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By | October 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

The head of a Palestinian village in Jerusalem says almost all of the city’s Arabs would prefer to live peacefully under Israeli administration. Palestinian leaders often claim that they would like to take a [...]

Israel joins US in mourning over Las Vegas mass shooting

By | October 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Netanyahu and Rivlin expressed condolences to the American people on behalf of all Israelis over the largest mass shooting in US history. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday issued his condolences to the American people [...]

Threatening anti-Semitic flier sent to Brooklyn kosher bakery

By | October 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

(JTA) — An anti-Semitic flier that threatens Jews was sent to a kosher bakery in Brooklyn. Police are investigating the notice sent to the Weiss Bakery in the haredi Orthodox neighborhood of Borough Park. It [...]

Boots on America’s Campuses

By | October 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Over the past several years, the harassment and intimidation that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) groups have brought to America’s college campuses has grown by leaps and bounds. For years, many worthy Jewish and [...]

Stormfront To Hold White Supremacist Conference On Yom Kippur

By | September 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Stormfront, one of the oldest hate sites on the internet, is hosting a conference in eastern Tennessee starting Friday, the Knoxville News-Sentinel reported. The online forum, which has over 300,000 members around the world, will host [...]

Jewish groups welcome German Chancellor Merkel’s electoral victory but disturbed by entry of extremist Alternative for Germany into Bundestag

By | September 26th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder congratulated German Chancellor Angela Merkel on securing a fourth term in Sunday’s federal elections, calling her “a true friend of Israel and the Jewish people.” But Lauder also [...]

Israel’s Technion, Cornell Celebrate Opening of Joint Grad School in New York

By | September 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Taking advantage of a “once-in-a-generation opportunity to build a new university in New York City,” Cornell and Israel’s Technion are teaming up to establish a cutting-edge institution.  By: Shiri Moshe/The Algemeiner Cornell Tech officially dedicated its [...]

French Jewish family beaten in anti-Semitic home invasion

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

A French Jewish leader and his family were assaulted in their home near Paris in what representatives of French Jewry said was an anti-Semitic attack. In the attack Thursday night, three men, two of whom were [...]

Security forces arrested a Palestinian singer for lauding a terrorist who murdered three members of an Israeli family.

By | September 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Israeli security forces on Wednesday night arrested a Palestinian wedding singer for writing, performing and distributing a song that glorifies the brutal terror attack in July in which a Palestinian stabbed and murdered three members of an Israeli family in [...]

Rare Skin Disease Ruined Gaza Man’s Life — Until Israeli Doctors Stepped In

By | September 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Muhammad Taluli arrived from Gaza at Jerusalem's Hadassah Medical Center a few months ago and unwrapped the cloth from his hands to reveal gray and white growths that looked like tree bark. The doctors had [...]

As Iran expands its military influence in Syria, Israel puts the world on notice

By | September 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Iran is expanding into Syria, converting the country into a military and weapons base, filling it with heavily armed Shi’a proxy forces, and earmarking it as a launchpad for future attacks on Israel. Israel, in [...]

“Your UJA dollars at work….. in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Israel & throughout the Jewish World”

By | August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania is the parliament of the Jewish communities of Northeastern Pennsylvania and includes Lackawanna, Pike, Monroe, and Wayne counties.  Metaphorically speaking, the Federation is the “garden” and its funded agencies [...]

They Shouted ‘Here Is The Synagogue’ and Waved Swastikas

By | August 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

President of Beth Israel congregation, Charlottesville, tells in special column what community experienced during neo-Nazi demonstrations. The head of the Beth Israel congregation in Charlottesville, Alan Zimmerman, wrote in his column on his community's experience [...]

Trashing a Transcript to Implicate Israel

By | August 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

On August 10, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) The World Today radio program interviewed a representative from Oxfam on the topic of Gaza’s electricity crisis. (You can listen to the interview here.) While the interview was not controversial, [...]

DRIP IRRIGATION, JEWEL OF ISRAELI TECH, SELLS FOR $1.5B

By | August 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

As part of the deal, the parties said they have agreed to maintain Netafim's core activity in Israel, including continued production and R&D activity, for at least the next 20 years. The Mexican petrochemicals giant [...]

