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As David Cohen becomes CIA’s No. 2, Jews appear to have smoother sailing at security agencies
WASHINGTON — David Cohen’s path to second in command at the Central Intelligence Agency is, in many respects, a typical one in Washington. A seasoned Ivy League lawyer who began his career defendin...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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BDS with a twist: California campus divestment measures target more than Israel
While two recent student resolutions initiated by boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement advocates in California ultimately had different fates, the episodes share a common twist: lumping...
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Michael Oren lends foreign policy bona fides to new Israeli party Kulanu
TEL AVIV — Michael Oren, New York-born and educated at Columbia and Princeton, begins an interview in Hebrew. Though he quickly switches to English, Oren interrupts himself every so often to transl...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inside V15’s ground game to unseat Netanyahu
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...
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Denmark synagogue attack seen as ‘wake-up call’
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...
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Anti-Semitic incidents reach record high for Jews in Britain
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...
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Negotiating the Negev: The coexistence of development, preservation and growth
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, ...
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Congressional Democrats facing tough choice
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...
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Islamic radicalism poses dilemma for Jews in interfaith dialogue
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...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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What does new citizenship law mean for Portuguese and world Jewry?
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...
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Jewish groups divided on Obama budget plan
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...
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Global Briefs February 12
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...
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Defense is one bright spot in tense Israel relationship
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...
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Germany challenges journalist’s request to declassify files pertaining to Eichmann
by JTA
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Germany is challenging a journalist’s request to declassify files pertaining to the 15 years Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann spent as a fugitive. German journalist Gabriele Weber filed a claim wit...
The U.S.-Israel crisis: This time, it’s serious
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Last summer, when the relationship between the Obama and Netanyahu administrations was getting off to what appeared to be a rocky start, Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren was at pains — ...
What about incitement by Palestinians?
by Ami Eden
JTA
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — In response to the Obama administration’s stepped-up criticism of Israeli building plans in Jerusalem, Jewish groups are slamming the White House for failing to speak out more against Pa...
Electric, hybrid cars could spur more coal usage
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Isn’t the interest in electric cars and plug-in hybrids going to spur increased reliance on coal as a power source? And is that really any better than gasoline/oil in terms of envir...
Israeli defense company wins $300 million contract for the Australian Defense Force
by JTA
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
An Israeli defense company won a $300 million contract to develop a cutting-edge command and communications system for the Australian Defense Force. The Haifa-based Elbit Systems, one of the world’...
At JOFA conference, passion shifts to women’s leadership
by Ben Harris
JTA
Mar 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — The last time the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance organized a conference at Columbia University, in 2007, Israeli activist Tova Hartman electrified a crowd of several hundred with her ...
Israel allows United Nations into Gaza Strip
by JTA
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel will allow the United Nation's secretary-general and a top European Union official to enter the Gaza Strip from Israel. Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations and Catherine Ashton, the EU's high ...
Israel expresses interest in nuclear energy
by JTA
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel announced its interest in producing electricity from nuclear energy at a conference in Paris. Syria announced the same intention at Tuesday's conference hosted by France to promote nuclear r...
Israel's U.S. ambassador offers to return to California university
by JTA
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s U.S. ambassador has offered to return to the California university where students interrupted his speech last month. Michael Oren, in an open letter Monday, said he would meet with student...
Communications activist silenced in Cuban jail cell
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Alan Gross has been about communications all his life: The call-mom-everyday son, the family newsbreaker, the message guy for Jewish groups, the get-out-the-vote enthusiast for candida...