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U.S. Senate Democrats invite Netanyahu to meeting during visit

by Patricia Zengerle, Reuters

3 days ago

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a news conference in Jerusalem February 23, 2015. Photo credit, Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

Two senior U.S. Senate Democrats invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to a closed-door meeting with Democratic senators during his upcoming visit to Washington,... read full article

  • Senate Democrats invite Netanyahu to meeting during visit

    Reuters

    4 days ago

    Two senior U.S. Senate Democrats invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to a closed-door meeting with Democratic senators during his upcoming visit to Washington, warning that making U.S.-Israeli relations a partisan political issue could have "lasting...

  • Santorum, Jindal to join conservative Christian tour of Israel

    JTA

    4 days ago

    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, both likely Republican presidential candidates, will join a conservative Christian tour to Israel this fall.

    The tour to Israel sponsored by the Family Research Council, a conservative policy and lobbying...

  • Medical marijuana may soon get kosher stamp of approval

    The Jewish Daily Forward

    4 days ago

    Kosher marijuana could soon be available to Orthodox Jews in New York State — but only on doctor’s orders.

    Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of the Orthodox Union’s kosher certification agency, said he has held “preliminary discussions” with several companies interested in obtaining a kosher seal of approval for medical marijuana.

    Read more at Forward.

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  • Marginalizing extremists is priority as religions envoy, David Saperstein says

    JTA

    4 days ago

    Rabbi David Saperstein, the new U.S. envoy for religious freedoms, said one priority will be to identify moderates in religious communities who could marginalize extremists.

    Speaking Friday at his swearing-in at the State Department, Saperstein said he would work with U.S. civil...

  • New Defense Secretary hosts U.S. gathering on Islamic State strategy

    by Phil Stewart, Reuters

    4 days ago

    New U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is gathering top U.S. military commanders and diplomats for talks in Kuwait on Monday about the battle against Islamic State, as America's military effort approaches major hurdles in both Iraq and Syria.

    Carter says he hopes the roughly six...

  • Obama rejects as ‘ugly lie’ the notion that West is at war with Islam

    by Lesley Wroughton and Mark Hosenball, Reuters

    1 week ago

    President Barack Obama on Thursday urged countries to tackle violent Islamist militancy around the world and rejected as "an ugly lie" suggestions that the West was at war with Islam.

    Obama said there was a complicated history between the Middle East and the West and no one...

  • As David Cohen becomes CIA’s No. 2, Jews appear to have smoother sailing at security agencies

    by Ron Kampeas, JTA

    1 week ago

    David Cohen’s path to second in command at the Central Intelligence Agency is, in many respects, a typical one in Washington.

    A seasoned Ivy League lawyer who began his career defending the right of religious groups to display menorahs on government property, Cohen was the Obama...

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