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Globe Briefs May 26
Austrian far-right pol’s narrow loss in presidential runoff provides wake-up call, Jewish groups say European Jewish groups reacted with relief to the victory by a left-wing politician over a far-r...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-Semitism charges stir the calm waters of bucolic Oxford
OXFORD, England — For a city that has made headlines recently for its anti-Semitism problem, Oxford has a pretty laid back Jewish scene. On a recent Friday night, dozens of recognizably Jewish fami...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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New hard-line defense minister said to join Israeli government in surprise turn to right
TEL AVIV — The unity government was about to form: Likud and Labor, right and left, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Isaac Herzog. Then, according to media reports, N...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brazil’s Jews are scaling back on their kids’ birthday extravaganzas
RIO DE JANEIRO — Mini roller-coasters, Ferris wheels, monorails and zip lines are just some of the over-the-top attractions featured at birthday parties for Rio’s privileged under-10 set — includin...
May 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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How the 2016 election is upending pro-Israel orthodoxies
WASHINGTON — When it comes to Israel, Democrats and Republicans simply do not see eye to eye, and for all their love of Zion, evangelicals will turn out for a candidate who is less than 100 percent...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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In new film, Yitzhak Rabin narrates his autobiography
“Rabin in his Own Words,” which opened on Friday in New York, Los Angeles and South Florida, is more than a tribute to the two-time Israeli prime minister tragically gunned down in 1995. The aptly ...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 12
Steve Gutow named senior political adviser for J Street arm Rabbi Steve Gutow, a longtime Jewish communal activist who guided the Jewish Council for Public Affairs for a decade, will serve as a sen...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy advisers are exactly who you’d expect them to be — which is now rare
WASHINGTON — It’s the season of the unconventional foreign policy adviser: Donald Trump takes advice from his son-in-law and real estate attorney, and Bernie Sanders cites folks who didn’t know the...
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Synagogue condos: If you lived here, you could be praying by now
NEW YORK — If there’s one story that sums up the changes afoot on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, a once heavily Jewish neighborhood, it’s the saga surrounding the Anshei Meseritz synagogue. The ...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 5
Would-be Miami synagogue bomber reportedly was Muslim convert The South Florida man arrested for planning to bomb a Miami synagogue has been publicly identified and charged in federal court. James ...
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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A land flowing with milk, honey … and water
Desalination innovation infiltrates Israel’s economy Even as one of the world’s smallest countries, Israel is in its second decade of progress toward tackling one of the world’s largest problems: w...
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As congregations shrink, cantors become rabbis — and work as both
MIAMI — After 30 years as a cantor, Mark Kula, who spent more than two decades at a Miami-area Conservative synagogue, became a rabbi. To make this happen, Kula didn’t have to withdraw from his lon...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs April 28
Israeli-American coach David Blatt reportedly on potential list for Lakers post David Blatt, the Israeli American who was fired this season as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, reportedly is u...
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Remarks by President Barack Obama and Solicitor General Elena Kagan at her nomination to the Supreme Court.
by The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
May 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
East Room 10:02 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, hello, hello! Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you very much. Everybody, please have a seat. Good morning, everybody. Of the many responsibilities accorde...
U.N. nuclear watchdog is canvassing the international community over Israel
by JTA
May 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog is canvassing the international community over how to deal with Arab demands that Israel dismantle its reported nuclear arsenal. Yukiya Amano, wh...
In Jewish proclamation, Obama edits out standard reference to Jesus
by Andrew Silow-Carroll
New Jersey Jewish News>
May 06, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
WHIPPANY, N.J. -- A presidential proclamation welcoming May as Jewish American Heritage Month appears to break recent precedent by omitting the formulaic phrase “in the year of our Lord” in its clo...
Senior South African Jewish communal leaders met with Richard Goldstone
by JTA
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
A delegation of senior South African Jewish communal leaders met with Richard Goldstone. Monday’s meeting, to discuss Goldstone’s participation in the 2009 United Nations fact-finding mission into ...
Obama renews Syria sanctions for a year
by JTA
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama renewed Syria sanctions for a year, noting among other factors its continued backing for terrorist groups. Obama wrote to the U.S. Congress on Monday saying that he was renewing con...
Alan Dershowitz turned down offer to serve as Israel’s ambassador
by JTA
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Alan Dershowitz reportedly turned down an offer to serve as Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman assiduously c...
BP disaster points up flaws in offshore drilling technology
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Given the huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last month, isn’t it high time the government put a stop to offshore oil drilling once and for all? Short of banning it altogether, wh...
No joke: Mother-in-law’s suit vs. comic is tossed
by JTA
May 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
A lawsuit against a stand-up comedian for making jokes about the Jewish family she married into was thrown out of court. Sunda Croonquist, who is half African American and half Swedish, has used he...
Remarks before the Anti-Defamation League
by Daniel B. Shapiro
Senior Director for the Middle East and North Africa National Security Council
May 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
White House Media Affairs Office May 3, 2010 I appreciate the opportunity to speak before the Anti-Defamation League, an organization we in the Obama Administration are honored to consider a partne...
Opinion: Responding to the top 10 anti-Israel lies
by Marvin Hier
JTA
May 04, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- It’s no secret to anyone that relations between the United States and Israel reflect a new reality and are not what they once were. The last few months have seen a worldwide frenzy o...