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WJC News Update – More new and ‘disturbing’ things about the Iran deal


News updates from the World Jewish Congress website – 22 July 2015

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Mariah Carey to perform in Israel

Just weeks after her June visit, pop superstar Mariah Carey has announced an August 18 performance in the Rishon Lezion Live Park Amphitheater. “Shalom Israel, I will be coming to see you live on August 18, so come to see me! Shalom,” said Carey in a special message to her Israeli fans.

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EL Doctorow, author of Ragtime and Billy Bathgate, dies in New York aged 84 – The Guardian 

22 Jul 2015 Award-winning US author of historical novels including Ragtime and Billy Bathgate died of complications from lung cancer, his son confirms  READ MORE »

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Yiddish on the rise – The Economist 

22 Jul 2015 According to the Department of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University fewer than one million people worldwide still speak Yiddish, compared with over 11m in 1939. READ MORE »

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The little-known Jewish philanthropist who transformed black lives in the South – JTA

22 Jul 2015 New film, ‘Rosenwald,’ tells story of Jewish philanthropist who transformed black lives  READ MORE »

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More new and ‘disturbing’ things about the Iran deal – The Washington Post 

22 Jul 2015 Secretary John Kerry finds “very disturbing” a speech by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei “vowing to defy American policies in the region” despite Kerry’s diplomatic handiwork.  READ MORE »