Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.
Posted on: October 27th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Two Republicans in the U.S. Senate asked the Pentagon whether it planned any action against a contractor that shipped supplies to an American airbase in Afghanistan through Iran. The Oct. 22 letter from Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) to the Defense Department’s inspector general focuses on Anham FZCO, a logistics contractor based […]
Posted on: October 27th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
Tzipi Livni needs a law that says she can't release killer prisoners like she needs a hole in the head, but you can't say "hole in the head" in Israel – the term may be Rabinized.
Posted on: October 26th, 2013News & Views → Israel → IDF
Gen. (Ret.) Ido Nechustan says the possibility of a military attack in Iran is part of the Israeli arsenal.
Posted on: October 26th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks told an audience at Eastern College on Thursday, Oct. 24, that he intends to dedicate the rest of his life working with students. He said he wants to support and encourage students to do great things for others.
Posted on: October 25th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
The US administration has again sought a delay in renewed and firmer sanctions against Iran in the hopes of convincing that country, through diplomacy, to pull back from its nuclear weapons program.
Posted on: October 25th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
The leaders of the Jewish Federations of North America are calling for free Jewish preschool for every Jewish family in America. Jewish Federations CEO Jerry Silverman and board chairman Michael Siegal said free Jewish preschool would “dramatically widen the pipeline of families entering Jewish life through this critical early gateway.” The idea was one of […]
Posted on: October 25th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
“Did you miss me?” Lhota responded with a devilish smirk when asked by a Capital New York reporter about his new aggressive style.
Posted on: October 24th, 2013News & Views
A member of the US National Guard shot two other guardsmen near a naval base in Tennessee. The shooter is in custody.
Posted on: October 24th, 2013News & Views → Media → Arts and Entertainment
Simon Cowell, celebrity judge of the “X Factor” and formerly “American Idol,” and Grammy Award-winning musician Lionel Richie were among those who attended The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Western Region gala Wednesday, which raised $20 million. Cowell contributed $150,000, and Richie performed for a crowd that included the CEOs of several prominent technology […]
Posted on: October 24th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
The National Security Council has asked Congressmen at a White House briefing to delay passing new Iran sanctions, according to BuzzFeed. The meeting with top staffers from congressional committees dealing with Iran sanctions was called after the Obama administration launched renewed talks this month with Iran in the wake of pledges from its newly elected […]
Posted on: October 24th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
Shimon Peres is wonderful man. The older he gets, the more he is optimistic – and the more he is detached from reality. He foresees an “Iranian Spring.” Doesn’t he know what happened in Libya and Egypt?
Posted on: October 24th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Israel goes back to Standard time, known as “winter” time, at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, leaving only a six-hour and nine-hour difference from the East and West coasts of the United States respectively. The usual seven and 10-hour gap will return the following weekend, when the United States also turns back its clocks. This is […]
Posted on: October 24th, 2013News & Views → Global
Originally published at Chabad.org. Chabad Lubavitch emissaries will begin arriving in New York next week from all parts of the world for the Kinus Hashluchim—the annual get-together of emissaries, their parents, friends and supporters, and a record number are expected to attend this year. Organizers have spent more than six months planning for the Chabad […]
Posted on: October 24th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
U.S. sales of drones to Turkey are still under consideration. “The United States continues to work through our approach to exporting unmanned systems to our closest allies, including Turkey,” a Pentagon official told JTA on Tuesday. The official would not comment directly on reports originating in the Turkish press that the Obama administration had canceled […]
Posted on: October 24th, 2013News & Views → Islamists
The slain former friend of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, deceased suspect in the Boston Marathon Bombings, apparently told authorities Tamerlan had participated in the triple murders in Waltham, MA on Sept. 11, 2011, court documents revealed
Posted on: October 23rd, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Earlier on the campaign trail both candidates met with a Jewish Press panel.
Posted on: October 23rd, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
The Jewish Press recently asked New York City Republican mayoral nominee Joe Lhota to address issuesof concern to the city’s Jewish community.
Posted on: October 23rd, 2013News & Views → Eye on Palestine
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry agreed in a meeting in Rome Wednesday that “no deal [with Iran] is better than a bad deal.” Iran “shouldn’t have a plutonium heavy water plant, which is used only for nuclear weapons,” the Prime Minister said. “They should get rid of the advanced […]
Posted on: October 23rd, 2013News & Views → Eye on Palestine
Obama can start praying that a Jerusalem court finds Avigdor Lieberman guilty for breach of trust. If he is acquitted, he will return as Foreign Minister, and then sparks will fly.
Posted on: October 23rd, 2013News & Views → Israel
A naturalized American citizen who immigrated from Jordan in 1995 could be deported from the United States for lying about her conviction for the 1969 bombing of a Jerusalem supermarket, in which two Israelis were killed. Rasmieh Yousef Odeh, 66, was arrested Tuesday in her suburban Chicago home on immigration charges and appeared in federal […]
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