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  • In Israel, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul calls for end to foreign assistance

    January 7, 2013 | 9:33 am

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul called for a reduction of foreign assistance during a visit to Israel.

    Paul (R-Ky.), who opposes foreign assistance, including defense aid to Israel, on Monday told the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies that the United States will always be Israel's...

  • Obama enacts visa program for religious workers

    October 1, 2012 | 10:19 am

    President Barack Obama enacted a three-year extension to a visa program for religious workers.

    Obama on Sept. 28 signed the law, passed by Congress with overwhelming margins earlier in September, extending the Special Immigrant Non-Minister Religious Worker Program until Sept....

  • Bill would ban entrance of hostile foreign government officials

    August 23, 2012 | 11:31 am

    Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) has sponsored a bill designed to ban entry into the country by officials of any foreign government complicit in violating the rights of imprisoned Americans.

    Nicknamed Jacob’s Law, the bill was written in honor of Jacob Ostreicher, a haredi Orthodox Jews...

  • Angelina Jolie’s Tattoos.

    By Julia Bendis

    May 15, 2011 | 6:07 pm

    As I looked at pictures of Angelina Jolie’s tattoos, I couldn’t help but want to get some more of my own.  The longitude and latitude ink of her childrens’ bithplaces looks so neat on her arm.  But not wanting to be a copy cat, I thought of putting actual names of cities where...

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  • LAST LOOK: Where do McCain and Obama stand on the issues?

    November 3, 2008 | 11:27 pm

    DOMESTIC POLICY

    ABORTION

    Abortion is an area of sharp disagreement between the two candidates. Obama said during the Oct. 15 presidential debate that he believes Roe v. Wade was “rightly decided,” although “good people on both sides can disagree.” He added that “women in...

  • McCain for America—and Israel

    October 9, 2008 | 10:52 pm

    As a patriotic Jewish American, I care deeply about Israel's wellbeing and security, as well as that of our own country. In having to choose between the two presidential candidates, I find myself looking closely at their statements, record of accomplishments and the people

    who advise...

  • McCain advisors:
    No to Syria talks, little interest in Middle East peace process

    By Ron Kampeas

    September 22, 2008 | 5:17 pm

    LEESBURG, Va. (JTA)—A McCain administration would discourage Israeli-Syrian peace talks and refrain from actively engaging in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

    That was the message delivered over the weekend by two McCain advisers—Max Boot, a senior fellow at the Council on...

  • Biden, Palin lead campaign clash on Mideast

    By Ron Kampeas

    September 4, 2008 | 5:25 pm

    ST. PAUL (JTA)—The two vice-presidential candidates led the way Wednesday as the Obama and McCain campaigns worked to draw clear battle lines on Iran and Israel.

    In a highly anticipated speech at the Republican National Convention, Alaska Gov. and vice presidential nominee Sarah...

  • Allosemitism (noun)—Jews as the perpetual ‘other’

    August 7, 2008 | 4:41 am

    WEIMAR, Germany (JTA)—I learned a new word this summer—“allosemitism.”

    Coined by a Polish-Jewish literary critic named Artur Sandauer, the term describes a concept with which I am quite familiar—the idea of Jews as the perpetual “other.”

    Allosemitism can embrace both positive and...

  • Spectator - A Night at the Hebraic Opera

    By Amy Klein

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Opera fans don't mind watching theater unfold in a foreign language. So perhaps Molière fans will enjoy seeing his work performed in Hebrew.

    That's one of the hopes of Ori Dinur, director of "The Imaginary Invalid," Molière's 17th century comedy about a hypochondriac and his...

  • Oy! It’s Oscar Time

    By Tom Tugend

    February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Two films that have encountered fierce controversy in the Jewish community and Israel are in the running for Oscar honors as nominations for the Academy Awards were announced Tuesday morning.

    "Munich," Steven Spielberg's take on the Israeli hunt for the killers of its athletes at the...

  • Israel Real Estate Sales to Foreign Buyers on the Rise

    By Greer Fay Cashman

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Despite the vast influx of French immigrants and tourists who are buying up apartments in many parts of Israel, most notably in Netanya and Jerusalem, Americans are still in the forefront when it comes to big money properties.

    There has been a tremendous growth in the foreign real...

  • U.S. Studios Court Israeli Programmers

    By  Orit Arfa

    December 22, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Danna Stern, head of acquisitions at YES, Israel's only television satellite company, was surprised to see that Mark Burnett, reality TV guru and producer of hit shows like "Survivor" and "The Apprentice," had only one framed press clipping in his office: a feature on him that had...

  • ‘Water’ Hits High Tide

    By Tom Tugend

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    "Walk on Water" has become the highest-grossing Israeli film in the United States, with box office receipts topping $2.1 million.

    That figure may not threaten a George Lucas or Steven Spielberg, but to Israeli filmmakers it is another indication that their products are becoming...

  • Kerry’s Flip-Flops on Israel Stir Concern

    By Rick Richman

    May 20, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Earlier this year, Sen. John Kerry started shifting his position on Israel in hope of removing it as an issue of concern to Jewish voters.

    In February, just before the New York primary, Kerry met with prominent Jewish leaders and explained the naming of former President Jimmy Carter...

  • Just the Facts

    By Marc Ballon

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Turn on the television. Open the newspaper. Flip on the radio. The message, according to many Jews, is depressingly similar: Israel is bad; the West Bank and Gaza are good. Israel embodies the bully Goliath; Palestinians, the heroic David. Israel behaves like apartheid-era South...

  • The Sound Of Oscar

    By Tom Tugend

    February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    And the award goes to --The Holocaust! No, the Academy Awards have not been given out yet, but the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences nominated "The Pianist," a searing film of one Jew's survival during the doomed uprisings of the ghetto and city of Warsaw during the...

  • Hamas, Hezbollah on Latest U.S. Terror List

    By Sharon Samber

    October 11, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The U.S. State Department's biannual list of foreign terrorist organizations once again includes Hamas, Hezbollah and other groups that perpetrate terrorist attacks against Israel.

    But the significance of the list, issued last Friday, is unclear in light of the new U.S. war against...

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