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Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort to host gala for Israel’s 70th anniversary

Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort to host gala for Israel’s 70th anniversary

A view of the Mar-a-Lago Resort in February 2017. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

A view of the Mar-a-Lago Resort in February 2017. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

(JTA) – An event marking Israel’s 70th year will be held at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida.

The event scheduled for late March is organized by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, which is selling tickets for $1,000 US per table, Haaretz first reported. [Read more…]

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Trump’s top Middle East negotiator urges Palestinians back to table

WASHINGTON (JTA) – Jason Greenblatt, U.S. President Donald Trump’s top Middle East peace negotiator, said efforts to achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace were still underway and urged the Palestinians to return to the table.

Greenblatt delivered his appeals twice this week, once at a key policy conference in Israel and then at a special meeting of a funding committee for the Palestinians. [Read more…]

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Smoke grenade hurled in Ukrainian bookstore during Holocaust lecture

(JTA) – An unidentified person wearing a ski mask hurled a smoke grenade into a Ukraine bookstore during a lecture about the Holocaust.

At least 45 people were attending a talk titled “A terrible story: The Holocaust. Memory. Pain. Lessons” at the E bookstore on Monday evening in Lviv, a city in western Ukraine, when the incident occurred. Witnesses described the perpetrator as a teenager, though they did not see his face. The incident ended without injury. [Read more…]

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U.S. adds Hamas political chief to terrorist list

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh giving a sermon at the Taiba Mosque in the Gaza Strip, May 1, 2015. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh giving a sermon at the Taiba Mosque in the Gaza Strip, May 1, 2015. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

(JTA) – The U.S. State Department has added the leader of Hamas’ political wing to its list of designated terrorists.

Ismail Haniyeh, who lives in Qatar, is the head of Hamas’ political bureau and a former Palestinian Authority prime minister. He was placed on the list because the State Department determined that he has either committed or is a risk to commit terror attacks that harm U.S. citizens or the country’s national security or economy, according to a State Department news release Wednesday. [Read more…]

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White supremacist propaganda spreading on U.S. college campuses, ADL says

Posters promoting the white supremacist group American Vanguard were found at Emerson College in Boston. (Screenshot from Twitter)

Posters promoting the white supremacist group American Vanguard were found at Emerson College in Boston. (Screenshot from Twitter)

(JTA) – White supremacist propaganda on American college campuses has seen a dramatic increase since the fall of 2016, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

In a report published Thursday, the ADL called the reported growth “alarming.” ADL’s Center on Extremism recorded 346 incidents in which white supremacists have used fliers, stickers, banners and posters to spread their message since Sept. 1, 2016, the report said. [Read more…]

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