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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 | 1 1 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 | 4 4 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 | 5 5 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...
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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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Groups weigh in on flotilla confrontation
by JTA Staff
Jun 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The main U.S. Jewish umbrella organization is defending Israel's raid of the flotilla heading to Gaza, but several left-wing groups are blaming the incident on officials in Jerusalem an...
U.S. Jewish left-wing groups condemn Gaza deaths
by JTA
May 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Two American Jewish left-wing groups called for an investigation into the deaths of pro-Palestinian activists and urged more engagement in the peace process. Meanwhile, the American Jewish Committe...
Gaza flotilla deaths spur concerns, condemnation
by JTA
May 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Vatican expressed "pain" and "great concern" at the deaths of activists on a convoy bringing aid to Gaza, while French leaders criticized the Israeli Navy's use of force in turning back the flo...
Bibi cancels White House visit in wake of flotilla riot
by JTA
May 31, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled a planned visit to the White House following the deaths of nine protesters on a Gaza-bound ship boarded by Israel's Navy. Netanyahu was sched...
Condemned by the world, Israel blames flotilla organizers for Gaza deaths
by Marcy Oster
JTA
May 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- As Israel fended off worldwide condemnation for the deaths of nine international activists aboard a Gaza-bound ship and blamed the rioting on the flotilla's organizers, Prime Minister ...
Readout of the President's Call with Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel
by White House Press Secretary
May 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
May 31, 2010 “This morning between 10:00 and 10:15 AM CDT, the President spoke by phone with Prime Minister Netanyahu. He said he understood the Prime Minister's decision to return immediately to I...
Grant pushes historic partnership of seminaries
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
May 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Spurred by a major grant from one of the largest Jewish foundations, the rabbinical seminaries of three major synagogue movements are forging a groundbreaking partnership to train Jewis...
Volunteers bring some relief to needy Lithuanian, Latvian Jews
by Anna Rudnitskaya
JTA
May 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
MOSCOW (JTA) -- It took them five days and nights in four hotels through three countries to deliver two vans from London to the Jews of Latvia and Lithuania. Eight British volunteers went on a “Mis...
Tea Party rise, Rand Paul win has Republican Jews nervous
by James Besser
N.Y. Jewish Week
May 30, 2010 | 45 45 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Rand Paul, the Tea Party insurgent who was the upset victor in last month’s Kentucky Republican Senate primary, could be the biggest headache yet for a Republican Party that hopes to ...
Conservatives' ethical seal nearing kosher marketplace
by Amy Klein
JTA
May 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- “We will not put a hechsher on pork products.” Counterintuitive as the need for that statement about kosher certification might sound, it was just one of the points about the Conservati...