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News updates from the World Jewish Congress website - 25 November 2015

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Amazon ads using Nazi imagery removed from NYC subway cars

Nazi-inspired imagery promoting a TV series is to be pulled from a New York subway line after the intervention of Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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‘We will always be there to support you’, Lauder pledges to African Jewish community leaders

WJC President Ronald S. Lauder addressed a conference of the African Jewish Congress in Johannesburg where Jewish community leaders of Botswana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe were present.

 
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Palestinian stabs Israeli soldier and is shot dead: army - Reuters

25 Nov 2015 A Palestinian stabbed and critically wounded an Israeli soldier on Wednesday and was shot dead by troops, the army and a hospital official said, a day after a visit by US Secretary of State John Kerry to explore how to end eight weeks of violence.  READ MORE »

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Peace deal comes with hummus at Israeli restaurant - New York Times

25 Nov 2015 The proprietor of a hummus place in this little village near the Mediterranean has a dream: that one day, he will run a chain of restaurants across Israel where the sons of Isaac and the sons of Ishmael will be able to sit together at the table and share hummus.  READ MORE »

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‘Israeli intel led Germany to call off soccer match' - Times of Israel

25 Nov 2015 A specific intelligence warning from Israel led German authorities to call off a soccer game between Germany and the Netherlands last week, German media reported.  READ MORE »

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King of Morocco honored for preserving, restoring Jewish cemeteries - The Algemeiner

25 Nov 2015 Members of different faiths convened in New York to honor King of Morocco Mohammed VI for his effort to preserve Jewish burial places in the overwhelmingly Muslim nation.  READ MORE »

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Einstein once kept kosher, and 7 other Jewish facts for relativity’s 100th birthday - Times of Israel

25 Nov 2015 "My relationship to the Jewish people has become my strongest human bond," Albert Einstein wrote to Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion in 1952  READ MORE »

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Ancient Jewish community endures on Tunisian isle - Associated Press

25 Nov 2015 The Jewish community in the resort island of Djerba traces its roots all the way back to Babylonian exile of 586 B.C. - See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/world/world-news/ancient-jewish-community-endures-on-tunisian-isle/#sthash.7DChrn3F.dpuf  READ MORE »

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US officials advise Jewish groups to review security after Paris attacks - Jerusalem Post

25 Nov 2015 “We’re asking Jewish agencies to institutionalize security as a part of the culture,” Homeland Security official says.  READ MORE »

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