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As every American knows, November is a month of thanksgiving. We celebrate, of course, the Thanksgiving holiday itself, but it’s not the only holiday in which we demonstrate gratitude. On Nov. 11, we also give thanks to our nation’s veterans. … more
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (JTA) – Jewish protesters demonstrated outside a South African chain store to condemn Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement protests that they say have turned anti-Semitic. The South African Jewish Board of … more
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (JTA) – Dutch police advised a municipality to forbid the public display of a sukkah out of concerns that it would be a target for vandalism, a Jewish resident said. Fabrice Schomberg applied last month for a … more
JNS.ORG – At a time when many archaeological sites and antiquities throughout the Middle East are being looted and destroyed, the City of David Foundation on Sept. 4 hosted its annual conference to enable the general public to experience some of … more
JNS.ORG – With old alliances fraying and new threats emerging, making sense of the rapidly changing Middle East is increasingly difficult for even seasoned observers and analysts.  Disgruntled by President Barack Obama’s foreign policy … more
JTA – Pope Francis has organized an exhibition soccer match with all-star players to promote peace between Israelis and Palestinians. The “match for the peace” will take place Sept. 1 at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. more
TEL AVIV (JTA) – South Korea is interested in buying Iron Dome missile defense batteries from the Israeli weapons manufacturer Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. South Korea expressed interest, according to Reuters, after Iron Dome achieved a 90 … more
JTA – Amal Alamuddin, the British attorney engaged to actor George Clooney, declined her nomination to serve on a U.N. panel investigating Israel for possible war crimes in Gaza. Alamuddin attributed her decision to “prior professional … more
JTA – It is now open season for those who would like a chunk of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s change and think they have a big idea up their sleeves. On Aug. 12, the Genesis Prize Foundation announced the launch of the Genesis Generation … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – A World War II soldier buried in a national cemetery in Wisconsin now has a Jewish star marking his grave, in place of the Christian cross it bore for almost 50 years. Rabbi Avrohom Richter, director of Chabad of Howard … more
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