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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 | 2 2 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 | 8 8 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 | 8 8 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 | 8 8 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 | 8 8 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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Palestinian village and Israeli town build rare partnership across line
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Apr 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WADI FUKIN, West Bank -- Mohammed Mansara, a 70-year-old farmer who goes by the name Abu Mazen, indicates with a sweep of his arm the fruit trees and vegetables he grows on his small plot of land i...
Orthodox rabbinical parley to address women's leadership
by Ben Harris
JTA
Apr 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- With a high-profile discussion scheduled on women's leadership and two proposed rules aimed at marginalizing rabbis who deviate leftward on hot-button issues, an upcoming Orthodox rabbi...
New corruption scandal dooms chances of Olmert comeback
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Apr 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Whether or not he is found guilty of taking bribes in the Jerusalem Holyland corruption scandal, Ehud Olmert's political career is almost certainly over. At best, the former prime mini...
Clinton Independence Day message reaffirms Israel-U.S. bonds
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Apr 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reaffirmed the strong relationship between the United States and Israel in a video message for Israel's Independence Day. "Congratulation...
Student group attacks leftists in revised Yizkor
by JTA
Apr 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- An Israeli student group distributed a Yizkor memorial prayer with an additional passage that attacks leftists and conscientious objectors. Im Tirtzu, a right-wing grass-roots group th...
Kyrgyz shul attacked amid upheaval
by Anna Rudnitskaya & Uriel Heilman
JTA
Apr 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
MOSCOW – As the capital of Kyrgyzstan erupted in violence last week, members of the Central Asian nation’s small Jewish community held their breath and sat tight. The ORT school in the capital, Bis...
Multiple battlegrounds in fights over eastern Jerusalem
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Apr 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — The day that Zacharia Zigelman, 26, moved into a home in the Arab neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, in eastern Jerusalem, he got beaten up, he says. “You get used to it,” Zigelman said of ...
Shin Bet details efforts to bring Blau back to Israel
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Apr 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Israel’s security service wants to question a Ha’aretz journalist about the whereabouts of 2,000 classified documents. In an extraordinary and detailed statement on the Anat Kamm affai...
Olmert chief suspect in Holyland scandal
by JTA
Apr 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was identified as the chief suspect in a massive real estate scandal. Police on Thursday identified Olmert as the senior figure in the Holylan...
Goldstone barred from grandson’s bar mitzva
by JTA
Apr 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- South African judge Richard Goldstone is being barred from attending his grandson’s bar mitzva. Following negotiations between the South African Zionist Federation and th...