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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 | 3 3 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 | 6 6 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 | 6 6 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...
Jul 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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OU delegation warns of rise in threats
by Melissa Apter
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Chief Rabbi Lau: No intention to remove Rabbi Riskin from his job
by JTA
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
Supreme Court strikes down Israel passport law
by Suzanne Pollak
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Stressing the supremacy of presidential over congressional power to set foreign policy, the Supreme Court struck down a federal statute that would allow American citizens born in Jerusalem to list ...
Ex-CFO of San Diego JCC pleads guilty to embezzling $400k
by JTA
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Two former staff members at San Diego’s Jewish community center pleaded guilty to embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the institution in two separate schemes. Nancy Johnson, chief fina...
Jewish comedian goes big in China — but the humor doesn’t always translate
by Uriel Heilman, JTA
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
How do you tell a joke in China about Jews when the only things most Chinese think they know about the Chosen People is that they’re smart and good with money? That was Jesse Appell’s quandary when...
Young couples now getting Birthright-style ‘honeymoons’ in Israel
by Ben Sales, JTA
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM  — Jay and Mikelle sat next to each other on the bus as it ascended the road to Jerusalem. Later the same day they accompanied each other on an emotional trip to Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holo...
Orange pullout seen as sign of BDS influence on French policy
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
To Israel’s supporters, the decision by the French telecommunications giant Orange to dump its Israeli affiliate is not only a politically motivated divestment by a major multinational corporation,...
Where the Obama-Netanyahu relationship went wrong
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — When David Axelrod, then a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, first learned that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly had referred to him and White House Chief o...
As Syria’s Assad suffers civil war setbacks, what’s the best outcome for Israel?
by Sean Savage, JNS.org
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
With the Syrian civil war well into its fifth year, President Bashar al-Assad’s government has outlasted many observers’ predictions of his demise. But recently, major setbacks for that government ...



How to build an American shtetl — See: Bloomingburg, N.Y.
by Uriel Heilman, JTA
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
BLOOMINGBURG, N.Y. — This is how you launch a Chasidic shtetl in 21st-century America. Step 1. Find a place within reasonable distance of Brooklyn where the land is cheap and underdeveloped. Step 2...