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    • Paula

    Social media enables a fake-news slugfest

    Apr 04, 2019 Go comment!
    I remember my early years in the newsroom when we’d have some harmless fun thinking up some fake news story to broadcast on 1 April, also known as April Fools’ Day.
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    • JTAIsraeliElections

    For Israelis abroad, elections bring a scramble for flights

    Apr 04, 2019 Go comment!
    (JTA) Like many voters in democratic national elections, I almost always hope that whoever is elected will be able to serve out their full term – even if they weren’t my pick.
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    • Paula

    Israel on a knife edge before elections

    Mar 28, 2019 Go comment!
    The most common question I’ve been asked this week is why the Iron Dome missile defence system didn’t shoot down the rocket fired at central Israel on Monday.
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    • Ilanit1

    A night of fire on the Gaza border

    Mar 28, 2019 Go comment!
    You could cut the tension with a knife. As we travelled on Route 4 to the Gaza border late on Tuesday night, it was like crossing an invisible barrier. From Jerusalem, where things were relatively calm, driving into southern Israel was like heading into a military zone that one could only imagine in movies.
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    • JTAAIPACNew

    White supremacy barely visible in AIPAC debate of anti-Semitism

    Mar 28, 2019 Go comment!
    (JTA) Senator Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, had heard one too many of his Republican colleagues talk about anti-Semitism on the left – and it appeared that he had had enough.
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    • Around the world

    World News in Brief

    Mar 22, 2019 1 Comment
    Anti-Israel bias draws scorn in Geneva Hundreds of people from cities throughout Europe demonstrated in front of the United Nations (UN) in Geneva, protesting the Human Rights Council’s bias against Israel.
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    • Paula

    Jokes aside, rockets fired at Tel Aviv are no laughing matter

    Mar 22, 2019 Go comment!
    One of the ways in which people best cope with stress is humour. So, when two rockets were fired at Tel Aviv last week – one landing in an unpopulated area and the other reportedly disintegrated mid-air – the jokes soon started circulating online.
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    • Around the world

    World News in Brief

    Mar 14, 2019 Go comment!
    (JTA) Norwegian rapper not charged with hate speech A Norwegian rapper who cursed Jews while performing at an event in Oslo promoting multiculturalism will not be charged with hate speech, because his words may have been criticism of Israel, prosecutors said.
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    • Paula

    The horror of anti-Semitism in France

    Mar 14, 2019 Go comment!
    Weighted down by a bulletproof jacket, I’m standing in front of the iconic French monument, the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris. To my right are the French gendarmerie with their shields raised and gas canisters ready. To my left are furious protestors hurling abuse. I don’t notice it today, but previous demonstrations had protestors brandishing posters declaring that French President Emmanuel Macron is “the Jews’ bitch”, “Jewish trash”, “Macron = Zion”, and that he is guilty of “colluding with the Jews”.
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    • Paula

    Any wonder why Israel doesn’t buy into UN investigations?

    Mar 07, 2019 Go comment!
    Did Israeli soldiers violate international law by deliberately targeting unarmed children, journalists, health workers, and people with disabilities during the past year of violence along the Israel-Gaza border?
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    • Around the world

    World News in Brief

    Feb 28, 2019 Go comment!
    (JTA) Argentinian Jewry condemn attack on chief rabbi ​ The chief rabbi of Argentina was brutally assaulted by a gang who broke into his apartment on Monday morning.
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    • JTATextbooks

    US debunks UN claims of countering bias in Palestinian textbooks

    Feb 28, 2019 Go comment!
    (JTA) A recently declassified United States State Department report reveals that a United Nations (UN) agency determined that there was anti-Israel and other bias in Palestinian textbooks. It also faulted a previous State Department report for claiming that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) had taken steps to address the situation.
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    • Paula

    Who is sticking their nose into Israeli politics?

    Feb 28, 2019 Go comment!
    Do Jewish lobby groups outside of Israel have the right to influence Israeli politics? This is one of many debates currently taking place in the country, following criticism by two leading American Jewish groups, the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
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    • Lice

    Israel’s lax attitude to lice

    Feb 28, 2019 Go comment!
    Debbie, a mother of two girls from South Africa who moved to Israel more than a decade ago, is willing to talk about lice. But only on the condition that her real name not be used. With family in South Africa, she doesn’t want the stigma of lice attached to her name.
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    • JTAPulitzer

    Pulitzer’s principles relevant to our time

    Feb 28, 2019 Go comment!
    It’s a story that would not sound too out of place in 2019: New York’s leading newspaper accuses the president of the United States of corruption and the latter sues the paper’s publisher for libel. Striking back, the publisher declares in an editorial that his newspaper “cannot be muzzled”.
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    • JordanOscars

    Israel takes home an Oscar for film against racism

    Feb 28, 2019 Go comment!
    Israeli director Guy Nattiv this week took the Oscar for the best live action short film at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Recognised for his film Skin, Nattiv’s victory is a rare coup for an Israeli director at the acclaimed event.
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    • Paula

    How to show that terror doesn’t pay

    Feb 21, 2019 Go comment!
    How to fight terrorism while at the same time not encourage it is a challenge Israel continues to grapple with. Last Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that he was enacting the so-called “terrorist salaries law” for the first time. It allows Jerusalem to deduct from the monthly taxes it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority (PA) those monies it claims go towards terrorism.
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    • JTAIsraelPoland

    Another fight over Holocaust memory threatens ties between Israel and Poland

    Feb 21, 2019 Go comment!
    (JTA) It was meant to be a diplomatic triumph for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: a much-touted diplomatic summit in Jerusalem on Monday with four central European states.
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    • Around the world

    World News

    Feb 14, 2019 Go comment!
    Venezuela’s opposition to renew ties with Israel
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    • Paula

    True relevance of the anniversary of the Islamic revolution

    Feb 14, 2019 Go comment!
    This week, 40 years ago, Iran’s military stood down, guaranteeing the Islamic Revolution’s success.
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