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With White House set to approve Iran deal, options to shape outcome remote
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...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish midshipman, Amtrak victim remembered as strong student
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...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Back in power, haredi parties aim to roll back religious reforms
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...
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 ...
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish organizations in position to help make change in policing debate
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...
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Young pot entrepreneurs hope for potent business mixing Jewish and cannabis connections
DENVER — Seth Wong’s place of work is heavily cluttered, with shelves loaded with moldy bagels, stale cake and fermenting carrots. There’s a not-so-faint smell of urine in the air. But if all goes ...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Religious Action Center welcomes new leader
Though the Reform movement’s social action arm has a new leader, the goals of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism remain the same. Close to 400 clergy and Reform movement activists packed...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Tikkun Olam Makers’ turn technology into solutions for people with disabilities
From cyber-security to medicine to agriculture, Israeli innovators are coming up with ideas that make life safer, easier, and more efficient. These creations, in turn, simultaneously fund the Jewis...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Orthodox rabbis join the conversation on LGBTQ inclusion
NEW YORK — A group of modern Orthodox rabbis have done what advocates for Orthodox gays and lesbians say would have been unthinkable as recently as five years ago: They spoke at a conference on the...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev encourages women to excel in the sciences
BEERSHEVA, Israel — In sync with a worldwide momentum to attract more women to STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math — for their study and career choices, Israel’s Council for Hig...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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In intimate chat, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin lays out vision, concerns
You could call it Israel’s version of former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “fireside chat.” President Reuven Rivlin, 75, sat down with English-speaking reporters in advance of his first Is...
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Will Russia’s missile deal with Iran end Israel’s silence on Ukraine?
After Russia invaded Ukraine in March 2014, Israel resisted pressure to join the United States and its European allies in condemning the move — citing in particular its concern not to antagonize Ru...
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Anti-Semitism, Palestinian statehood factor into Jewish calculus in U.K. election
Rising anti-Semitism and the issue of Palestinian statehood will be among the factors in the equation for Jewish voters when the United Kingdom heads to the polls on May 7 to determine the country’...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trial opens for alleged war criminal Demjanjuk; prosecutors confident
by Toby Dershowitz
JTA
Dec 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
MUNICH — The long-awaited Nazi war crimes trial of John Demjanjuk opened here with his attorney claiming that his client is a scapegoat for German guilt over the Holocaust. Demjanjuk, 89, is charge...
U.S., Israel closing gaps on Iran and peacemaking
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Dec 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Israel and the United States seem closer than they have been for months on two key issues: peacemaking with the Palestinians and Iranian nuclear ambitions. The point was hammered home w...
Census shows rise in Jewish school enrollment
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
Enrollment at Jewish elementary and secondary schools in the United States is on the rise, according to the findings of a new AVI CHAI Foundation census. But the news isn’t all good. There are 228,...
Israeli army to fight Facebook enemies
by JTA
Dec 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Israel Defense Forces will draft recruits to fight the enemy on Facebook and Twitter. The IDF is set to begin drafting computer experts in order to start a new media department uni...
Jewish Labor Committee calls for Hyatt boycott
by JTA
Dec 02, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The Jewish Labor Committee is calling on Jews to boycott Hyatt Hotels. The call comes following the news earlier this fall that the hotel chain had laid off approximately 100 members ...
White House to kindle rare Czech menorah
by JTA
Dec 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A rare menorah on loan from the Jewish Museum in Prague will be lit during a special White House ceremony. The museum handed over the rare menorah on Tuesday to Mary Thompson-Jones, ch...
Talking Israel, Jews and anti-Semitism at Amsterdam film festival
by Ben Harris
JTA
Dec 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
AMSTERDAM -- A hushed crowd filed into a standing-room-only space above the Escape Club in Amsterdam last week to hear the Iranian-Canadian filmmaker Maziar Bahari describe the four months he spent...
As Demjanjuk trial nears, prosecutors confident they can convict
by Toby Axelrod
JTA
Nov 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
BERLIN -- Whether in a wheelchair or on his own two feet, John Demjanjuk will enter Munich District Court on Nov. 30 to stand trial for World War II-era crimes against humanity. He is charged as an...
Israeli soldiers spark fears, shift debate with threats of not carrying out order
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Nov 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Top Israeli political and military leaders are increasingly worried about several recent incidents involving soldiers publicly declaring their refusal to evacuate Jewish settlers from ...
Turkey, Jordan and Israel held joint search and rescue maneuvers
by JTA
Nov 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Turkey, Jordan and Israel held joint search and rescue maneuvers, a Turkish newspaper reported. The exercise reportedly took place two weeks ago at the Turkish Special Forces Command’s training ran...