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Associate Professor Curtis Marez of the University of California at San Diego, president of the organization that endorsed a boycott against Israel's academia, is a dolt, according to columnist Jeffrey Goldberg.
 

ASA Leader Justifies Israel Boycott Saying ‘One Has to Start Somewhere’

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

Curtis Marez is a dolt because he couldn't help revealing his Jew hatred.

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John Podhoretz (seen here on The Daily Show) was booed by the 92nd Street Y audience and shushed by the moderator, Forward editor Jane Eisner, when he defended Israel from claims that Israel was responsible for a recent academic boycott
 

Shushed and Booed, Podhoretz Walks Out on 92 St. Y Panel

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Maybe the moderator should have "reined in" the emotions when the audience was booing and "enraged" - her words - by Podhoretz's defense of Israel from J Street's blaming Israel for the academic boycott.

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Witness Says He Saw Iran Arrest Robert Levinson

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

An American fugitive living in Iran told the Christian Science Monitor that  he saw six Iranian policemen “detain” Robert Levinson  in 2007.  The account by African-American Dawud Salahuddin contradicts years of denials by Iran that it was not involved with is disappearance. The U.S. government also has consistently claimed that Levinson traveled to an Iranian […]

 

Ruling Returns Kosher Meals to Florida Inmates

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

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A federal judge has ordered the Florida prisons service to provide kosher meals to all prisoners with a “sincere religious basis” by July 1. The Florida Department of Corrections canceled its kosher meal service six years ago, citing the expense and has since promised to reinstitute its kosher meal service in all its facilities. It […]

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Podhoretz Storms Off 92nd Street Y Stage in Spat with J Street

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

See Shushed and Booed, Podhoretz Walks Out on 92 St. Y Panel for a better informed version of this story. Commentary editor John Podhoretz stormed off the New York’s 92nd Street Y Stage Monday night in the middle of spat with J Street president Jeremy Ben-Ami but denied reports that he said “students at Swarthmore College […]

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Israel Loses Case to Gag Witness in Bank of China Terror Trial

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

An American family, whose son was killed in a suicide attack in Israel, has won its argument in a U.S. court against the Netanyahu administration that has been trying to muzzle testimony by a former intelligence officer. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu formerly told the family of 16-year-old Daniel Wurtz that it supported letting Uri Shaya […]

 

Damaged Torahs Found in Iraq Buried in New York

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIraq

Damaged Torah scrolls found by U.S. troops in Iraq’s intelligence headquarters were buried in a cemetery in New York on Sunday, according to Jewish law for disposing of unusable religious objects and texts. More than 100 people, including Lukman Faily, the Iraqi ambassador to the U.S., attended the ceremony at the New Montefiore Cemetery in […]

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Superman Sam and his mother
 

8-Year-Old ‘Superman Sam’ Sommer Died of Leukemia

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

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"Over his entire brief but meaningful life, Sammy has taught all of us about courage, struggle, strength, and wisdom."

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Israeli olah proudly showing their new ID cards. Instead of investing in strengthening Jewish centers in diaspora, Israel must focus on one narrow mission: bring everyone home.
 

Should Israel Help Save America’s Jewish Community?

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

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Israel has invested more than $125 million trying to bring young Jews to visit, with meager results.

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"Jewish Taliban" women dressed in head to toe robes walking through Meah Shearim, in Jerusalem. Members of the same cult in Ontario, Canada, are in a legal fight with authorities to retain their 130 children.
 

Haredi Sect Blames Zionists, Persecution, for Seized Children

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

The Canadian Lev Tahor cult of about 200 is headed by convicted felon Shlomo Helbrans, an Israeli returnee who left Israel with his followers in 1990.

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Alan Dershowitz Retiring from Harvard Law School

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

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Alan Dershowitz, one of the country’s most prominent lawyers and a passionate advocate for Israel, is retiring from Harvard Law School at the age of 75. Known for taking on high-profile and often unpopular causes and clients, Dershowitz taught at Harvard Law for half a century. His retirement becomes official at the end of the […]

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Iran Says Its Foreign Minister Scolded Kerry

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in separate phone calls, allegedly scolded U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for what he said was an American breach of the recent interim agreement between major world powers and Iran over its nuclear development program. “Zarif deplored Washington’s recent move,” according to the regime-controlled Fars News Agency. “The […]

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More Kosher Snack Foods Coming Up for Passover

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Snack food manufacturers are increasingly turning to the Orthodox Union for kosher certification to expand their markets during the Passover holiday. Classic Foods announced last week that the company and its branded snack products will be kosher for Passover, under the certification of the OU, which will put Kettle Classics, California Classics, and Baked Classics […]

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American Studies Association Votes to Boycott Israeli Universities

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

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A one-third turnout of American Studies Association (ASA) members have voted to endorse its national council’s call for a boycott of Israeli universities, the ASA announced Monday, a day after the deadline for voting. There were 3,853 eligible voters, but votes were cast by only 1,252 members, two-thirds of whom approved the boycott, according to […]

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Law Professor William Jacobson to challenge ASA's tax exempt status if it boycotts Israeli universities
 

UPDATE Tax Exempt Status of Academics to Be Challenged over Boycott

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

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A law professor will challenge the tax exempt status of the American Studies Association, because academic boycotts of Israeli universities is not in their mission statement or an activity privileged with tax exemption

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Netanyahu Tells Reform Jews that ‘Peace Is not One-Way Street

Posted on: December 15th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Union for Reform Judaism Biennial 2013 conference in a video address Sunday, “Peace is not a one-way street. It’s a two-way street” in his efforts for a peaceful solution to the Iranian and Palestinian Authority issues. He also praised recent efforts to find a compromise solution to interdenominational […]

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Iran Insists It Has ‘No Traces’ of Robert Levinson

Posted on: December 15th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Iran knows nothing about the whereabouts of Robert Levinson, the former Jewish FBI agent who was last seen on an Iranian island in 2007. The American government said at the time he was on a private trip, but it has since been revealed he was working for the CIA. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif […]

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Israeli App Improves Communication at US Schools

Posted on: December 15th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The app has helped streamline communication between parents, teachers and administration at MDS.

Anwar al-Awlaki, former leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, was an inspiration to the Kansas bomber
 

Al Qaeda Group Behind Foiled Suicide Bombing at Kansas Airport

Posted on: December 13th, 2013

News & ViewsIslamists

The Kansan was charged with attempting to use weapons of mass destruction and providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

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PA Businessman Rejects Bloomberg’s Million Dollar Offer

Posted on: December 13th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Palestinian Authority influential businessman Sam Bahour wrote New York City’s outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg, “Thank you, but no thank you” after Hizzoner said he would donate award money of $1 million to “promote commerce between the people in Palestine and the people in Israel.” Bahour wrote, “’Commerce between the people in Palestine and the people […]

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