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Obama’s order not to oppress the ‘stranger’ resonates with Jewish groups

Ron Kampeas President Obama’s invocation of the Bible in defense of his executive order on immigration resonated for Jewish groups. ... [Link]

Turkish official denies governor’s threat to turn synagogue into museum

Raffi Wineburg The governor had threatened to turn a historic synagogue under renovation into a museum with “no exhibition inside it.” ... [Link]

Canadian-Israeli Jewish woman joins Kurdish forces against ISIS

Marcy Oster Speaking from Iraq, Gillian Rosenberg told Israel Radio that she was training with the Kurdish YPG with plans to fight in Syria. ... [Link]

Temple Mount activist leaves hospital nearly month after shooting

Marcy Oster Yehuda Glick, the Temple Mount activist shot in a failed assassination attempt, thanked those who helped to save his life and recited a blessing thanking God. ... [Link]

Canadian-Israeli victim of Jerusalem synagogue attack remains in coma

Marcy Oster Howie Rothman, 53, the father of 10 children, was hit in the head and arm with a meat cleaver by one of the terrorists. ... [Link]

Iran nuclear talks extended until June 30

Ron Kampeas Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the delay, saying it provided more time to prevent what he called a “very bad and dangerous agreement.” ... [Link]

Ukrainian Jewish fighter touted as ‘hero, symbol of resistance’ to Russia

Cnaan Liphshiz His resemblance to Fidel Castro notwithstanding, Asher Joseph Cherkassky is becoming an unlikely pinup for Ukrainians fighting the Kremlin. ... [Link]

Making Israel’s Jewish status the law: Why it matters

Ben Sales What’s the big deal about calling the Jewish state “Jewish”? Here’s what you need to know about Israel’s nation-state bill, its prospects and implications. ... [Link]

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