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Arapahoe shooting evokes prayer, reflection

Arapahoe shooting evokes prayer, reflection

Ally Boyle, a Jewish senior at Arapahoe High School, had just left school Friday afternoon, looking forward to the weekend, when the unthinkable happened.

Another Arapahoe senior, Karl Pierson, had entered the school building, armed. He shot and critically injured a student and Ally’s friend, Claire Davis.

Ally, whose family belongs to Congregation Emanuel, went to Israel this past summer on IST. She is the daughter of Kathy and Ed Boyle.

She tells the Intermountain Jewish News about her experience last Friday, and her reaction since the tragedy:

Last Updated ( Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:48 )

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National

ASA votes to boycott Israeli universities

WASHINGTON — The membership of the American Studies Association endorsed its national council’s call for a boycott of Israeli universities. Two-thirds of the 1,252 members who voted approved the boycott, according to an ASA announcement Monday, Dec. 16, a day after the deadline for voting. At the time of the vote, there were 3,853 eligible voters, meaning a third of the membership participated.
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International

Arab diplomat visits Holocaust memorial

Arab diplomat visits Holocaust memorialPARIS — Bahrain’s ambassador to France became the first Arab diplomat to pay an official visit to the Holocaust memorial in Drancy, Holocaust commemoration officials said. Naser al Belooshi visited the monument near Paris, which was inaugurated last year, on Dec. 9, according to the French news agency AFP. “It is our duty to unite to combat all forms of intolerance and hate,” Belooshi reportedly said at the monument, which was built on the site where French police and German troops inc...
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Israel

Israel shelves Bedouin relocation

Israel shelves Bedouin relocationWADI AL-NAAM, Israel — In this unofficial Bedouin town of 14,000 not far from Beersheva in the Negev Desert, families live in clusters of shanties with intermittent electricity provided by generators or solar panels. A communal structure has soft plastic walls and dirt floors, with a small pit at one end for an open fire that provides the room’s only heat. Roads in many places are demarcated only by piles of rocks. For decades, Bedouin tribes like those living in Wadi al-Naam and similar s...
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Local

StandWithUs advertisements on RTD buses

StandWithUs is placing billboards in Denver to counter anti-Israel advertisements. The four advertisements went up Dec. 9 for a four-week run on RTD light rail, shuttle and buses. The ads are on 16th Street Mall shuttles, on the sides of 10 buses and and the interiors of five light rail cars. One advertisement establishes the Jewish presence in the Middle East for three millennia; two describe its many contributions to the world and one directs viewers to a website with the “The Top 10 Thing...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:09 )

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