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Palestinians Say ‘Glass Half Full’ on Jared Kushner as Peace Envoy — for Now

A Palestinian official welcomed Donald Trump’s pick of his son-in-law Jared Kushner as Mideast peace envoy.

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Obama Trumpets ‘Steadfast’ Defense of Israel on Iran Deal Anniversary

WASHINGTON (JTA) – President Barack Obama said his administration had remained “steadfast” in countering Iranian threats to Israel in the wake of the Iran nucle...

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Rare Cache of Ladino Documents Tells History of Los Angeles Sephardic Jews

(JTA) — Last year UCLA launched a Jewish history with an ambitious goal — to be “one of the world’s largest collections of  Sephardi Jewish life.” Now, the UCLA...

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John Yarmuth Becomes Third Jewish Congressman To Boycott Trump Inauguration

Yarmuth’s decision follows on similar announcements from two other Jewish House Dems — Steve Cohen of Tennessee and Jerrold Nadler of New York — and two dozen o...

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Mark Zuckerberg Denies Facebook Stole Virtual Reality Technology

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg took the witness stand in Dallas federal court on Tuesday and denied an allegation by a rival company that ...

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A Cure for Tel Aviv Traffic? City Unveils Car-Share Program

The Tel Aviv municipality has taken a small step toward alleviating road congestion with a new car share program that will begin in the fall.

The Schmooze

Rob Schneider Tried to Explain the Civil Rights Movement to John Lewis — and No One was Having It

Jewish actor Rob Schneider got blasted on Twitter yesterday after he tried to explain Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy to congressman and civil rights leader Joh...

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Police Finger Masseur in Killing of Israeli Gay Nightclub Pioneer

Known to friends as “Big Ben,” Savyon Zabar managed two Chelsea clubs, the Escuelita and XL.

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Iran President Insists Trump Can’t Renegotiate Nuclear Deal

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that he was optimistic about the future of the nuclear deal Tehran signed with world powers, and said that U.S....

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After 20 Years, Orthodox Feminists Claim Big Victories — but Still Face Challenges

A small revolution has taken place in the religious leadership roles being taken by Orthodox Jewish women. But there’s still plenty of work to do.

Opinion

Barring Jared Kushner From the White House Would Be Unconstitutional

Commentators and political enemies jumped up crying nepotism the moment on January 9 that the President-elect announced his appointment of his son-in-law, Jared...

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Holocaust Denying Far-Right Party No Threat to German Democracy: Court

BERLIN (JTA) — Germany’s highest court has found no legal grounds to ban the far-right extremist National Democratic Party of Germany. The long-awaited decision...

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