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Jewish woman injured in Nice terror attack dies of her wounds

By Shirli Sitbon, July 17, 2016

A Jewish woman who was taken into hospital following the truck-ramming attack in Nice last Thursday has died.

Raymonde Mamane, 77, was critically injured and put on a respirator following the outrage but succumbed to her injuries on Sunday. Her sister Clara Bensimon, 80 is still in a coma according to reports, which also say she had to have her legs amputated as a result of her injuries.

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Attempted coup in Turkey will not affect deal with Israel, says Netanyahu

By JC Reporter, July 16, 2016

The reconciliation process between Israel and Turkey will continue despite the move to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday.

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Jewish stars nominated for Emmies

By JC Reporter, July 15, 2016

The list of Emmy nominees for the 2016 awards was announced today.

Among the roll call of the actors and TV shows you have been watching all year, a number of Jewish stars got the nod ahead of the ceremony on September 18.

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Dallas sniper’s links to antisemitic groups

By Jessica Weinstein, July 15, 2016

The army veteran who shot and killed five police officers during a protest in Dallas last week was interested in the Nation of Islam, which has a history of antisemitism. According to the Southern Poverty Law Centre, 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson “liked” Nation of Islam on Facebook, as well as other militant groups including the anti-Zionist New Black Panther Party.

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Thirty-five Righteous Gentiles honoured

By Jessica Weinstein, July 15, 2016

One of the largest-ever gatherings of Shoah rescuers took place in Warsaw this week. The event to honour 35 Polish rescuers of Jews, organised by the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, was likely to be among the last of its kind, as the Righteous Gentiles ranged in age from the late 80s to 101.

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Republicans sidestep two-state solution

By Jessica Weinstein, July 15, 2016

America’s Republican Party released a draft platform this week that backtracked on its support for a two-state solution. The statement described Jerusalem “as the eternal and indivisible capital of the Jewish state”, and appeared to roll back on recognition of Palestinian nationhood, with key clauses leaving out the concept of “two states for two peoples”.

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South African plot to bomb Jewish buildings

By Jessica Weinstein, July 15, 2016

Twin brothers have been charged with conspiring to blow up Jewish buildings in South Africa. Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie were also accused of plotting to blow up a US mission alongside two other people.

According to reports, the brothers may have had links to Daesh and had been under surveillance for nearly a year before their arrest.

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France must resist the new Nazis, says Jewish leader

By JC Reporter, July 15, 2016

Joël Mergui, the president of France’s umbrella body for Jewish organisations, has called on France to fight Islamism in the same way that many of its citizens resisted Adolf Hitler.

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Holocaust museum looks to block Pokémon players

By Josh Jackman, July 13, 2016

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum has asked visitors to stop playing an immersive video game which allows users to “catch monsters” while walking around its exhibitions.

Pokémon Go is an “augmented reality” smartphone game in which users try to trap fictional fighting animals like Charizard and Pikachu.

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Bernie Sanders backs Hillary Clinton

By JC Reporter, July 12, 2016

Bernie Sanders has endorsed his former rival, Hillary Clinton, in her campaign to become US president.

The Jewish Democrat and former presidential candidate announced his support for Mrs Clinton as they appeared together at a campaign event in New Hampshire.

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