AIPAC re-emphasizes support for two states as Trump administration prepares peace proposal

Donald Trump addressing the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C., March 21, 2016. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Donald Trump addressing the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C., March 21, 2016. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (JTA) – The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) re-emphasized its support for a two-state solution as the Trump administration nears completion of a peace proposal that might stop short of recommending the establishment of a Palestinian state.

“AIPAC remains fully supportive of direct negotiations leading to a two-state solution – a Jewish state of Israel living in peace with a demilitarized Palestinian state,” the lobby said Thursday on Twitter and attached to the tweet its talking points on the two-state outcome. [Read more…]

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Christian cemetery vandalized near Jerusalem

(JTA) – Several tombstones and crucibles were vandalized at a Christian cemetery and monastery near Beth Shemesh, west of Jerusalem.

Monks on Sunday discovered the vandalism, including the toppling of tombstones and smashing of tombs, Antonio Scudo, an Italian monk from the Bait Jimal Salesian monastery, told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday. Some 30 graves were vandalized in total. [Read more…]

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Tens of thousands of documents show how Argentina supported the Nazis

This photo, one of tens of thousands of documents that clarify Argentina’s relationship with the Nazis, shows 15 000 people gathered in Buenos Aires at a rally supporting Hitler on April 10, 1938. (Courtesy DAIA)
This photo, one of tens of thousands of documents that clarify Argentina’s relationship with the Nazis, shows 15 000 people gathered in Buenos Aires at a rally supporting Hitler on April 10, 1938. (Courtesy DAIA)

This photo, one of tens of thousands of documents that clarify Argentina’s relationship with the Nazis, shows 15 000 people gathered in Buenos Aires at a rally supporting Hitler on April 10, 1938. (Courtesy DAIA)

BUENOS AIRES (JTA) – Argentina’s Jewish political umbrella revealed excerpts from tens of thousands of documents about World War II that shed light on the Nazi influence on the country and the Nazi war criminals who hid there.

In a short documentary released Tuesday, the Delegation of Argentine Jewish Associations, or DAIA, released some images from the documents, including one that shows 15,000 people gathered in Buenos Aires at a sports venue, Luna Park, for a rally supporting Hitler on April 10, 1938. [Read more…]

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Family of Dutch diplomat punished for saving Jews in the Holocaust gets official apology

Jan Zwartendijk and a visa he signed in 1940. (JTA collage/Wikimedia Commons)

Jan Zwartendijk and a visa he signed in 1940. (JTA collage/Wikimedia Commons)

(JTA) – A Dutch diplomat who saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust and was punished for his actions received a long overdue apology.

The Dutch Foreign Ministry on Tuesday apologized to the family of

who was honorary consul of the Netherlands in what today is Lithuania during World War II, Dutch media reported. [Read more…]

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Gay rabbinical student sues Jerusalem pizzeria that refused to serve him

Rabbinical student Sammy Kanter says he was refused service at this Jerusalem pizza shop because of his sexual orientation. (Sammy Kanter/Facebook)
Rabbinical student Sammy Kanter says he was refused service at this Jerusalem pizza shop because of his sexual orientation. (Sammy Kanter/Facebook)

Rabbinical student Sammy Kanter says he was refused service at this Jerusalem pizza shop because of his sexual orientation. (Sammy Kanter/Facebook)

JERUSALEM (JTA) – An American rabbinical student studying in Israel is suing a Jerusalem pizzeria for refusing to serve him due to his sexual orientation.

Sammy Kanter, who is studying at the Reform movement’s Hebrew Union College in Israel for the year, was wearing a gay pride T-shirt in early August, a day after the Jerusalem Pride March, when he and some friends entered the Ben Yehudah 2 pizzeria. The white T-shirt had rainbow letters that spelled out “Cincy,” his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. [Read more…]

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‘Nothing left’ of single mother’s Beersheba home struck by Gaza rocket

Israeli security forces survey a home hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba, Oct. 17, 2018. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Israeli security forces survey a home hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba, Oct. 17, 2018. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

(JTA) – A single mother whose Beersheba home was leveled by a rocket fired from Gaza said she and her three boys have nothing left.

“I have no house or memories left. The kids have nothing,” Miri Tamano told Haaretz. [Read more…]

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At least seven women accuse veteran Israeli journalist Dan Margalit of sexual harassment

JERUSALEM (JTA) – At least seven women have accused long-time Israeli journalist Dan Margalit of sexual harassment and sexual assault.

Five of the women came forward about Margalit, who started his journalism career in the 1970s with the Haaretz newspaper and currently serves as one of the newspaper’s columnists, in an article Tuesday in Haaretz. Two more women came forward on Thursday. [Read more…]

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Chelsea Clinton calls out Louis Farrakhan over anti-Semitism

Chelsea Clinton at the SiriusXM Studio in New York City, Sept. 13, 2018. (Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
Chelsea Clinton at the SiriusXM Studio in New York City, Sept. 13, 2018. (Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Chelsea Clinton at the SiriusXM Studio in New York City, Sept. 13, 2018. (Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

(JTA) – Chelsea Clinton called Louis Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism “dangerous” and said laughter in response to it “made my skin crawl.”

Clinton, the daughter of former president Bill Clinton and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, was reacting on Twitter to a Farrakhan tweet in which the leader of the Nation of Islam said “I’m not an anti-Semite. I’m anti-termite.” [Read more…]

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