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I-8 Jewish Travel: World War II Buffalo Soldiers

30 June 2016

-63rd in a Series- Exit 51: Buckman Springs Road, Pine Valley, California ~ Camp Lockett  By Donald H. Harrison CAMPO, California – Like many Army installations, Camp Lockett was built for utility rather than for beauty.  Rare would be the architectural student who would come to marvel at its buildings.  But in the nation’s memory, Camp [...]

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Grandma’s food prep. led her to Judaism

30 June 2016

-62nd in a series- Exit 45, Pine Valley, California By Donald H. Harrison PINE VALLEY, California – Although she was raised as a Catholic, Judy Hunter Osterberger felt a certain restlessness about religion as a young woman. “I wanted to get to the genesis of things and read the Bible for myself” she recalled.   She investigated [...]

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Are cemeteries wasting precious space?

29 June 2016

Drive through most major Canadian cities and you’re likely to happen upon the same colossal waste of space on what would otherwise be prime real estate. No, I’m not talking about government buildings or vegan restaurants; I’m referring to cemeteries – especially the ones in urban areas, which take up space that could be used [...]

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Islamic terrorists still have ‘a lot of momentum,’ CIA chief says

29 June 2016

WASHINGTON — U.S.-led military efforts to contain violent Islamic State radicals in the Middle East have not yet succeeded, and the group’s engine of worldwide terrorism “still has a lot of momentum,” CIA Director John Brennan said Wednesday. “We cannot rest at all. We have to increase our efforts,” Brennan said. Brennan said suicide bombings [...]

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Ditka surprised to read that he’ll be at GOP convention with Trump

29 June 2016

CHICAGO — A report late Tuesday that Donald Trump is lining up Mike Ditka to make a star appearance at the Republican National Convention came as no surprise to anybody — except Da Coach himself. While Ditka, 76, has made no secret of his support for presumptive GOP presidential nominee, and Trump has in the [...]

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Democrats Take Gun House Protest to Local Districts

29 June 2016

Democrats continued pushing for gun legislation by taking the hot-button issue to their congressional districts on Wednesday, a week after they launched a daylong sit-in on the House floor to protest inaction on measures to curb violence. The group of Democrats are calling Wednesday the National Day of Action, and it’s taking place 17 days [...]

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When Captain Kirk slugged it out with Jesus Christ

29 June 2016

A new history of the Star Trek science fiction television and movie franchise reveals plans during the 1970s for a feature film that would have seen Star Trek’s first iconic captain, James T. Kirk, in a fist fight with Jesus Christ — yes, Jesus Christ — on the bridge of the starship Enterprise. The film [...]

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Jordanians mourn loss of beloved traffic officer

29 June 2016

By Muath Freij – Jun 29,2016 – Last updated at Jun 29,2016 Amman’s famous former traffic officer Hazzaa Thneibat died on Tuesday at the age of 74. Thneibat was well-known for his moves in directing traffic in Amman. He served as a traffic officer for nearly four decades (Photo by Muath Freij) AMMAN – Jordan’s [...]

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Belgian court rules shechita bans unconstitutional

29 June 2016

A constitutional court in Belgium ruled on Wednesday that traditional Jewish shechita is permitted under Belgian law and will be allowed to continue unimpeded. “Restrictions on kosher shechita”, the judge ruled, “contradict basic human rights laws and religious rights in Belgium.” In recent months some members of the Flemish parliament have proposed bans on kosher [...]

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Jewish mother, child attacked by stone-throwers – in Brooklyn

29 June 2016

An Orthodox Jewish woman and her six-year old child were attacked by stone-throwers in Brooklyn Tuesday afternoon, narrowly escaping injury. The incident took place on Nostrand Avenue near Avenue J at approximately 5:00 p.m. Witnesses say two African American teenagers threw stones at a vehicle driven by an Orthodox Jewish woman while yelling anti-Semitic slurs. [...]

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Donald Trump vows to cancel Trans-Pacific Partnership as president, puts NAFTA on notice

29 June 2016

Donald Trump vowed Tuesday that if elected president he would cancel a pending trade deal with Pacific Rim countries and demand Mexico and Canada accept sweeping changes to NAFTA – or else he will nix that one, too. It was part of an anti-globalization agenda that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee offered to revitalize U.S. [...]

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Trump on Turkey attack: When will the world learn?

29 June 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump responded on Tuesday to the terrorist attacks on the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, calling on the world to realize what is going on and saying that such terrorist attacks must be prevented from happening in the United States. “Yet another terrorist attack, this time in Turkey. Will the world ever [...]

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Trump campaign illegally soliciting donations from foreign nationals: Watchdogs

29 June 2016

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is illegally soliciting campaign donations from foreign nationals, according to a complaint being filed Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission. Mr. Trump’s campaign has emailed solicitations to foreign nationals in Iceland, Scotland, Britain, and Australia requesting that they make contributions to his presidential campaign, according to a copy of the complaint [...]

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Likud MKs call for MK Zoabi to be deported

29 June 2016

Knesset Members from the Likud party responded with outrage on Wednesday to comments by MK Hanin Zoabi (Joint List), including demands her critics apologize, claiming the recently signed deal normalizing relations with Turkey validated her participation in a 2010 pro-Hamas flotilla. Deputy Knesset Speaker Nava Boker (Likud) called for the anti-Zionist MK to be expelled [...]

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