Award-winning Israeli cancer researcher says immunotherapy is the ‘future’ of treatment

By | August 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

A rapidly aging population and increased environmental risks have led cancer to overtake heart disease as the leading cause of death in parts of the Western world. Researchers remain a long way from eradicating cancer, [...]

WATCH: The Story of a Wounded Syrian Treated in Israel

By | August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

This is the touching story of F, one of the thousands of victims of the Syrian civil war who received medical treatment in Israel. Originally posted July 30, 2017 on WorldIsraelNews.com

WATCH: Palestinians explain how BDS harms them

By | August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Palestinians who do not collect a paycheck from the Fatah Party or the PLO, headed by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, are desperate for Israeli jobs and are worried that the movement to boycott the Jewish [...]

European-Funded Palestinian NGOs Launch Fierce Defense of PA’s Terror Payments Policy

By | August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Leading Palestinian NGOs — many of them backed with generous funding from European governments and agencies — have launched a new campaign in defense of the Palestinian Authority’s widely condemned policy of paying monthly salaries and [...]

26 Venezuelan Jews flee chaos, immigrate to Israel

By | August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Basic goods and services are being disrupted by economic malfunction in country amid daily battles between police and youth After several years of discontent with the far-left government under President Nicolas Maduro and his late [...]

COLUMNIST FIRED FOR SAYING HIGH-PAID FEMALE BBC JOURNALISTS EARN MORE BECAUSE THEY’RE JEWISH

By | August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Updated | The Irish edition of The Sunday Times, owned by Fox News CEO Rupert Murdoch, has pulled an article that said the two highest-earning female broadcasters at the BBC managed to secure better pay because they were Jewish. The [...]

Terrorist who slaughtered Salomon family gets salary from PA

By | July 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

As the United Nations prepared for a special Security Council session to address the Temple Mount crisis in Jerusalem, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, presented a grisly photo of the carnage committed by [...]

Developing countries benefit from Israeli child development program

By | July 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Developing countries benefit from Israeli child development program Professionals from developing countries will use knowledge gained in Israel to better their home nations. On July 27, professionals from Uganda, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Liberia, Tanzania and [...]

Netanyahu praises French president for condemning anti-Semitism

By | July 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

At a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the “Vel' d'Hiv” Holocaust-era roundup of French Jews, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday lauded France’s President Emmanuel Macron for condemning anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism.  Israeli Prime Minister [...]

Biased textbooks turning young Americans against Israel, research shows.

By | July 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

WASHINGTON, DC—Anti-Israel bias in the textbooks used by many American high schools may be to blame for the decrease in sympathy for Israel among young adults. According to the Brand Israel Group, only 54 percent [...]

Plant Research at Weizmann: Food Security for a Growing World

By | July 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

In Israel’s earliest days, Weizmann Institute scientists invented a method for waxing oranges so they could be shipped, which was a major boon for the country’s then-fledgling, agriculture-based economy. Since those days, the Weizmann Institute [...]

Is Paddington Bear Jewish?

By | June 30th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Michael Bond, whose literary creation Paddington Bear is beloved by millions of children (and adults) around the world, has died at the age of 91. But the world he created endures: a polite, old-fashioned Britain [...]

Italian Doctors Fooled Nazis by Inventing This Fake Disease

By | May 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Originally posted by Abby Sher at thejewniverse.com on May 22, 2017 In 1943, a team of ingenious Italian doctors invented a deadly, contagious virus called Syndrome K to protect Jews from annihilation. On October 16 [...]

France’s Macron expels party member over BDS support

By | May 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Originally posted at World Israel News on May 22, 2017 Macron expelled a parliamentary candidate from his party over his support for boycotts on Israel. French President Emmanuel Macron’s En Marche Political party dropped a candidate for [...]

Never Forget: Symposium teaches students the horrors of the Holocaust

By | May 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Originally posted by Peter Cameron, May 10, 217 on Times Tribune Alan Moskin was a 19-year-old Jewish-American soldier in Gen. George S. Patton’s Third Army when his division came upon Gunskirchen, a concentration camp in [...]

50-YEAR SPECIAL: RELIVE THE SIX DAY WAR

By | May 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Originally posted on jpost.com on May 8, 2017 June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War (June 5-10, 1967) between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries. The war was a pivotal event in the [...]

