Le Pen says she 'abhors' Holocaust deniers after booting party president over remarks

Apr 28 2:18pm
Jean-François Jalkh questioned the use of the Zyklon B poison by Nazis during the Holocaust to kill Jews...
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Day of Rage protests across West Bank in support of hunger strikers

Apr 28 1:03pm +972 Magazine
Israeli troops suppress the protests with live bullets, rubber-coated munitions, and tear gas, wounding dozens. 1,500 Palestinian prisoners are on hunger strike to demand improved conditions, an end to administrative detention. Thousands of Palestinians held protests in at least a dozen locations around the West Bank and East Jerusalem on Friday as part of a […]...
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Did a famed kabbala scholar foresee Israel's troubled future?

Apr 28 12:26pm
In his new book 'Stranger in a Strange Land,' George Prochnik takes up all the big questions – the meaning of life and of being Jewish, the state of Zionism – with Gershom Scholem’s echo serving as a guide...
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Hundreds of Israelis march on settlements to protest violence

Apr 28 12:23pm +972 Magazine
Police, army block anti-occupation activists from entering area settlements, adjacent to where 15 masked settlers violently attacked activists last week. By Yael Marom and Maayan Dak Around 200 anti-occupation activists on Friday marched on a West Bank outpost from which settlers attacked solidarity activists, Palestinians, and even Israeli soldiers in recent weeks. The protest was […]...
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Middle East Update on Syria, Turkey & Europe, April 27, 2017

Apr 28 11:45am Behold Israel
Important Middle East update in light of the Israeli strike in Damascus and the intercepted Syrian drone! Tension is rising in Europe and Trump is on his way to Jerusalem soon. Watch and share!!  ...
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Daily Kickoff: Inside Trumps prior 1989 visit to Israel | Sergey Brins Secret Zeppelin | How Ivanka met Dina Powell | Justice Kagans BDay

Apr 28 11:34am Jewish Insider
Have our people email your people. Share this sign up link with your friends TOP TALKER: “State Department Wants to Clear Nikki Haley’s Remarks Before She Speaks” by Somini Sengupta and...
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Honoring Israels Disabled Veterans

Apr 28 7:29am Jewish WeekJewish Week
As Yom Ha’atzmaut approaches, we remember the soldiers who acquired disabilities as a result of combat...
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Israel abuzz that President Trump will visit Jerusalem in May. If it happens, will Trump announce hes moving US embassy to Jerusalem? Heres what we know so far.

Apr 28 4:03am Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog
(Central Israel) — The Israeli media today is buzzing with speculation that President Trump is coming to Israel in May, and make Jerusalem his first foreign destination since taking office in January. Big question: If the speculation is accurate, is the President is planning to announce that he is moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to […]...
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Israeli UK Ambassador Speaks of Fresh Peace Initiative

Apr 28 1:00am Daily News Alert from Israel - COP/JCPA
(Guardian-UK) Harriet Sherwood - Israel is pressing for a fresh Middle East peace initiative involving Arab states, Mark Regev, the Israeli ambassador to the UK, told a meeting at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London on Thursday, as pro-Palestinian activists protested outside. Regev said Israel wants to see larger and greater involvement from the Arab world in new peace negotiations. Pragmatic Sunni Arab states saw a convergence of interest with Israel in relation to Iran and had significant cards to play, he added. He said that Israel had approached the Trump administration about trying to get the peace process back on track. Referring to the demonstrators, Regev said, Israel cherishes freedom of expression and freedom of speech. To the people outside, I would say this: they claim to be the friends of the Palestinians. But by supporting a hardline, maximalist Palestinian position, are they friends of the Palestinian people? They are chanting, 'From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free' - meaning Israel has no right to exist. I'd like to tell them that Israel is not going away. ...
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A face off between Anne Frank and Donald Trump

Apr 27 5:51pm
A year ago, few people had heard of the Anne Frank Center in New York. Now, with a new leader and new vision, it is a high-profile assailant of the U.S. administration, but critics say it is exploiting the Holocaust diarist for its own political ends...
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Patriot missile intercepts Syrian drone in Golan Heights Thursday evening

