney Manny Weiss after attending an evening event Monday, August 11. Candles were lit and distributed during a gathering in downtown Colorado Springs as supporters of The Middle East Peace Project and members of the local Jewish community assembled for a “Candle Light Vigil for Gaza.” It was the third vigil organized recently by The Middle East Peace Project, which is a task for...

Last Updated ( Friday, 15 August 2014 05:05 )

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Israel

Tales from the front that warm the heart

Tales from the front that warm the heartJERUSALEM — Perhaps with the worries about rockets flying and death tolls mounting during the Gaza operation, many lost sight of different stories from the conflict. Here are some you may have missed in recent days. Meet Lt. Eitan, hero Israelis held their collective breath after learning that an Israeli soldier was believed to have been taken captive through one of the tunnels leading from Gaza to Israel. Lt. Hadar Goldin was later declared dead based on several factors. One consideration ...
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