Jewish news briefs: August 27, 2015

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  WWII-era Jewish café reopens in Shanghai (JNS.org) A café that was a popular spot for Jewish refugees in Shanghai during World War II has been rebuilt and reopened in the city’s Hongkou district. The Zum Weissen Rossi’l café, better known as the White Horse Café, first opened in 1939. On hand for the reopening […]

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Rep. Susan Davis to vote for Iran N-deal

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) — In an editorial for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), announced her support for the Iran nuclear agreement. Excerpts from the editorial are below. You can read the full editorial here. “…I am convinced that after an extensive number of discussions and reviewing materials, the Iran nuclear agreement […]

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A lynching and a preachment — both on August 28

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By Rabbi Ben Kamin ENCINITAS, California — August 28 will mark the 52nd anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s unforgettable ‘I Have A Dream’ preachment—the culmination of the 1963 March on Washington.  Ironically, the date will also mark the 60th anniversary of the brutal murder of Emmett Till, on August 28, 1955—an appalling vigilante crime […]

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Only a shlemiel would judge this book by its cover

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The Jews That I Knew: Voices From the Invisible Ghetto  by Ed Schwartz; Create Space © 2014, ISBN 979-1500-1507-61; 96 pages. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – From its cover to its conclusion, too few pages later, this is a quirky yet enjoyable book.  You might get the idea looking at the cover that […]

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Jewish news briefs: August 26, 2015

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Vatican demands removal from Palestinian flag bid at U.N.(BreakingIsraelNews.com/JNS.org) Despite its recognition of a “State of Palestine,” the Vatican has requested it be removed from a Palestinian-prepared United Nations General Assembly draft resolution that calls for the flags of “Palestine” and the Holy See to be flown at U.N. headquarters in New York City. The […]

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UC weighs anti- Semitism definition

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By R. Amy Elman/JNS.org KALAMAZOO, Michigan — As the 10-campus University of California system considers the adoption of the U.S. State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism, there are critics who seek to discredit the entire definition with three fictions presented as fact. Groups like Palestine Legal and Jewish Voice for Peace, who actively support campus activities the […]

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Jewish news briefs: August 25, 2015

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Book drawing parallels between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba sparks outrage (JNS.org) A new book that draws parallels between the Holocaust and the Palestinian Nakba (the Arabic term for the displacement of Palestinian refugees during Israel’s War of Independence) has sparked outrage ahead of an official book launch, to be hosted by the Van Leer Jerusalem […]

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Obama to make Iran webcast to Jewish community

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SAN DIEGO (Press Release) – As intense discussions regarding the Iran nuclear agreement continue, President Barack Obama will address the San Diego Jewish community on Friday, August 28 at 11:10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. President Obama will participate in a live webcast to deliver remarks to and take questions from participants across the United States and Canada […]

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Jewish news briefs: August 24, 2015

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Israeli city comes under fire for including Palestinian flag on food festival ad (JNS.org) An online advertising banner that used the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) flag to promote an upcoming food festival has caused a stir in southern Israel, prompting the festival’s chief organizer, the Ofakim Municipality, to issue an apology. The banner appeared on […]

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Is Islamism a world changer?

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By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM–Historians do some of the best writing, but each only explains part of what happened. Asserting that this or that event, person, or idea was a key to what happened may be useful, but not the complete story. Some tales of history distort or mislead more than they help our understanding. Narratives compete […]

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Israeli: U.S. will bear guilt of our deaths

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By Barry Shaw NETANYA, Israel — To the Iran deal decision makers. Here is an aspect, and a warning, you fail to consider. The Iranians are still chanting, ”Death to Israel!” even as you decide to sign this deadly deal and gift them $150 Billion. One thing has escaped your notice. If you sign this deal, […]

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Baltimore ‘Batman’ killed in traffic

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By Phil Jacobs/JNS.org BALTIMORE, Maryland — “Batman” has died. And it doesn’t matter that the recently deceased Leonard “Lenny” Robinson lived in the suburbs of Baltimore, rather than Gotham, for all of us to feel the pain of that loss. Robinson took his black Lamborghini—which looked like the Batmobile—and for many years became an icon […]

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Jewish news briefs: August 20, 2015

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Suspending Palestinian hunger striker’s detention rewards terror, MKs say (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel’s High Court of Justice on Wednesday suspended the administrative detention of Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist Mohammad Allan. The unusual move followed a hunger strike of more than 60 days staged by Allan and prompted a number of Israeli Knesset members to […]

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Pondering the Jewish divide over the Iran pact

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By Steve Kramer ALFE MENASHE, Israel — Recently I sent a list of questions about the pending deal with Iran to a small group of Jewish friends who live in the US. All are intelligent people who generally keep themselves aware of current events, including major happenings in Israel. Frankly, I’m a bit alarmed by […]

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