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U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

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Report: Lebanese man admits to targeting Israelis in Thailand

April 18, 2014 - 5:22 PM
 
Syrian Jets Strike Targets on Ramat HaGolan

April 18, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Chelsea Clinton Pregnant with Non-Jewish Child

April 18, 2014 - 10:58 AM
 
Police Limit Arab Visitors to Temple Mount

April 18, 2014 - 10:18 AM
 
No Gov’t Majority for Pollard-Talks Deal

April 18, 2014 - 10:11 AM
 
Shas Party Appoints New Spiritual Leader

April 18, 2014 - 9:50 AM
 
‘Jews Must Register’ Flyer in Ukraine an Echo of Babi Yar

April 18, 2014 - 2:19 AM
 
Florida Teen Stabbed in High School Gym

April 17, 2014 - 9:31 PM
 
4 Wounded in Gush Etzion Road Terror Attack

April 17, 2014 - 1:01 PM
 
Arab Violence Closes Temple Mount to Visitors Again

April 17, 2014 - 12:26 PM
 
Jews Ordered to ‘Register’ in Donetsk, Ukraine

April 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM
 
Indyk Returns to Raise the Dead (Israel-PA Talks)

April 17, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi (Photo Essay)

April 16, 2014 - 11:39 PM
 
Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba

April 16, 2014 - 8:50 PM
 
Israeli Hi-Tech Opens Branch in Nanjing

April 16, 2014 - 1:45 PM
 
Preparations Completed for Priestly Blessing from Jerusalem

April 16, 2014 - 12:48 PM
 
Kansas Shooting Suspect a White Supremacist, Indicted for Murder

April 16, 2014 - 12:03 PM
 
Hundreds at Bangkok Chabad Passover Seder

April 16, 2014 - 8:45 AM
 
President Obama’s Passover Statement

April 16, 2014 - 7:07 AM
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In Outreach To Orthodox Jews, Obama Repeats Commitment To Israel

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

WASHINGTON – President Obama is spreading the word, one Jewish constituency at a time: He has Israel’s back. Obama defended his record on Israel and on religious freedoms last week during a White House meeting with Orthodox leaders convened by the Orthodox Union.

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Fearing Anti-Mormon Prejudice, Romney Plays Down His Religion

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsLocal

WASHINGTON – Mitt Romney’s Lacrosse moment awaits him. The Democratic convention in Los Angeles was where Joe Lieberman made history as the first Jewish candidate on a major ticket on Aug. 17, 2000. But two days later, history came to life in Lacrosse, Wis., the little college town where Lieberman walked – and pointedly did not drive – to the local synagogue on his first post-nomination Shabbat.

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Russian attack Helicopter.
 

US: Russia Shipping Attack Choppers to Syria

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

"We have confronted the Russians about stopping their continued arms shipments to Syria," Clinton said Tuesday. "We are concerned about the latest information we have that there are attack helicopters on the way from Russia to Syria."

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Jonathan Pollard is awaiting the results of President Peres' appeal to President Obama Wednesday.
 

Bipartisan House Effort Seeking Pollard Clemency

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsPolitics

A bipartisan letter is circulating in the U.S. House of Representatives soliciting signatures on a letter to President Obama asking him to commute Pollard's sentence to time served. The "Dear Colleague" letter is signed by veteran House members Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Christopher Smith (R-N.J.).

Ultra Orthodox Jews in Crown Heights, Brooklyn
 

New York City Jewish Population Over 1 Million Again

Posted on: June 12th, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

A study by the UJA-Federation of New York found that the population of the New York Jewish community - comprising the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester - has grown nearly 10% since the last study in 2002. New York City's Jewish population stands at 1,086,000, with 40% identifying themselves as Orthodox, a 7% increase from 2002.

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Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney leaving a polling station on Super Tuesday
 

Romney Gaining Momentum As Obama Struggles

Posted on: June 11th, 2012

News & ViewsUS

A week of setbacks for President Obama has the GOP excited about Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's chances to emerge victorious in November. Rasmussen's most recent poll has Romney leading Obama by one percentage point, which represents a five point swing from May 20, when Obama led Romney, 47%-43%.

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On The Scene: MVA 6/11/12

Posted on: June 11th, 2012

News & ViewsUSNY

A grey Toyota traveling northbound on Ocean PKWY was hit on the drivers side door as minivan traveling on the southbound lane of Ocean Pkwy. attempted to make a right turn onto Kings HWY. Hatzalah is on the scene dealing with an injured occupant in the minivan.

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White House new director for community partnerships George Selim admits to hundreds of meetings with CAIR.
 

