Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.
Posted on: January 12th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
New York Rep. Eliot L. Engel sent a letter to Benjamin Netanyahu to express his concern over the Israeli Chief Rabbinate’s decision to reject Jewish status letters written by Rabbi Avi Weiss. Engel, the senior Democratic member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote in the letter to Israel’s prime minister dated Jan. 10 that: […]
Posted on: January 12th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
President Obama reaffirmed his commitment to Israel’s security in his condolence message on the death of Ariel Sharon. “On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to the family of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and to the people of Israel on the loss of a leader who dedicated […]
Posted on: January 11th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
President Obama nominated Stanley Fischer, the former governor of the Bank of Israel, to be the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve. The Friday nomination comes the same week that the Senate confirmed Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve’s chairwoman, the third Jewish person to hold the post in succession, following Ben Bernanke and Alan Greenspan. […]
Posted on: January 11th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Amiri Baraka, the New Jersey poet laureate whose works were celebrated by blacks but often condemned by Jews, has died. Baraka’s writings, lectures and poetry brought him national renown beginning in the 1960s, and the one-time black nationalist was celebrated by many African Americans as a voice of the disenfranchised. He was a winner of […]
Posted on: January 11th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
Israel published tenders for 600 new homes in East Jerusalem and 801 in Judea and Samaria settlements. Government officials delayed the announcement until U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had ended his latest peace-brokering tour in the region, Army Radio reported. European leaders and the United States had urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not […]
Posted on: January 10th, 2014News & Views → Israel
A congressional letter slams the American Studies Association's academic boycott of Israel as antithetical to academic freedom and as "thinly veiled bigotry." UPDATED!
Posted on: January 10th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
Caleb Jacoby, the missing suburban Boston teenager, has been found and is safe!
Posted on: January 9th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
The family of murdered Brooklyn landlord Menachem Stark has contributed $50,000 to what is now a total reward to $72,000 for information leading to the killer of the Satmar Hasidic real estate developer. The New York Police offered $20,000 and the NYPD Crime Stoppers program pitched in with $2,000. “We have increased the reward in […]
Posted on: January 9th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
It's tough to tell whether the aim of Bibi's circle is to block Kerry or fool the settlers.
Posted on: January 9th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
Senator Daniel Squadron (D-Brooklyn/Manhattan), who is the Senate sponsor of legislation to reform the in-plain-view marijuana statute, released the following statement in response to the Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address: “The Governor’s medical marijuana proposal represents a real step toward addressing our broken marijuana policy. It is also critical that we continue […]
Posted on: January 9th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
"He was definitely casing the guy," police source said.
Posted on: January 8th, 2014News & Views → Global
Iran is holding up progress for implementing the interim deal agreed to by world powers in November because of the issue of centrifuges that can be used to purify uranium to level that would make it suitable to make a nuclear weapon. “This issue (centrifuges) was among the main factors in stopping the previous technical […]
Posted on: January 8th, 2014News & Views → Israel
The very thought of an American diplomat saying that Pollard is a traitor but should be freed in return for Israel’s agreeing to Palestinian Authority terms reaches the most obscene depth of hypocrisy.
Posted on: January 8th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
16 year old Caleb Jacoby, student at Maimonides School in Brookline, Massachusetts has been missing since mid-day Monday.
Posted on: January 8th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
Two former employees of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty were charged Tuesday in the multimillion-dollar scam at the New York charity. Former Executive Director David Cohen and Chief Financial Officer Herbert Friedman were arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on grand larceny, money laundering and conspiracy charges. They pleaded not guilty. According to the felony […]
Posted on: January 8th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
At last a sane official in this bizarre tale of Haredim vs. Zionists.
Posted on: January 8th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
State Senator Anthony Williams introduced a Resolution into the Pennsylvania legislature condemning the ASA boycott of Israel as antisemitic.
Posted on: January 8th, 2014News & Views → Israel
Just as he said he would, and as The Jewish Press reported in December, Cornell Law professor William A. Jacobson has filed a challenge to the American Studies Association’s tax exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service. Jacobson filed his challenge on Monday, Jan. 6. The essence of the 36 page challenge is that the […]
Posted on: January 7th, 2014News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
Kerry may be an idiot, but he is not stupid and he is not letting Abbas and Netanyahu block him from proving he is not a friend of anyone except Barack Obama.
Posted on: January 7th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
J.P. Morgan Chase will pay $1.7 billion to victims of the Bernard Madoff Ponzi fraud scheme, according to deal announced by the Justice Department’s prosecutors, who agreed to delay criminal charges against the bank. The financial institution is charged with violating the Bank Secrecy Act, and charges will be delayed for two years pending the […]
Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/stanley-fischer-confirmed-as-feds-vice-chairman/2014/06/13/
Scan this QR code to visit this page online: