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Posted on: October 17th, 2013News & Views → Business and Economy
B’nai B’rith International expressed cautious optimism that a newly reached plan between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to fund the government through Jan. 15 and lift the debt limit through Feb. 7 would pass in House and Senate votes. The plan would effectively end the two-week partial government shutdown. “We urge […]
Posted on: October 17th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
The University of California, Berkeley is launching a Center for Jewish Studies. The university made the announcement of the center, for which it allotted $1 million, on Wednesday. The center will be inaugurated Oct. 30. “The center will expand the breadth of Jewish studies scholarship here, connect more students to the wealth of Jewish studies […]
Posted on: October 17th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe → European Union
Talks between Iran and major powers on Iran’s nuclear aims were “good” and will renew next month, the Iranian foreign minister said. “The talks will continue in a few weeks in Geneva and during this period the members of the P5+1 will have a chance to acquire the necessary readiness regarding the details of Iran’s […]
Posted on: October 17th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
Yet Erdogan remains among Obama’s key confidants.
Posted on: October 16th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Overlooked in the eulogies and praise of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef is the role he played in the development of the kosher certification, Badatz Beit Yosef, under the leadership of his youngest son Rabbi Moshe Yosef. The Beit Yosef kosher standard meticulously follows the standards of Rabbi Yosef Caro, the author of the codification of Jewish […]
Posted on: October 16th, 2013News & Views → Media → Arts and Entertainment
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Nobel Laureate Robert Aumann are among ten individuals who have been named 2013 Orthodox Jewish All Stars by Jew in the City, the organization dedicated to re-branding Orthodox Jews and Judaism to the world through digital media. The awards will be presented on November 24 in New York City. […]
Posted on: October 16th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Former President George W. Bush told leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations that he did not trust the Iranian regime to change its intentions toward Israel, according to several people in attendance. “I will not believe in Iran’s peaceful intentions until they can irrevocably prove that it’s true,” Bush told […]
Posted on: October 16th, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
The IDF released a video Wednesday showing how it blew up a terror tunnel reaching Israel. The problem is there are hundreds of others waiting to be found and blown up before terrorists blow up Israelis.
Posted on: October 16th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
WASHINGTON – Is the U.S. government shutdown, which was still in effect as we went to press Tuesday evening, undermining the sanctions that helped bring Iran to Geneva this week for talks aimed at ending the standoff over its nuclear program?
Posted on: October 16th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
The Holocaust has no historical connection with ancient Assyria, but there is a curiously possible link provided by a gold tablet obtained by a Holocaust survivor. A German museum wants it back.
Posted on: October 16th, 2013News & Views → Business and Economy
The national director of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA as well as The Military Coalition, a coalition of 33 leading veterans and military organizations, said that the White House and Congress are financially neglecting veterans and members of the military through the ongoing government shutdown. Retired Army Col. Herb Rosenbleeth spoke during a […]
Posted on: October 16th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
With the federal government quickly nearing a default, a House Republican leadership effort to end the shutdown and permit the Treasury to start borrowing again to keep up with government debt collapsed Tuesday night, the NY Times reported. Senator John McCain, (R. AZ) wailed Tuesday: “Republicans have to understand we have lost this battle, as […]
Posted on: October 16th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Bob Filner, who resigned as San Diego mayor amid sexual harassment accusations, was charged in a case brought by three women. Filner was charged Tuesday in San Diego County Superior Court with one felony count of “false imprisonment by violence, fraud, menace and deceit,” as well as two misdemeanor counts of battery. The victims were […]
Posted on: October 15th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Next Sunday, October 20, at 9:45 AM, the Young Israel of Fort Lee will dedicate its new building at 1610 Parker Avenue, Fort Lee. The new “Ulo and Ethel Barad Building” is named after its donors. The Barads’ son, Gerald, will be speaking at the event in memory of his parents, who were long time […]
Posted on: October 15th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Holocaust
That library inspector on the Seinfeld show was right – first it's overdue books not being returned, next the Apocalypse.
Posted on: October 15th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Ira Forman, the Obama administration’s special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism, canceled his attendance at a landmark conference in Kiev because of the U.S. government shutdown, according to a conference organizer. Forman, who was scheduled to be the opening speaker Tuesday at the two-day conference marking the 100th anniversary of the Beilis blood libel […]
Posted on: October 15th, 2013News & Views → Media → Arts and Entertainment
Daniel Blatt was a typical success story of a Jew who left behind his Jewish education. He said that after he produced “Rain on Entebbe,” he came back to his Jewish roots. Blatt died in Los Angeles at the age of 76.
Posted on: October 15th, 2013News & Views → Global
Al Qaeda terrorist Abu Anas al Libi, snatched off the streets in Libya last week by U.S. soldiers, is expected to appear in federal court in New York Tuesday on his way to being tried in the United States for terrorism. Al Libi’s wife has claimed that he has nothing to do with Al Qaeda […]
Posted on: October 15th, 2013News & Views → Israel
The Obama administration is considering to back down and allow Iran to retains its uranium enrichment facilities, despite strong objections from Saudi Arabia and Israel, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The world’s major powers are scheduled to meet with Iran this week in a new round of negotiations on its nuclear program, which the […]
Posted on: October 15th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
The United States should forget about trying to turn Egypt into a democratic country, according to retired IDF Major-General Amos Gilad, who served for years as senior adviser to the Defense Ministry. Expectations of establishing Western-style democracy in Egypt or anywhere else in the Middle East are “an illusion,” he said last week at a […]
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