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  1. Barcelona chaos had this Israeli reporter-turned-lawmaker dodging bullets

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    (JTA) — Seeing armed police in riot gear outside a school in Barcelona, the Israeli lawmaker Ksenia Svetlova felt the instincts kick in from her days as a Middle East reporter for Russian-language media. “One look was enough to see these officers were preparing for something bad,” said Svetlova, a Zionist Union lawmaker who was in the Catalan capital Sunday at the invitation of the local government as part of a team of international observers monitoring voting in a controversial refer…
  2. An Israeli trauma expert predicted a Las Vegas attack three years ago

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    (JTA) — When Dr. Avi Rivkind landed in Las Vegas three years ago to lecture as a trauma care expert, he saw something that troubled him. The airport, McCarran International, felt too open, almost exposed. He felt no less comfortable on the city’s Strip while watching crowds flow from hotels to casinos to shops to the street — with little security in sight. “I felt there was a lack of presence, from the ease of getting around there, from the… Read more …
  3. Josh Gad honors his Holocaust survivor grandparents with role in ‘Marshall’

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      (JTA) — Actor Josh Gad may be best known for voicing Olaf in the animated Disney hit “Frozen” and originating the role of Elder Arnold Cunningham in the Tony Award-winning musical “The Book of Mormon.” He’s also been a correspondent for “The Daily Show,” co-starred with Billy Crystal in the short-lived Showtime series “The Comedians” and, more recently, played Le Fou in the live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast.” But …
  4. Mark Feuerstein dishes on his very Jewy new sitcom, ‘9JKL’

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      CHICAGO (JUF News via JTA) — A grown man moves into a New York apartment sandwiched between his meddlesome, boundary-less parents on one side and his brother, wife and their newborn baby on the other. Sounds kind of like a sitcom, right? It is. But the premise also happens to be inspired by the real life of Jewish actor Mark Feuerstein — of “Royal Pains,” “Prison Break” and “West Wing” fame. While filming a show in New York a few years ago, Feu…
  5. With America’s blessing, Abbas signals a reconciliation with Hamas

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      WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Trump administration is encouraging the Palestinian Authority to assume control of the Gaza Strip and leaving the door open for a role by Hamas in the subsequent Palestinian government. But if such a move was once seen as a traditional predicate to a two-state solution, top Palestinian leaders are hedging their bets, saying they would not rule out a “one-state” solution in which Palestinians have the same one-person, one-vote rights as…