Obama White House Held ‘Hundreds’ of Meetings with Hamas-Tied CAIR: Official

Posted on: June 9th, 2012

News & ViewsPolitics

Aides to President Barack Obama have been holding “hundreds” of meetings behind closed-doors with representatives of the Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR), America's largest Muslim advocacy organization, with close ties to Hamas and its parent organization, the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Haredi Businessman Jacob Ostreicher has been held for a year without trial in Bolivian Prison.
 

Congress Urging Hillary to Act on Haredi Imprisoned in Bolivia

Posted on: June 8th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Jacob Ostreicher remains locked up at Palmasola Prison in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. That notorious facility was designed to hold 1,000 prisoners, but is currently home to 3,500. Unlike U.S. facilities, this prison is essentially run by the prisoners. Guards provide food and make sure prisoners do not escape, but do nothing to maintain order within the prison’s walls.

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Brit Milah
 

NYC Health Commissioner Condemns Metzitzah B’peh, Recommends Safe Alternatives

Posted on: June 7th, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

The New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley has issued a strongly worded statement calling for an end to the circumcision-related rite of "metzitza b'peh," loosely translated as suction with the mouth. Last year, a baby died at Brooklyn’s Maimonides Medical Center from “disseminated herpes simplex virus Type 1, complicating ritual circumcision with oral suction."

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Thousands of Holocaust survivors were defrauded out of $57 million by a ring of Claims Conference employees and other individuals.
 

Claims Conference Employee Admits to Stealing $550K from Survivors, $57 Mil. Missing

Posted on: June 7th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Zlata Blavatnik, 65, was part of a ring of 31 individuals, including Claims Conference former employees, who, over 10 years, allegedly stole $57 million in German reparation funds intended for Nazi Holocaust victims. Blavatnik is cooperating with the FBI investigation.

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Randy Altschuler
 

GOP Hopes N.Y. Rematch Puts Second Jewish Republican In House

Posted on: June 6th, 2012

News & ViewsUSNY

WASHINGTON – Jewish Republicans nationwide are hoping a heated congressional race rematch in the New York suburbs puts a second Jewish Republican in the House of Representatives.

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President Barack Obama with his new White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew, an Orthodox Jew.
 

Orthodox Push Obama on Israel, Contraceptives, in White House Meeting

Posted on: June 6th, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

The OU reps pressed Obama hard on his handling of US-Israel relations and on mandating contraceptive coverage. Obama accused Netanyahu of trying to "act without restraints."

David Cohen, US Undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence.
 

US Planning for Additional Sanctions on Iran in the Summer

Posted on: June 5th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

US undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence David Cohen, visiting Israel to coordinate sanctions policy with senior Israeli security, discussed plans to impose additional sanctions on Iran in the summer. In an interview with Haaretz, Cohen said: “If we don't get a breakthrough in Moscow there is no question we will continue to ratchet up the pressure."

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Grand Marshal Joseph Sitt at the Annual Israel Parade.
 

New York Goes All White and Blue for Annual Israel Parade

Posted on: June 4th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg were among the dignitaries who marched in Sunday's annual Celebrate Israel Parade in the Big Apple.

Senator Charles Schumer and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez at a joint public event on the Lower East Side.
 

Schumer, Silver, Nadler to Endorse Velázquez, Rebuffing Anti-Zionist Charges

Posted on: June 3rd, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer will join Speaker Sheldon Silver and Congressman Jerrold Nadler in endorsing Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez for re-election on Sunday. Her major opponent, City Councilman Erik Martin Dilan, has called the 10-term incumbent Velázquez anti-Zionist.

VP Joe Biden's daughter marries Jewish doctor in Delaware
 

Joe Biden’s Daughter Marries Pennsylvania Jewish Doctor

Posted on: June 3rd, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Vice President Joe Biden's 30-year-old daughter Ashley on Saturday married Dr. Howard David Krein of Pennsylvania at a ceremony in Delaware, according to a late Saturday news release from the vice president's office.

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Ehud Barak
 

Unease Grows In Israel Over U.S. Mideast Diplomacy

Posted on: May 31st, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

JERUSALEM – In a meeting with a visiting U.S. delegation fresh off nuclear talks in Baghdad, Israel’s Defense Minister Ehud Barak and National Security Adviser Yaakov Amidror expressed their government’s growing concerns over America’s diplomatic negotiations with Iran.

U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson.
 

Commerce Department to Consider Affirmative Action for Arab Americans

Posted on: May 31st, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The Commerce Department's Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) published a notice regarding a petition it received on January 11, 2012 from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), requesting formal designation of Arab-Americans as a minority group that is socially or economically disadvantaged.

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The team behind JobsMiner.com in the company's headquarters in Kiryat Ono, Israel.
 

Israeli Startup Helping Americans Find Jobs

Posted on: May 30th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Utilizing social networking as its base, Jobsminer.com is the only job search engine that aggregates jobs in real time from social networks including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, and more.

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