On Independence Day, UNESCO okays resolution denying Israeli claims to Jerusalem

By | May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Originally posted on the Times of Israel BY RAPHAEL AHREN AND ALEXANDER FULBRIGHT  on May 2, 2017 The United Nation’s cultural body on Tuesday passed the latest in a series of resolutions that denies Israeli claims to [...]

Upcoming UNESCO resolution to reject Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem

By | April 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Originally published on April 27, 2017 on World Israel Newsat by Jonathan Benedek The text of an upcoming resolution would reportedly mark the first time UNESCO will officially reject Israeli sovereignty over any part of Jerusalem.  The United Nations [...]

Bipartisan US Bill Seeks to Combat BDS Supporters

By | March 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Originally published March 26, 2017 on United with Israel Congress introduced further legislation to combat BDS and show US support for the Jewish State.  Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Representatives Peter Roskam (R-IL) and [...]

Israel 9th Healthiest Country in the World

By | March 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Originally posted March 23, 2017 on United with Israel Israel is not only the happiest country in the region, it is also the healthiest country in the Middle East. After being ranked earlier this week as [...]

Governor Wolf Statement on Acts and Threats Against Jewish Institutions in Pennsylvania

By | February 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Originally published on February 27, 2017 at governor.pa.gov Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement in reaction to a series of threats and direct acts against Jewish institutions in Pennsylvania that follow a [...]

The Real Obstacle to Peace: Jew Hatred & Terrorism

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Originally published February 13, 2017 at wiesenthal.com Anti-Semitism continues to be rampant across Palestinian society As President Benyamin Netanyahu meets with President Trump on Wednesday there will be much discussion about keeping alive the "Two-State [...]

SWC Condemns Deadly Jerusalem Truck Attack

By | February 21st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Originally posted on January 8, 2017, on wiesenthal.com Real Obstacle To Two-State Solution Is Palestinian Terrorism Which Should Be Target Of Upcoming Paris 'Peace' Conference The Simon Wiesenthal Center condemned today’s murderous truck attack that killed [...]

Steven Spielberg’s Jewish Roots

By | January 30th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Originally posted on January 28, 2017, on aish.com by Sara Debbie Gutfreund “Because I am proud of being Jewish, I am worried by the growing anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism in the world.” The newly released biography, [...]

Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ is a German best-seller for 2016

By | January 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Originally posted on jta.org on January 3, 2017 (JTA) — The annotated edition of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” sold 85,000 copies in the one year since it was released in print for the first time [...]

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Neo-Nazi website: Hamas member will speak at armed march in Montana on MLK Day

By | January 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

This article was originally published on jta.org on January 5, 2017 (JTA) — A neo-Nazi website said it has filed the paperwork for an armed neo-Nazi march designed to harass the Montana Jewish community of [...]

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‘The Genius of Judaism’: An Interview with Bernard-Henri Lévy

By | December 20th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Originally published on The Tower. Bernard-Henri Lévy, France’s leading public intellectual, returns to the United States in January to promote his new book, The Genius of Judaism, perhaps the fullest expression yet of his commitment [...]

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Yaffa Eliach, pioneering Holocaust historian, dies at 79

By | December 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Originally published on jta.org on November 9, 2016 (JTA) — Yaffa Eliach, a prominent historian of the Holocaust who opened the first center for Holocaust studies in the United States, has died. Eliach, a Holocaust survivor, [...]

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Ruth Gruber, journalist who helped Holocaust survivors, dies at 105

By | November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Originally published on jta.org on November 18, 2016 (JTA) — Ruth Gruber, an American journalist who escorted 1,000 Jewish Holocaust refugees from Europe to the United States, has died. She was 105. Gruber died Thursday in [...]

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Kristallnacht Event Drew a Packed House

By | November 14th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

On November 10, Kristallnacht, forty members of the Jewish community met at the Scranton JCC to meet Chris Nicola and to watch the documentary “No Place on Earth” a remarkable story of survival and triumph [...]

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Make a Donation to Tzedakah Tzeason Benefitting Operation Gratitude

By | November 10th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

This year we will joining OPERATION GRATITUDE and sending gift cards to our servicemen and women and veterans. Please bring or send your gift cards to chain stores or gift cards to MasterCard and Visa [...]

