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  • Iran has not softened position on Israel, says supreme leader’s advisor

    5 days ago

    Iran has not softened its position on Israel, a top aide to Iran’s supreme leader said.

    “Iran will not recognize Israel. We still emphasize that Israel is a usurper and occupying regime and we will not come along with it,” Ali Akbar Velayati, an adviser on international affairs...

  • Parents of Jewish journalist Steven Sotloff reflect on first anniversary of his slaying

    5 days ago

    The parents of slain Jewish journalist Steven Sotloff said they had held out hope for his survival because his grandparents are Holocaust survivors and he “comes from survivors’ blood.”

    In an interview with the Miami Herald on the eve of the anniversary of their son’s Sept. 2,...

  • Facing declining numbers and a bad economy, Italian Jews stay upbeat

    5 days ago

    Whenever Georges De Canino worries about the future of Italian Jewry, he looks at the bricks in the building across the street from his apartment in the center of this city’s old Jewish ghetto.

    A painter who sometimes stares at the stones for inspiration, De Canino claims that...

  • Man sentenced to 20 years in suicide bomb plot at Kansas airport

    5 days ago

    A man who plotted a suicide car bomb attack at a Wichita, Kansas, airport in 2013 was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison on Monday.

    Terry Loewen, 60, had access to secure airport areas because of his work as an avionic technician, according to federal officials, who dubbed...

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  • Israel to allow Palestinian soccer players to travel for West Bank match

    5 days ago

    Israel will allow a soccer match in the West Bank between a Palestinian team and a squad from the United Arab Emirates.

    The Sept. 8 match at the Faisal al-Husseini Stadium in Al-Ram, northeast of Jerusalem, will test Israel’s stated willingness to relax its travel restrictions on...

  • U.S. national industrial union endorses BDS of Israel

    5 days ago

    A U.S. national industrial union accused Israel of ethnic cleansing and voted to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

    The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers union voted on the resolutions on Aug. 20 during its national convention, the union reported...

  • Massive gas field discovered in Mediterranean off Egypt’s coast

    5 days ago

    An Italian energy group said it discovered the largest known natural gas field in the Mediterranean off the Egyptian coast.

    The Zohr field could hold 30 trillion cubic feet of gas and covers an area of about 100 square kilometers, or 38.6 square miles, the Eni firm announced...

  • Obama in landmark interview: Hezbollah will be a focus of post-Iran deal

    5 days ago

    A focus of security enhancement once the Iran nuclear deal goes through will be neutralizing Hezbollah’s threat to Israel, President Barack Obama said in a landmark interview with The Forward.

    “As soon as this debate is over, we will, I think, be able to invigorate what has been...

  • NHL lawyer excels for league and family – can she make history?

    5 days ago

    Several years ago, Jessica Berman and her husband, Brad, bumped into her high school boyfriend.

    “If you aren’t working as a lawyer in hockey, I’d be amazed,” Berman recalled him saying.

    The ex had her pegged. Berman, 37, has been employed by the National Hockey League for...

  • #myLAcommute You have to start from zero in a new country

    5 days ago

    EVELYN PALACIOS

    I’m from El Salvador, I moved to East Los Angeles five years ago. I was here on my own. You have to start from zero in a new country. You have to speak a new language and leave your family behind. It was really hard at first, but it’s gotten better.

    I have three...

  • New $3 million initiative for intermarried outreach honors Michael Douglas

    5 days ago

    The Genesis Prize Foundation and the Jewish Funders Network launched a $3.3 million matching grant program to fund an intermarried outreach initiative.

    The program launched Monday in honor of 2015 Genesis Prize laureate Michael Douglas aims to foster a culture of acceptance for...

  • Will dueling op-eds turn into dueling lawsuits?

    5 days ago

    A war of words between one of the country’s leading Israel-related organizations, the New Israel Fund (NIF), and Ronn Torossian, a scrappy public relations man who has been campaigning against the organization for the better part of a year, is now on the cusp of becoming a legal...

  • Neither Trump nor ISIS is going away soon

    5 days ago

    There are three things most young men want – need really – so much so that it’s seemingly part of their DNA:  1) to feel relevant, to have status of some sort; 2) to be able to give vent to their aggressive tendencies, up to and including sometimes, killing; 3) to have sex, pretty...

  • Israeli injured in West Bank drive-by shooting

    5 days ago

    A Jewish-Israeli man was injured in a drive-by shooting in the northern West Bank.

    The car of the victim, who lives in an Israeli settlement, was fired upon Sunday near the Kedumim settlement. The victim received emergency treatment at the scene for an injury to his hand before...

  • Bernie Sanders closing gap on Hillary Clinton in Iowa, poll shows

    5 days ago

    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is closing the gap in Iowa on front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Democratic race for president, according to a poll.

