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Posted on: October 22nd, 2013News & Views → Business and Economy
The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Philanthropic Network (SPN) has launched #MakeItHappen, a new micro-grants initiative that invites individuals to submit ideas for creating Jewish experiences in their communities. Between October and December 2013, SPN will select up to 50 ideas from around the world to receive micro grants of up to $1,000. Five ideas could […]
Posted on: October 22nd, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
The US canceled a 10 Predator Drone deal with Turkey. Speculation centers on Turkey's increasing relations with Iran.
Posted on: October 22nd, 2013News & Views → Eye on Palestine
Israel insisted in July that it would release 104 terrorists in four stages as a test of Abbas’ willingness for peace. Three murders and two attempted murders later, Israel will bow to Kerry for stage two.
Posted on: October 22nd, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
“It never could happen here,” could it? Every Jew knows only weirdoes are neo-Nazis and no average Joe would support a Nazi state. Mark Dice proves they are wrong. Is your passport read for a quick getaway?
Posted on: October 21st, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
A Nevada middle school student shot and killed one person, critically wounded two male students and then committed suicide in a Sparks City, Nevada middle school after classes started Monday morning, the Reno Gazette Journal reported. A 13-year-old eyewitness said he was shot after telling the student to put the gun down after he aimed […]
Posted on: October 21st, 2013News & Views → Global
In April, 2012, the Tehran Times announced: "Iran has foiled Israeli terrorist plots." That one had Turkish fingerprints all over it.
Posted on: October 21st, 2013News & Views → Israel
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be the first recipient of the $1 million Genesis Prize, which is being called the “Jewish Nobel Prize” and will be presented by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem in May. The Genesis Prize Foundation was established in 2012 by the Genesis Philanthropy Group, a consortium of mega-wealthy philanthropist-businessmen […]
Posted on: October 21st, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
Iran will receive between $50 and $75 billion, tax free, not for eliminating its nuclear weapons program, but for merely slowing it down.
Posted on: October 21st, 2013News & Views → Eye on Palestine
The “peace talks” would explode if the Knesset were to virtually eliminate the chance of dividing Jerusalem. Count on Netanya and Livni to force a Knesset panel to change a decision that could blow up the talks.
Posted on: October 19th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
The Council on American-Islamic Relations hired a Jewish filmmaker and interfaith activist as executive director of the group’s Philadelphia office. Jacob Bender is the highest ranking non-Muslim in the Washington-based organization, and the first to lead one of its chapters, Religion News Service reported Thursday. “Many Muslims face daily suspicion, not unlike other immigrant groups […]
Posted on: October 19th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet in Rome with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss talks with the Palestinians and Iran. Kerry will meet Oct. 23 with Netanyahu to “discuss ongoing final status negotiations with the Palestinians, along with Iran, Syria, and other issues of mutual concern,” the State Department said Thursday. […]
Posted on: October 18th, 2013News & Views → Business and Economy
Glatt kosher hotdog manufacturer Abeles & Heymann is donating $10,000 in hotdogs to the Masbia soup kitchen.
Posted on: October 18th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
Yosef Kolko, 39, was sentenced late Thursday in Toms River, N.J. to close to 13 years, after the judge refused to let him take back a guilty plea to aggravated sexual assault which he had made in May, the AP reports. Kolko’s victim, a 16-year-old boy who was 12 at the time the crime was […]
Posted on: October 18th, 2013News & Views → US → Florida
"I'm used to sitting in jail cells with serial killers, did they think I would be intimidated by some American college students?" Berko said in a phone interview on Wednesday evening with The Jewish Press.
Posted on: October 17th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Israel’s supermodel Bar Rafaeli is known as a tough cookie. Samsung did not what it was getting itself into when it used her online broadcasts for a commercial without permission. Now they are paying for it.
Posted on: October 17th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
America as a melting pot is the biggest threat to Jews, who want to be so politically correct that even the name “Redskins” draws the ADL to ruin the party just when Americans finally have a fun issue.
Posted on: October 17th, 2013News & Views → Middle East
The White House said Wednesday that President Barack Obama will meet Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Nov. 1 in Washington. Obama and his Iraqi counterpart will discuss “the importance of the U.S.-Iraq relationship under the U.S.-Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement (SFA),” White House spokesman Jay Carney said in a statement. He added that the president […]
Posted on: October 17th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
Now, that’s how you write a Jewish Press news brief! Old time close friend of our regular contributor Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and Newark Mayor, Democrat Cory Booker, easily defeated his Republican opponent in Wednesday’s special election, and will serve the remainder of the term of late Senator Frank Lautenberg, who died in office in June […]
Posted on: October 17th, 2013News & Views → Business and Economy
B’nai B’rith International expressed cautious optimism that a newly reached plan between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to fund the government through Jan. 15 and lift the debt limit through Feb. 7 would pass in House and Senate votes. The plan would effectively end the two-week partial government shutdown. “We urge […]
Posted on: October 17th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
The University of California, Berkeley is launching a Center for Jewish Studies. The university made the announcement of the center, for which it allotted $1 million, on Wednesday. The center will be inaugurated Oct. 30. “The center will expand the breadth of Jewish studies scholarship here, connect more students to the wealth of Jewish studies […]
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