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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 | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is a nuclear deal with Iran in sight?
Iran’s foreign minister returned to nuclear negotiations Tuesday morning, insisting he had a mandate to finalize a deal with world powers. But as the clock wound down on the self-imposed June 30 de...
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Green Party’s Stein: ‘Let’s fight like our lives depend on it’
By Josh Marks Calling for an end to corporate capitalism and the two-party political system, Dr. Jill Stein kicked off her campaign for president on the Green Party ticket with a speech June 23 at ...
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Throughout Hillary Clinton’s life and career, U.S. Jews have been close at hand
WASHINGTON – From the man who married her grandmother to the man who married her daughter, from working a room full of bar mitzvah guests on behalf of her husband’s political career to headlining m...
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J Street U ‘disappointed’ after Hillel meeting
WASHINGTON — Members of J Street U’s National Student Board walked away “disappointed” after a lengthy on-the-record meeting with representatives from Hillel International. Four student board membe...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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The obvious choice: Relief for Britain’s Jews as Cameron elected to second term
LONDON — A large chunk of Britain’s Jewish community breathed a sigh of relief on May 8, when David Cameron secured a second five-year term as prime minister. The Conservative’s win of an outright ...
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Jews in a box: Can Germany afford to let its Jewish community disappear?
BERLIN — An exhibit at the Jewish Museum in Berlin raised eyebrows two years ago for its examination of the discomfort of Germans with the Jews in their midst. In the exhibit, a Jew sat in a three-...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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A long train trip: But a ride across Siberia uncovers thriving Jewish communties
In May 1891, the Grand Duke Nicholas II, who later became the last czar, picked up a ceremonial shovel and emptied a wheelbarrow full of soil onto an embankment in the port city of Vladivostok. It ...
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Burma: one synagogue and much beauty
[Editor’s note: The military government of Burma changed the country name to "Myanmar" in 1989. According to the State Department, it remains U.S. policy to refer to the country as Burma in most co...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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A tech exec with a soft spot for Israel
NEW YORK – When Stephen Kaufer, the CEO of TripAdvisor, an $11 billion company that runs America’s leading user-generated hotel review website, thinks back to all the places he has visited, one sta...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will Sephardic Jews join Ashkenazi embrace of premarriage genetic testing?
“There is no person in the world without issues,” says Rabbi Yosef Ekstein, the founder of the organization Dor Yeshorim (“Upright Generation” in Hebrew), a confidential genetic screening system us...
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OU delegation warns of rise in threats
Attendees of the Orthodox Union Leadership Mission to Washington made clear to the politicians their concerns over ongoing Iran nuclear negotiations and domestic security funding for Jewish institu...
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Chief Rabbi Lau: No intention to remove Rabbi Riskin from his job
JERUSALEM— The Chief Rabbinate has no intention of removing Efrat Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin from his position, Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau said. “There has never been any intention to push out ...
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Specter outlines questions for Elena Kagan
May 26, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, made public a letter to Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan in which he outlines one line of qu...
Kreimer: There’s room in Jerusalem for Jews and Arabs
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
May 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Sarah Kreimer, associate director of Ir Amim, spoke to an audience last Sunday night at the Jewish Community Center of Squirrel Hill. Kreimer’s presentation focused on current Israeli policies and ...
Airline industry seeks more eco-friendly aircraft
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
May 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Can airplanes run on cleaner fuels or be electric powered? Are there changes afoot in the airline business to find cleaner fuels? — Reema Islam, Dhaka, Bangladesh  Given air travel’...
Haredi emergency group taps Bedouin, Druze volunteers
by Amy Klein
JTA
May 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
At the scene of terrorist attacks, accidents and even homicides, most Israelis are used to the sight of ZAKA volunteers — Haredi men working to save lives or recover body parts of the dead. What th...
Boycott targets stars from Elvis to Elton
by Nathan Guttman
Forward
May 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Editor's note: See Chronicle editorial, Where was Elvis before? in Opinion section. WASHINGTON -- It was a feather in the cap of pro-boycott activists, but for Israelis a major setback. With battle...
When friends visit you in Israel, do you talk or shut up?
by Ashley Gold
A Letter From Israel
May 21, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — Last Friday, my non-Jewish friend from Penn State — a friend from The Daily Collegian, the student-run newspaper I work for back at school — came to visit me in Israel. My friend, a Chri...
Torah created for Army chaplains goes overseas
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
May 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Soldiers aren’t exactly used to luxury on the battlefield, but now there’s one thing they won’t do without: a Torah. The first Torah created by Torahs for Our Troops, a project of the Jewish Welfar...
Obama signs Daniel Pearl press act
by JTA
May 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- President Obama signed the Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act, joined by six family members of the Wall Street Journal reporter slain by Islamic extremists. The president said Mon...
Major powers agree on Iran sanctions
by JTA
May 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The five members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany have agreed on a sanctions package against Iran. The agreement by the major powers on "strong" Iran sanctions comes partly in...
Study of American Jews making its way into Israeli schools
by Dina Kraft
JTA
May 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV -- The Jews of America may be the largest Jewish community in the Diaspora, but that does not mean Israeli schoolchildren learn much about them. Sixty-two years after Israel's founding, it...