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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 | 2 2 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 | 15 15 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 | 24 24 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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Anti-Semitic incidents soar in Holland
by JTA
Sep 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
The number of anti-Semitic incidents in Holland in January was nearly equal to the number of attacks in all of 2008, a new report shows. The annual report of the national organization charged with ...
Devoutly Jewish fighters hoping titles will silence critics
by Gil Shefler
JTA
Sep 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Harking back to an era when Jews ruled the ring, two devoutly observant boxers are fighting to make this the best year for Jewish boxing in seven decades. Middleweight Yuri Foreman, 29,...
Tamir Goodman, 'the Jewish Jordan,' retires from the court
by Baltimore Jewish Times
Sep 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
BALTIMORE -- Tamir Goodman, the former high school phenom once known as the “Jewish Jordan,” will announce his retirement from pro basketball. The first Orthodox Jewish player to professionally in ...
Iran policy reveals split between U.S. Jewish and Israeli left
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Israel’s highest-ranking female soldier, Brig. Gen. Yisraela Oron, was sounding all the right notes for her J Street hosts. At the tail end of a U.S. tour for the left-wing pro-Israel ...
Hamas rips U.N. for teaching the Holocaust in Gaza schools
by JTA
Sep 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Hamas condemned the United Nations for switching to a new textbook for Gaza schoolchildren that includes a chapter on the Holocaust. In an open letter sent Sunday to the head of the Uni...
Olmert facing three corruption cases
by JTA Staff
Sep 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Not unusually for a head of state, Ehud Olmert hankered for a legacy, and the contours of an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement may yet bear his mark. But another first attached to Olmert may be o...
Did Sweden fumble controversy, or did Israel overreact?
by Gil Shefler
JTA
Aug 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — A Swedish newspaper is pushing forward with its far-fetched claims that the Israeli army harvested body organs from Palestinians. But for many Israel watchers the debate has shifted to w...
Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit's 23rd birthday to be marked with events in U.S.
by JTA
Aug 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Events marking the 23rd birthday of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit will be held around the United States on Friday. The Jewish Agency for Israel is organizing about a dozen ceremonies to hon...
Israel’s Air Force retaliates for mortar fire at Israel from Gaza
by JTA
Aug 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s Air Force attacked a Palestinian smuggling tunnel connecting Gaza and Egypt in retaliation for mortar fire at Israel from Gaza. Three Palestinians were killed in the attack early Tuesday m...
Florida governor placed prayer notes in Western Wall to prevent hurricanes
by JTA
Aug 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
The governor of Florida said he placed prayer notes in the Western Wall asking God to prevent hurricanes from hitting his state. In a talk to a group of real estate agents last Friday, Gov. Charlie...