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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...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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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, ...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Damage from Gaza rocket cuts power to 70,000 A rocket fired from Gaza damaged power lines in Israel that resulted in the loss of power to 70,000 Palestinians in the coastal strip. Israeli Prime Min...
Reverse Birthright: Pioneering academic program takes Israelis on U.S. adventure
by Jeffrey F. Barken, JNS.org
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Gur Alroey, chair of the School of History at the University of Haifa and director of the Israeli school’s pioneering Ruderman Program for American Jewish Studies, has likened a 10-day United State...
For a trailblazing Israeli lacrosse team, a pioneer in the nets
by Hillel Kuttler, JTA
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
In the years after coming out as gay, lacrosse player Andrew Goldstein recalls being asked on panel discussions whether major American professional sports leagues would include openly gay athletes....
8 things you need to know about the Gaza-Israel conflict
by Uriel Heilman, JTA
Jul 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel and Hamas are fighting their third major conflict in six years, and while some things have stayed the same, the battle lines have also shifted in a few notable ways. Here are eight things yo...
Civilian visiting soldiers is first Israeli killed in Gaza attacks
Jul 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM (JTA) — A civilian bringing food to Israeli soldiers near the Gaza border was the first Israeli killed by rocket fire from the Gaza Strip during Operation Protective Edge. The 37-year-old...
Rockets pop Tel Aviv’s bubble but not its residents’ routines
by Ben Sales, JTA
Jul 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV (JTA) — Had the shrapnel fallen a foot to the right, gas station attendant Michael Savlov would have been destroyed along with the rest of the Dor Alon gas station in southern Tel Aviv. Sa...
Israel’s center, south remain under heavy rocket fire
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org ) As Israel entered the third day of Operation Protective Edge, Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired dozens of rockets into Israeli cities and towns acr...
Campaign aims to stop rocket attacks
by Dmitriy Shapiro
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Following days of rocket attacks from Hamas in Gaza, Israel on Monday launched a “continuous, methodical and forceful campaign against the terrorist group in the Gaza Strip,” according to a governm...
IDF launches Gaza operation in response to escalated rocket attacks
Jul 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) launched “Operation Protective Edge” in Gaza after at least 80 rockets and mortar shells were fired at Israel on Monday night. Above Netivot and Ashdod, the Iron Dom...
U.S. intervenes in Europe's circumcision wars
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Jul 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's anti-Semitism monitor has added an issue to his office's portfolio: defending circumcision in Europe. Circumcision has become a top focus for Ira Forman, th...