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Team Israel Has Ten New Baseball Players

(Israel Baseball)

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Ten Jewish-American baseball players are now Israeli citizens.

The players together applied for and received citizenship on Wednesday at the Bureau of Population and Immigration office in Jaffa.

They and their supporters waved Israeli flags and sang Israeli songs as they entered the office and went through the process of becoming citizens.  They all left the office holding their new Israeli Identity Cards.

The players want to represent…

Jerusalem US Consulate, Serving Palestinians, To Become Part of Embassy to Israel

 

A newly hung sign pointing to the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, which was inaugurated on May 14, 2018. (Ben Sales)

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The U.S. consulate in Jerusalem, which primarily serves Palestinian-Americans, will merge operations with the U.S. embassy to Israel, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced.

The consulate on Agron Street in the center of western Jerusalem will merge operations with the new Israeli embassy in Arnona, on the…

Rube Goldberg Did way More Than Draw Those Wacky Machines

An iconic Rube Goldberg cartoon, featuring one of his signature contraptions (this one, a mustache wiper), was used on a U.S. postal stamp in 1995. (Rube Goldberg Inc.)

(JTA) — When one hears the name Rube Goldberg, one concept instantly comes to mind: those fun machines that complete simple tasks in overly complicated and humorous ways. Think a ball rolling down a long ramp that hits a series of dominoes, which hits something…

Chelsea Clinton Calls Out Louis Farrakhan Over anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Chelsea Clinton called Louis Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism “dangerous” and said laughter in response to it “made my skin crawl.”

Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, was reacting on Twitter to a Farrakhan tweet in which the leader of the Nation of Islam said “I’m not an anti-Semite. I’m anti-termite.”

“Comparing Jews to termites is anti-Semitic, wrong and dangerous,” Clinton tweeted Wednesday, quoting Farrakhan.

Twitter, meantime, said it would not suspend Farrakhan from the site. A BuzzFeed reporter quoted a spokesperson…

SodaStream Builds Massive Marine Device to Collect Plastic Waste from the Ocean off the Coast of Honduras

Airport City, ISRAEL (October 15, 2018) — SodaStream InternationalLTD. (NASDAQ: SODA) today announced the launch of the “Holy Turtle” – a massive ocean contraption designed to clean plastic waste from open waters.  The innovative device will be initially piloted today in the Caribbean Sea, off the coast of Roatán, Honduras, as part of a bold ocean clean-up lead by CEO Daniel Birnbaum.  This is the first-known attempt of a commercial company to undertake a physical clean-up of trash from open waters. SodaStream’s clean-up delegation includes 150 SodaStream executives from 45 countries, international environmental specialists, NGO Plastic Soup…