Apr 27 4:16pm Behold Israel
IDF confirms incident, states it will “not allow any breach of Israel’s airspace and will act against any attempt of infiltration.”   A Patriot anti-missile intercepted a Syrian drone that infiltrated Israeli territory Thursday evening. The IDF confirmed the incident, … Continue reading →...
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Reform Leader Wants Answers On Controversial Boycott Law

Apr 27 3:00pm Jewish WeekJewish Week
Jacobs presses Netanyahu on Birthright participants who might disagree with Israeli policy.
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Israel's population hits 8.7 million on eve of 69th Independence Day

Apr 27 2:22pm
Jews make up 74.7 percent of the total, while Arabs account for 20.8 percent...
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Congressional Israel Caucus Formed to Impose Will on Enemies

Apr 27 1:15pm Jewish Insider
WASHINGTON – Representatives Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and Bill Johnson (R-OH) announced the establishment of the Congressional Israel Victory Caucus on Thursday morning. “ “Historically, wars end when one...
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A May Day surprise for Palestinian workers at an Israeli checkpoint

Apr 27 12:24pm +972 Magazine
Members of Knesset and labor activists from Hadash hand out flowers and workers’ rights pamphlets to Palestinian laborers as they exit an Israeli military checkpoint. Palestinian workers coming into Israel through the IDF’s Eyal checkpoint Thursday morning probably didn’t expect to be handed flowers by members of Knesset. But that’s exactly what happened at 5 […]...
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Daily Kickoff: Tillerson, Haley to join Trumps Israel trip | Inside the Netanyahu Lauder Trump trio | Israeli ride-sharing apps merge: Gett buys Juno

Apr 27 11:44am Jewish Insider
Have our people email your people. Share this sign up link with your friends KAFE KNESSET — POTUS Prep — by Tal Shalev and JPost’s Lahav Harkov: News of President Trump’s trip to Israel...
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Palestinians hold general strike in support of hunger-striking prisoners

Apr 27 10:20am +972 Magazine
Over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners have refused food for nearly two weeks to protest prison conditions and practices like administrative detention. A ‘day of rage’ is planned for Friday. A general strike in solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners on took place across the West Bank and East Jerusalem on Thursday. Shops in commercial districts shuttered their […]...
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Why are Jews rehabilitating Jew-killing fascists to defend Sebastian Gorka?

Apr 27 9:46am
Tablet's Liel Liebowitz backed Gorka by whitewashing Hungary's WW2 leader as 'only' having killed 20,000 Jews, signalling how some Republican Jews seek an accommodation with the Trump administration and its ethno-nationalist advisers.
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First Read For April 27

Apr 27 9:23am Jewish WeekJewish Week
Trump may visit Israel; Ten detained in Hyper Cacher attack investigation; NASA: No kosher food for astronauts; More...
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Kafe Knesset for April 27

Apr 27 8:19am Jewish Insider
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Bipartisan Congressional Consensus Against Reducing Aid to Jordan

Apr 27 8:17am Jewish Insider
WASHINGTON –  The Trump Administration is proposing a 21\% cut in US economic aid to Jordan, according to an internal State Department memo obtained by Foreign Policy. After...
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Israel attacked Iranian-Hezbollah arms depot near Damascus International Airport early Thursday

Apr 27 7:20am Behold Israel
Third reported strikes carried out in week’s time; Reports confirm Iranian/Hezbollah arms depot hit in strikes; Intelligence Minister: We must prevent Iran from establishing a military presence in Syria.   The Israel Air Force carried out airstrikes close to the … Continue reading →...
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Why Orthodox Jews tried and failed to block Israels first woman Shariah court judge

Apr 27 7:13am
Hana Mansour-Khatib made history this week following decades of opposition to women as religious court judges which united conservatives in both the Muslim and Jewish communities.
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The biblical origins of Israel's Memorial Day

Apr 27 5:52am
How mourning is depicted in the Bible...
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Israel Seeks U.S. Backing to Avert Permanent Iran Foothold in Syria

Apr 27 1:00am Daily News Alert from Israel - COP/JCPA
(Reuters) Matt Spetalnick and Mark Hosenball - Israel is seeking an understanding with the Trump administration that Iran must not be allowed to establish a permanent military foothold in Syria, Israel's Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz said Wednesday in Washington. Katz insisted that Israel was not asking Washington to commit more forces to Syria, but to achieve this by talking to the Russians, by threatening Iran, by sanctions and other things. ...
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Trump expected to visit Israel in May

