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Italian prosecutors: Suspects planned attacks on Israeli embassy, Vatican

Ron Kampeas ROME (JTA) – Suspects arrested in northern Italy on terrorism charges wanted to strike the Vatican and the Israeli Embassy in Rome, prosecutors said. Police on Thursday arrested four people, all bor... [Link]

ADL to Trump: Come up with something other than ‘America First’

Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League called on Donald Trump to abjure the term “America First,” noting its unsavory World War II-era association with anti-Semitism. “The undercurr... [Link]

U.S. Holocaust museum: Iranian authorities back Holocaust cartoon event

Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum challenged a claim by the Iranian foreign minister that Iranian government authorities had nothing to do with a Holocaust cartoon contest. ... [Link]

Levinson son traveled to Iran to find information on his father

Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — Driven to desperation by what he said have been the White House’s failures, Robert Levinson’s son traveled to Iran to seek information on his father’s whereabouts. “I... [Link]

Obama decries rise of anti-Semitism in Jewish heritage month message

Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Barack Obama decried the “rise of anti-Semitism” in his annual proclamation of May as Jewish American Heritage Month. “We cannot pay proper respect to the lega... [Link]

Critical profile of Melania Trump unleashes flood of anti-Semitic abuse on reporter

Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — A reporter who wrote a critical profile of Melania Trump has been deluged with anti-Semitic abuse. Julia Ioffe told the Guardian that on April 28, the day her profile of the R... [Link]

Rock legend Phil Lesh gathers musician friends for a Grateful Dead Passover

Andrew Silow-Carroll SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (JTA) – “Why can’t we eat veggie burritos tonight? Will I be miracled? Will they play ‘The Wheel?’ Will Phil sing?” These four additional questions were asked at a Passo... [Link]

Hundreds attend 1st Jewish film festival in Casablanca

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Nearly 500 people attended the first Jewish film festival of Casablanca, which was organized in the Moroccan city by a Sephardic Jewish woman from Atlanta. The three-day event, which end... [Link]

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