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Free CLE presentation & Viewing of Film “Denial Thursday, November 17

By | November 10th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The Lackawanna Bar Association, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania invites you to join us Thursday, November 17 at Cinemark 20 in Moosic. Free CLE presentation by Tim Hinton at 5:45 pm [...]

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Expert to Discuss Impact of Election on Middle East and NEPA at Nov. 9 Lecture

By | November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Avi Melamed, an independent Israel-Middle East strategic intelligence analyst, will visit The University of Scranton to share his perspective in a talk titled “Inside the Middle East – A New President Requires a New Understanding of the Middle [...]

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Escape Room Event – Space is Limited!

By | October 20th, 2016|Categories: Event, Uncategorized|

Angela & Eric Weinberg host the Jewish Federation NEPA event at Electric City Escape Room 11/12/16 Join Eric and Angela Weinberg, co-chairs of a Jewish Federation of NEPA event, on Saturday November 12 [...]

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10 inspiring Jews who died in 5776

By | October 8th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Originally published on JTA.  By Gabe Friedman  September 30, 2016 10:36am Clockwise from top left: Anton Yelchin, Esther Jungreis, Doris Roberts and Elie Wiesel (Getty Images) It’s a fact of life: Scores of notable people pass [...]

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What’s New and What’s Leaving the JFed Film Library

By | September 26th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Welcome to your official look at what's coming (and going) to the Jewish Federation Film Library in September!  You could own the movies that are leaving for only $5.00 a film! What's Coming Check out NEW [...]

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Defying the Nazis – The Sharps’ War airs September 20 at 9pm

By | September 19th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

A message from Mark Silverberg, Jewish Federation NEPA Executive Director Over the weekend, David Fallk, our CRC Chairman, brought to my attention a documentary titled "Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War " that will be [...]

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2017 UJA Opening Event Film Festival a Success

By | September 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Always looking for new and innovative programming to keep our Federation in sync with larger Federations in the U.S., the Federation’s 2017 UJA Campaign opened in partnership with the University of Scranton’s Department of Theology [...]

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Kristallnacht Event: Chris Nicola Presents No Place On Earth Film at JCC

By | September 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Join the Jewish Federation in the JCC Linder Room on November 10, 2016 at 7:30pm in observance of Kristallnacht for the screening of No Place On Earth and discussion with caving enthusiast and contributor to the book The Secret [...]

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Electric City Escape Room Event

By | September 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Grab some friends for a fun and challenging night out on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 7:30pm! What is the Electric City Escape Room? A physical adventure game where players are locked in a room and [...]

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How a new source of water is helping reduce conflict in the Middle East

By | August 30th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Originally published on ensia.com on July 19, 2016 Author Rowan Jacobsen@rowanjacobsen specializing in food, sustainability and natural systems Ten miles south of Tel Aviv, I stand on a catwalk over two concrete reservoirs the size of football fields [...]

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Glamorizing Hitler

By | August 4th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Originally published on aish.com on July 30, 2016 The New York Times recently highlighted a growing trend worldwide: the use of Hitler in advertising, using the Nazi leader to lend prestige to products from selling shampoo in [...]

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Shaming Arab Women to be Martyrs

By | July 29th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Originally published by aish.com July 16, 2017 The recently appointed head of Israel's Shin Bet internal security agency gave his first presentation on Tuesday to the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee of the Knesset. As [...]

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Mourning the Loss of Elie Wiesel

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Originally published by The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum deeply mourns the passing of Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, Nobel laureate, and international leader of the Holocaust remembrance movement. In [...]

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Jewish Federation of NEPA Brings Film Festival to Scranton

By | June 29th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania invites NEPA community members to attend its debut Film Festival, scheduled to screen at the Moskovitz Theater in DeNaples Center at The University of Scranton on Sunday, August 28, [...]

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‘Poisoning’ Accusations are a Palestinian Tradition

By | June 29th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Originally Posted on June 24, 2016 by Rafael Medoff/JNS.org The late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (pictured) once claimed that Israel was carrying out “mass poisoning” of Arab girls in order to render them sterile, and [...]

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