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How my JTA reporting about an anti-Semitic cartoon changed my views of Belgium — for the worse

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How my JTA reporting about an anti-Semitic cartoon changed my views of Belgium — for the worse

Praise showered on a Belgian teacher who drew anti-Semitic caricatures made JTA's Europe correspondent question some of his preconceptions about the complicated country that he has covered for years.

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A youth wears a Donald Trump shirt at an Israeli branch of the Republican party in Modiin, Aug. 15, 2016. (Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump campaign opens 3rd Israeli office, near Tel Aviv

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United States

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at City Hall in New York, Sept. 21, 2015. (Seth Wenig/AP Images)

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio: Fighting BDS ‘consistent with progressive values’

Bill de Blasio said he plans to challenge Boycott, Divest and Sanction supporters "who call themselves progressives.”

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Israel & Middle East

Volunteers with Four Paws International preparing animals for evacuation to Jordan, Khan Yunis, Gaza, Aug. 23, 2016. (Four Paws Facebook page)

Gaza’s last tiger — and 14 other animals left in zoo deemed ‘world’s worst’ — bound for Jordan

The animals -- among them a gazelle, pelicans, monkeys and porcupines -- will be leaving a zoo deemed "the world's worst" and crossing into Israel.

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From the JTA Archives

PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 09:  French far-right National Front leader (FN) Marine Le Pen talks to the media after a meeting with French President, Francois Hollande.Two days after a deadly attack that occurred on January 7 by armed gunmen on the Paris offices of French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo. France deployed elite forces in the hunt for two brothers accused of killing 12 people in the attack, as the pair spent a second night on the run despite a huge security operation.  (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)

Marine Le Pen: Wearing kipahs should be banned


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Children look out from a doorway as armed soldiers patrol outside a school in the Jewish quarter of the Marais district in Paris, France, Jan. 13, 2015. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

How Paris public schools became no-go zones for Jews

Anti-Semitism, Jewish emigration and growing religiosity have virtually emptied the French capital's public education system of thousands of Jewish students who once attended its institutions.

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Life & Culture


A summer at camp exposes Ugandan Jews to America’s food and kids

For the 13 Ugandans working as counselors at Reform overnight camps, it was a summer of fun and culture shock.

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