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Jewish groups to spend millions persuading lawmakers on Iran deal
Proponents and detractors of the Iran nuclear deal are working overtime — and spending millions of dollars — to lobby undecided members of Congress over the summer recess. The American Israel Publi...
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s Teva drops Mylan bid: Buys Boto-maker Allergan
Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries this week gave up its hostile takeover bid of rival Mylan, according to reports. Instead, Teva will purchase Allergan’s generic drugs business for $40.5 bill...
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pollard release set for November
Jonathan Pollard, the American Jew who has served 30 years of a life sentence for passing classified information to Israel, will be released Nov. 20 from a U.S. prison. The Parole Board announced i...
Jul 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Analysis: In Israel’s domestic politics, Iran deal is a gift for Netanyahu
Maybe Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be thanking the Obama administration for the Iran deal. Netanyahu called Tuesday’s agreement on Iran’s nuclear program a “stunning historic mi...
Jul 23, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will Iran deal’s sanctions relief fund terror?
Beyond the recently reached nuclear deal’s implications for Iran’s nuclear program itself, much of the fear about the agreement centers on how the substantial sanctions relief it provides to the Is...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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For most, the jury is still out
Jewish organizations and others were busy last week issuing statements on a nuclear agreement reached between Iran and six world powers (the P5+1). Most urged a close study of the document before v...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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What’s behind the anti-Semitism charges in the Samsung deal
Only days away from a critical vote on a proposed merger that could shape the future of South Korea’s largest conglomerate and economic powerhouse, the Samsung Group, two of its subsidiaries’ respe...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Agreement seeks limits on Iran’s nuclear abilities while lifting economic sanctions
Iran and a group of six countries led by the United States reached an agreement Tuesday morning that aims to curtail Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for easing economic sanctions. President Bara...
Jul 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbinical group details need for improvements in working with converts
The Rabbinical Council of America’s conversion review committee, established following the arrest of Georgetown Rabbi Barry Freundel on 52 misdemeanor counts of voyeurism, is recommending that the ...
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Front line for fighting BDS on U.S. campuses should be in Israel, report urges
College campuses may be where the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement is drawing attention, but the front line should be in Jerusalem. That’s the thrust of a report on the state of the Jewis...
Jul 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Foxman: Israel has become ‘the Jew amongst the nations’
Looking back after 50 years of service to the Anti-Defamation League, retiring national director Abraham Foxman reflects on the safety and security of Jews overseas and Israel’s position in the wor...
Jul 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hebrew in the huddle: American-style football gains ground in Israel
JERUSALEM  — The scent of hamburgers and beer wafted over the field. The fans were bathed in barbecue smoke. The bleachers were cut out of Jerusalem stone, the field was made of artificial turf. Th...
Jul 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Human Rights Reports slams Iran
Torture and violence without impunity are among the abuses the Iranian regime has conducted against its own people, according to the State Department’s Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for...
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inside V15’s ground game to unseat Netanyahu
by Ben Sales JTA
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — When he goes door to door in this city handing out campaign materials, Shai Gal doesn’t tell people to vote for Labor, Meretz or the other liberal parties vying for support ahead of Isra...
Denmark synagogue attack seen as ‘wake-up call’
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
From the window of the Jewish Community of Copenhagen’s crisis center, Finn Schwarz can see his country changing before his eyes. Hours after the slaying of a guard outside the Danish capital’s mai...
Anti-Semitic incidents reach record high for Jews in Britain
by Rachel Stafler, Special to The Chronicle
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
LONDON — Nat and her husband have always talked about moving to Israel, but the time never seemed right. The London residents had good jobs, were surrounded by friends and family and their three ki...
Negotiating the Negev: The coexistence of development, preservation and growth
by Melissa Gerr
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
David Ben-Gurion’s vision was to make the Negev desert bloom, but Israel’s efforts to develop the arid lands of its southern interior often pit environmentalists against government land officials, ...
Congressional Democrats facing tough choice
by Dmitriy Shapiro
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
If Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned address to a joint session of Congress has put pro-Israel Democrats, forced to choose between a disapproving White House and supporters of the...
Islamic radicalism poses dilemma for Jews in interfaith dialogue
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — After the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris last month, Kari Alterman heard from every one of her Detroit-area Muslim dialogue partners, all of them calling to express their sadness an...
What does new citizenship law mean for Portuguese and world Jewry?
by Alina Dain Sharon, JNS.org
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
Five hundred years after thousands of Jews were burned at the stake or forcefully converted, and many others expelled due to the Inquisition, the Portuguese Cabinet has decided to grant citizenship...
Jewish groups divided on Obama budget plan
by Dmitriy Shapiro
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
By Dmitriy Shapiro WASHINGTON — Jewish groups are split in their responses to President Barack Obama’s much-anticipated 2015 budget, specifically on the subject of how the White House plans to offs...
Global Briefs February 12
by JTA Reports
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
Slain journalists Foley, Sotloff honored in memory of Daniel Pearl James Foley and Steven Sotloff, American journalists who were killed by ISIS, were honored with an award in memory of the murdered...
Defense is one bright spot in tense Israel relationship
by Dmitriy Shapiro
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Although much attention in recent weeks has been focused on the strained political relationship between Israel and the United States, cooperation between the defense establishment of t...