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Natalie Portman Says Jewish Community Should Focus Less on the Holocaust

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Natalie Portman is calling on the Jewish community to question how much emphasis they place on the Holocaust in comparison to other atrocities.  The actress recently directed and starred in A Tale of Love and Darkness, an adaptation of the Israeli writer and journalist Amos Oz’s memoir about the creation of Isreal.  Portman was born in Jerusalem and lived there until ...

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EU Official: Without Jews, Europe Has no Future

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Europe without its Jews has no future, a senior European Union official asserted on Wednesday, echoing comments made by politicians in England and France in the aftermath of the attack on a kosher grocery in Paris earlier this month.  “If there’s no future for Jews in Europe, there’s no future for Europe,” said Frans Timmermans, first vice president of the ...

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French Jewish Body Calls for “Mass Voting” Against Front National

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The group representing half a million French Jews has called for “mass voting” against nationalist political party Front National following its wide wins in regional elections on Sunday.  Conseil Représentatif des Institutions Juives de France (CRIF), the French equivalent to the Board of Deputies of British Jews, issued a statement ahead of further voting this weekend, saying: “Go out and ...

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