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  1. Thank you for supporting the American Friends of The Sheldon & Miriam Adelson Embassy of the United States in Israel!

    (Warning — satire ahead.) Dear ____, We are so honored by your commitment to celebrating the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and its namesake donor, Sheldon Adelson. Thanks to your generosity, The Sheldon & Miriam Adelson Embassy of the United States in Israel will be a world class institution, serving the needs of American diplomats...

  2. In Democratic race for Illinois governor, the two top candidates are Jewish. The similarity ends there.

    (JTA) — The Land of Lincoln’s next governor may well be a Jewish Democrat. It just isn’t clear what kind of Jewish Democrat he will be. Two Jewish candidates are the front-runners in the Illinois Democratic gubernatorial primary in March, and both are favored to defeat the unpopular Republican governor, Bruce Rauner, in the general...

  3. This Jewish grandmother was sentenced to death in Iran. Holland won’t grant her asylum.

    UTRECHT, Netherlands (JTA) — To the dozens of revelers of this city’s main Purim party, a Jewish grandmother who cooks the event’s annual Persia-themed holiday feast is a rare communal asset. Since she immigrated to the Netherlands in 2012 from her native Iran, the soft-spoken newcomer has been volunteering with the local Chabad House, preparing...

  4. A soaring number of Sephardic Jews acquired Portuguese citizenship in 2017

    (JTA) — Nearly 1,800 descendants of Sephardic Jews acquired the Portuguese nationality in 2017 under a law enacted two years earlier, with another 12,000 still in the application process, officials in Lisbon said. The tally for last year is six times higher than the total for 2016, during which the application of the law hit...

  5. Palestinian stone-thrower bitten by Israeli army dog sues Dutch breeder

    AMSTERDAM (JTA) — A 19-year-old Palestinian man is suing a Dutch dog breeder who sold a dog to the Israeli army that the claimant said bit him during a riot in the West Bank. Hamze Abu Hashem was bitten in 2014 while throwing stones at Israeli soldiers, according to the Telegraaf daily’s report Thursday on...