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Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League
 

Abe Foxman to Retire Next Year as ADL’s National Director

Posted on: February 11th, 2014

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The centrist ADL's long-time national director Abraham Foxman will step down in July, 2015.

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Prime Minister Netanyahu told a meeting of the Likud Beitenu faction in the Knesset today that he'll visit the U.S. in early march.
 

Netanyahu to Meet Obama in March

Posted on: February 10th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

One of the PM's goals while in the U.S. is to advance the "peace process."

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Antisemitic labels posted on Jewish Deli in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Altered for family newspaper.
 

New Mexico Jewish Deli Smeared with Anti-Semitic Labels

Posted on: February 10th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Even a non-kosher "Jewish deli" attracts ugly anti-Semitic attacks

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See no evil, stop no evil. A Coast Guard member bowing his head. This may become the new preferred approach of U.S. border officers regarding who gets in despite a terrorism record.
 

US Letting in Asylum Seekers who Gave ‘Limited’ Support to Terrorists

Posted on: February 10th, 2014

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Obama's first executive directive since his State of the Union address pledge to circumvent Congress on legislation.

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U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General (Dr.) Thomas W. Travis (L) and , IDF Chief Medical Officer Brig. Gen. (Prof.) Yitzhak Kreiss.
 

New Agreement bet. IDF and US Air Force Will Save Lives

Posted on: February 10th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

The two sides bring their own unique advantages to the table in the agreement.

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Pro-Israel Groups Divided on Anti-Boycott Bill

Posted on: February 10th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

Pro-Israel organizations are divided over a new bill in the U.S. Congress that would pull federal funding from universities that boycott Israel. The bill, titled Protect Academic Freedom Act, proposed by U.S. Reps. Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Dan Lipinski (D-IL), has garnered polarizing reactions over whether or not it is constitutional by limiting free speech […]

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Jewish Home MK Ayelet Shaked arguing with United Torah Judaism MK Uri Maklev. Shaked is chair of the Knesset committee which this week will bring a final draft of the IDF enlistment law to a second and third vote, making it law.
 

Rumor: Draft Committee to Launch Special Chabad Track

Posted on: February 10th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The impatient Supreme Court, in its haste to get the numbers on paper, has created needless political battles.

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Woody Allen
 

Woody Allen, Dylan Farrow in Public Battle over Abuse Accusations

Posted on: February 9th, 2014

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Allen said he will not address the accusations again.

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Rabbi Michael Broyde Resigns from RCA

Posted on: February 9th, 2014

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Rabbi Michael Broyde, a prominent Modern Orthodox figure, resigned from the Rabbinical Council of America as a result of the scandal over his use of an online pseudonym. Broyde’s resignation was first reported Thursday by The Jewish Channel, which also uncovered Broyde’s online activities last year. “I deeply regret my wrongdoing and understand how disappointing […]

 

Senate Urges State Dept. to Renegotiate Terms for Iraqi Jewish Archive

Posted on: February 9th, 2014

News & ViewsMiddle EastIraq

The Senate unanimously urged the State Department to renegotiate the terms for the return to Iraq of an archive of Iraqi Jewish texts. The resolution passed Thursday “strongly urges” the department to renegotiate the agreement with the Iraqi government “in order to ensure that the Iraqi Jewish Archive be kept in a place where its […]

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White House Briefs Students on Israeli-Palestinian Peace Efforts

Posted on: February 9th, 2014

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Obama administration officials briefed Jewish and Arab-American student leaders on the peace process. Among the participants in Thursday’s three-hour White House briefing were students affiliated with Hillel, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the American Jewish Committee, J Street and Americans for Peace Now. “As part of our ongoing efforts of working with key stakeholders […]

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ADL Honors George W. Bush

Posted on: February 9th, 2014

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The Anti-Defamation League awarded its highest honor to former President George W. Bush. The ADL presented its America’s Democratic Legacy Award to the former president during a Thursday night gala dinner that opened the its national executive committee meeting in Palm Beach, Fla. “We will never forget, Mr. President, how the vision you laid out […]

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State Dept. Spokesperson Jen Psaki (R) with her boss, Secretary of State John Kerry, celebrating. On Friday, Psaki had one of those unfortunate slips that revealed Kerry himself has no trust in the promise of regional acceptance he's been lavishing on Israel. Another unfortunate thing is that no one pays attention to Friday news, especially our concerned Orthodox brothers and sisters vouching for the Secretary's good intentions.
 

State Dept: No Guarantee Arab League Recognize Israel Even after Deal

Posted on: February 8th, 2014

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Kerry has no illusion at all regarding the Arab League's plans for Israel. On Friday it became even clearer.

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The Presbyterian Church (USA) has released what it calls a "study guide." The Simon Wiesenthal Center calls it the theological twin to the UN's 'Zionism is Racism' resolution.
 

Church’s New Study Guide is Textbook Example of Israel Hatred

Posted on: February 7th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The church "study guide" casts supporters of the Jewish homeland as "inherently racist and abusive."

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Petition for Kosher Restaurant on the Lower East Side

Posted on: February 7th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

Who would have imagined that things Jewish on the Lower East Side of New York would get so tough that local Jewish residents must launch a petition to establish a kosher restaurant. “Kosher Restaurant in Seward Park” is an online petition of residents of the Seward Park co-op on the Lower East Side, urging their […]

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DOS Spokesperson Victoria Nuland
 

State Dept. Official Curses EU over Ukraine

Posted on: February 6th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

Israel cannot dare say a bad word about Secretary of State Kerry, but the State Dept. can curse the EU.

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Cong. Peter Roskam (R-IL) introducing the Protect Academic Freedom Act on Tues., Feb. 4, 2014
 

House Bill to Slap Financial Penalties on anti-Israel Boycotts

Posted on: February 6th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Academic boycotts of Israel are Anti-Semitic; American taxpayers must not be forced to be complicit.

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An orthodox Jewish man argues with a reform Jewish woman wearing a prayer shawl at the Kotel.
 

MK Who Excluded Reform Jews from Judaism Was ‘Misunderstood’

Posted on: February 6th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

An Israel Knesset Member got a whack on his tongue for angering the Diaspora.

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Dallas Rabbi Sued for Running Home-Based Synagogue

Posted on: February 6th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

A Dallas-area rabbi who uses his home as a synagogue is being sued by a neighbor who says it has lowered his property values. Rabbi Yaakov Rich told the local Fox affiliate Fox4 in a video posted Wednesday that his 3,700-square-foot home is a synagogue with about 25 members. A website identifies his synagogue as […]

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Author and scholar Phyllis Chesler was stopped by security at JFK because she was reading The Jewish Press.
 

Noted Author Reading The Jewish Press Detained at JFK

Posted on: February 6th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

Had a Muslim woman been stopped for reading Islamic materials, it would be front page news everywhere.

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