Jewish Journal

  • Swastika wrapping paper or Rorschach test?

    by Gabe Friedman, JTA

    1 week ago

    Let’s play a game. Can you find the swastikas in the picture above?

    Don’t worry if it took a few minutes to find them – they can be hard to spot in the midst of the wrapping paper’s intricate design.

    Today Walgreens announced that is removing all rolls of this wrapping paper...

  • New York police shoot, kill man who stabbed student in synagogue

    by Barbara Goldberg, Reuters

    1 week ago

    New York police fatally shot a man armed with a knife on Tuesday after he stabbed a rabbinical student from Israel in a Brooklyn synagogue, and authorities quickly stepped up security at Jewish houses of worship around the city, police said.

    The suspect, Calvin Peters, 49, who...

  • Clinton, at Saban Forum, endorses Obama’s Middle East policy

    by Ron Kampeas, JTA

    2 weeks ago

    From the drive for Israeli-Palestinian peace to nuclear talks with Iran, Hillary Rodham Clinton is endorsing President Obama’s Israel-related positions.

    Clinton, who was Obama’s secretary of state during his first term, spoke Friday night with Haim Saban, the Israeli-American...

  • California-Israeli companies form stem cell research agreement

    By Ryan Torok

    2 weeks ago

    California-Israel partnerships related to stem cell research are on the horizon after an agreement signed Dec. 9 between the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Israel’s Center for Research and Development, MATIMOP.

    Israel Consul General in Los Angeles David Siegel...

  • Obama promises more aid, loan guarantees to Jordan

    by Steve Holland, Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama said on Friday that the United States and its allies are making slow but steady progress in the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, and he pledged new aid to Jordan to grapple with Syrian refugees.

    Obama and Jordan's King Abdullah made...

  • Obama nominates Ashton Carter for Pentagon chief

    by Roberta Rampton and Steve Holland, Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama nominated longtime Defense Department understudy Ashton Carter as his fourth defense secretary on Friday to replace Chuck Hagel, the lone Republican in Obama's Cabinet, who resigned last week after disagreements with the White House.

    In Carter, Obama gets a...

  • Ben Carson, potential GOP presidential candidate, stands by U.S.-Nazi Germany comparison


    2 weeks ago

    Dr. Ben Carson, who is considering a 2016 Republican presidential run, reiterated his provocative opinion that the United States is comparable to Nazi Germany.

    Carson, asked Wednesday in an interview Wednesday with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer whether he would like to qualify or retract...

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