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From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Lautenberg amendment for religious refugees extended for a year

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A law facilitating resettlement for Iranian religious minorities, including Jews, seeking refuge was extended for another year.

The language, known as the Lautenberg amendment, was included in the massive spending bill passed by Congress and signed this week into law by President Barack Obama.

“The Lautenberg amendment has served as a lifeline for over two decades to tens of thousands of Jewish, Christian, Baha’i, and other religious minorities fleeing Iran and the Former Soviet Union,” Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., a Jewish congressman who sponsored the language, said in a statement.

“Without it, there would be no recourse or refuge for many of these individuals,” Schiff said. “I am pleased that Congress supported my request for its extension, which will continue to provide a beacon of hope for those seeking safety from discrimination and abuse solely for their religious beliefs.”
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From PressTV

Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:54AM

Brazil still refuses to accept an Israeli ambassador as he was a settler leader in the occupied West Bank, prompting Tel Aviv to threaten Brasilia of a downgrade in diplomatic relations.

Brasilia’s decision to reject Dani Dayan four months after his appointment has angered Tel Aviv and prompted it to announce on Sunday that it would press on the left-leaning government in the South American country to accept Israeli envoy.

“The foreign ministry will use all the tools at its disposal to have Dani Dayan’s appointment go through,” said Deputy Minister of Israel’s Foreign Affairs Tzipi Hotovely, adding, Tel Aviv “will leave the level of diplomatic relations with Brazil at the secondary level if the appointment of Dani Dayan is not confirmed.” She also said that Dayan would remain Israel’s sole nominee.

The Israeli regime fears that other countries could follow suit and take a pro-Palestine measure.

​Israel-Brazil relations worsened on December 6, 2010, when Brasilia recognized Palestine as a sovereign state within the 1967 borders.

Brazil also recalled its ambassador to Israel on July 23, 2014, about two weeks after Tel Aviv launched its deadly offensive on the besieged Gaza Strip, which claimed the lives of over 2,100 people by August 26 of the same year.
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From PressTV

Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:31PM

A prominent Syrian journalist and documentary maker known for his anti-Daesh films has been assassinated in Turkey’s Southeastern Anatolia region.

Naji Jerf, editor-in-chief of the Hentah monthly, was shot in the head with a silenced handgun by unknown assailants near the Syrian border in the Turkish town of Gaziantep on Sunday and died after being transferred to hospital.

As an investigation was being carried out into the incident, a Daesh supporter reportedly attributed the killing to the terrorist group on social media.

According to New York-based NGO Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Jerf had recently directed and produced a film documenting the killing of Syrian activists by Daesh terrorists during their occupation of the Syrian city of Aleppo in 2013 and 2014.

“We call on Turkish authorities to bring the killers of Naji Jerf to justice swiftly and transparently, and to step up measures to protect all Syrian journalists on Turkish soil,” said the nonprofit’s regional coordinator.

The 38-year-old, a father of two, was from the western Syrian city of al-Salamiyah.
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From Russia Today

Germany recruits army of 8,500 language teachers for 200,000 refugee children

Published time: 28 Dec, 2015 03:03

© Kai Pfaffenbach © Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters Hundreds of thousands of school-age refugees have arrived in Germany this year, forcing authorities to open thousands of additional classes and hire over 8,500 tutors to integrate the newcomers, Die Welt newspaper reports.

Over a million people fleeing war zones or searching for a better life have arrived in Germany as refugees and migrants this year, bringing their whole families along. The unprecedented inflow has resulted in some 196,000 new students joining the German education system, the paper reports.

READ MORE: Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ Okayed for use in classrooms by Germany’s education minister

“Schools and education administrations have never been confronted with such a challenge,” the head of education authority, Brunhild Kurth, told the publication.

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From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

US Orthodox rabbis slam wedding video calling for revenge against Palestinians

(JTA) — The main modern Orthodox rabbinical group in the United States expressed its “outrage” over a video that shows Jewish revelers at a wedding celebrating the murder of three Palestinians in a West Bank firebombing.

“The vigilante and lawless calls for revenge and dancing with machine guns and knives are anathema to Jewish morality and religious standards,” Rabbi Shalom Baum, president of the Rabbinical Council of America, said in a statement issued Thursday.

The video, released Dec. 23 on Israel’s Channel 10 and filmed at the Jerusalem wedding of a right-wing couple earlier in the month, features friends of the suspected assailants in the July firebombing of a home in the Palestinian village of Duma that killed three members of the Dawabshe family — a toddler and his parents.

In the video, party-goers stab a photo of the Palestinian family and wave knives, rifles, pistols and Molotov cocktails. The crowd chants the words to a song that includes a verse from Judges 16:28, in which Samson says, “Let me with one blow get revenge on the Philistines for my two eyes.” The crowd substitutes “Palestinians” for Philistines.
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