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Posted on: March 26th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
“There are no plans to release Jonathan Pollard at the moment,” State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki announced at a briefing. “Jonathan Pollard was convicted of espionage against the United States - a very serious crime.
Posted on: March 26th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
The United States has pulled its ace in the hole, offering a swap to free imprisoned Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard in exchange for 26 Palestinian Authority terrorist prisoners in Israeli jails.
Posted on: March 25th, 2014News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
Likud MK Danon tries outflanking Netanyahu by telling US Jews he will quit as minister if more terrorists are freed.
Posted on: March 25th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
Sheldon Adelson will host a dinner featuring former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on the eve of a conference of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Adelson, the casino magnate seen as a kingmaker in the Republican Party because of his willingness to spend tens of millions of dollars in an election, will host the dinner Thursday night […]
Posted on: March 21st, 2014News & Views → Middle East
Embattled Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pulled the plug on Twitter at midnight, March 20, 2014.
Posted on: March 20th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
Robert Strauss, the son of small-town Texas shopkeepers who became an adviser to presidents of both parties, died Wednesday at the age of 95. He helped found in 1945 Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, the energy law firm that pioneered powerhouse lobbying after its 1971 move to Washington. Strauss, whose parents ran a general […]
Posted on: March 17th, 2014News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
Obama made several absurd comments, while Abbas played with Obama's words.
Posted on: March 11th, 2014News & Views → Israel
Bye-bye to the right-wing extremists, left-wing extremists, weirdoes and maybe Tzipi Livni.
Posted on: March 10th, 2014News & Views → Israel
The Arab League refused to recognize Israel as a Jewish state in the framework of current peace talks with the Palestinians, as per Israel’s demand. On Sunday, Arab League foreign ministers released a resolution at a meeting in Cairo that supported the decision by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. “The council of the Arab League […]
Posted on: March 10th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
Eli Cohen is now the nationally-known face of electoral integrity and honesty in Israel.
Posted on: March 10th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
Strong pro-Israel sentiment heard from current and former senior military and gov't officials
Posted on: March 9th, 2014News & Views
Mort Klein has been re-elected as the president of the Zionist Organization of America. He defeated his challenger, Steve Goldberg.
Posted on: March 8th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
The Rabbinical Council of America denied a prominent rabbi’s accusation that it is actively negating past conversions. The Orthodox rabbinic organization issued a statement Friday responding to a JTA opinion article criticizing the group written by Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld. His article, published Thursday, accused the RCA and its Beth Din of America of “retroactively negating […]
Posted on: March 8th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
Jewish groups across the religious spectrum praised Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines on accommodating religious attire in the workplace. The guidelines published Thursday are for “employers with at least 15 employees (including private sector, state, and local government employers), as well as employment agencies, unions, and federal government agencies.” These employers “must make exceptions to […]
Posted on: March 7th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Blackwell, who has been accused of "inflaming prejudice," says animals must be stunned before the cut.
Posted on: March 7th, 2014News & Views → Israel → IDF & Security
The House of Representatives almost unanimously approved a bill that would enhance U.S. security cooperation with Israel. The U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act, introduced last year by Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) and Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), enhances cooperation in the energy and cybersecurity areas, among others; transfers excess U.S. armaments to Israel for stockpiling and possible use; […]
Posted on: March 6th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Boycott
We will shut them up in the campuses, we will shut them up in the high schools, we will shut them up at the 92nd St. Y.
Posted on: March 6th, 2014Sections → Features
The battle over partnership minyans is just the latest scuffle in the war over women’s roles in the Orthodox community.
Posted on: March 5th, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
Glick strips the bark from the threat of a One State Solution and reveals a worthy option: the Israeli Solution
Posted on: March 5th, 2014News & Views → Global
Canada has formally recognized the plight of Jewish refugees from Arab lands. On Monday, Ottawa accepted a report tabled last year that called on the federal government to “officially recognize the experience of Jewish refugees who were displaced from states in the Middle East and North Africa after 1948.” The federal cabinet approved the report […]
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