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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

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

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United States

A poster placed on campuses by the David Horowitz Freedom Center beginning in February features an image of '60s-era radical  Angela Davis and messages condemning the boycott movement against Israel. (David Horowitz Freedom Center)

Sheldon Adelson’s anti-BDS group rebuts report it funded controversial poster campaign

The Maccabee Task Force disavowed the campaign, saying the link made in the Los Angeles Times with the foundation that launched the drive was "completely false."

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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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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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Fervently Orthodox Executive to Buy Manufacturer of Bikinis

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Washington’s Visit to Touro Synagogue Reenacted in Newport Tercentenary Fete

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World

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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Meet The Chef Who’s Infusing Jewish Food with Cannabis

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The Jewish Con Man Who Swindled Hitler and Tried to Fleece Mae West

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Life & Culture

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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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