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South Carolina is first state to adopt uniform definition of anti-Semitism

Posted on July 16th, 2018
From JTA


South Carolina became the first state to adopt a uniform definition of anti-Semitism, but it is only on the books for the next year.

The definition is contained in a proviso to the annual state budget bill, which was signed into law on July 6.

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MEXICO CITY ELECTS FIRST JEWISH, FEMALE MAYOR

Posted on July 9th, 2018
BY JONATHAN WEBER ROSEN for JPost.com


Not only is Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo the first Jew, but she is also the first woman to be elected as mayor of Mexico City.


Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, running on the slogan "Together we will make history," broke tradition, being elected on Sunday as the first Jewish mayor of Mexico City, the largest city in North America, before New York City.
 
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UK-Israel Tech Partnerships A Big Boost To Britain’s Economy

Posted on July 2nd, 2018
From NoCamels


Technology partnerships between the UK and Israel is estimated to impact Britain’s economy by hundreds of millions of dollars, and help Israeli companies gain more access to global markets, according to a new report.

 

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Report: Western-Backed Islamic Relief Charity Has Ties to Terror

Posted on June 25th, 2018
BY AARON BANDLER for JewishJournal


The Islamic Relief charity bills itself as a humanitarian organization, winning praise and backing from governments and media outlets across the world. However, a new report suggests that Islamic Relief is tied to several Islamic terror organizations.

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With Jews largely gone from Iraq, memories survive in Israel

Posted on June 18th, 2018
By Maher Chmaytelli, Jeffrey Heller and Stephen Farrell, Reuters Staff


BAGHDAD/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Behind the high concrete walls of Baghdad’s Jewish cemetery, Violette Saul lies at rest under a weathered and cracked tombstone, one of the last memorials to an ancient community that is now all but extinct.

The Iraqi nurse was buried a decade ago alongside thousands of others in the sands of a country where her community thrived for more than 2,500 years.

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