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There were some supporters outside the Boston federal courthouse on July 10, when Dzokhar Tsarnaev was arraigned for the Boston Marathon Bombings and the murder of MIT ofc. Sean Collier
 

Posted on: July 11th, 2013

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The only emotion shown by Dzokhar Tsarnaev during his arraignment on July 10 was when he smiled at and blew a kiss to two women in the courtroom. It is believed the two women are his sisters.

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Posted on: July 11th, 2013

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New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind has made sure his two sons are employed, with each of them having a legislative job, The New York Daily News disclosed Wednesday. Hikind admitted that his sons work as a legislative aide to Assemblyman Peter Abbate Jr. and as a community liaison for Assemblywoman Rhoda Jacobs, but explained, “I […]

 

Posted on: July 11th, 2013

News & ViewsUSFlorida

Ron Dermer, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s choice to succeed American-born Michael Oren as Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, moved to Israel 16 years ago but his mother Yaffa told the Miami Herald, “ I think he’ll do a wonderful job because he’s a red-blooded American.” Yaffa Dermer, a resident of Florida but born and […]

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Posted on: July 10th, 2013

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The White House is set to name Matt Nosanchuk, a lawyer who has been prominent in advancing the Obama administration’s gay rights policies, as its new full-time Jewish liaison. JTA learned Wednesday that Nosanchuk will replace Zach Kelly, who has held the job part time since the last full-time liaison to the Jewish community, Jarrod […]

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Posted on: July 10th, 2013

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Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky and World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder called on the Claims Conference to be reviewed by outside agencies in an investigation following the disclosure of a $57 million fraud scheme. Sharansky and Lauder released a joint statement on the first day of the Claims Conference board meeting on Tuesday, criticizing […]

Rioting in Egypt
 

Posted on: July 10th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

WASHINGTON – When it comes to foreign assistance, American law couldn’t be clearer: A coup d’etat suspends funding, period.

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Jewish Home MK Ayelet Shaked wants to limit anti-Zionist foreigners to influence Israeli politics.
 

Posted on: July 10th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

An Israeli organization will receive no more than $5,500 from a donor that denies the right of Israel to exist.

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Hillel will be replacing its CEO this summer. Will the big tent philosophy stretch so far its Jewish and pro-Israel values become meaningless?
 

Posted on: July 10th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Over the decades, Hillel has moved from being "the synagogue on campus" to encouraging Jewish students to experience and define Jewish" in their own way. Is Hillel now also telling students "pro-Israel" means whatever they want it to mean?

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Ron Dermer, Prime Minister Netanyahu’s senior adviser, may be Israel’s next Ambassador to the U.S.
 

Posted on: July 9th, 2013

News & ViewsUSFlorida

Outgoing Israeli Ambassador to the US Michael Oren was the only American to hold the post – until Tuesday. Netanyahu has appointed Ron Dermer, a close aide, to take over the job.

Yeshiva University High School
 

Posted on: July 9th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Yeshiva University has paid dearly with a tarnished image as a result of sexual abuse at the venerable institution. Former students now want it to pay very dearly – to the tune of $380 – for damages.

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If what happened in Egypt on July 3 was a coup, US aid must be cut off. No one in the White House is using the "c" word.
 

Posted on: July 8th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

While the government lawyers are looking into the matter, the hands on the US aid spigot will ignore the "c" (coup) word, and U.S. aid to Egypt will continue flowing.

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Posted on: July 8th, 2013

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Alvin Schiff, a pioneer in Jewish education and a prolific author, died of unknown causes, Yeshiva University announced Monday. He was in his mid-80s. He established and directed the Graduate School of Jewish Education at YU in 1959, before it was later renamed the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration. Schiff authored more […]

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Claims Conference board chairman Julius Berman
 

Posted on: July 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHolocaust

There’s no peace for the Claims Conference. It is not enough it was caught with defrauding Holocaust funds of $57 million. Two members of the panel that investigated the Conference quit over its report.

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Posted on: July 8th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Governor Jack Markell, the only sitting Jewish Governor in the United States, and a delegation of Delaware entrepreneurs and business leaders are visiting Israel on a week-long economic development mission. The trip highlights Delaware’s strong economic ties to Israel and aims to further raise Israeli business interest in the State. The delegation will be meeting […]

 

Posted on: July 8th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Hundreds of Chicago Muslims marched in support of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi Sunday and held signs condemning the Egyptian military, the Chicago Tribune reported. Many of the Chicago demonstrators were born in Egypt, and others have roots elsewhere in the Arab world. Fisal Hammouda, who left Egypt in the 1960s, told the newspaper that […]

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Posted on: July 8th, 2013

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Lois Gunden, an American Mennonite who helped save Jewish children in France during the Holocaust, was recognized by Yad Vashem Monday as the fourth American to be named a Righteous Among the Nations. Gunden will be honored posthumously at a ceremony to take place in the United States, where her niece Mary Jean Gunden will […]

Teresa Kerry, shown in swearing-in ceremony of John Kerry as Secretary of State, is in critical condition
 

Posted on: July 8th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Big Lie, big explosion. Media spread a story yesterday that Kerry will be back in town this week. Today, the PA claims Bibi met with PA honchos. Abbas forgot that Kerry’s wife is in critical condition.

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Israel Air Force pilot - security procedures prohibit a personal photo of 'Lt. B.' of New Jersey
 

Posted on: July 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

‘Lt. B.’ came to Israel to learn Torah for a year and go back to NJ for university. He thought about the army and the Air Force grabbed him, fulfilling his childhood wish to be a pilot. Read and be proud.

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Posted on: July 7th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Omri Casspi, the first Israeli-born player to join the NBA, has agreed to a two-year, $2 million contract with the Houston Rockets. Casspi, 25, who played the last two seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, told the Cleveland Jewish News that he hopes to sign the contract on Wednesday or Thursday. The 6-9 forward became an […]

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Posted on: July 7th, 2013

News & ViewsLocal

New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner found another subject to use as a soap box for his opinions – the crisis in Egypt. After having reiterated his stand last month that Israel does not “occupy” Judea and Samaria, Weiner recently said of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, “You can’t get elected by a relatively […]

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