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Meet J Street U’s new president, Amna Farooqi
Amna Farooqi, the new president of J Street U, the campus branch of the liberal, self-described pro-Israel, pro-peace lobby group, is a Muslim of Pakistani descent. She has no plans to convert to J...
Sep 02, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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State Department witness on Benghazi looks back on two stints in Foggy Bottom
Joel Rubin is the president of Washington Strategy Group, a Chevy Chase, Md.-based foreign policy consulting firm. One month ago, he left the State Department after completing two stints there; the...
Sep 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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At Tuscany’s only kosher winery, owners can’t touch the Chianti
CASTELNUOVO BERARDENGA, Italy — Up a windy road in the tranquil Tuscan hills, down a gravel path and past acres of grapevines, a visitor will come across a stainless steel door frame secured with a...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meet the Baptist baseball lifer who will coach Israel’s team
PHILADELPHIA — Visiting Israel the past few winters to see his daughter and her family led to an unexpected job for Jerry Narron, a devout Christian and a baseball lifer: a coaching position for Is...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ten years on, Katrina echoes for Mississippi Jews
Standing on an empty lot at the corner of Camellia Street and Southern Avenue, Brad Kessie wistfully inspected one of two sago palms that marked the pathway to Congregation Beth Israel, which had s...
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On Greek isle of Rhodes, Jews return to celebrate ancient community all but wiped out
RHODES, Greece — Each summer, tens of thousands of tourists descend on Rhodes, Greece’s easternmost island. They are drawn by the sandy beaches, the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, the casino r...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Here’s why Hamas and Israel may be secretly negotiating
TEL AVIV — After more than a decade of failed diplomacy, Israel could be close to signing a major agreement with the Palestinians. They’re just not the Palestinians you thought. After years of vowi...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs August 20
N.Y. state panel to study controversial E. Ramapo school district The New York State Education Department appointed a panel to study the operations of the haredi Orthodox controlled school board in...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbi on a mission to uncover hints of southern Italy’s Jewish past
As the only female rabbi in Italy, Barbara Aiello is on a mission to reach out to the anusim, descendants of Jews who were forced hundreds of years ago to convert to Catholicism, and tell them of t...
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Can the U.S. trust Europe to punish Iran if it violates the nuclear deal?
Among his rationales for opposing the nuclear deal with Iran, Sen. Charles Schumer said that he did not trust the three European Union partners to punish Iran should it violate the terms of the acc...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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All over the map: Where dozens of local Jewish groups stand on the Iran deal
Across the United States, Jewish community groups have appeared unsure about exactly how to respond to the Iran nuclear deal. Consider Massachusetts. Three groups in the state last month attempted ...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Listen to the music … but watch where you’re driving, says Israeli researcher
While driving to work, “Eternal Flames” by the Bangles comes on the radio and the next thing I know, I am back on a beach in Lanai, reliving my honeymoon. I see stretches of clear blue water and pi...
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Globe Briefs August 13
Rivlin urges Netanyahu to repair ties with Obama JERUSALEM — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to repair the damaged relations with President Barack Obama. “I t...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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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
by JTA
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...