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  • European anti-Semitism is focus as Jewish leaders, Democratic senators meet

    Ron Kampeas, JTA

    11 hours ago

    Talk at the annual meeting between Democratic senators and Jewish groups kept coming back to anti-Semitism in Europe.

    The recurring theme, brought up both by the 24 senators who attended and the Jewish leaders, was a measure of the anxiety aroused by recent reports of attacks on...

  • Obama defends FAA’s ban on flights to Israel [VIDEO]

    by Ami Eden, JTA

    1 day ago

    The FAA lifted its ban on flights to Israel late Wednesday. But on Thursday President Obama was still facing questions on the issue. Check out his comments to CNBC:

  • Joe Lieberman to teach at Y.U.

    by JTA

    1 day ago

    Joseph Lieberman, the former Connecticut senator and the Democratic vice presidential candidate in 2000, will teach at Yeshiva University during this school year in a position named for him.

    Lieberman was appointed the Joseph Lieberman Chair in Public Policy and Public Service....

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  • 3 senators urge Obama to let Israel neutralize Hamas ahead of cease-fire

    by JTA

    1 day ago

    Three senators urged President Obama to ensure that Israel removes Hamas’ military threat before a cease-fire is in place.

    “The threats posed by Hamas rockets and tunnels whose only purpose is to kill and kidnap Israelis are intolerable, and Israel must be allowed to take any...

  • Obama administration presses for $225M addition to Iron Dome funding

    JTA

    2 days ago

    The Obama administration asked Congress to fast-track Israel’s request for an additional $225 million for the Iron Dome anti-missile system.

    The administration cited Israeli needs arising from the Gaza war in pressing for the extra funding.

    “The Government of Israel has...

  • Police: Murdered Florida State prof Dan Markel was target

    JTA

    2 days ago

    Dan Markel, the Florida State University law professor who was murdered in his home, was shot in the head by someone who wanted him dead, police said.

    Police believe Markel, 41, was the “intended target” in last week’s shooting and released the information after neighbors worried...

  • Jewish groups praise Obama on LGBT worker rights expansion

    JTA

    2 days ago

    A number of Jewish groups praised President Obama for extending federal job protections for gay employees to employees of government contractors.

    Obama signed two executive orders, one extending existing job protections for federal employees who are gay to employees of federal...

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