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  • U.S. designates Sinai group that attacked Israel as terrorist

    JTA

    2 days ago

    The Obama administration designated a Sinai-based group as terrorist in part because of its attacks on Israel. Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (ABM) shares an ideology with al-Qaeda but is not a formal affiliate, the U.S. State Department said in a statement April 9.

    The group “was...

  • State Dept. sees state bids to tie SNCF deals to reparations as ‘obstacle’

    JTA

    2 days ago

    Bids by state legislatures to tie contracts with a French rail company to extracting Holocaust-era reparations “pose a serious obstacle” to achieving reparations, the U.S. State Department said.

    “The United States and France have entered into discussions of compensation for...

  • After his hunger strike, Alan Gross’ backers ramp up calls for U.S. action

    by Ron Kampeas, JTA

    3 days ago

    Alan Gross did not warn his family he was launching a hunger strike, but hearing the news, they understood why: The Jewish U.S. government subcontractor, languishing since 2009 in a Cuban prison, feels forgotten.

    “We’re asking that the U.S. government do whatever it takes,” Jill...

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  • Calls for peace at memorial for Kansas shooting victims

    by Kevin Murphy and Carey Gillam, Reuters

    3 days ago

    The scene of what authorities say was a hate crime just days ago became the setting for tears, prayers and calls for peace as religious leaders gathered at a Kansas Jewish community center for a memorial service in honor of three people shot dead on Sunday.

    Heavy security...

  • Calls for peace at memorial for Kansas shooting victims

    By Kevin Murphy and Carey Gillam

    3 days ago

    The scene of what authorities say was a hate crime just days ago became the setting for tears, prayers and calls for peace as religious leaders gathered at a Kansas Jewish community center for a memorial service in honor of three people shot dead on Sunday.

    Heavy security...

  • Missouri mayor endorses suspected Kansas killer’s views

    JTA

    3 days ago

    The new mayor of the Missouri hometown of Frazier Glenn Miller said he agreed with some of the views of the suspected killer of three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City, Kan.

    Daniel Clevenger, who was elected mayor of Marionville on Tuesday, offered his endorsement of...

  • White supremacist charged with murder in Kansas shootings

    by Carey Gillam, Reuters

    4 days ago

    The suspect in the killing of three people at two Jewish facilities near Kansas City over the weekend could face the death penalty on state murder charges filed Tuesday, prosecutors said.

    Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, who also goes by the name Glenn Miller, likely will face federal...

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