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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...
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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...
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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, ...
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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...
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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...
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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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The price of waiting for indictments in Olmert, Lieberman cases
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Aug 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — When a handful of rabbis, mayors and public officials were among the 44 people arrested last month in New Jersey, capping an FBI corruption probe of many y ears, the suspects were hauled...
Swedish newspaper accuses Israeli soldiers of harvesting human organs from Palestinians
Aug 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
A leading Swedish newspaper accused Israeli soldiers of harvesting human organs from Palestinians. In a large spread in its culture section, the Swedish daily Aftonbladet reported that young Palest...
Israeli President Shimon Peres and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev discuss strategic relations
by JTA
Aug 20, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli President Shimon Peres and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev discussed strengthening strategic relations between the two countries. The leaders met Tuesday in Russia at Medvedev’s summer re...
Day schools taking measures to prevent swine flu's spread
by Gil Shefler
JTA
Aug 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Some schools are pouring bleach over desks. Others are stocking bathrooms with anti-bacterial soap.As summer vacation nears an end and students set to return to classrooms, Jewish school...
Nuclear reactor experiment under investigation
by JTA
Aug 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
An independent committee will investigate a report that Dimona nuclear reactor employees drank uranium as part of an experiment. The director of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission appointed the co...
Conservative columnist Robert Novak dies
by JTA
Aug 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Robert Novak, the Jewish-born influential conservative columnist who often criticized Israel, has died. Novak died Tuesday in Washington after a long struggle with brain cancer. He was 78. Writing ...
Palestinian group claims it captured Israeli soldier
by JTA
Aug 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A previously unknown Palestinian group claims it kidnapped an Israeli soldier. A group calling itself the Al Quds Army released a statement Thursday announcing the abduction. "A group ...
Hoopster leaving high school to go pro in Israel
by JTA
Aug 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- An American high schooler signed a contract to play professionally for an Israeli basketball team next season. Jeremy Tyler on Wednesday became the first basketball player to turn pro b...
Technology transforming genealogy research
by Hillel Kuttler
JTA
Aug 13, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — In genealogy research, crumbling documents and high-speed Internet connections often go hand in hand. So it goes for Schelly Talalay Dardashti. At a workshop she ran a few years ago ...
Israel’s consul general in Boston called on to resign
by JTA
Aug 13, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman called on Israel’s consul general in Boston to resign after he criticized the government’s handling of relations with the United States. “Any official who is unco...