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Is Trump’s intelligence disclosure bad for Israel? Depends who you ask
WASHINGTON — A day after it was reported that President Donald Trump had given top secret intelligence from Israel to Russia, a bipartisan group of lawmakers met a roomful of Jews in the U.S. Capit...
May 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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A government campaign against George Soros splits Hungarian Jews
On a recent Sunday, eight far-right activists filmed themselves on what they called a “raid” on the Aurora Jewish community center in Budapest. Sporting crewcuts and black clothes, the men affixed ...
May 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Jewish hipster haven in the heart of Chabad’s Brooklyn territory
NEW YORK — Soon after Nechama Levy moved to Brooklyn five years ago, she opened a bicycle repair shop. The spacious, high-ceilinged store was just down the street from a new pub with exposed brick ...
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How Israeli startups are driving the car technology revolution
TEL AVIV — Israeli startups are revving their engines ahead of the country’s largest-ever “smart transportation” event. Over 200 local companies working in transportation technology will be at the ...
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Western North Carolina: Asheville, the Biltmore and Lake Lure
Asheville and Western North Carolina have long been popular destinations for southeastern coastal dwellers. They travel there to get a taste of accessible mountains, cooler summers, seasonal foliag...
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 19
White House: Staffer’s Western Wall comment does not reflect administration Reported remarks by a Trump administration official rejecting Israel’s claim to the Western Wall were “unauthorized” and ...
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli paratroopers re-create iconic photo on 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War
JERUSALEM — David Rubinger’s iconic photograph of three paratroopers at the Western Wall is the defining image of the 1967 Six-Day War. The men in the photo — Dr. Yitzhak Yifat, Tzion Karasenti and...
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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James Comey, fired by Trump and reviled by Democrats, had admirers among Jewish defense officials
WASHINGTON — “You make us better,” James Comey told the Anti-Defamation League in his final public speech as FBI director. Judging from the applause in the conference room at the venerable Mayflowe...
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 5
New Jersey university students vote down BDS resolution The student government at Montclair State University reportedly voted down a resolution calling on the school to boycott Israel. The measure ...
May 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trump honors Holocaust in D.C.
In a somber, conventional 15-minute speech, President Donald Trump commemorated the Holocaust last week in Washington by praising the survivors of the genocide of 6 million Jews and pledging to sta...
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American immigrants are winning back millions for victims of massive fraud
TEL AVIV — They were part of the problem. Now they are spearheading a solution. A Tel Aviv-based startup run by young American Jewish immigrants to Israel, or olim, has taken on the largely fraudul...
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Globe Briefs April 28
Teen accused of threatening JCCs charged in Israel with extortion, causing panic The Israeli-American teenager accused of making threats against Jewish community centers in the United States was ch...
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Four things to know about Bret Stephens, the latest Jewish Grey Lady columnist
NEW YORK — At first glance, The New York Times’ hiring of another white, Jewish male opinion-page columnist is anything but news. But the arrival of Bret Stephens, formerly the foreign affairs colu...
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Netanyahu hints at continuing freeze
by JTA
Sep 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled he would heed, in part, an appeal from President Obama to continue the settlement freeze. "Between zero and one there are a lot of p...
Gay Saudi diplomat fears persecution
by JTA
Sep 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
A Saudi Arabian diplomat based in Los Angeles has requested political asylum because he is gay and close friends with a Jewish woman. The diplomat was identified Saturday by NBC News as Ali Ahmad A...
Michael Oren, making the case for Obama
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Michael Oren outlines what may be his toughest assignment: Making the case to a skeptical public for a leader who’s hard to pin down. Pitching Bibi to the Americans? No, that’s an easy...
The peace talks -- and their obstacles
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Peace in a year? Try getting past Sept. 26. Or is it 30? Direct talks between Palestinians and Israelis have barely begun and already the sides are facing their first major hurdle -- ...
Jewish groups step up efforts to combat anti-Muslim bigotry
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Sep 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO -- Jewish groups have stepped up efforts to combat anti-Muslim bigotry, with several national initiatives announced this week and supporting statements coming in from a range of Jewis...
Returning from D.C., Abbas and Bibi maintain stances after talks
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Last week's gentle give and take between the Israelis and Palestinians appears to have survived the tarmac moment. Reiterated, if qualified, commitments to the U.S.-brokered peace pro...
Obama, Biden to consult with Jews before Rosh Hashana
by JTA
Sep 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will consult with Jewish leaders on the eve of Rosh Hashanah. Obama will speak with rabbis in a conference call Tuesday in what appears se...
Palestinians tell Ahmadinejad to butt out
by JTA
Sep 05, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' spokesman told Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to stop criticizing him for entering into direct talks with Israel. "The one who doe...
Elie Wiesel to teach at Chapman University in Southern California
by JTA
Sep 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Elie Wiesel will be teaching at a Southern California university that features a large bronze bust of the Nobel laureate at its library entrance. The Holocaust survivor and author was named a disti...
Synagogues seek ways to keep, draw members in time of recession
by Jessica Pauline Ogilvie
Jewish Journal
Sep 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- Since the recession began two years ago, cutting back has become a way of life for many families. And with the cost of belonging to a synagogue seemingly higher than ever, many Jewis...