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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 | 1 1 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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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Israelis rescuers respond to Haiti earthquake zone
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
A team of Israeli specialists, with expertise in rescue and trauma, was one of the first international help units on the scene in Port-au-Prince following the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Hait...
U.S. Army doubles military equipment in Israel
by JTA
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
The U.S. Army will double the amount of emergency military equipment it stockpiles in Israel. Jerusalem and Washington agreed that Israel will keep $800 million worth of U.S. equipment, according t...
Leading pro-Israel congressman hosts controversial meeting
by JTA
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
A leading pro-Israel congressman hosted a business meeting in his offices between Israeli officials and a defense contractor in which he profitably invested. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.), the chairm...
Anti-Semitic caller rocks C-SPAN
by JTA
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
C-SPAN said a call-in host should have upbraided an anti-Semitic caller. “Program hosts, whose role is to facilitate the dialogue between callers and guests, are certainly permitted to step in when...
Gush Katif evacuees still waiting for permanent homes
Jan 14, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
By Ben Harris JTA NITZAN, Israel — More than four years after her family was ejected from their home in the Gaza Strip, Karen Sarfaty lives with her husband and four of their children in a small pr...
Iran halts nuclear enrichment program
by JTA
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Iran reportedly has suspended its nuclear enrichment program for two months. Iranian media reported Monday that the suspension is a goodwill gesture toward Western powers that are working on cuttin...
Clinton, lawmakers pushing for peace talks without conditions
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Calls are mounting in Washington for the launch of new Israeli-Palestinian talks. After meeting Jan. 8 with Jordanian and Egyptian officials in Washington, U.S. Secretary of State Hill...
Once-failing kibbutz pins hopes for revival on Conservative Judaism
by By Ben Harris
JTA
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
KIBBUTZ HANNATON, Israel — Over the din of children playing, some 20 people crowded into the home of Aylon and Ravit Samson here on Saturday night for Kibbutz Hannaton’s biweekly communal Havdalah ...
Questioning of Women of the Wall leader sparks protests
by Ben Harris
JTA
Jan 12, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Conservative synagogue movement is launching a campaign to protest the recent questioning and possible prosecution of a leader of the group Women of the Wall. For more than two dec...
No serious health issues linked to television, but watching can have other side effects
by Earth Talk
Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Years ago I read that children should be kept at least 2 feet from the television because of harmful electronic emissions. Is this still relevant? Is there a difference regarding th...