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World News

2 states alter primary dates to avoid High Holiday conflict

BOSTON (JTA) – Massachusetts and Rhode Island have changed their primary dates this year to avoid a conflict with the Jewish High Holidays.  In Massachusetts, the secretary of state, William Galvin, announced that the voting would be moved up to Sept. 4, the day after Labor Day and two weeks earlier than the original date, which was the eve of Yom Kippur.  More...

Anti-Israeli activists celebrate New Orleans investment boycott

(JTA) – The City of New Orleans approved a resolution to boycott investments with human rights violators, which anti-Israel activists celebrated as an achievement for their cause. The resolution, which passed the council unanimously with all five members present voting in support, mentions neither Israel nor the Palestinian territories. More...

How Sholom Rubashkin’s supporters got Trump to commute ex-kosher slaughterhouse owner’s sentence

WASHINGTON – Why did President Donald Trump commute the sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, the former CEO of an Iowa kosher meat plant sentenced to 27 years in prison for bank fraud?  More...

Trump waives Iran sanctions, he says for the last time under the current deal

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump waived nuclear sanctions against Iran for what the White House said was the final time under the current deal.  More...

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