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WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Joe Biden is set to nominate Deborah Lipstadt, the Emory University Holocaust historian, to be the State Department’s antisemitism envoy.The White House alerted top Biden supporters of the pick, which has been expected for weeks, on Thursday night, the Jewish Tel…

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(JTA) — The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are finally happening, a full year after they were planned. And yes, they’re still being called the 2020 Olympics, even though they’re happening in 2021.

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Ben & Jerry’s decision this week to pull out of an agreement that allowed its Israeli franchisee to sell its product in what the company terms “Occupied Palestinian Territory” has angered some Jewish-owned businesses.

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AMSTERDAM (JTA) — A disoriented teenage girl lies on Anne Frank’s bed as people swarm the family house. But these people are not Nazis; they’re modern-day tourists. And the girl on the bed isn’t Anne, but Kitty — the imaginary friend to whom she addressed her now world-famous diary.

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After the trip to Lebanon and Syria, our new friends, the Krans, told us they were going to Armenia. Walter Kran is 100% Armenian, so that made sense for he and his wife, Lisa, to go with the Armenian-American Assembly to the land of his heritage. Of course, Fran and I said: “Can we go with you?”

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(JTA) — The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are finally happening, a full year after they were planned. And yes, they’re still being called the 2020 Olympics, even though they’re happening in 2021.

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(JTA) — The Biden administration and Angela Merkel’s government are signing a letter of intent to share information and strategies on advancing Holocaust education.

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(JTA) — Jewish emergency response services are participating in a search-and-rescue mission after a 12-story apartment building collapsed in Surfside, Florida, a heavily Orthodox town near Miami Beach.At least one person has been killed in the collapse, which took place without warning at ab…

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(JTA) — Nine Palestinians were injured during clashes with Israeli police at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount amid escalating tensions on the Gaza border, less than a month after the end of a round of intense fighting between Israel and Hamas.