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  • How not to celebrate the release of Jonathan Pollard

    By Shmuel Rosner

    5 hours ago

    1. The decision to release Jonathan Pollard from prison is a timely decision. For a number of years it became clear that the insistence on keeping him in prison is, to put it mildly, suspicious. Pollard was sent to prison for all the right reasons; he was kept there for...

  • Real Housewives of New York Week 16 & 17 Double Recap

    By Ilana Angel

    1 hour ago

    Typos are generously sponsored by Percocet.

    I didn’t get a chance to recap episode 16 last week because life got in the way and I simply ran out of time. I am now left having to blog 2 weeks at once on a day when I cannot drink because I had surgery yesterday. Dear Lord it is...

  • Sander Levin statement on the Iran nuclear agreement

    5 hours ago

    Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Committee, today released the following statement regarding his support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon:

    “Consideration of the Iran nuclear agreement...

  • American Jews must speak out for Haitians in Dominican Republic

    6 hours ago

    Fewer than 800 miles from our shores, a deeply disturbing crisis is unfolding as tens of thousands of citizens of the Dominican Republic face deportation from their country simply because of their heritage.

    Tragically, people of Haitian descent who were born in the Dominican...

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  • Iran deal: See dealer for details

    By David Suissa

    7 hours ago

    The more I get into the Iran nuclear deal, the more it feels like the television show "Mad Men"— you know, those slick advertising geniuses who seduce you with promises but downplay the fine print.

    It’s like one of those radio commercials for hot new car deals, where the...

  • Real Housewives of Orange County Week 8 Recap

    By Ilana Angel

    8 hours ago

    Typos are generously sponsored by Vicodin.

    I have officially hit a wall with these women. They are annoying, offensive, ridiculous, and unworthy of our time. Honestly, the women of the OC need to be put out to pasture. There is nothing interesting happening. Nothing. They are so...

  • Iran Deal: A few comments on leadership and historical comparisons

    8 hours ago

    Michael Berenbaum’s July 22, 2015 “Geneva is Not Munich, and President Obama is not Neville Chamberlain,” is written with characteristic knowledge and insight.  His concerns about polarization in the Jewish community are worth heeding, as is his reminder that we have to work...

  • Nina Simone, misunderstood no more

    9 hours ago

    Jeff Lieberman was en route to a South Carolina screening of his first feature, “Re-emerging: The Jews of Nigeria,” when he realized how close he’d be to the tiny Blue Ridge Mountain town of Tryon, North Carolina. The New York-based filmmaker couldn’t pass up a side trip to the...

  • Hebron police destroys 3 tons of marijuana

    By JNi.media

    9 hours ago

    Hebron police officials on Monday morning set fire to about 3 tons of marijuana valued at $50 million, seized in an operation over the past few months, Palestinian media sources reported Tuesday.

    Hebron governor Kamal Ahmed praised the efforts of his police force, and called for...

  • Jonathan Pollard granted parole by federal panel

    10 hours ago

    Jonathan Pollard, who has been imprisoned for 30 years for spying for Israel, has been granted parole following a unanimous vote by a federal parole panel.

    The release date was set for November, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing Pollard’s attorneys. The...

  • Samuel Pisar, Holocaust survivor who was adviser to JFK, dies

    10 hours ago

    Samuel Pisar, a Holocaust survivor who went to become a lawyer and writer, as well as an adviser to President John F. Kennedy, has died.

    Pisar, 86, died Monday in New York, it was announced Tuesday.

    A native of Poland, Pisar spent time in several Nazi camps, including Majdanek,...

  • Bar Refaeli’s wedding set for September

    10 hours ago

    Time is running out for all of those who dream of dating Bar Refaeli – because the Israeli supermodel is officially getting married in September.

    EOnline reports that Refaeli, 30, and her fiancé, Israeli businessman Adi Ezra, 40, are set to tie the knot around the second week of...

  • Shepherds’ Beer taps Palestinian market

    10 hours ago

    Brewed by brothers for friends” is the slogan of Shepherds Beer, the new hand-crafted local brew that was introduced to the Palestinian market recently. A family business based in Birzeit in the West Bank, the brand-new business is overseen by 27-year old Alaa Sayej, oldest of...

  • Canadian couple plotted to kill Jewish children at synagogue

    10 hours ago

    A Canadian couple convicted of plotting to bomb the British Columbia legislature wanted to infiltrate a synagogue and kill “small Jews” to save the children from going to hell, according to court documents.

    Police notes presented in British Columbia’s Supreme Court in Vancouver...

  • Cyprus and Israel agree to strengthen ties on energy, security

    10 hours ago

    Israel and Cyprus agreed on Tuesday to expand their cooperation on energy issues, including the use of pipelines and electricity grids to link to European markets, as both countries develop natural gas fields off their coasts.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Cypriot...

