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On 70th anniversary of Nuremberg trials, US attorney general lauds recognition of rape as war crime

WASHINGTON – Marking the 70th anniversary of the Nuremberg trials, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the most important development in war crimes prosecutions since the trials was the recognition of rape as a war crime.

Wednesday 09/28/2016
This indigenous activist is the new ‘face’ of B’nai Brith Canada
Posted: September 28, 2016

Activist Ryan Bellerose sees Israel as not just “a light unto nations” in a general sense — it’s a prescription, too.

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Residents of Shimon Peres’ Belarus birthplace gather outside his childhood home
Posted: September 28, 2016

 Residents of the Belarus birthplace of Shimon Peres gathered outside his childhood home to pay their respects to the most important international figure to ever emerge from their village.

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Wednesday 09/21/2016
Poll
Posted: September 21, 2016

Most Israeli and American Jews want Israel to recognize non-Orthodox marriages, conversions: A large majority of American and Israeli Jews say Israel should recognize marriages and conversions performed by Reform and Conservative rabbis.

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Spencer Tunick photographs nude models at Dead Sea to raise awareness of ‘disaster’ there
Posted: September 21, 2016

International photographic artist Spencer Tunick photographed 15 nude Israeli men and women at the Dead Sea to raise awareness of its deterioration. Tunick announced the project on Sept. 12, two days after taking the photograph.

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Friday 09/16/2016
Israel’s allies vastly inflate anti-Semitism problem, Belgian charity boss says
Posted: September 16, 2016

An employee of a Belgian state-funded charity who was denied entry into Israel said Israel’s supporters were “inflating” Belgium’s anti-Semitism problem to distract from the Palestinian issue.

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Wednesday 09/14/2016
Anti-Semitic incidents in France dropped dramatically in first half of ’16, gov’t official says
Posted: September 14, 2016

Anti-Semitic incidents in France have decreased by 64 percent in the first half of 2016 compared with a year ago, according to a French official who credited his government’s policing around Jewish institutions.

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Tuesday 09/13/2016
Why Uzbekistan’s Jews already miss the iron fist of their late ruler
Posted: September 13, 2016

BUKHARA, Uzbekistan — Driving through this dusty desert city of many ornate and ancient mosques, Shirin Yakubov recalls the ruthlessness of her country’s recently deceased president of 25 years.

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Monday 09/12/2016
Car with gas canisters found outside Marseille synagogue
Posted: September 12, 2016

A week after police in Paris discovered a booby-trapped car near a tourist attraction, a suspect vehicle containing gas canisters was found outside a Jewish community center in the southern city of Marseille.

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New $3 million initiative for Jewish disabled honors Itzhak Perlman
Posted: September 12, 2016

The Genesis Prize Foundation and the Jewish Funders Network launched a $3 million matching grant program to fund an initiative to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in Jewish life.

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