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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...
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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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Kadima party lawmakers unanimously reject Netanyahu’s offer to join his government
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Dec 28, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Kadima party lawmakers unanimously rejected Benjamin Netanyahu’s offer to join his government. The party’s Knesset members met Monday to discuss the prime minister’s offer to join the government, u...
Carter: Grandson’s race not reason enough to apologize
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Dec 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Jimmy Carter is asking the Jewish community for forgiveness — and insists it’s not simply because his grandson has decided to launch a political career with a run for the Georgia state...
Results from Copenhagen disappoint many Jews
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Warren Stone knew just what he would do when he saw the long chain of windmills jutting out from the Baltic Sea. Shofar in hand, he raised the ram’s horn to his lips and blew — an “awakening”...
From ‘holiday’ to ‘Chanuka,’ a busy week in D.C.
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Dec 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The incumbent president called it a “holiday,” until he called it “Chanuka,” and a few Jews wondered if their fellows weren’t being oversensitive about it. Who said Chanuka isn’t touch...
State cuts funding for Shoa education
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 17, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 134 134 recommendations | email to a friend
About $60,000 in funding for Holocaust education in Pennsylvania has been cut from the 2009-2010 state budget by the office of Gov. Edward Rendell. That leaves no state funds currently appropriated...
House approved current levels of defense assistance to Israel
by JTA
Dec 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
The U.S. House of Representatives approved current levels of defense assistance to Israel. The omnibus foreign operations bill for 2010 approved Dec. 10 is the compromise bill after a House-Senate ...
For St. Louis passengers, 70th reunion could be their last
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Seventy years after the SS St. Louis was turned away from the United States, the surviving passengers of the ill-fated voyage may be reuniting for the last time near where their chanc...
Wanted Islamic Jihad operative arrested in Israel
by JTA
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
A wanted Islamic Jihad operative was arrested in Israel. Zalach Muhammad Buchari, 36, was arrested Monday night in Nablus in a joint operation of the Israel Defense Forces and Israel Security Agenc...
Israel’s justice minister reportedly wants judicial system based on Torah laws
by JTA
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s justice minister reportedly called for basing the country’s judicial system on Torah laws. “Step by step, we will bestow upon the citizens of Israel the laws of the Torah, and we will turn...
EU foreign ministers want negotiations for Jerusalem as a two-state capital
by JTA
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
European Union foreign ministers called for negotiations over the status of Jerusalem as a capital for two states. In a statement agreed upon Tuesday, the 27 ministers representing the member state...