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  • Report: Trump to make Islamism sole focus of anti-violence program

    (JTA) — The Trump administration is planning to remove the scrutiny of white supremacist groups from a government program designed to counter all violent ideologies, focusing instead only on Islamist extremism. First reported Wednesday by Reuters, which attributed the story to “five people briefed on the matter,” the idea has alarmed some anti-hate groups, as…

  • ZOA, Jewish Republicans join criticism of Trump’s Holocaust remembrance statement

    (JTA) — The Zionist Organization of America expressed its “chagrin and deep pain” that a statement by the Trump administration marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day did not mention the Jewish victims of the Nazis. Also Sunday, the Republican Jewish Coalition offered similar criticism the same day. In a news release Sunday evening, Morton Klein, national…

  • Israel’s i24news to launch US channel

    (JTA) — The Israeli international TV news channel i24News will start a U.S. operation with headquarters in New York City’s Times Square and a bureau in Washington, D.C. The launch was announced Thursday. The i24news global headquarters are located in Jaffa Port near Tel Aviv, with three separate studios that broadcast 24 hours a day in three different…

  • Trump spokeswoman defends Holocaust statement omitting Jews as ‘inclusive’

    (JTA) — The White House statement commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day did not mention Jews or anti-Semitism because it was intended to be “inclusive,” Trump administration spokeswoman Hope Hicks told CNN. “Despite what the media reports, we are an incredibly inclusive group and we took into account all of those who suffered,” Hicks said Saturday, responding…

  • Pope Francis tells Alberto Nisman’s family that he prays for his memory

    (JTA) — Pope Francis told the former wife of the late Argentine special prosecutor Alberto Nisman that he prays for Nisman’s memory and their two daughters. Sandra Arroyo Salgado, a federal judge in Argentina, asked the pope during their brief audience Wednesday at a hall near the Vatican to “keep praying to find the truth” of…

  • Tributes to Alberto Nisman held on two-year anniversary of his death

    BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — Two years after the death of Alberto Nisman, organizers of tributes to the deceased prosecutor appear hopeful that the circumstances of his death will be clarified. Tributes were held both in Argentina and Israel on Wednesday for Nisman, who was found dead at his home in the Argentine capital in January, 2015,…

  • Death of AMIA prosecutor Alberto Nisman to be marked as investigation continues

    BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — The late special prosecutor into the bombing of the AMIA Jewish center, Alberto Nisman, will be remembered both in Argentina and Israel on the second anniversary of his still-mysterious death, as the investigation into whether it was a murder or suicide continues. Federal prosecutor Eduardo Taiano, who is investigating the cause…

  • Argentine court rules ex-president may have covered up Iranian bombing of Jewish center

    (JTA) — The appeals court in Buenos Aires has cleared the path to a criminal probe into former Argentine President Cristina Kirchner’s motives in cooperating with Iran on the investigation of the deadly 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center. In a 249-page ruling handed down Thursday, three judges wrote that the evidence presented “does…

  • Trump transition team reportedly checking possible locations for Jerusalem embassy

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — The transition team for President-elect Donald Trump is already checking possible locations in Jerusalem for the U.S. Embassy, according to an Israeli news channel. Channel 2 reported Monday night that officials from Israel’s Foreign Ministry had begun looking into possible sites on behalf of the Trump team. The news came hours after…

  • A new, for-profit brand aims to engage a younger generation with Jewish life

    A young entrepreneur is seeking to engage people in Jewish life. But to achieve her means, she’s implementing a unique strategy — or unique within the Jewish world, anyway: a for-profit business model. Arq, a media company and lifestyle brand launching Tuesday, is designed for people — not just Jews — to connect with Jewish life and…