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  • ADL notes accomplishments, road ahead, at annual meeting

    By Tom Tugend

    2 weeks ago

    Some 300 lay and professional leaders from across the United States gathered Nov. 6-8 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the annual Anti-Defamation League (ADL) national meeting, which offered both good and bad news, as well as an upcoming changing of the organization’s guard.

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  • ASA conference revisits the boycott of Israeli institutions

    By Ryan Torok

    2 weeks ago

    Nancy Koppelman, an American Studies professor at The Evergreen State College in Washington, is well aware of how passionate things can get on college campuses over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The late pro-Palestinian activist Rachel Corrie, who was crushed to death by an...

  • 5 Educators awarded Pomegranate Prize

    JTA

    2 weeks ago

    Five American Jewish educators have received the Covenant Foundation’s Pomegranate Prize.

    Established in 2011, the annual Pomegranate Prize recognizes emerging leaders in Jewish education who have been in the field for 10 years or less. Each of the winners receives $15,000 to...

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  • U.S. senator sees Alan Gross as ‘closer’ to release

    by Daniel Trotta, Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    Alan Gross, an American government contractor jailed in Cuba for crimes against the state may be closer to returning home, in part because he has threatened to end his life if he is not released, a U.S. senator said on Tuesday.

    The detention of Gross since December 2009 has...

  • At D.C. confabs, U.S. and Israel present a united front

    by Ron Kampeas, JTA

    2 weeks ago

    Joe and Bibi? Still buddies. U.S. and Israel? Still allies. Agreement on Iran and the Palestinians?

    Well.

    The governments of President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were back on joshing terms this week, but the deep differences that led to recent...

  • Netanyahu: Iran is U.S. enemy, not partner

    JTA

    2 weeks ago

    The United States should treat Iran as an enemy and not as a partner, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Jewish leaders.

    “Iran is not part of the solution, it’s a huge part of the problem,” Netanyahu said Tuesday, referring to reports that the United States may be...

  • Israeli-American Council jumps onto national stage with a splash

    By Jared Sichel

    2 weeks ago

    At the Israeli-American Council’s (IAC) three-day inaugural conference in Washington, D.C., last weekend, nearly 800 attendees and Washington journalists witnessed the high-profile entrance on to the public stage of what was, until recently, a quietly expanding and well-funded Los...

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