Established in 1937 as “a force for constructive communal consciousness,” the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin communicates the messages of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa and its agencies, and, as the city’s only Jewish newspaper, aims to inform, inspire and enrich the lives of all members of this diverse community.

Egypt and Jordan: Don’t give up on two-state solution

(JTA) – The heads of Egypt and Jordan said a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict must be based on having two states.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt and King Abdullah of Jordan met Tuesday in Cairo. [Read more…]

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After much prodding, Trump condemns anti-Semitism

(JTA) – U.S. President Donald Trump denounced anti-Semitism a day after bomb threats were made to 11 Jewish community centres across the United States and a large-scale cemetery was vandalized in the St. Louis area.

Under pressure to condemn anti-Semitism in the wake of what has been called an uptick in incidents since he was elected, Trump told MSNBC on Tuesday morning, “Anti-Semitism is horrible and it’s going to stop, and it has to stop.” [Read more…]

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Israeli soldier who shot downed Palestinian terrorist sentenced to 18 months in prison

Elor Azaria at a military court hearing in Jaffa, Aug. 30, 2016. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Elor Azaria at a military court hearing in Jaffa, Aug. 30, 2016. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

(JTA) – An Israeli soldier who shot a downed Palestinian terrorist was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Elor Azaria, 20, who was convicted of manslaughter last month in an Israeli military court, was sentenced Tuesday by a panel of three judges at the Israel Defense Forces headquarters in Tel Aviv. Azaria also was demoted one rank, to private from sergeant, and was given a 12-month suspended sentence. [Read more…]

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Japanese hotel chain gives in-house magazine with anti-Semitic article to guests in Canada

(JTA) – The in-house magazine for guests of a Japanese hotel chain contained an article with anti-Semitic statements written by the chain’s CEO.

An article by Toshio Motoya of the APA Group in the February edition of Apple Town, the magazine for guests staying at the chain’s Canadian hotels, says that “Jewish people control American information, finance, and laws, and they benefit greatly from globalization because they move their massive profits to tax havens so they don’t have to pay any taxes,” according to reports. [Read more…]

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Pew: Jews are best-liked religious group in America

(JTA) – Jews are the most warmly regarded religious group in America, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.

It was the second time in a row that Jews topped the survey, in which respondents rate how they feel about various religious groups on a “feeling thermometer.” On the scale of 1 to 100, 1 is the coldest and 100 the warmest; 50 means they have neither positive nor negative feelings. [Read more…]

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