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  1. Abbas at UN warns that two-state solution is in ‘jeopardy’

    (JTA) — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas speaking at the U.N. General Assembly called for the preservation of the two-state solution. “The two-state solution is in jeopardy, we cannot as Palestinians stand still in the face of this threat,” Abbas said Wednesday at the launch of this year’s General Assembly in New York. Since Donald...

  2. University of Maryland professor says she was fired for being pro-Israel

    (JTA) — Days after joining a pro-Israel group, Melissa Landa knew something had gone wrong: She said her mentor stopped working with her, pulling out of a conference presentation just days in advance. Landa didn’t know that her mentor, John O’Flahavan, would then stop taking her calls. Or that O’Flahavan would soon dismiss her from...

  3. Germany adopts international definition of anti-Semitism

    (JTA) — Germany has formally accepted an international definition of anti-Semitism in a move designed to provide clarity for the prosecution of related crimes. The German Cabinet announced Wednesday that it unanimously adopted the working definition promoted by the International Alliance for Holocaust Remembrance, a body with 31 member states. In addition to classic forms...

  4. This US preschool is so Israeli it may as well be Tel Aviv

    (JTA) – It’s the most picturesque of American scenes: a single-family home on a cul de sac in a suburb of the nation’s capital, a small American flag stuck in a wooden gate that leads to a backyard with a deck. An orange SUV is parked in the driveway. But walk through the door and...

  5. Iran’s president says security for Israel is ‘not possible,’ pleads for nuclear deal

    WASHINGTON (JTA) —  President Hassan Rouhani of Iran delivered to the United Nations an extended plea to preserve the Iran nuclear deal while saying it was “not possible” to guarantee Israel security as long as it “usurped” Palestinian lands. Rouhani, speaking Wednesday, derided the tough talk about his country delivered a day earlier by President...