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Posted on: January 11th, 2014

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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, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

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 […]

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Posted on: January 11th, 2014

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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 […]

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Cong. Peter Roskam IL-6(R), one of 4 House members who initiated letter condemning ASA boycott of Israel
 

Posted on: January 10th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

A congressional letter slams the American Studies Association's academic boycott of Israel as antithetical to academic freedom and as "thinly veiled bigotry." UPDATED!

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Caleb Jacoby
 

Posted on: January 10th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

Caleb Jacoby, the missing suburban Boston teenager, has been found and is safe!

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Posted on: January 9th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

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 […]

On Secretary Kerry's 12th visit to the region, he will face some harsh backbiting, albeit underhanded, from Prime Minister Netanyahu. It's already starting, and it ain't pretty.
 

Posted on: January 9th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

It's tough to tell whether the aim of Bibi's circle is to block Kerry or fool the settlers.

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Posted on: January 9th, 2014

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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 […]

A suspect in the murder of Menachem Stark ZL was caught on security video.
 

Posted on: January 9th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

"He was definitely casing the guy," police source said.

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Posted on: January 8th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

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 […]

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Former US Ambassador to Israel Thomas Pickering backs freeing Pollard - if Israel does what Kerry says.
 

Posted on: January 8th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

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.

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Brookline, MA Police Dept. released this flier in hopes of finding missing teen, Caleb Jacoby
 

Posted on: January 8th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

16 year old Caleb Jacoby, student at Maimonides School in Brookline, Massachusetts has been missing since mid-day Monday.

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Posted on: January 8th, 2014

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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 […]

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Natan Sharansky with Jewisih Home leader Naftali Bennett
 

Posted on: January 8th, 2014

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At last a sane official in this bizarre tale of Haredim vs. Zionists.

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Pennsylvania state senator Anthony Williams (D)
 

Posted on: January 8th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

State Senator Anthony Williams introduced a Resolution into the Pennsylvania legislature condemning the ASA boycott of Israel as antisemitic.

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Posted on: January 8th, 2014

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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 […]

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Kerry's eyes are fixed on a piece of peace and not a paper of peace.
 

Posted on: January 7th, 2014

News & ViewsEye 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.

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Posted on: January 7th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

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 […]

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Posted on: January 7th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

The international Jewish fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi), located on American campuses across the country, has been accepted as the first frat to be a member of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. “AEPi is a remarkable organization with affiliates on campuses across the country and provides an array of educational and […]

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Posted on: January 7th, 2014

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Kerry promises Israel the US will make sure Israelis are safe with a Palestinian Authority state, but who will protect the Arabs from themselves? Two frightened Palestinians escaping a Palestinian Authority hit squad sought and found refuge in the Israeli community of Beit Aryeh in Samaria Monday night, They said a group of Palestinian security […]

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