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Hikind Defends His Blackface Hoop Player Purim Shtick

Is a Purim costume of a stereotyped black basketball player a racist slur, especially when a Jewish politician is behind the mask? NY legislator Hikind says it was “lots of fun.” No offense intended.

Detroit Jewish Leader on Pro-Nazi and Convicted Killer’s Hit List

The FBI warned the head of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit that his name was on the hit list of a convicted killer...

US Orthodox Jews Find Bugs in Nutrition Agenda

The federal government says spinach is so healthy that schools will lose their eligibility for funding if the Popeye favorite is not served, but...

Arab PR Stunt Tells Obama How to Enter Temple Mount Mosque

The chances of Obama visiting the Al Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount are the same as his praying at the Kotel – zero - but Arabs pulled a PR stunt Sunday warning him how to enter when he visits.

Rabbi Lau to Obama: God Sent You to White House; Send Pollard Home

Former Israeli Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau wrote President Barack Obama  that God, via the American people, “appointed you…President of the United States,”  and...

House Subcommittee to Meet on ‘Worsening Anti-Semitism’

The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on human rights will convene a hearing on anti-Semitism Wednesday, saying it is worsening, especially...

Kerry Sets Out to Fix the World

John Kerry is off and flying to beat Hillary Clinton’s “Around the World 90 Times” gig with a nine-country tip in 11 days as he tries to fix the world. Israel is not on the list.

Huckabee Compares Abortion with Holocaust

Evangelist and former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, speaking at a “Celebrate Life” forum at a Iowa church Saturday, described abortion in the United States...

Modern Orthodox Students Meet to ‘Slam’ in Poetry Combat

The students could have come from anywhere, but the content of many of the poems dealt with various aspects of their relationship to God and to Judaism.

President Obama’s Three-Day Visit to Israel

The White House has requested that at least 1,000 Israelis be in attendance for Obama’s public address.

Jews in Washington Launch Fund to Help Gross and other Jailed Jews

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington established a legal defense fund for Jews being held wrongfully because of their Jewishness and will...

Schumer Cites Hagel’s Tears, but Smears Jewish Conservatives

Schumer provided inaccurate information about other matters Wednesday morning. He said that "there is not a major Jewish organization against Hagel." That's not true.

Rubio Tells Peres, ‘Of Course’ Jerusalem is Israel’s Capital

US State Department spokesmen on several occasions have refused to give a straight answer to reporters’ questions concerning the location of Israel’s capital.

Controversy Abounds Over FEMA Funding For Sandy-Damaged Synagogues

WASHINGTON – How essential is a house of worship to a neighborhood? That’s the crux of a question now exercising Congress as a bill advances that would provide direct relief to synagogues and churches damaged by Superstorm Sandy last October.

Sen. Rubio Tells Netanyahu US-Israel Partnership is Bipartisan

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu welcomes on Wednesday Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, touted as one of the top possibilities to be GOP’s presidential candidate...

US Budget Cuts May Axe Funds for Israel’s Anti-Missile Systems

The “Unbreakable Alliance” motto for President Barack Obama’s visit to Israel next month may be undermined by massive budget cuts in US aid for Israel’ anti-terrorist missile programs.

Sen. Leahy Heads Congressional Group to Cuba to Lobby for Gross

Senator Patrick Leahy and six other Congressmen arrived in Cuba this week to lobby for the freedom of Alan Gross, who has been jailed...

NY Jewish Lawyer for ’93 Trade Ctr Bomber Seeks Relief from Restrictions

Kleinman is a pretty typical New York liberal Jew, by his own admission. He didn't choose Yousef as a client, but he will defend him and his rights to the best of his abilities, no matter what he might think about the man, his motivations, or his merit.

Civil Rights Violations, Lies & Audiotape: B’klyn College Still in Spotlight

We are now in a situation where there seems to be no two ways about it - someone is lying, maybe several people. And school officials, both administration representatives as well as faculty members were on the scene - so if the students were unfairly ejected, an apology will hardly suffice.

Choose a Logo for ‘Operation Unbreakable Alliance’

Israel is making sure the favorite Americana politicians’ phrase of an “unbreakable alliance” with Israel will not be lost on visiting President Barack Obama next month.

Russian Theater Troupe Takes Residence at Stanton Street Shul

This is Stanton's centennial year (it was founded back in 1913) and having an in house theatrical company seems absolutely in line with the shul's view of itself.

Hagel Vote Filibustered, Still More Anti-Israel Revelations

this "State Department as Zionist lapdog" statement is a real zinger, but there were other statements made by Hagel at the Rutgers speech worth noting

An Activist Kerry Planning to Take Down Assad

What will Kerry have to offer the man who stands to lose not just his power, but his life, and, even worse, the lives of his thousands of fellow Alawites?

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