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Argentine website’s analysis of Nisman recordings wins Google journalism prize

(JTA) — An Argentine news outlet’s analysis of secret recordings concerning the bombing of the AMIA Jewish Center in Buenos Aires won a national prize from Google Argentina and the National Forum of Professional Journalists.

The Digital Journalism Innovation Award was announced on Saturday during the 6th National Congress of Digital Journalism, organized by the journalism forum, known as FOPEA, and Google.

La Nacion Data Argentina analyzed 40,000 audio recordings that included information on which Jewish special prosecutor Alberto Nisman based his allegation that the government of former President Cristina de Kirchner cooperated with Iran to cover up the Islamic Republic’s role…

Converging interests of Israel, Arab states is ‘opportunity,’ McMaster tells AJC

(JTA) — H.R. McMaster, the U.S. National Security Advisor, called the converging interests of Israel and other Middle Eastern countries an “opportunity,” during an address to the American Jewish Committee’s Global Forum in Washington.

In a speech Sunday night, McMaster noted a “reassessment of regional relationships, most notably between Israel and a number of our Arab partners — all friends of America, but too often adversaries of each other. Today their interests are converging. This is an opportunity.”

Citing the 1967 Six Day War as an example, McMaster said that what can appear to be an unprecedented challenge can present…

Tens of thousands celebrate Israel in NY parade

(JTA) — Tens of thousands of people lined Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue to show their support for Israel.

The “Celebrate Israel” parade was held Sunday afternoon, under the banner of “Celebrate Israel All Together.” The parade also recognized 50 years of the reunification of Jerusalem.

Nine members of Israel’s Parliament were scheduled to march in the parade, as were Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio were in attendance. Some 30 floats and 11 marching bands were scheduled to be part…

Palestinian Authority official says Western Wall belongs to Jews

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A top Palestinian Authority official said the Western Wall should remain under Jewish sovereignty but that the Temple Mount belongs to the Palestinian.

“We understand that the wall [U.S. President Donald Trump] visited is sacred to the Jews and ultimately it has to remain under Jewish sovereignty. There is no argument over this. Obviously, it’s a holy place for Jews,” Jibril Rajoub said Saturday evening on the Israeli news magazine Channel 2’s “Meet the Press.”

He added, however: “The Temple Mount is ours, not yours, and I think you should stop talking as if it’s yours.…

Video: SoCal Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Induction

JLTV exclusively presents the full broadcast of the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2017 Induction Ceremony.

Held at the Skirball…