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Congress Members Blast ASA for Boycott Decision

Posted on: January 19th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

A bipartisan slate of 134 U.S. Congress members wrote a letter to the American Studies Association protesting its decision last month to boycott Israeli universities. “Academic cooperation can be an important tool to help foster peace between Israelis and Palestinians, but you have chosen the unproductive path of isolation,” said the letter dated Friday, initiated […]

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been telling U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that he's ready to dismantle settlements, he just wants the process to take longer and for someone else to do the final deed. His dad must be so proud…
 

US Source: Bibi For Settlement Deportations ‘But Not on his Watch’

Posted on: January 19th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Jewish Home must never leave the coalition government, regardless of the upcoming deal.

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Senate Considers Plight of Impoverished Holocaust Survivors

Posted on: January 18th, 2014

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The U.S. Senate’s Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on the plight of Holocaust survivors in the United States. Both Republicans and Democrats on the committee said at the Wednesday hearing that survivors are better off aging at home. “The emphasis on caring for aging survivors must be on creating a safe space surrounded […]

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Congress Budgets $13 Million for Nonprofits Security

Posted on: January 18th, 2014

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Congress budgeted $13 million for a nonprofit security assistance program that mostly aids Jewish institutions. The money was allocated in the $1.1 trillion budget passed this week by both houses of Congress. The program, which has existed since the mid-2000s, has so far disbursed $138 million through the Department of Homeland Security, not counting the […]

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Sharansky to Congress: Keep Up Awareness of Political Prisoners

Posted on: January 18th, 2014

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Natan Sharansky joined the parents and spouses of political prisoners in asking the U.S. Congress to speak of their loved ones during meetings with foreign officials. Sharansky, imprisoned by the Soviets for nine years because of his activism on behalf of Soviet Jews, recalled at a hearing Thursday that his jailers told him, “You are […]

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Report: San Diego JCC Drops Eyal Golan Show over Sex Allegations

Posted on: January 18th, 2014

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

A Jewish community center in San Diego cancelled a concert by Eyal Golan amid suspicions that the Israeli singer had sex with minors, an Israeli radio station reported. Golan was slated to perform Jan. 19 at a concert which was advertised as late as Jan. 10 on the website of the Lawrence Family Jewish Community […]

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General Irina Bokova, director of UNESCO, with Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, on either side of a poster for the exhibit that was later cancelled under Arab pressure.
 

US: ‘UNESCO’s Decision Is Wrong and Should Be Reversed’

Posted on: January 18th, 2014

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Complaints by Arab states led UNESCO to cancel the exhibition.

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His Majesty King Abdullah meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Amman on Thursday
 

The Scoop: Netanyahu, King Abdullah Secret Talks Aim at Neutralizing Kerry

Posted on: January 17th, 2014

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The immediate outcome of the meeting is another devaluation of the chances of Kerry coming up with a comprehensive plan.

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Israeli singer Dana International won the 1998 Eurovision, giving the folks at home the feeling that they're part of the civilized, cultured Europe, even while living in the Levant, surrounded by hostile Arabs. The left has been pushing the button of Isolation threats on account of settlement construction, and secular Israelis are buying it.
 

Labor: Netanyahu Declared War on the World

Posted on: January 17th, 2014

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Those warnings are not trivial. They're also not all that real.

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J Street U students
 

Pro-Israel: ‘Intellectual Peaceniks’ v. ‘Rejectionist Idiots’?

Posted on: January 17th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

J Street and Open Hillel claim they want openness and honesty in the discussion about Israel, but that's only for those who agree with them.

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The United States condemned Iran for honoring Hezbollah terrorist Imad Mughniyeh but is not so bothered when Abbas honors PA terrorists.
 

White House Condemns Iran for Honoring Hezbollah Terrorist

Posted on: January 17th, 2014

News & ViewsMiddle EastHezbollah

The Obama administration thinks better of Palestinian Authority terrorists than it does of those in Hezbollah.

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Bill Would Link Funding for Palestinians to Incitement

Posted on: January 16th, 2014

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A bill introduced by the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee would link assistance to the Palestinian Authority to its efforts to stop incitement. Under the bill presented Wednesday by California Republican Rep. Ed Royce, the president would have to determine that the Palestinian Authority “no longer engages in a pattern of incitement against […]

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‘PA and Israel Agree: It’s All Kerry and Obama’s Fault

Posted on: January 16th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The furor over remarks by  Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon about  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry show that the Palestinian Authority-Israeli “quality that they all share, so stupendously in an exhibitionist way, is to explain why it’s the U.S.’s fault,” U.S.-Israel relations expert Alon Pinkas told NBC World News. The Yediot Acharonot journalist who wrote […]

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Int’l Flavors to Buy Kibbutz Suppliers for $88 Million

Posted on: January 16th, 2014

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

The U.S.-based International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) firm is buying Aromor Flavors, half-owned by Kibbutz Givat Oz, which is located southeast of Haifa. Former executives ion the Makhteshim phosphates and  chemical giant own the other half of Aromor, which manufactures and markets specialty ingredients that are used in fragrances and flavors. “We expect Aromor, with […]

 

House Spending Bill Restores Aid to Israel to $3.1 Billion

Posted on: January 16th, 2014

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Funding to Israel was restored to its pre-sequester level of $3.1 billion in the spending bill the U.S. House of Representatives passed on Wednesday. Aid to the Palestinian Authority was conditioned on its not running to the United Nations for recognition. The $1.1 trillion bill passed Wednesday is the result of a deal brokered last […]

 

Rep. Jim Moran, Notorious for Repeated Clashes with Jews, Retires

Posted on: January 16th, 2014

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Virginia Democratic Rep. Jim Moran, a longtime congressman from northern Virginia who repeatedly clashed with pro-Israel and Jewish groups, is retiring. Moran, 68, told media Wednesday that he would not run again in his district, which comprises Arlington, Falls Church and parts of Alexandria and Fairfax County, because it has become strongly Democratic, making his […]

Senator Feinstein (D-CA) visiting with Airmen in Travis Air Force Base, California.
 

RJC: Feinstein’s Comments on Israel Outrageous and Baseless

Posted on: January 16th, 2014

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She claims bipartisan Iran sanctions bill allows Israel "to determine when and where U.S. goes to war."

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Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto is being accused of bribing a high ranking policeman. Pinto, a powerful Israeli Rabbi, is at the center of a scandal that’s made headlines in Israel in recent weeks.
 

Police Say Commander Was Bribed by ‘Businessmen’s Rabbi’

Posted on: January 16th, 2014

News & ViewsMedia

There's still a court gag order on the nature of the favors the crime fighter received from the mystic.

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Congressman Steny Hoyer (MD-5)(D)
 

Dem Whip: WH Aide ‘Out of Line’ Calling Congress ‘Warmongers’

Posted on: January 16th, 2014

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Democratic congressional leader: White House aide irresponsible for calling sanctions advocates warmongers.

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Rabbi Avi Weiss
 

Chief Rabbinate Backs Down, Accepts Rabbi Avi Weiss

Posted on: January 15th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

The Israeli Chief Rabbinate has come to its sense before letting the damage get out of control.

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