Apr 26 5:13pm Behold Israel
Reports released that Trump expected to visit Israel in May following NATO summit; Delegation of 25 to land in Israel Thursday to prepare for president’s visit   United States President Donald Trump is expected to visit Israel at the end … Continue reading →...
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Larry Davids Daughter Has A Hilarious New Web Series

Apr 26 3:28pm Jewish WeekJewish Week
With the same brand of her father’s cringe-worthy humor, it’s been dubbed the millennial ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm.’...
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Reform Jews warn Netanyahu: Travel ban threatens young U.S. Jews' ties to Israel

Apr 26 1:52pm
URJ President Rabbi Rick Jacobs warns that new law barring entry to foreigners who support settlement boycotts will deter young North American Jews from engaging with Israel...
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Rasmea Odeh Pleads Guilty To Immigration Fraud

Apr 26 1:41pm Jewish WeekJewish Week
Odeh had not told U.S. immigration authorities that she was imprisoned in Israel for committing two terror attacks.
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J Street petition for Trump adviser Gorka to be axed over ties to Hungarian anti-Semites

Apr 26 1:09pm
The group was galvanized by a string of reports which allege that Trump's counter-terrorism adviser, Sebastian Gorka, has ties with far-right anti-Semitic groups...
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High Anxiety

Apr 26 12:44pm Jewish WeekJewish Week
Two new films — a shiva dark comedy and a David Bezmozgis story — feature dysfunctional Jewish families.
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Majority of hate crimes on New York subways targets Jews, police say

Apr 26 12:25pm
This year, some 22 of 31 hate crimes on the subways targeted Jews; most of these were anti-Semitic graffiti, according to police report...
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U.K. student union ousts president and Israel critic Malia Bouattia

Apr 26 11:28am
The Jewish Student Union says that the newly elected president, Shakira Martin, 'is genuinely committed to ensuring that the student movement stands up for all its members'...
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Leading Haredi rabbi blocks women from serving on Israeli rabbinical courts

Apr 26 11:05am
Rabbi Shteinman won't even countenance appointing women as legal aides, and not as judges...
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Two bad choices for leftists in France

Apr 26 10:41am +972 Magazine
The hope of having a presidential candidate who advocates for genuine change vanished on Sunday, and reality slapped us in the face. We now have to choose between a cheery capitalist and a fascist with a shark’s smile. By Maxime Benatouil PARIS — Some traditions are meant to be kept intact. In spite of technological […]...
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Face-To-Face In The Desert With Ben-Gurion

Apr 26 10:15am Jewish WeekJewish Week
In ‘Epilogue’ six hours of film interviews with David Ben-Gurion create a soulful portrait of Israel’s first prime minister.
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Daily Kickoff: Trump to Israel next month? | The Steinmetz-Kushner partnership | Will Theo Epstein enter politics? | NBA to visit Israel this summer

Apr 26 10:06am Jewish Insider
Have our people email your people. Share this sign up link with your friends KAFE KNESSET — by Tal Shalev and JPost’s Lahav Harkov: Israeli sources tell Kafe Knesset that there are...
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Shelters From The Storm, In Crown Heights

Apr 26 10:05am Jewish WeekJewish Week
With plans for two new homeless shelters in Crown Heights, Jewish residents struggle to balance the injunction to care for the poor with fear of increased crime.
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Pols, Leaders Address Community Concerns

Apr 26 9:51am Jewish WeekJewish Week
Annual legislative breakfast comes amid spike in anti-Semitism.
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B'Tselem doesn't take orders from Netanyahu. Nor does the world

Apr 26 9:47am
An entire army of politicians and judges, PR flacks and diplomats, prison guards and Shin Bet security service agents, police officers and soldiers, bureaucrats and clerks is invested in the occupation. And still, Netanyahu is afraid.
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The Lessons Of Never Forget, In Increasingly Perilous Times

Apr 26 9:40am Jewish WeekJewish Week
Rise of nationalism, lack of Holocaust knowledge offer troubling backdrop to Yom HaShoah ceremony.
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Dreyfus Affair In The Age Of Le Pen

Apr 26 9:35am Jewish WeekJewish Week
BAM production gains fresh relevance amid surprising election results.
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Sharp Debate Over CUNY Graduation Speaker

