Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Iyyar 16, 5775
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Despite purportedly good intentions, a banner bearing a swastika embedded in a star of David that was flown along the New Jersey and New York shore Saturday ignited a hailstorm of criticism. According to proswastika.org , the web address listed on the banner next to a swastika, peace sign and heart symbol, the action was intended to commemorate a third...
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
WASHINGTON Mitt Romney's Lacrosse moment still awaits him. The Democratic convention in Los Angeles was where Joe Lieberman made history as the first Jewish candidate on a major ticket on Aug. 17, 2000. But two days later, history came to life in Lacrosse, Wis., the little college town where he walked -- and pointedly did not drive -- to the...
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Washington Advocates for Alan Gross, who is serving prison time in Cuba, say that talk of a trade for five Cuban spies is a non-starter. But they acknowledge hopes that the Obama administration will consider lower-level concessions in exchange for Cuban considerations for the jailed American. Insiders say that Gross' advocates want the U.S. government to consider, among other things,...
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Armin Rosen, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Juba, South Sudan This city in the world's newest country is not your typical Arabic-speaking capital. For one thing, most of the city's inhabitants are Christian. For another, the Israeli flag is ubiquitous here. "I love Israel," said Joseph Lago, who sells pens, chewing gum and phone cards at a small wooden stall decorated with Israeli and South Sudanese flags...
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Rafael Medoff, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Benzion Netanyahu -- historian, one-time political activist and father of Israel's prime minister -- had strong ties to Philadelphia and played a surprising and little-known role in American political history. An accomplished scholar and the patriarch of one of Israel's most important political families, Netanyahu died Monday in Jerusalem at 102. He was born in Poland in 1910 to a...
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