  • Kerry warns U.S. Congress that scrapping Iran deal would mean path to nuclear weapon

    10 hours ago

    Secretary of State John Kerry told U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday he wanted to set the record straight on the Iran nuclear deal and equated walking away from the agreement to giving Tehran a fast track to a nuclear weapon.

    "There are conclusions that have been drawn that don't in fact...

  • Californians with disabilities want to work

    10 hours ago

    It’s the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, historic landmark legislation meant to ensure the civil rights of people who have disabilities. Since the ADA was passed, architecture and infrastructure have improved, yet attitudes and opportunities have not. Today...

  • Forced removal of 200 Israeli settlers shakes Netanyahu gov’t

    10 hours ago

    Some 200 young adult demonstrators were removed from two illegal apartment buildings slated for demolition in a West Bank Jewish settlement.

    Some 50 demonstrators were arrested, and the rest were dispersed using riot control measures early Tuesday morning in Beit El, which is...

  • Huckabee’s gas chamber reference to Iran deal draws Israeli criticism

    11 hours ago

    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee drew rare criticism from Israel on Tuesday for comments in which he accused President Barack Obama of marching Israelis "to the door of the oven" in a nuclear deal with Iran.

    Israeli Transport Minister Yisrael Katz said on...

  • American Jewish students feel connected to Israel, are harassed for it

    By Shmuel Rosner

    16 hours ago

    With some reports there is no better way to begin than presenting the main headlines:

    Jewish students in North America have a problem. They have a problem that has to do with Israel. Many of them feel that they live in a hostile environment, because of their perceived connection...

  • Arab-Israeli lawmaker: Jews have no religious ties to Temple Mount

    1 day ago

    An Arab Knesset member claimed that Jews have no religious ties to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

    On Monday, Masud Ganaim of the Joint Arab List told Israel Radio that “historically, religiously, it is a Muslim site, period,” the Religion News Service reported.

    The remarks came a...

  • Israel’s special forces operate outside of the box

    1 day ago

    While enjoying an evening meal overlooking a view of the Mediterranean Sea from his beach front home in August 2008, Syrian Brigadier General Mahmoud Suleiman was killed when two shots fired by a sniper struck him in the head and the throat. Media speculation at the time of the...

  • Kerry heads for Egypt and the Gulf to discuss Iran deal, ISIS

    1 day ago

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Egypt and the Gulf next week for talks on the recent nuclear deal between major powers and Iran and the fight against Islamic State militants, then he will head to Southeast Asia, where countries share U.S. concerns about China's...

  • Mossad: All 11 Jews missing after fleeing Iran in the 90s were murdered

    By JNi.media

    1 day ago

    One year after determining that eight Jews who tried to escape from Iran in 1994 were murdered on their way to Israel, the Mossad has recently found that three other Jews who left Iran three years later were also murdered, Ynet reported. The new determination enabled the Rabbinical...

  • Teva buys Allergan for $40.5 billion

    By JNi.media

    1 day ago

    UPDATE: Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. said in a statement Monday that it has agreed to acquire Dublin-based Allergan PLC’s generic pharmaceuticals business for $40.5 billion. Teva’s statement added that the acquisition will provide its customers with affordable...

  • The Dichotomy and Merger of the Traditional and Modern: Eugeniusz Zak

    By Milad Doroudian

    1 day ago

    It is rather difficult to imagine the crossroads which art takes at times through its progress, yet it is even more so to understand it as a fluid and often complex road towards dichotomies and mergers of styles, forms, and periods. If there is one artist that helps us understand...

  • Obama knocks Huckabee, Trump for slide in Republican rhetoric

    1 day ago

    President Barack Obama criticized Republican presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump on Monday for their blunt rhetoric about the Iran nuclear agreement and other issues, calling it damaging to political debate.

    Huckabee, one of more than a dozen candidates vying...

  • Lodz Ghetto Photos—My article in The Jewish Quarterly

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    1 day ago

    Downtown Lodz today

     

    The Jewish Quarterly publishes my review of the book Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross, a fascinating collection of posed photographs and unexpected snapshots taken in the WW2 Lodz Ghetto and hidden underground until after the...

  • If you care about California, then you should care about Salinas

    1 day ago

    Do you worry about the future of California?

    Then you should worry about Salinas. Because if this Monterey County town of 155,000 can’t build itself a brighter future, it’s hard to imagine other struggling places doing the same. 

    “Rich in Land. Rich in Values. Ripe With...

  • Finding Unexpected Joy in Turkey

    1 day ago

    I never expected to be able visit Turkey.

    Although everyone I knew that had been loved it, they all said how they thought it was too inaccessible for me. You see, I can't walk much because of my disabilities, and generally use a wheelchair scooter to get around if we don't have...

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