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Jewish groups to spend millions persuading lawmakers on Iran deal
Proponents and detractors of the Iran nuclear deal are working overtime — and spending millions of dollars — to lobby undecided members of Congress over the summer recess. The American Israel Publi...
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s Teva drops Mylan bid: Buys Boto-maker Allergan
Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries this week gave up its hostile takeover bid of rival Mylan, according to reports. Instead, Teva will purchase Allergan’s generic drugs business for $40.5 bill...
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pollard release set for November
Jonathan Pollard, the American Jew who has served 30 years of a life sentence for passing classified information to Israel, will be released Nov. 20 from a U.S. prison. The Parole Board announced i...
Jul 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Analysis: In Israel’s domestic politics, Iran deal is a gift for Netanyahu
Maybe Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be thanking the Obama administration for the Iran deal. Netanyahu called Tuesday’s agreement on Iran’s nuclear program a “stunning historic mi...
Jul 23, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will Iran deal’s sanctions relief fund terror?
Beyond the recently reached nuclear deal’s implications for Iran’s nuclear program itself, much of the fear about the agreement centers on how the substantial sanctions relief it provides to the Is...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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For most, the jury is still out
Jewish organizations and others were busy last week issuing statements on a nuclear agreement reached between Iran and six world powers (the P5+1). Most urged a close study of the document before v...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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What’s behind the anti-Semitism charges in the Samsung deal
Only days away from a critical vote on a proposed merger that could shape the future of South Korea’s largest conglomerate and economic powerhouse, the Samsung Group, two of its subsidiaries’ respe...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Agreement seeks limits on Iran’s nuclear abilities while lifting economic sanctions
Iran and a group of six countries led by the United States reached an agreement Tuesday morning that aims to curtail Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for easing economic sanctions. President Bara...
Jul 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbinical group details need for improvements in working with converts
The Rabbinical Council of America’s conversion review committee, established following the arrest of Georgetown Rabbi Barry Freundel on 52 misdemeanor counts of voyeurism, is recommending that the ...
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Front line for fighting BDS on U.S. campuses should be in Israel, report urges
College campuses may be where the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement is drawing attention, but the front line should be in Jerusalem. That’s the thrust of a report on the state of the Jewis...
Jul 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Foxman: Israel has become ‘the Jew amongst the nations’
Looking back after 50 years of service to the Anti-Defamation League, retiring national director Abraham Foxman reflects on the safety and security of Jews overseas and Israel’s position in the wor...
Jul 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hebrew in the huddle: American-style football gains ground in Israel
JERUSALEM  — The scent of hamburgers and beer wafted over the field. The fans were bathed in barbecue smoke. The bleachers were cut out of Jerusalem stone, the field was made of artificial turf. Th...
Jul 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillel poised to battle BDS in the fall
by David Holzel
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
The boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement on college campuses threatens not Israel but the lives of American Jewish students and the integrity of the university, according to Eric Finger...
Targeting modern Orthodox rabbi, Israeli rabbinate draws battle line
by Ben Sales, JTA
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — There’s no shortage of Israelis who want to reform the office of the Chief Rabbinate. Ranging from advocates of religion-state separation to leaders of Israel’s non-Orthodox movements to...
On two states, tensions between Netanyahu, Obama have calmed, for now
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Two months after questions about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s commitment to a two-state solution threatened to upend the U.S.-Israel relationship, tensions have abated, ...
Houston Jewish community picks up pieces after flooding
by Daniel Schere
Jun 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Life for Houston’s Jewish community has yet to return to normal a week and a half after 11 inches of rain caused major flooding to parts of Texas’ largest city, but a number of service and charitab...
Global Briefs
by JTA
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Investigation into politician’s suicide finds no anti-Semitic smear campaign Investigators found no evidence of an anti-Semitic smear campaign against a Missouri gubernatorial candidate who committ...
With White House set to approve Iran deal, options to shape outcome remote
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The Iran deal may not be done, but bids by its opponents to shape it are all but buried. Skeptics of the nuclear negotiations have all but given up on a congressional role before the J...
Jewish midshipman, Amtrak victim remembered as strong student
by Marc Shapiro, Justin Katz, Josh Marks and Melissa Gerr
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Richard Zemser, the uncle of United States Naval Academy midshipman Justin Zemser, couldn’t say enough good things about his nephew. “He did more things in his young 20 years than anybody can imagi...
Back in power, haredi parties aim to roll back religious reforms
by Ben Sales, JTA
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — Israel’s last governing coalition — divided on war, peace and economics — did agree on one thing: Israel’s religious policies needed to change. Now it appears that the incoming coalition...
Relief for Britain’s Jews as Cameron elected to second term
by Rachel Stafler
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
Jewish organizations in position to help make change in policing debate
by Ron Kampeas and Melissa Apter
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — From roundtable discussions to protests and prayers to candid talk with law enforcement officials, American Jewish communities are joining in the debate about community policing in the...