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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...
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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Deal or no deal? More questions than answers surround nuclear Iran
by Dmitriy Shapiro
Mar 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
The debate over whether the Obama administration’s nuclear negotiations with Iran were on track toward a good deal, bad deal or no deal took center stage earlier this week. A three-legged checks-an...
In Lithuania, Yiddish teacher becomes unlikely bulwark against far right
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
KAUNAS, Lithuania — Dovid Katz isn’t typically a hard man to miss. With his bushy charcoal beard, heavy physique and trademark all-black outfits, Katz, a New York-born scholar of Yiddish, resembles...
Why there is no Chabad house in Havana
by Josh Tapper, JTA
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
HAVANA — On the freshly painted, salmon-colored walls of Alberto and Rebeca Meshulam’s apartment, two portraits of the late Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, frame the entranceway le...
Globe Briefs March 5
by JTA Reports
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
Argentine judge dismisses Nisman accusations against Kirchner A federal judge in Argentina dismissed the complaint against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner that she covered up Iran’s role i...
On foreign policy, Bush navigates between brother, father
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — As clearly as Jeb Bush has stated that he does not want his foreign policy chops assessed against that of his brother — or his father — his choice in advisers has only made things murk...
Addressing Congress, Netanyahu slams ‘bad deal’ with Iran
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech, in the end, was about reminding Americans that the enemy of your enemy may still be your enemy. He may have lost some friends in the...
Where does war authorization aimed at ISIS leave Iran?
by Dmitriy Shapiro
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Don’t make the enemy of your enemy your friend. That's the message some lawmakers hope to convey to the Obama administration as they consider its request for a war authorization to com...
As David Cohen becomes CIA’s No. 2, Jews appear to have smoother sailing at security agencies
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
BDS with a twist: California campus divestment measures target more than Israel
by Alina Dain Sharon, JNS.org
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Michael Oren lends foreign policy bona fides to new Israeli party Kulanu
by Ben Sales, JTA
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
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...