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Tel Aviv – These American Immigrants Are Winning Back Millions For Victims Of Massive Fraud In Israel

Monday, April 24th, 2017 Tel Aviv - They were part of the problem. Now they are spearheading a solution. A Tel Aviv-based startup run by young American Jewish immigrants to Israel, or olim, has taken on the largely fraudulent binary options industry centered in this country that has been estimated to generate as much as $10 billion a year. Owned and staffed in part by former binary options employees, Wealth Recovery...

Sydney – Australian Store Denies Service To Israelis

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 Sydney - A retailer in the Australian North Queensland city of Cairns displayed a sign in its window saying that it does not serve Israelis. Israeli tourist Mohr Wenger posted a photo of the sign in the window reading “No Israelis served here” on Facebook. Wenger wrote in her post that she and a friend with whom she was traveling around Australia entered a body piercing store to have...

New York – How An Israeli Model Became A Melania Trump Impersonator

Friday, April 21st, 2017 New York - Dressed up in the right outfit and with her makeup done a certain way, Mira Tzur says she gets stopped on the street by people who mistake her for Melania Trump. It’s easy to see why. Although their facial features are distinct, the two women share the same shiny brown hair, taut skin and slim physiques. The similarities don’t end there. “I relate to her on many levels,”...

Washington – Anti-Semitism Envoy Post To Be Filled, State Dept. Says

Saturday, April 15th, 2017 Washington - The Trump administration will appoint a special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism, according to State Department spokesman Mark Toner. The envoy post has been vacant since Trump took office in January. On Thursday, JTA reported that the envoy’s office staff could be eliminated soon due to new State Department employment rules. The envoy is responsible for keeping tabs...

Los Angeles, CA – An Incredible Holocaust Escape Story, Proven By Science

Friday, April 14th, 2017 Los Angeles, CA - A one-hour TV program airing next week on PBS links an incredible Holocaust escape story to advanced scientific techniques. “Holocaust Escape Tunnel,” a "Nova" production to be shown April 19, sheds new light on the attempt by 80 imprisoned men and women — mostly Lithuanian Jews — to make a break for freedom in the face of Nazi bullets. The show documents the...

Washington – US Anti-Semitism Envoy’s Office To Remain Empty, Says Former Official

Thursday, April 13th, 2017 Washington - The office of the U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism will remain inactive due to a State Department personnel decision, according to a former State Department official. President Donald Trump has yet to fill the envoy post, which is traditionally responsible for keeping tabs on global anti-Semitism and advising other countries in fighting it. The position is...

Washington – Egypt’s Sisi, Meeting Jewish Leaders, Is Optimistic On Israeli-Arab Peace

Thursday, April 6th, 2017 Washington - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi expressed guarded optimism about peace between Arabs and Israel, but also warned of the threat posed by Islamists, in a meeting with U.S. foreign policy experts that included Jewish organizational officials. Sisi met Wednesday morning at the Four Seasons hotel in Washington, D.C., with an array of some 65 guests, attendees said, including...

Paris – Jewish Woman Found Dead Outside Her Paris Home

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 Paris - Police in Paris arrested a 27-year-old man in connection with the death of his neighbor, a Jewish woman whose lifeless body was found outside their apartment building. Sarah Halimi, 66, died Monday night. Police have not said whether they have a theory as to what led to her death or whether she was pushed from her window on Vaucouleurs Street in the crime-ridden 11th district of the...

Jerusalem – After New Building Restrictions, Israeli Settlers Voice Lowered Expectations For Trump Era

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 Jerusalem - In response to new curbs on West Bank construction, Israeli settlement supporters hoped for the best and expected the worst, tempering their initial euphoria at U.S. President Donald Trump’s election. Pro-settlement leaders who advocate Jewish control of the entire West Bank went as far as to cautiously welcome the government’s announcement Thursday that construction would be...

Washington – Video Shows Arab Teacher Attacked Outside AIPAC Conference, 2 Charged With Hate Crime

Thursday, March 30th, 2017 Washington - Two men were charged with a hate crime for an assault on an Arab teacher allegedly carried out by members of the Jewish Defense League outside this week’s AIPAC conference in Washington, D.C. The report released Thursday by the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia listed Kamal Nayfeh as the victim. 972 Magazine, which reported Thursday on the attack...

New York – Therapists Say Patients Have A New Name For Anxiety: Trump

Monday, March 27th, 2017 New York - The text messages started pouring in at 6:30 a.m., as Tracey Rubenstein was getting her kids ready for school. By the end of the day the Boca Raton, Florida-based social worker had spoken to most of her clients, either in person or via text. They were shocked, disappointed, sad and scared. The reason: It was the morning after Election Day, and Donald Trump had just been elected the...

Jerusalem – Millions Of Israeli Children Found At Risk Of Stunted Development, Possibly From Desalinated Water

Monday, March 27th, 2017 Jerusalem - Israel’s first-ever national survey of iodine levels in the population revealed widespread deficiencies, which could mean millions of children will not reach their intellectual potential. The survey, whose unpublished results were presented last week to endocrinologists in Ramat Gan, found that 62 percent of school-age children and 85 percent of pregnant women have iodine levels...

Berlin – This 90-year-old German Rabbi Is Now A Movie Star

Sunday, March 26th, 2017 Berlin - For many Germans, Rabbi William “Willy” Wolff is the first Jewish religious leader they have ever met. And he’s the perfect man for the job. Diminutive, with a disarming chuckle and twinkling eyes, Wolff, who turned 90 in February, effortlessly breaks down that uniquely German condition of “Berührungsangst” – literally “fear of contact” with others. Wolff, who...

New York – Is Trump Owed An Apology After The JCC Bomb Threat Arrest? Is Anybody?

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 New York - Literally within seconds of the news of the arrest in Israel of an Israeli-American teenager for the bulk of the JCC bomb threats, Twitter lit up with Jewish anxiety. “[I] fear the inevitable backlash from haters who we whipped [into] a frenzy for our own nefarious political aims” is how someone responded to the JTA story about the arrest. A colleague’s friend wrote, “And...

Washington – Jewish Bomb Threat Suspect Undermines Groups’ Narrative On Anti-Semitism

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 Washington - Many Jewish groups blamed white supremacists, emboldened by Donald Trump’s campaign, for the bomb threats that have plagued Jewish institutions since the beginning of this year. It appears the groups were wrong. The news that one Jewish teen — an Israeli, no less — was behind most of the approximately 150 bomb threats that have hit Jewish community centers since the start...
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