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Posted on: January 13th, 2014

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Hesh’s Bakery, a Northeast Philadelphia kosher bakery, in the Rhawnhurst section of town, known for its butter cookies and chocolate-chip pound cake, closed over the weekend after more than a half-century in business, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. A message posted outside the bakery read, in a seemingly rushed style: “It is with a very sad […]

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
 

Posted on: January 13th, 2014

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While the "Interim Agreement" is set to go into effect on Jan. 2o, the U.S. senate is poised to pass a sanctions bill which would be triggered only if Iran defaults on its commitments.

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Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in a meeting at his Muqata compound in Ramallah, where he rejected both Israel's exclusive rights to Jerusalem and its status as a Jewish state.
 

Posted on: January 12th, 2014

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Abbas promised he would reiterate this stance during a meeting with Kerry.

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Posted on: January 12th, 2014

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New York Rep. Eliot L. Engel sent a letter to Benjamin Netanyahu to express his concern over the Israeli Chief Rabbinate’s decision to reject Jewish status letters written by Rabbi Avi Weiss. Engel, the senior Democratic member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote in the letter to Israel’s prime minister dated Jan. 10 that: […]

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Posted on: January 12th, 2014

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President Obama reaffirmed his commitment to Israel’s security in his condolence message on the death of Ariel Sharon. “On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to the family of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and to the people of Israel on the loss of a leader who dedicated […]

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Posted on: January 11th, 2014

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President Obama nominated Stanley Fischer, the former governor of the Bank of Israel, to be the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve. The Friday nomination comes the same week that the Senate confirmed Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve’s chairwoman, the third Jewish person to hold the post in succession, following Ben Bernanke and Alan Greenspan. […]

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Posted on: January 11th, 2014

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Amiri Baraka, the New Jersey poet laureate whose works were celebrated by blacks but often condemned by Jews, has died. Baraka’s writings, lectures and poetry brought him national renown beginning in the 1960s, and the one-time black nationalist was celebrated by many African Americans as a voice of the disenfranchised. He was a winner of […]

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Posted on: January 11th, 2014

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Israel published tenders for 600 new homes in East Jerusalem and 801 in Judea and Samaria settlements. Government officials delayed the announcement until U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had ended his latest peace-brokering tour in the region, Army Radio reported. European leaders and the United States had urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not […]

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Cong. Peter Roskam IL-6(R), one of 4 House members who initiated letter condemning ASA boycott of Israel
 

Posted on: January 10th, 2014

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A congressional letter slams the American Studies Association's academic boycott of Israel as antithetical to academic freedom and as "thinly veiled bigotry." UPDATED!

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Caleb Jacoby
 

Posted on: January 10th, 2014

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Caleb Jacoby, the missing suburban Boston teenager, has been found and is safe!

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Posted on: January 9th, 2014

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The family of murdered Brooklyn landlord Menachem Stark has contributed $50,000 to what is now a total reward to $72,000 for information leading to the killer of the Satmar Hasidic real estate developer. The New York Police offered $20,000 and the NYPD Crime Stoppers program pitched in with $2,000. “We have increased the reward in […]

On Secretary Kerry's 12th visit to the region, he will face some harsh backbiting, albeit underhanded, from Prime Minister Netanyahu. It's already starting, and it ain't pretty.
 

Posted on: January 9th, 2014

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It's tough to tell whether the aim of Bibi's circle is to block Kerry or fool the settlers.

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Posted on: January 9th, 2014

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Senator Daniel Squadron (D-Brooklyn/Manhattan), who is the Senate sponsor of legislation to reform the in-plain-view marijuana statute, released the following statement in response to the Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address: “The Governor’s medical marijuana proposal represents a real step toward addressing our broken marijuana policy. It is also critical that we continue […]

A suspect in the murder of Menachem Stark ZL was caught on security video.
 

Posted on: January 9th, 2014

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"He was definitely casing the guy," police source said.

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Posted on: January 8th, 2014

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Iran is holding up progress for implementing the interim deal agreed to by world powers in November because of the issue of centrifuges that can be used to purify uranium to level that would make it suitable to make a nuclear weapon. “This issue (centrifuges) was among the main factors in stopping the previous technical […]

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Former US Ambassador to Israel Thomas Pickering backs freeing Pollard - if Israel does what Kerry says.
 

Posted on: January 8th, 2014

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The very thought of an American diplomat saying that Pollard is a traitor but should be freed in return for Israel’s agreeing to Palestinian Authority terms reaches the most obscene depth of hypocrisy.

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Brookline, MA Police Dept. released this flier in hopes of finding missing teen, Caleb Jacoby
 

Posted on: January 8th, 2014

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16 year old Caleb Jacoby, student at Maimonides School in Brookline, Massachusetts has been missing since mid-day Monday.

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Posted on: January 8th, 2014

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Two former employees of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty were charged Tuesday in the multimillion-dollar scam at the New York charity. Former Executive Director David Cohen and Chief Financial Officer Herbert Friedman were arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on grand larceny, money laundering and conspiracy charges. They pleaded not guilty. According to the felony […]

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Natan Sharansky with Jewisih Home leader Naftali Bennett
 

Posted on: January 8th, 2014

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At last a sane official in this bizarre tale of Haredim vs. Zionists.

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Pennsylvania state senator Anthony Williams (D)
 

Posted on: January 8th, 2014

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State Senator Anthony Williams introduced a Resolution into the Pennsylvania legislature condemning the ASA boycott of Israel as antisemitic.

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