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New White House Chief Of Staff ‘Go-To’ Person For Jewish Groups

17 Tevet 5772 – January 11, 2012
WASHINGTON – President Obama on Monday announced that Jack Lew, his director of the Office of Budget and Management – a Cabinet-level position – would replace William Daley as White House chief of staff.

Aaron Klein Goes Prime Time

10 Tevet 5772 – January 4, 2012
“Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” is broadcast live from Israel and heard on New York’s 77-WABC Radio, the largest talk station in the U.S.

Syrian Community Members contest Synagogue’s Expansion Plan

In response to community objections, a prominent Brooklyn synagogue will not proceed, for the moment, with the construction of a 65-foot annex to its main building, according to several members of the Syrian Orthodox community in Brooklyn who asked not to be named. However, they will most probably not permanently shelve the project altogether.

Administration Presses Israel to Give Tougher Iran Sanctions a Chance

Experts are divided as to the seriousness of the threat to cut off the strait and whether it will lead to war. A direct confrontation between the U.S. and Iran may be inevitable, and that the two countries are headed down that road in “slow motion.”

Massive US Defense Bill Includes Biggest-Ever Iran Sanctions

6 Tevet 5772 – January 1, 2012
After months of threatening to impose harsh sanctions on Iran, US President Barack Obama signed into law tough embargos aimed at Iran’s central bank and financial sector.

Holocaust Hero Recognized Nearly 50 Years After His Passing

3 Tevet 5772 – December 28, 2011
JERUSALEM – Poland’s Ambassador to Israel is proud of her compatriots who acted to save Jews during the Holocaust – but feels strongly that she can express this only if she also remembers those who chose the opposite path.

Former Aide: Ron Paul “Calls for Abolishment of Jewish State”

1 Tevet 5772 – December 27, 2011
Republican US presidential candidate Congressman Ron Paul will have to answer to pro-Israel supporters following a blog post by a former senior aide stating Paul wishes Israel “did not exist”.

School Excitement Vs. Parental Excitement

1 Tevet 5772 – December 26, 2011
It can’t be emphasized enough how important grassroots involvement is to political action. Serious unified support can impact the tuition crisis by making our community and its school choice allies an impenetrable voting bloc that must be listened to and that demands consistent results. How we get to “unified” is a challenge.

US OKs Unprecedented Amount for Israeli Missile Defense

27 Kislev 5772 – December 23, 2011
The US House and Senate committee on Appropriations has approved a budget doubling aid to Israel for the David’s Sling and Arrow 3 anti-ballistic medium-to-long range air defense systems.

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

26 Kislev 5772 – December 21, 2011
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Israeli Officials Escalate War Of Words With The N.Y. Times

WASHINGTON – Israeli officials are stepping up their criticism of The New York Times, slamming columnist Thomas Friedman and arguing that the newspaper is an unfit venue for an op-ed column from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Video: White House Kitchen Goes Kosher

In honor of the annual White House Hanukkah celebration, Rabbi Levi Shemtov, Director of American Friends of Lubavitch,  kashered the White House kitchen.

US Defense Sec: Iran Could Have Nuke in Year or Less

24 Kislev 5772 – December 20, 2011
Iran has the capability to produce an atomic bomb within a year, according to US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta in an interview on CBS News Monday night.

At GOP Jewish Forum, Presidential Hopefuls Flash Their Pro-Israel Credentials

19 Kislev 5772 – December 14, 2011
WASHINGTON – Iran’s nuclear program appears to be racing ahead. The Middle East peace process is in shambles. And a series of recent flare-ups have highlighted ongoing tensions between the Obama administration and elements of the pro-Israel community.

Major Islamic Charity Chiefs’ Convictions of Hamas Support Upheld

12 Kislev 5772 – December 8, 2011
Five leaders of an Islamic charity convicted of using the organization as a means of funneling money and supplies to Hamas were denied an appeal by a US federal appeals court on Wednesday.

Jewish Soldiers Find Spiritual Home At Fort Jackson, S.C.

12 Kislev 5772 – December 7, 2011
When Rabbi Henry Soussan went through training at Fort Jackson in 2002, area Jewish options were limited, and being able to participate in Jewish holiday celebrations was tough. Nearly 10 years later, the instructor at the Columbia, South Carolina installation’s chaplain school is proud of the Chabad-Lubavitch-run Aleph House, which gives civilians and soldiers a Jewish base while they’re away from home.

Surprise Frontrunner Gingrich Draws New Scrutiny From Jewish Conservatives

WASHINGTON – Former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, all but counted out last summer when his frustrated campaign team abandoned him, has come back from the political dead to pull ahead of Mitt Romney in the polls.

At Orthodox Mental Health Group’s Forum, Openly Gay Jews Get Their Say And Some...

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – The 15th annual conference of Nefesh International, an association of Orthodox mental health professionals, was a study in inclusion.

Iran Captures CIA Stealth Aircraft

10 Kislev 5772 – December 6, 2011
A stealth aircraft being used by the CIA for secret missions has been captured by Iran, according to US officials on Monday.

Jewish Businesses Attacked in Highland Park, Man Arrested

6 Kislev 5772 – December 1, 2011
A frightened Highland Park, New Jersey Jewish community rested a little easier Thursday, after a suspect in an attack on five Jewish businesses was put under arrest on Wednesday.

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