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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...
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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...
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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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Ahmadinejad family tree raises questions
by JTA
Oct 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
The author of a book on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is refuting a British newspaper report that the Iranian president was born to a Jewish family that converted to Islam. The Daily Telegraph based its repo...
New Jewish museum unveils top Jewish 18
by Jewish Exponent/JTA
Oct 05, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA -- Isaac Bashevis Singer didn’t care much for the 1983 Barbra Streisand-starring film adaptation of his short story "Yentel the Yeshiva Boy.” The late Nobel Prize-winning author couldn...
William Safire, New York Times columnist, dies at 79
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Oct 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — William Safire, the Nixon speechwriter-turned-New York Times political columnist, usually sparred with Beltway power players. But in 2001 the wily wordsmith set his sights on one of th...
Israel sees international court intervention as unlikely
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Sep 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — So far, the U.N. fact-finding mission into last January’s war in Gaza has spawned a 574-page report faulting Israel for war crimes, op-eds calling on foreign governments to hold Israel a...
U.S. pledges to quash Goldstone report
by JTA
Sep 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will not allow the Goldstone report recommendations on Israel's conduct in the Gaza war to reach the International Criminal Court. A top White House official ...
Israeli high court orders demolitions
by JTA
Sep 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel's Supreme Court ordered the state to demolish illegal Palestinian buildings in the West Bank. The ruling Wednesday said the state must set a timetable for the demolition of two ...
Netanyahu secretly visited Moscow
by JTA
Sep 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a secret visit to Russia, Israeli dailies reported. Yediot Achronot reported Wednesday that Netanyahu had traveled to Russia on a leased private ...
Shalit writes of 'intolerable nightmare' in letter made public
by JTA
Sep 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit wrote in a letter shortly after he was abducted into Gaza of "waiting for this intolerable nightmare of mine to end." The Shalit family allowed Israeli med...
Hungarian neo-Nazi camps have large network
by JTA
Sep 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
BUDAPEST, Hungary -- At least eight clandestine camps in Hungary are regularly providing advanced weapons training to neo-Nazis, according to media investigations. The Wiesenthal Center of Europe h...
Chavez: Israel 'openly' assassinating Palestinians
by JTA
Sep 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
PARIS -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Israelis are “openly” assassinating Palestinians. “It’s not that the Israelis want to exterminate the Palestinians. They are doing it openly,” said Ch...