Jewish Journal

  • AIPAC to lobby lawmakers for limited Syria strike


    September 9, 2013 | 7:38 am

    AIPAC officials reportedly said the pro-Israel group will lobby U.S. lawmakers to authorize a retaliatory strike on Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons.

    The unnamed officials told several media outlets over the weekend that the group would send activists to Capitol Hill...

  • Year in Review: Highlights of 5773

    JTA Staff

    September 4, 2013 | 1:15 pm

    From wars and elections to scandals and triumphs, here’s a look back at the highlights of the Jewish year 5773.

    September 2012

    Sept. 19: Islamists throw a homemade grenade into a Jewish supermarket near Paris, injuring one. The incident is part of a major increase in attacks...

  • Brussels refuses to register baby name Jerusalem


    August 20, 2013 | 8:42 am

    The city of Brussels refused to register the name of a locally born Israeli baby because Jerusalem does not appear on a list of approved names for children born in the country.

    Hagar and Alinadav Hyman, Israelis who have lived and worked in Brussels for the last three years,...

  • Turkey’s Erdogan claims Israel responsible for Egypt coup


    August 20, 2013 | 8:38 am

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Israel was behind last month’s military coup in Egypt.

    Erdogan told a meeting of the provincial chairs of his ruling Justice and Development, or AKP, party that he has evidence that Israel was involved in the July 3 overthrow of...

  • Israel lobbying U.S., EU to support Egypt’s military government


    August 19, 2013 | 7:28 am

    The Israeli government is pressing its efforts to convince the United States and the European Union to support the military-backed government in Egypt.

    The New York Times reported late Sunday that Israeli ambassadors in Washington and the European capitals will lobby foreign...

  • Anthony Weiner announces bid for mayor


    May 22, 2013 | 10:26 am

    To announce his official bid for mayor of New York City, Anthony Weiner created a video in which he portrays himself as middle class, down to earth, repentant, and ready to fight for the middle class in NYC.

  • Obama Taps Chief of Staff With Strong Ties to Jewish Community


    January 30, 2013 | 4:54 pm

    President Barack Obama named as his new chief of staff a security official, Denis McDonough, who has strong ties to the Jewish organizational community.

    McDonough, until now the deputy to National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, handled much of the National Security Council’s...

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