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The Guardian view on Gaza shootings: stop killing unarmed civilians | Editorial

Editorial: Channelling a reckless Donald Trump, Israeli ministers appear to have adopted a dangerous mindset: to destroy the national aspirations of the Palestinians by military force It is inexcusable for soldiers of a military, especially those under democratic civilian control, to shoot and kill protesters, almost all of whom were unarmed, and who pose no credible threat. Yet at the boundary between Gaza and Israel today Israeli soldiers blockading Gaza, Israel imprisoned 2 million people behind barbed wire and military towers. Israel treated the violence as a jailer might a…

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Jeremy Corbyn criticised for attending radical Jewish event

Labour leader attended meeting of Jewdas, which is at odds with mainstream Jewish groups over alleged antisemitism in the party Jeremy Corbyn has been criticised for attending a Passover event with a leftwing Jewish group highly critical of mainstream Jewish communal bodies, and which has described the protests against the Labour leader as faux outrage greased with hypocrisy and opportunism. Corbyn attended a Passover seder, the traditional meal of the Jewish festival, in his Islington constituency that was organised by Jewdas, which last week accused the Jewish Board of Deputies,…

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Spain honours Ladino language of Jewish exiles

Royal academy sets up Judeo-Spanish branch dedicated to preserving language spoken by people expelled 500 years ago More than five centuries after King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella expelled Spains Jewish population, the still-spoken language of the exiles is to be formally honoured by the countrys leading linguistic authority. The Association of Spanish Language Academies. Through these nine academics we can now [lay the foundations] for a Judeo-Spanish academy to be based in Israel, just as we did in the 19th century with the Latin American academies. He added: The idea…

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