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Interpreting the straw poll

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by Maxine Dovere JNS.org The foreign policy positions of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), which have already generated some concern in the Jewish community, might remain...

New Israeli Gov. Initiative Could Impact Relationship Between Young Jews And Israel

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There are high-level discussions taking place with the Office of the Prime Minister in Israel about an initiative that could significantly impact the relationship...

Germany OKs funding jump for survivors

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by David Holzel Senior Writer The announcement last week that Germany had agreed to an unprecedented additional $1 billion in funding over four years for Holocaust...

AJC’s imperative to connect

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by Eric Hal Schwartz Staff Writer Speaking to a packed room at the AJC's (American Jewish Committee) annual Global Forum, Secretary of State John Kerry spoke...

Dollars for peace

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by Suzanne Pollak Staff Writer Secretary of State John Kerry's recent announcement of a major effort to pump $4 billion into the Palestinian economy as a way...

New bill would make survivor support a priority

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by David Holzel Senior Writer Bipartisan legislation introduced in Congress last week to give additional support to elderly Holocaust survivors has raised the sense of urgency...

Rabbis urge Obama: Work for peace in Sudan

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Nearly 500 rabbis have signed onto a letter to President Obama, urging him to continue to work toward peace in Sudan. The May 24 letter...

Senate unanimously votes to support Israel

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by Suzanne Pollak Staff Writer The U.S. Senate's 99-0 vote to stand behind Israel if it attacks Iran's nuclear power program was intended to send a...

Women of the Wall board member’s home vandalized

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Threatening graffiti was spray-painted on the Jerusalem home of a longtime board member of Women of the Wall. Some of the graffiti sprayed late Sunday...

Talking Turkey

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by Karen Kaya and Moran Stern On May 16, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with President Barack Obama. Among the items on the...