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World News

2 Iranians convicted in Thailand of bomb plot against Israelis

(JTA) — Two Iranians were convicted in a Thailand court for plotting a bomb attack on Israeli diplomats in Bangkok.  Saeid Moradi, 39, was sentenced Aug. 22 to life in prison, and Mohammad Kharzei, 43, was given a 15-year term.  More...

First Birthright participant, now an LA community leader, returns to Israel

Gamal Jason Yakov Palmer from Los Angeles, 34, who was the first participant in Taglit Birthright groups in 1999, returned to Israel this month for the first time, leading a group of Jewish students from Los Angeles, where he serves as senior director of Leadership Development of the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles.  More...

New Nixon tapes show more anti-Semitism

(JTA) — President Richard Nixon is heard in the last set of his White House tapes making anti- Semitic statements in discussions with visitors to the Oval Office and by telephone.  The 340 hours of tapes, which cover April 9, 1973 to July 12, 1973, were released by the Nixon Presidential Library. They are the last set of tapes that will be released by the library.  More...

Kagan: America’s ‘political liberty’ provided opportunities

(JTA) — Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan said at the annual reading of George Washington’s letter on religious liberty that she never felt like she was “less of an American” because of her Judaism. Kagan spoke earlier this month at the reading of the 1790 letter written by Washington to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, RI, in which the first U.S.  More...

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