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News

  • Secretary Pompeo 2019 vs. President Obama 2009

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2019
    By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” January 16, 2019, https://bit.ly/2AOjVey The January 10, 2019 Cairo, Egypt speech by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo – which was cleared by the White House – was a course-setting presentation of the US role in the Middle East. Pompeo’s ideological and operational speech was aimed at bolstering the US’ posture […]
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  • A desperate Abbas in New York as Palestinians take helm of major UN bloc of nations

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2019
    By ISRAEL KASNETT (JNS) – Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas is in New York City to witness the Palestinian Mission as it takes over leadership of the G77 bloc. While there, he will likely push the Palestinian agenda and lobby for full membership to the United Nations. Were he to succeed, U.S. law prohibits funding U.N.-affiliated organizations that accept the […]
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  • A Jewish worker affected by the shutdown wonders: How will I pay my bills?

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2019
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Ben, a Jewish federal employee based in the greater Washington, D.C., area, is worried about how he will pay for his day-to-day expenses. A financial specialist at the Transportation Security Administration, he hasn’t been working since Dec. 22, when the government shut down. Ben worries about “even the most basic things,” he recently […]
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  • Who was the one House rep to vote against a federal anti-Semitism monitor? A libertarian Palestinian American.

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2019
    BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA)  – Chris Smith, the New Jersey Republican who is trying to push through a bill that would enhance the role of the anti-Semitism monitor, put out a news release minutes after it passed the U.S. House of Representatives and noted it was approved “overwhelmingly.” Legislators love to describe support for their bills as “overwhelming,” but the […]
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  • What’s going on here? Bias smacks a Jewish cafe owner in San Francisco

    By jwadmin on January 16, 2019
    By MARCY OSTER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Manny Yekutiel opened his eponymous Manny’s in November, calling the Middle Eastern cafe and restaurant in downtown San Francisco a “civic social gathering space.” His goal for the Mission District eatery was “to create a central, accessible and affordable place to go to become a better informed and more involved citizen,” he told the […]
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  • David Harris, president of Union College to speak at Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Shabbat

    By jwadmin on January 16, 2019
    SCHENECTADY–Each January Congregation Gates of Heaven commemorates the life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a community Shabbat. The program this year will be Friday, Jan. 25, at the temple located at 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. In collaboration with the Schenectady Clergy Against Hate (SCAH), the congregation invites the public to the evening’s events that are […]
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  • Moshe Arens: Three time Israeli defense minister dies

    By jwadmin on January 16, 2019
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Moshe Arens, a veteran Israeli politician and defense minister under three prime ministers, has died. Arens, who first hired Benjamin Netanyahu and is credited with helping him get his start in politics, died Monday, Jan 7, in his sleep at his home near Tel Aviv. He was 93. Arens was a member of the Knesset for the […]
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  • Some say every tree has a story!

    By jwadmin on January 16, 2019
    Noting 5 of Israel’s must-see trees at Tu B’Shevat By MICHAEL BROWN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Trees have stories, and Israel’s trees have lots of stories. Scattered throughout the country, scores of ancient and historic trees help shed light on fascinating aspects of Israeli history, from the biblical to the modern, that are often overlooked by the average tourist. As we approach […]
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  • Golden Globes 2019:  A few Jewish moments

    By jwadmin on January 11, 2019
    BY MARCY OSTER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – From Michael Douglas’ Yiddish exclamation to more success for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” to Regina King’s Hebrew-letter tattoo, the 2019 Golden Globes had its fair share of Jewish moments. Rachel Brosnahan is not Jewish, but she does a convincing job playing a very Jewish woman in “Mrs. Maisel.” She won best actress in […]
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  • Daughters of Sarah Senior Community Mystery Challenge proceeds top $131,000

    By jwadmin on January 11, 2019
    Co-chairpersons Leslie Feinman, Marta Koblenz, Alan Lobel and Murray Massry have announced $131,000 in proceeds from the annual Mystery Challenge and Silent Auction of the Daughters of Sarah Senior Community. Monies will benefit the residents. The 12th annual Challenge in November  was held on the fourth floor of the New York State Museum, with 200 guests in attendance. The program […]
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