Jewish Journal

  • Life and death at the heart of Boston bombing trial

    by Scott Malone, Reuters

    6 hours ago

    From the moment U.S. prosecutors stand up on Wednesday and begin their case against accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, their minds and those of their defense counterparts will be focused on just one thing: The death penalty.

    Tsarnaev, 21, is accused of killing...

  • Israeli official sees U.S. Congress as ‘last brake’ to stop Iran deal


    6 hours ago

    The U.S. Congress could be "the last brake" for stopping a nuclear deal with Iran, a senior Israeli official said on Sunday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in the United States for a speech this week that has strained U.S.-Israeli relations.

    The official, who...

  • Kerry to defend Israel as Netanyahu readies critique of Iran talks

    by Arshad Mohammed, Reuters

    6 hours ago

    Secretary of State John Kerry will defend Israel at a U.N. human rights body on Monday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares to criticize nuclear negotiations with Iran that the top diplomat is leading.

    Kerry landed in Geneva late on Sunday for up to three days of...

  • AIPAC emphasizes Iran talks at record-breaking conference


    7 hours ago

    AIPAC launched its largest-ever conference with a focus on the Iran nuclear talks.

    The legislative focus of the conference, which started Sunday with a record-breaking 16,000 activists in attendance, is two bills that seek increased congressional involvement in the nuclear talks...

  • Netanyahu arrives in U.S., signs of some easing of tensions over Iran speech

    by Matt Spetalnick and Dan Williams, Reuters

    10 hours ago

    The United States and Israel showed signs of seeking to defuse tensions on Sunday ahead of a speech in Washington by Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu when he will warn against a possible nuclear deal with Iran.

    Policy differences over the negotiations with Iran remained firm,...

  • House rejects stopgap security agency funding, partial shutdown looms

    by David Lawder and Richard Cowan, Reuters

    2 days ago

    The House of Representatives on Friday failed to approve a stopgap funding bill for the U.S. domestic security agency in an embarrassing setback for Republican House Speaker John Boehner, increasing the threat of a partial agency shutdown at midnight.

    With just hours left before...

  • Calif. Jewish cemetery accused of mishandling remains is sued a second time


    2 days ago

    A Jewish cemetery accused of disturbing dead people’s remains is being sued for the second time.

    Several dozen relatives of people buried at Eden Memorial Park Cemetery in Mission Hills, Calif., filed a complaint Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court alleging mass disturbances of...

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