Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774
By:
Ron Kampeas, JTA
The arguments for and against the latest Palestinian bid for statehood status at the United Nations come down to which is the faster path to irrelevancy.
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JERUSALEM (JTA) — A charter flight of some 240 Ethiopian Jews that arrived last week launched the final stages of the aliyah from Ethiopia. The program, dubbed Operation Dove’s Wings, is an Israeli government initiative to bring the remainder of the Falash Mura — Ethiopians whose ancestors converted from Judaism to Christianity — to Israel by March 2014. The Ethiopians...
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By:
Chavie Liber, JTA
NEW YORK Sure, his hit “Too Close” is currently the seventh most popular song in the United States, his music video has garnered more than 18 million hits on YouTube and he has mobs of teenage girls chasing him around Europe. But at the end of the day, he still likes to sit down with a nice challenging page of...
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Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
MARSEILLE, France France will clamp down on anti-Semitic hate speech online and elsewhere, French President Francois Hollande said at a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “We will relentlessly combat anti-Semitism, also on social networks where haters may have anonymity,” Hollande said at a press conference that he held on Thursday with Netanyahu at the Jewish school in...
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By:
Ron Csillag, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
A few years ago, the sprawling new $185 million Jewish community complex just north of Toronto was nothing but woodland. Today, the 200,000-square-foot site is one of the most ambitious Jewish projects ever undertaken in Canada — a testament to the dramatic growth of the city's Jewish population.
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