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Daily Archives: August 9, 2019

Blaming Trump for the El Paso massacre

Within 13 hours, two mass shooting took place—in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio—killing 31 innocent people and injuring twice as many. We normally hear about these horrifying incidents, express sorrow and bewilderment, talk...

Refuting WSJ of April 7, “Palestinian Authority take over UNRWA”

In WSJ of August 7, 2019, pundits Alex Joffe and Asaf Romirowsky suggest that the “Palestinian Authority take over UNRWA* , promoting the idea that “UNRWA’s 30,000 employees could join the Palestinian Authority, which...
A memorial outside of the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh following the mass shooting on Oct. 27, 2019 that left 11 Jewish worshippers dead. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Almost one year since deadly shooting, Pittsburgh Jewish community ‘still shaken’

It has been a deadly week in America with the back-to-back shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, which left a combined total of 31 people dead. For the Jewish community, it dredged...
The founder of the alt-right website “The Daily Stormer” Andrew Anglin. Credit: Southern Poverty Law Center.

Court orders neo-Nazi website founder to pay $14 million for inciting violence

The founder of the alt-right website The Daily Stormer was ordered by court on Thursday to pay a Jewish real estate agent $14 million for inciting his readers to harass her family, The Associated Press reported. U.S. District Judge...
A fall view of the Tufts University sign at the intersection of College Avenue and Professors Row, photographed on Nov. 4, 2015. Credit: Alonso Nichols/Tufts University.

Despite previous pushback, Tufts University again to offer ‘Colonizing Palestine’ course

A course on the docket again this fall at Tufts University is causing controversy even before classes begin. “Colonizing Palestine,” offered by the Race, Colonialism and Diaspora Studies Department (RCD), “will explore the histories and...
Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon addresses the U.N. Security Council during a meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. Credit: U.N. Photo/Loey Felipe.

Danon urges action by UN Security Council after terror groups kill Israeli student

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon urged the world body to condemn the murder of an Israeli teen in an apparent terrorist attack in the West Bank on Thursday. In a letter addressed...
American Airlines plane. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

American Airlines to fly nonstop from Dallas to Israel starting in 2020

American Airlines has announced that it will offer nonstop flights from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to Tel Aviv starting on Sept. 9, 2020. It will be the first time the carrier has flown to Ben-Gurion...
British Houses of Parliament. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Proposed UK Holocaust memorial likely to be rejected following complaints

A proposed Holocaust memorial next to the United Kingdom Parliament is likely be rejected amid complaints from locals, and conservation and environmental groups. The proposal includes a monument and education center in Victoria Tower Gardens,...

Canadian Jews launch $10 million campaign to protect Montreal community

The Canada-based organization Federation CJA started a $10 million fundraising campaign aimed at increasing and improving coordinated security at Jewish institutions in Montreal. Thirty-one Jewish establishments, including synagogues, schools and agencies, are part of the...
The entrance to the Stutthof concentration camp in Poland, 2008. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

SS guard, 92, to go on trial in Germany for Nazi crimes

A 92-year-old former SS guard charged with helping murder 5,230 prisoners at a Nazi death camp in World War II will go on trial in October, prosecutors said on Thursday. Bruno Dey, whose full name will...

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