The Celebrate Israel Festival on May 31 at Pier 94, slated to be the largest gathering to date of Israeli-Americans in New York.
Posted on: January 28th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The Anti-Defamation League has accepted the “heartfelt apology” from venture capitalist Thomas Perkins, who likened criticism of the wealthy to Kristallnacht. “We believe that Mr. Perkins now realizes why his Holocaust comparison was so offensive,” the ADL said in a statement after a long conversation Monday between Perkins and the ADL’s national director, Abraham Foxman. […]
Posted on: January 28th, 2014News & Views → Israel
The Helmsley Charitable trust, which was bankrolled by the late hotel tycoon “Queen of Mean” Leona Helmsley, has donated $25 million to Haifa University, which will use the funds for undersea robots and automated vehicles and undersea laboratories for its new Mediterranean Sea Research Center. Her name became more widely known for her including her […]
Posted on: January 28th, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Treasury Undersecretary David Cohen, the top Obama administration official monitoring Iran sanctions compliance, will visit Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. The Treasury Department announcement Monday casts this week’s visit in the context of making sure nations still comply with the main sanctions even as a number of sanctions have been removed while talks, known […]
Posted on: January 28th, 2014News & Views → Israel
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee said an article describing differences between the group and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was “inaccurate.” “I wanted to forward a statement issued by AIPAC National Board Member Ike Fisher after The Huffington Post released an inaccurate article regarding AIPAC and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz,” said an alert sent […]
Posted on: January 28th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Assimilation
Remember Life of Brian, where the Judean splinter groups run into each other and start a brawl? You're in for a treat.
Posted on: January 28th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism → Anti-Israel NGOs
It's fun to push back. God bless you, Mr. Silver, keep 'em running!
Posted on: January 28th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
The Ruderman Foundation Prize went to a global leader in extending rights to those with disabilities
Posted on: January 27th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Jewish leaders may be taking a big risk by charging that refusing to free Pollard is a vendetta against US Jews
Posted on: January 27th, 2014News & Views → Israel
SodaStream is getting great free publicity from Boycott Israel and now Fox News, which rejected its Super Bowl ad.
Posted on: January 26th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
Bennett: considering Jews living under Palestinian rule is pulling the rug from under our right to Tel Aviv, too.
Posted on: January 26th, 2014News & Views → Business and Economy
Lockheed Martin and EMC Corp. announced on Sunday an agreement to invest in cyber security and other technology projects based in the new Advanced Technologies Park at Ben Gurion University . The official launch ceremony for the agreement will take place tomorrow in Tel Aviv on Monday at the CyberTech 2014 International Exhibition and Conference. […]
Posted on: January 26th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Holocaust
The White House on Friday announced the appointment of Aviva Sufian as the first Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Special Envoy for U.S. Holocaust Survivor Services. Vice President Joe Biden had announced the formation of the new position in December 2013. Sufian “will focus on those [Holocaust] survivors currently living in poverty, as […]
Posted on: January 26th, 2014News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
The Obama administration has designated Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s deputy secretary general Ziyad al-Nakhalah as a terrorist, the U.S. State Dept. announced. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the Dec. 22 bombing of a bus in Tel Aviv in which quick thinking by two passengers and the bus driver prevented a mass casually disaster. “Ziyad has […]
Posted on: January 26th, 2014News & Views → Israel
Bill de Blasio, New York’s newly installed mayor said, “Part of my job description is to be a defender of Israel” while speaking at a private New York event of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). “There’s no greater ally on earth, and that’s something we should say proudly,” he said last Thursday, as […]
Posted on: January 26th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
Tawfiq Tirawi is a really bad man, and, like Palestinian leaders over a century, is determined to drag his people into a river of blood.
Posted on: January 26th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Jerusalem
Protesters said the Kerry agreement is a cover for Israel to speed up settlement and the Judaization of Jerusalem.
Posted on: January 25th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
Israeli negotiators are discussing a series of limited withdrawals linked to progress by the Palestinian Authority in maintaining security, a senior Palestinian official said. The withdrawals are part of a plan for a peace agreement being brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, according to an interview with Yasser Abed Rabbo published in the […]
Posted on: January 25th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
Brandeis University disclosed that it paid former university president Jehuda Reinharz $811,000 for accumulated sabbatical leave that he never took during his 17-year presidency. The payment was part of a $4.9 million lump sum payment Reinharz received Jan. 2 as deferred compensation, according to a statement issued by Brandeis. The amounts paid were set aside […]
Posted on: January 24th, 2014News & Views → Israel
J Street brazenly brazenly ignored a firm commitment to Philadelphia's Hillels. There were no consequences.
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