    Clinton leads Sanders, who is Jewish, by a margin of 37 percent to 30 percent among likely Democratic caucusgoers in Iowa,...

  • Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven dead at 76

    5 days ago

    Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven, who directed the slasher classic "A Nightmare on Elm Street," died on Sunday afternoon, his family said in a statement. He was 76.

    Craven, who was also behind the 1990s horror hit "Scream," died surrounded by his loved ones at his Los Angeles...

  • Israeli rabbinical group to host 55,000 secular Jews for holiday services

    5 days ago

    The Tzohar rabbinical organization will host more than 55,000 people at 295 locations throughout Israel for Yom Kippur services.

    In addition, the group for the first time will host the “Listening Together” shofar program for Rosh Hashanah in community centers and schools.

    ...
  • Iran jails two people for 10 years on espionage charges

    5 days ago

    A Revolutionary Court in Iran has sentenced two people to 10 years each in jail on charges of spying for the United States and Israel, the judiciary spokesman said on Sunday without naming those convicted.

    "These two people were sentenced to 10 years in jail by the Revolutionary...

  • Auschwitz ‘showers’ for tourists cool off some, offend others

    5 days ago

    Out of all places on planet Earth, where is one of the last locations many would expect to see a shower of any kind – even one that just shoots mists of cold water for overheated visitors?

    Probably the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

    However, that was the scene this...

  • Wasserman Schultz reportedly nixed Dems’ vote on backing Iran deal, praising Obama

    5 days ago

    Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz reportedly prevented consideration of a resolution at the party’s summer meeting that praised President Barack Obama and offered backing for the Iran nuclear deal.

    The Washington Post report on Saturday, which cited...

  • Arab local councils set to strike beginning of school year

    5 days ago

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Salim Sleibi, the mayor of the Israeli Arab town of Majd al-Krum, should be getting ready for the opening of the school year on September 1. Instead, he is preparing for a strike that will keep the 5000 students in his town home...

  • Israeli scientists make steps toward decoding human genome

    5 days ago

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    [Jerusalem] Scientists at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University have announced the creation of an internet tool that they hope will be a step forward in tackling illnesses associated with mutated genes passed from parents to children. A...

  • A boy, a soldier, an occupation snapshot

    By Shmuel Rosner

    5 days ago

    There is something inherently confusing about an IDF soldier that is attacked by Palestinian women as he attempts to arrest a Palestinian boy. The photo of such a soldier was published the other day, and it ignited a fierce debate among Israelis.

    It is confusing because the...

  • Getting “The Finger” on Florida Highways

    By Mindy Leaf

    5 days ago

    I've always been a safe driver. Perhaps overly cautious (according to my husband) at times, but it's kept me alive and intact ... thus far. A late learner of necessity (former subway-riding New Yorker moves to suburban South Florida), I was never one to glamorize vehicles or thrill...

  • Oliver Sacks, neurologist and ‘Awakenings’ author, dies at 82

    5 days ago

    Dr. Oliver Sacks, a noted neurologist and the best-selling author of “Awakenings,” has died.

    Sacks died Sunday of cancer at his home in New York City, according to The New York Times. He was 82.

    He gained prominence from his work as a clinical neurologist, as well as from the...

  • Sunday: The risks of going for a better deal with Iran, How to fight Israel haters on campuses

    By Shmuel Rosner

    6 days ago

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    James Acton, co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment, takes a look at the risks of going for a better deal with Iran:

    If Congress now prevents the United States from implementing its part of the deal, the risk that the sanctions regime will...

  • The Execution of Texas Deputy Sherriff Darren H. Goforth

    By Ilana Angel

    6 days ago

    I've tried to write about this murder since I heard about it but haven’t had the words. There are things I want to say but worry I will write the wrong thing. There are a lot of stories being written about what happened in Texas and it will be a while before we know the truth about...

  • Wharton Business Magazine Zooms With Zipkick

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    6 days ago

    Being a Social Influencer Means … a Road Trip?

    Jason Will’s years of experience as a consultant at Accenture and Slalom gave him the knowledge to launch his new travel app Zipkick, but he partnered with a social media influencer, Scott Eddy, for the marketing fuel to power the...

  • Switzerland says regrets envoy’s display of Netanyahu cartoon

    1 week ago

    Switzerland expressed regret on Friday after its ambassador to Iran displayed a cartoon depicting two doves defecating on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's head, at an event promoting Iranian business opportunities.

    Ambassador Giulio Haas showed the image during a...

  • Could a ‘broken windows’ policing strategy work for the Iran deal?

    1 week ago

    As Congress weighs the Iran nuclear agreement, confidence that Tehran will comply must be high on its agenda. Because the revolutionary regime has a history of cheating on nuclear deals, the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany have tried to ensure compliance...

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