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Posted on: July 26th, 2013

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A coalition of Jewish groups coordinated by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is providing more than $100,000 in aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan. The Jewish Coalition for Disaster Relief, which is made up of 14 organizations and coordinated by the Joint, convened Thursday in New York to allocate the money to several groups […]

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President Shimon Peres is the first person to be featured on Amazon's new Kindle Singles interview series.
 

Posted on: July 25th, 2013

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Peres is arguably the world’s most interviewed president. At age 89, he works like a youngster and holds an official record for saying “peace.” Today, he is Amazon’s Kindle Single’s first interviewee.

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Secretary of State Kerry and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at a press conference following their meeting in Ramallah on June 30.
 

Posted on: July 25th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Kerry can come out smelling sweet and let Israel and the PA blow up next week’s return of the ghost of direct talks Then he could end the travesty. But he wants to stink up the place with a decayed corpse of the peace process.

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American F-16 fighter jets
 

Posted on: July 25th, 2013

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Under a deal entered into between the U.S. and Egypt in 2010, the U.S. was supposed to deliver an additional four F-16 Fighter Jets this summer. The Pentagon announced that President Obama decided to delay delivery of the planes because of Egyptian unrest.

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Posted on: July 24th, 2013

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American got over Katrina, the Clintons, Bush, and Superstorm Sandy. It even has survived Obama. But its golden age is over. Israel beat the US at its own game, the National Pastime, at the Maccabiah Games

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Posted on: July 24th, 2013

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President Barack Obama’s approval has sunk to only one percentage point above the all-time low in November 2011, according to a new poll released Wednesday by NBC and The Wall Street Journal. Only 45 percent approve of his job as president, and 50 percent said they disapprove, mainly because of their view of his handling, […]

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Posted on: July 24th, 2013

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A New York court sentenced on Tuesday Palestinian Authority Arab-American Andy Ashkar up to 25 years in jail for stealing a winning $5 million lottery ticket from its rightful owner, Robert Miles. Miles, in 2006,  took the scratch-off to a convenience store operated by Ashkar’s parents in Syracuse, New York. When he showed the ticket […]

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Posted on: July 24th, 2013

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Israel’s increasing arms exports has made it one of the most important in the world, with a record $7.5 billion worth of arms exported in 2012, according to a Minister of Defense’s Export and Cooperation report on Tuesday. The new record is even more impressive when taking into account budget cuts in Western countries. “The […]

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Posted on: July 24th, 2013

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Ryan Braun, whose father is from Israel, not only lost the chance to play out the reason of the season with the Milwaukee Brewers after he accepted his 65-day suspension for drug use, he also lost his image of the “good guy” who had convinced many that he was innocent of using performance drugs. “As […]

9-year-old Menachem Zivotofsky sued the U.S. government for refusing to include "Israel" alongside "Jerusalem" as his place of birth on his passport.
 

Posted on: July 24th, 2013

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The D.C. applellate court declared unconstitutional the legislative effort by congress to force the US to recognize that Jerusalem is part of Israel. That they did so is not surprising, but why the Executive branch is so afraid of having Jerusalem next to Israel even just on a piece of paper should be shocking.

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As the 92nd St Y moves past recent scandal, it needs cleaning in other areas as well
 

Posted on: July 23rd, 2013

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In the aftermath of an ugly scandal, as the 92nd St Y starts a search for a new executive director, it should institute guidelines not only about morality and criminality, but also to prevent Jewish communal dollars from being used to support boycotters and other haters of Israel

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Posted on: July 23rd, 2013

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A Cleveland area synagogue is raising funds to help Ursuline College repaid serious damage caused by a tornado that ripped through its athletic center on Saturday. No one was injured because the twister tore through the area in the pre-dawn hours, tearing the off the roof and blowing away one wall. The conservative B’nai Jeshurun, […]

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Posted on: July 23rd, 2013

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President Barack Obama is closer to presenting a plan to directly arm Syrian rebels, but he still faces Congressional opposition. “The House Intelligence Committee has very strong concerns about the strength of the administration’s plans in Syria and its chances for success,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers,  a Republican from Michigan, said in a […]

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Posted on: July 23rd, 2013

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Orthodox Jews in Los Angeles have convinced a company to take down a billboard that showed a mostly naked woman promoting an energy drink, the Los Angeles Jewish Journal reported Monday. A message on a local email stated, “The largest Orthodox Jewish community on the West Coast was horrified to see a completely inappropriate pretzus […]

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Posted on: July 23rd, 2013

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The number of anti-Semitic incidents dropped 14 percent nationwide last year, but vandalism rose, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents that was released Monday. New York and New Jersey saw increases in anti-Semitic incidents. Nationwide, the audit counted 927 anti-Semitic incidents reported during the 2012 calendar year, a 14 percent decline from […]

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pollard no you cant
 

Posted on: July 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Apparently only the Palestinian Authority is to receive "gestures" for peace talks.

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“It is funny, last week I was hit for being too hawkish on Israel and this week I being hit for being too close to Al-Jazeera,” says mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner.
 

Posted on: July 22nd, 2013

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Weiner accused the Bill Thompson campaign of smearing him based on this single contribution.

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The IRS is doing everything it can to prevent accusers from determining whether its decisionmaking processes violated the constitutional rights of applicants for tax exempt status
 

Posted on: July 22nd, 2013

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The IRS insists that there is no legal remedy for determining whether an applicant's constitutional rights have been violated, and that offended parties must be satisfied with a "good enough" remedy, even if it is not perfect.

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Posted on: July 21st, 2013

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American and Canadian Jews continue to move to Israel at an increasing rate. Nearly 1,000 children are expected to make the move this year with their parents. The first summer flight arrives Tuesday, escorted by Gilad Shalit.

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Athletes from the Australian delegation wave their national flags during the opening ceremony of the Maccabiah Games in Jerusalem for the 19th Maccabiah Games, dubbed the 'Jewish Olympics'
 

Posted on: July 21st, 2013

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For American athletes, the Maccabiah sports even proves the games are about more than sports. Several of the American Jewish athletes were inspired to become Bar Mitzvah.

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