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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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Hillary Clinton addressing the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in Washington, D.C., March 21, 2016. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)


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Donald Trump speaking at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee 2016 Policy Conference at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, March 21, 2016. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)


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United States

Top left, clockwise: Mila Kunis (Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons), Adam Sandler (Diane Freed/Getty Images), Scarlett Johansson (Solarpix/PRPhotos)

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Jewish stars Adam Sandler, Mila Kunis and Scarlett Johansson graced Forbes' 2016 ranking of highest-paid actors and actresses.

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Israel & Middle East

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

The Ramat Gan office serving central Israel joins others already opened in Jerusalem and Modiin, with a fourth scheduled for the West Bank.

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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)

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Egyptian volleyball player Doaa Elgabashy said she was unaware of the Israeli flag's presence when the photo was taken. (StandWithUs Facebook page)

Egyptian Olympian lashes out after Israeli flag photobombing

Doaa Elghobashy, 19, had been harshly criticized on Arab social media after the Israeli Embassy in Cairo shared the photo.

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Life & Culture


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

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