Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.
Posted on: January 20th, 2014News & Views → Local
New York City has another husband-and-wife team helping to run the city with the disclosure that Rikki Klieman, the wife of Police Chief Bill Bratton, plans to go to community meetings with him and will use her connections through her appearance on CBS as a legal analyst to his advantage. The husband and wife duo, […]
Posted on: January 20th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
SAR High School in Riverdale, New York, is now allowing girls to wrap tefillin during Shacharit-morning prayer, probably the first Modern Orthodox high school in the U.S. to do so, reports The Boiling Point, the online student newspaper of Shalhevet High School in LA. Two girls were granted permission to wrap tefillin and wear a […]
Posted on: January 20th, 2014News & Views → Eye on Palestine
Kerry is whistling Dixie to think that everything that helps the Palestinian Authority helps Israel.
Posted on: January 20th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
A Crown Heights Shul was burglarized on Friday night and the thief made off with the silver crown of the Sefer Torah, tools, a guitar and other items of value, crownheights.info reported. The theft occurred in Chevra Ahavas Yisroel on Albany Avenue and Lincoln Place, and was discovered Shabbat Morning when the Shuls Rabbi, Rabbi Chezzi […]
Posted on: January 20th, 2014News & Views → Israel
Major General (res.) Meir Dagan, former chief of the Mossad, joined United Hatzalah’s international board of directors on Sunday afternoon. Dagan joined the organization in a ceremony held at United Hatzalah’s headquarters, where he also personally dedicated an ambucycle to United Hatzalah’s fleet of more than 500. “It was a great pleasure and honor for […]
Posted on: January 19th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism → Anti-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 […]
Posted on: January 19th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
Jewish Home must never leave the coalition government, regardless of the upcoming deal.
Posted on: January 18th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Holocaust
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 […]
Posted on: January 18th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
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 […]
Posted on: January 18th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
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 […]
Posted on: January 18th, 2014News & Views → Media → Arts 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 […]
Posted on: January 18th, 2014News & Views → Eye on Palestine
Complaints by Arab states led UNESCO to cancel the exhibition.
Posted on: January 17th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
The immediate outcome of the meeting is another devaluation of the chances of Kerry coming up with a comprehensive plan.
Posted on: January 17th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
Those warnings are not trivial. They're also not all that real.
Posted on: January 17th, 2014News & Views → Israel
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.
Posted on: January 17th, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Hezbollah
The Obama administration thinks better of Palestinian Authority terrorists than it does of those in Hezbollah.
Posted on: January 16th, 2014News & Views → Israel
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 […]
Posted on: January 16th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
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 […]
Posted on: January 16th, 2014News & Views → Business 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 […]
Posted on: January 16th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
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 […]
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