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Portman to portray Jewish twins, advice columnists

(JTA) – Israeli-born actress Natalie Portman has been hired to play Jewish twin sisters Pauline Esther Friedman and Esther Pauline Friedman, the authors of the famed Dear Abby and Ask Ann Landers advice columns, Variety reported. More...

Soccer group suspends Palestinian for threats against Argentinian star

(JTA) — The FIFA soccer federation suspended the head of the Palestinian soccer body for threats against Argentinian star Lionel Messi.  Jibril Rajoub, who has long lobbied for action by FIFA against Israel, was suspended for a year on Friday, Aug. 24 by the body’s ethics committee in Switzerland, Ynet reported.  More...

Nazi camp guard Jakiw Palij deported from US to Germany

(JTA) – A former guard at a Nazi concentration camp has been deported to Germany from the United States, where he had lived for decades.  Jakiw Palij, 95, had lived in Queens, NY. He served as a guard at the Trawniki concentration camp near Lublin, Poland, during World War II, and may face prosecution in Germany for his actions.  More...

PepsiCo to acquire Israel’s SodaStream for $3.2 billion

JEUSALEM (JTA) – PepsiCo will acquire the Israeli home soda maker manufacturer SodaStream for $3.2 billion, the soft drink giant announced Aug. 20. PepsiCo plans to maintain the Israeli company’s current base of operations in the Negev. SodaStream will continue to operate as an independent subsidiary. More...

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