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Day schools review security protocols

Every school shooting jars administrators, faculty and parents. Denver’s Jewish day schools are no different. Security procedures and protocols are reviewed and evaluated after every shooting. Today’s adults will remember fire drills, of course. Depending on where they lived in the country, there were also tornado drills. Baby boomers may also remember the civil defense drills during the Cold War in the late 1950s and early ‘60s. These days, all schools have lock-down drills in respons...
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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 ...

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

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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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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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Ban orders review following allegations UNRWA gave rockets back to Hamas

Ron Kampeas U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commissioned a review of U.N. practices for relocating weapons found on its premises following reports that rockets found in an UNRWA school were returned to Hamas. ... [Link]

Relocate nationals from near Gaza border, Thai embassy asks

Marcy Oster The Thai embassy in Tel Aviv asked the Israeli government to relocate Thai nationals working in southern Israel near the Gaza border. ... [Link]

150 Palestinians arrested in raids on southern Gaza

Marcy Oster Israeli troops in southern Gaza arrested 150 Palestinians, dozens of whom surrendered voluntarily to the soldiers. ... [Link]

Pro-Palestinian student demonstrators arrested in Australia for flag burning

Marcy Oster A group of student demonstrators was arrested in Melbourne after burning an Australian and an Israeli flag in protest at Israel’s invasion of Gaza. ... [Link]

Rockets intercepted over central Israel hours after FAA lifts ban

Marcy Oster The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted five rockets over central Israel hours after the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority lifted its ban on American carriers flying to Israel. ... [Link]

Israel calls for rejection of U.N. Human Rights Council inquiry

Ron Kampeas Israel’s government called for the rejection of a U.N. Human Rights Council inquiry into the conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. ... [Link]

FAA, reviewing Israeli measures, lifts flight ban

Ron Kampeas The Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban on flights to Israel after reviewing Israeli measures to keep flights safe from rockets. ... [Link]

Obama administration presses for $225M addition to Iron Dome funding

Ron Kampeas The Obama administration asked Congress to fast-track Israel’s request for an additional $225 million for the Iron Dome anti-missile system. ... [Link]

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