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.

U.S. cuts $10 million for Israeli-Palestinian coexistence programs

(JTA) – The United States has cut $10 million US of foreign aid money that was supporting coexistence programs between Israelis and Palestinians.

The cuts were first reported Friday in the New York Times.

It is believed to have been the last remaining U.S. aid for Palestinian civilians. [Read more…]

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Three Palestinians killed during weekly Gaza border clashes

(JTA) – More than 13,000 Palestinians rioted at the Gaza border with Israel as part of weekly protests that began some six months ago.

Three of the Palestinian demonstrators at the border on Friday were killed by Israeli army fire during the clashes, Haaretz reported citing the Gaza Health Ministry. One of those killed was reportedly a 12-year-old boy. The other two dead were both 21. [Read more…]

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Supervisor of Chester, New York, said town is buying up property to keep Hasidics out

A sign welcoming visitors to the Satmar Hasidic village of Kiryas Joel, New York, and urging respect for local traditions. (Uriel Heilman)

A sign welcoming visitors to the Satmar Hasidic village of Kiryas Joel, New York, and urging respect for local traditions. (Uriel Heilman)

(JTA) – The supervisor of the Town of Chester in southeastern New York State said the town is buying up available property in order to prevent future development by the Hasidic community.

Chester Supervisor Alex Jamieson told the local newspaper the Times Herald-Record on Thursday that town residents fear that the Hasidic community of Kiryas Joel will expand into the town. [Read more…]

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Israel’s ambassador to U.S. knew of sexual misconduct allegations against Netanyahu spokesperson. He never told Prime Minister’s Office.

David Keyes (Twitter)

David Keyes (Twitter)

(JTA) – Israel’s ambassador to the United States was warned about sexual misconduct allegations against David Keyes, the prime minister’s spokesperson, but chose not to pass on the information to the Prime Minister’s Office.

Keyes took a leave of absence Thursday from his position as spokesperson for Benjamin Netanyahu after a number of women accused him of sexual misconduct. The allegations date back to at least 2013, when Keyes headed a human rights organization in New York. [Read more…]

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Netanyahu spokesman to take leave following accusations of sexual misconduct

David Keyes (Twitter)

David Keyes (Twitter)

(JTA) – David Keyes, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s spokesman, has said he will take time off from his position after 12 women accused him of sexual misconduct, according to a report by The Times of Israel.

“In light of the false and misleading accusations against me and in order not to distract from the important work of the Prime Minister, I have asked to take time off to clear my name,” Keyes said in a statement tweeted by Times of Israel reporter Raphael Ahren. “I am fully confident that the truth will come out.” [Read more…]

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