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  • Tijuana to Tefilah

    By Jared Sichel

    2 hours ago

    As I stepped out of the van into the chilly, pre-dawn Tijuana air, I could just barely make out the shadows of the pedestrians nearby, all of them stepping over puddles and street trash, walking in the same direction. 

    I watched as two girls, Chaya Leibkinker, 16, and her sister,...

  • On Ukraine, Israel and Neocons not on same page

    1 day ago

    When it comes to Ukraine, Israel is parting ways with some of its staunchest American allies, namely neoconservatives — and it’s not the first time.

    Israel’s reluctance to side too closely with the United States in its bid to isolate Russia is typical of an Israeli realpolitik...

  • U.S. accuses Russian agents of stirring Eastern Ukraine unrest

    1 week ago

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russian agents and special forces on Tuesday of stirring separatist unrest in eastern Ukraine, saying Moscow could be trying to prepare for military action as it had in Crimea.

    Armed pro-Moscow protesters were still occupying Ukrainian...

  • Kerry: Procedural issues holding up talks

    1 week ago

    The Palestinians and Israelis are at odds now more about the process rather than substance, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said.

    “The bitter irony is that at this point the fight is over process, it’s not over the final status agreement,” Kerry said in testimony Tuesday...

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  • U.S. warns on Iran ‘breakout’ capability as nuclear talks start

    1 week ago

    The United States said on Tuesday Iran has the ability to produce fissile material for a nuclear bomb in two months, if it so decided, as Tehran and six world powers swung into a new round of talks in Vienna on resolving their atomic dispute.

    Secretary of State John Kerry's...

  • Alan Gross goes on hunger strike in Cuban prison

    1 week ago

    American-Jewish contractor Alan Gross has launched a hunger strike to protest his imprisonment in a Cuban jail and the lack of American assistance.

    “I began a fast on April 3rd in protest of the treatment to which I am subjected by the governments of Cuba and the United States,”...

  • U.S. presses on with Middle East talks rescue attempt

    1 week ago

    U.S. efforts to save Middle East peace talks from collapse showed little sign of progress on Monday amid threats from Israel to retaliate for what it saw as unilateral Palestinian moves towards statehood.

    The U.S.-brokered negotiations plunged into crisis last week after Israel,...

  • Obama needs a better job

    By David Suissa

    2 weeks ago

    I feel bad for President Barack Obama. Here is a decent, intelligent, articulate man who had all the qualities to be a brilliant candidate but somehow ended up in the wrong job.

    As I see him running out the clock on his second term, gamely trying to appear in control but clearly...

  • Shalit to Obama: Free Pollard in peace talks gesture

    2 weeks ago

    Former captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit called on President Obama to release Jonathan Pollard as part of peace negotiations.

    Shalit made his plea to the U.S. president in a letter published Monday in the Israeli newspaper Yediot Acharonot that reportedly also was sent to...

  • Kerry interrupts Rome visit to salvage Mideast peace talks

    3 weeks ago

    Secretary of State John Kerry broke from a visit to Italy on Wednesday to try to salvage Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, even as Arab leaders declared they would never meet Israel's core demand to be recognized as a Jewish state.

    Kerry flew to Jordan to ask Palestinian Authority...

  • State Dept.: Israel’s discrimination keeps it out of visa waiver deal

    3 weeks ago

    Discrimination against visiting Arab-Americans is the primary reason Israel is not eligible for a program allowing Israeli tourists in to the United States without visas, the Obama administration said.

    “The Department of Homeland Security and State remain concerned with the...

  • This is how you’ll feel when the GOP wins the Senate

    By Marty Kaplan

    3 weeks ago

    It’s the morning after.

    You stayed up late watching election results on TV.  By the time you went to bed, the Republicans had won five of the six Senate seats they needed to take control of both houses of Congress.  As the networks called each state for the GOP, it felt like a...

  • US senators see aid to Israel staying firm despite cuts

    March 20, 2014 | 1:48 pm

    The United States will continue providing Israel with defense aid after a current package providing it $3.1 billion a year expires in 2017, and the grants are unlikely to wane despite Washington belt-tightening, two U.S.... senators said on Thursday.

    Kelly Ayotte and Joe...

  • U.S., Middle East church leaders laud Kerry for peace moves

    March 20, 2014 | 1:36 pm

    U.S. and Holy Land church leaders commended U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for advancing a framework for Israeli-Palestinian peace.

    The praise from 40 leaders – all but three from the United States — representing several denominations came in part because of the opportunities...

  • Rubinstein new chief Syria envoy

    March 20, 2014 | 11:48 am

    A Jewish diplomat, Daniel Rubinstein, is slated to be the next U.S. special envoy for Syria.

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on March 17 that Rubinstein would replace Robert Ford as the diplomat guiding the U.S. response to the crisis in the country.

    Rubinstein served as consul general, the top U.S. official at the Jerusalem consulate, from 2009 to 2012 and directed the State Department’s Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs in 2004-05. 

    His biography says he is fluent in Hebrew, Arabic and Portuguese.

  • Yaalon calls Hagel, clarifies remarks seen as criticizing U.S.

    March 20, 2014 | 9:42 am

    Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon called his American counterpart Chuck Hagel to clarify remarks attributed to him that criticized the United States.

