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New Holocaust curriculum in Israel to begin in kingergarten

Marcy Oster Israel will teach the Holocaust in the country’s schools beginning in kindergarten under a planned curriculum released by the Education Ministry. ... [Link]

Israel’s security Cabinet has no response to Palestinian unity accord

Marcy Oster An emergency meeting of Israel’s security Cabinet failed to arrive at a response to the unity accord signed by Palestinian factions. ... [Link]

Jews for Jesus video shows Jesus being sent to Nazi gas chambers

Marcy Oster A Jews for Jesus video showing Jesus in the selection line at a Nazi concentration camp has spurred criticism “as a cynical abuse of the Holocaust.” ... [Link]

Report: Starbucks to buy 10% stake in SodaStream

Marcy Oster Starbucks is in advanced talks to buy 10 percent of the Israeli home soda machine company SodaStream. ... [Link]

Separatists confirm hostage-taking of American-Israeli journalist Simon Ostrovsky

Marcy Oster Pro-Russian separatists from Ukraine confirmed that they are holding American-Israeli journalist Simon Ostrovsky hostage. ... [Link]

Tunisian lawmakers summon tourism minister over Israeli passports

Marcy Oster The Tunisian parliament summoned its tourism minister to explain why she is allowing Israelis to enter the country with their passports for a religious festival. ... [Link]

JCPA has J Street’s back in Presidents Conference bid

Ron Kampeas The Jewish Council for Public Affairs is supporting J Street’s effort to join the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. ... [Link]

‘Agitated and angry’: White supremacists still a danger, experts say

Anthony Weiss The recent shootings at a pair of Kansas City-area Jewish facilities show the persistent threat of white supremacist violence. ... [Link]

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