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The new Kraft Family Sports Campus in Jerusalem was inaugurated this week and made possible by a $6 million donation earlier this year by New England Patriots owner and five-time National Football League (NFL) champion Robert Kraft. This will be Israel’s first regulation-sized American football field — which doubles as a soccer field — and will serve the country’s growing...
Fears that the Iranian nuclear agreement would pave the way for Iran to develop a missile program that threatens Israel, the U.S. and its allies came to fruition Sunday when Iran fired six missiles aimed at militants in eastern Syria. “This was a message that it can hit U.S. bases, and it told Arab countries that it can carry out...
Pour la première fois, deux rabbins, l’un d’Israël et l’autre d’Argentine, ont été nommés par le pape pour siéger au sein de l’Académie Pontificale de Vie. Il s’agit d’une  institution indépendante siégeant au Vatican, fondée par le pape Jean-Paul II en février 1994 ‘en vue de défendre et de promouvoir la dignité de la personne et la valeur de la vie...
The Trump administration again said that Israel’s settlement expansion does not help the peace process. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert at a media briefing Tuesday spoke about the development of more Israeli settlements in response to a reporter’s inquiry. The report asked Nauert, “If the Israeli government would stop building settlements or would issue a freeze at the present time, that...
A cache of 75 original Nazi objects discovered earlier this month by the Argentine Federal Police has been evaluated as “unprecedented” and “the biggest” discovery of its type. The objects, discovered earlier this month in a hidden room of a house in the northern part of the city, included equipment used for Nazi medical experiments during the Holocaust. They were analyzed...

Jewish life blooms in Boquete, Panama

Boquete, Panama is a small town in the Chiriqui province in Panama’s interior, little more than thirty miles away from the Costa Rican border. Known for its abundant natural beauty, steady mountain climate, and a currency linked to the American dollar, it is a popular destination for tourists, and North American retirees. Mrs. Barbara Rabkin moved to Boquete back in...
At 85 years old, Betty, a Holocaust survivor, can recall the horrific images she witnessed at the age of nine years old. Her father, was removed from their home in France and taken by the French railroad to a detention camp in Germany. Betty recalls the story of her father being sent to Auschwitz, and her father requesting a stationmaster...
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In honor of World Refugee Day, the WJC has launched a social media campaign dedicated to the millions of refugees displaced from their homes. https://youtu.be/CH9xcyTv3tg
German authorities in Frankfurt are asking for witnesses to come forward after two sculptures of Jewish athletes who were persecuted by the Nazi regime were destroyed at an open air exhibit in a city square. The Plexiglas renderings of Lilli Henoch and Walther Bensemann, part of a touring display temporarily on show in Frankfurt’s Rathenauplatz, were targeted on two successive...

Jewish student who was held in North Korea for a year, dies aged 22

Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week after more than a year in captivity, died on Monday, his family said. The 22-year-old “has completed his journey home”, the family said in a statement. “Unfortunately, the awful, torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no...

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