    The call to Hagel, the U.S. secretary of defense, came after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry complained directly to Israeli...

  • Bruce Pearl tapped as Auburn basketball coach

    March 19, 2014 | 1:51 pm

    Bruce Pearl, who led the U.S. team to the gold medal at the 2009 Maccabiah Games, was hired as the head coach of the Auburn University men’s basketball team.

    The former coach at the University of Tennessee, Pearl was hired Tuesday to replace Tony Barbee, who was fired last week....

  • Palestinians and Israel as the ‘Jewish State’: Symptoms of neurosis

    By Rabbi Mordecai Finley

    March 19, 2014 | 11:28 am

    Two more views on the issue of calling Israel the Jewish State:
    The problem won’t go awayTwo definitions, two implications

    Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat, in an interview quoted in The New York Times, repeated his objection to recognizing Israel as a Jewish state:...

  • White House slams Israeli defense chief’s disparaging remarks

    March 19, 2014 | 10:10 am

    Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said he supports unilateral Israeli action against Iran and that the United States is weak, prompting condemnation from the Obama administration.

    “We had thought the ones who should lead the campaign against Iran is the United States,” Yaalon...

  • U.S. honors 24 minority veterans from World War II, Korea and Vietnam

    March 18, 2014 | 6:24 pm

    Two dozen U.S. Army veterans received the country's top military honor at the White House on Tuesday for acts of bravery in World War II, Korea and Vietnam as part of an effort to recognize those whose service may have been ignored because of their race or religion.

    President...

  • U.S. hopes Ukraine crisis won’t harm work with Russia on Iran

    March 14, 2014 | 12:54 pm

    The United States hopes the escalating crisis in Ukraine will not undermine cooperation with Russia to curb Iran's nuclear program, a senior U.S. administration official said on Friday.

    Senior officials from the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China are due to...

  • Homelessness in California: Homes in the city, not on the streets

    March 12, 2014 | 1:32 pm

    The other day, I was taking my kindergarten daughter to school at our synagogue, Valley Beth Shalom (VBS). We passed a homeless man sleeping at the bus stop. She asked me if that man had a home, and I said no.  

    California, which accounts for 12 percent of the United States...

  • Iron Dome cash infusion includes U.S. manufacture requirement

    March 12, 2014 | 1:18 pm

    A substantial proportion of the manufacture of Israel’s Iron Dome batteries will shift to the United States as part of a major increase in U.S. funding for the anti-missile program.

    The U.S. Missile Defense Agency last week announced an immediate transfer of $429 million to...

  • Ukraine appeals to West as Crimea turns to Russia

    March 11, 2014 | 2:18 pm

    Ukraine's government appealed for Western help on Tuesday to stop Moscow annexing Crimea but the Black Sea peninsula, overrun by Russian troops, seemed fixed on a course that could formalize rule from Moscow within days.

    With their own troops in Crimea effectively prisoners in...

  • Will Ukraine crisis have fallout for Iran nuclear talks?

    March 11, 2014 | 9:53 am

    With a new round of nuclear talks with Iran starting next week, the world powers arrayed on the other side of the negotiating table are divided by another issue of geopolitical importance: the crisis in Ukraine.

    Tensions between Russia and the West are mounting over the Russian...

  • Israeli scientists shoot for the moon with dishwasher-sized spacecraft

    March 6, 2014 | 10:15 am

    It's only the size of a dishwasher and weighs as much as giant panda, but its inventors are hoping this spacecraft will go where no other Israeli vessel has gone before – to the moon.

    Working on a shoestring budget, the Israeli scientists and engineers building the shuttle -...

  • U.S. to continue Iran talks despite ship seizure

    March 6, 2014 | 9:38 am

    The United States will continue taking part in negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, despite the Israeli seizure of an Iranian ship carrying weapons to the Gaza Strip.

    White House spokesman Jay Carney acknowledged Wednesday that Iran’s state sponsorship of terror has...

  • Will Russia pay dearly for the invasion of Ukraine?

    March 5, 2014 | 11:00 am

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s intention is to spark a civil war in Ukraine, even though he acts under the guise of Russia’s right to protect ethnic Russians and Russian-speaking Ukrainian citizens.  The Upper House of Russian Parliament gave Putin authority to move the armed...

  • Hooping for Happiness in Hawaii

    By Lisa Niver Rajna

    March 5, 2014 | 8:38 am


    waikiki viewDuring my first hula-hoop class I was not happy because the hoop often dropped on the ground. Our instructor, Tisha, reminded us to be gentle with ourselves; each time we picked up the hoop, she instructed us to tell ourselves something nice. My internal monologue grumbled as I...

  • U.S. suspends trade, investment talks with Russia over Ukraine

    March 3, 2014 | 5:30 pm

    The United States has put trade and investment talks with Russia on hold as a rebuke for Russia's incursion into Ukraine, a U.S. official said on Monday.

    "We have suspended upcoming bilateral trade and investment engagement with the government of Russia that were part of a move toward deeper commercial and trade ties," a spokesman for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said.

    Reporting by Mark Felsenthal and Jeff Mason; Editing by Peter Cooney

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