Apr 26 9:32am Jewish WeekJewish Week
Choice of Linda Sarsour touches off anger, reveals divisions.
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UNESCO head to Haaretz: Children learning about Holocaust should also study other genocides

Apr 26 9:16am
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova launches first-ever policy guide for teaching the Holocaust to schoolchildren worldwide at World Jewish Congress...
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UNESCO head to Haaretz: Holocaust education should include teaching other genocides

Apr 26 9:16am
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova launches first-ever policy guide for teaching the Holocaust worldwide at World Jewish Congress...
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Kafe Knesset for April 26

Apr 26 8:46am Jewish Insider
Sign up for the Daily Kickoff newsletter to read Kafe Knesset in your inbox each day Welcome President Trump: Israeli sources tell Kafe Knesset that there are early...
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WATCH: Settlers attack Palestinian school, harass students

Apr 26 5:47am +972 Magazine
Settlers are caught on video throwing stones at a Palestinian school in Burin, and a settlement security guard fires his gun into the air. But the soldiers who arrive on the scene take no action against the attackers.  By Yael Marom School children in the West Bank village of Burin were harassed and attacked by […]...
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Stop calling him 'Dr': The academic fraud of Sebastian Gorka, Trumps terrorism 'expert'

Apr 26 5:25am
The only formally qualified examiner for Gorka’s PhD on a panel packed with personal friends was an extreme right-wing Hungarian MEP who recently advocated putting pigs heads on a fence on the Hungarian border to keep out Muslims.
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Iranian Supreme Leader Condemns USA and Israel

Apr 26 1:00am Daily News Alert from Israel - COP/JCPA
(Prensa Latina-Cuba) Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday accused the U.S. and Israel of promoting a belligerent policy against Iran. Khamenei ascribed the USA-Israel showdown with Iran to the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran, where a characteristic of the prophet's rule emerged and continues emerging. Khamenei stressed that the creation of terrorist groups in the name of the Islamic faith and the initiation of divisions among Muslim nations are among the conspiracies conceived by the U.S. and the devilish Zionist regime to fight Islam.
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Senate Panel Calls for Cutting U.S. Aid to Egypt

Apr 25 11:35pm Jewish Insider
WASHINGTON – In overwhelmingly bipartisan fashion on Tuesday, Senators and three panelists invited by the Appropriations Committee called for Congress to reexamine its $1.3 billion annual funding to...
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Senior IDF officer reports around 100 Hezbollah missiles destroyed in last IAF strikes in Syria

Apr 25 9:26pm Behold Israel
Intelligence officer gives first details of last strikes carried out in Syria; IDF had real-time intelligence of sarin gas attacks, as well as destroyed around 100 Hezbollah rockets   A senior intelligence officer in the IDF reported that approximately 100 … Continue reading →...
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Netanyahu: Dont Support Traitors At Breaking The Silence

Apr 25 7:35pm Israel News Agency
European countries pay Breaking The Silence to slander and destroy Israel. By Herb Brandon Israel News Agency Jerusalem, Israel — April 25, 2017 … Israeli-German relations hit a rare snag on Tuesday, the day after Holocaust Remembrance Day, when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled a meeting with visiting German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel because he insisted… Read More » The post Netanyahu: Don’t Support Traitors At Breaking The Silence appeared first on Israel News Agency.
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Everyone has an opinion about women's head coverings. I was no different

Apr 25 6:42pm
There are few issues that serve so effectively as women’s headgear as a mirror for society’s fears, prejudices and concerns about religious orthodoxy...
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French Jews Here Relieved And Concerned

Apr 25 4:59pm Jewish WeekJewish Week
Though Le Pen likely to lose in run-off, extremist parties did well.
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Anti-Semitic Incidents In U.S. Surging In 17

Apr 25 4:56pm Jewish WeekJewish Week
‘Extremists feel emboldened,’ ADL chief suggests as explanation for uptick.
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New Chapter In Textbook Wars Is Test For Trump

Apr 25 2:56pm Jewish WeekJewish Week
As PA moves to kill moderate reforms in UNRWA schools, the president should speak up.
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Confessions Of A Bad Mom

Apr 25 2:50pm Jewish WeekJewish Week
Artist-writer Orli Auslander (the dark Roz Chast) hides chocolate from her kids (among other things), and feels terrible about it.
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