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  1. BDS made Nick Cave perform in Israel

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Australian singer Nick Cave said he is performing in Israel to take a stand against BDS, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel. Cave and his band The Bad Seeds performed to a sold-out crowd in Israel Sunday night, his first appearance on an Israeli stage in 20 years. His scheduled...

  2. Canada’s new National Holocaust Memorial was supposed to close for the winter. But after Jewish complaints it will remain open

    MONTREAL (JTA)—The Canadian government backed off a decision to close the newly-opened National Holocaust Memorial for the winter, apparently relenting to complaints from the Jewish community. “Canadians will be able to reflect on the horrors committed against 6 million Jewish victims and others while paying tribute to the survivors,” Heritage Minister Melanie Joly said in...

  3. Warsaw Ghetto museum planned for hospital with ghetto, Jewish ties

    WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — The Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage wants to create a Warsaw Ghetto Museum in a hospital with ties to the ghetto and the Jewish community. “The creation of the Warsaw Ghetto Museum is in the initial phase of preparation, both substantively and organizationally,” the Ministry of Culture and National...

  4. Jeffrey Tambor to leave ‘Transparent’ after second sexual harassment accusation

    (JTA) — Actor Jeffrey Tambor said he will not return for the fifth season of the Emmy-winning television comedy “Transparent,” following a second accusation of sexual harassment made by a female member of the show’s cast. “Playing Maura Pfefferman on ‘Transparent’ has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life,” Tambor first...

  5. Israel’s president rejects pardon request for soldier who shot downed Palestinian terrorist

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin rejected a request to pardon a former Israeli soldier convicted of shooting and killing an injured Palestinian terrorist as he lay on the ground. Rivlin rejected the request to pardon jailed soldier Elor Azaria, who is serving a reduced sentence of 14 months in prison for the murder....