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  • Mullen to Israel for changing of military chief

    February 10, 2011 | 4:09 pm

    U.S. military chief Michael Mullen will join farewell ceremonies for his Israeli counterpart, Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, in what is considered an unprecedented gesture.

    Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, is expected to meet with Ashkenazi, the Israel Defense Forces’...

  • Bill to pull some U.N. funding fails

    February 10, 2011 | 10:13 am

    A bill that would have pulled some United States funding from the United Nations failed to pass the U.S. House of Representatives.

    The measure, sponsored by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), the chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, would have pulled $179 million from...

  • Jews take 5 of top 6 spots in annual list of top U.S. givers

    February 8, 2011 | 2:43 pm

    America’s most generous citizens gave less in 2010 than they have over the past decade, but Jews remained among the top givers, according to an annual survey by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

    In 2010, the top philanthropists in the United States contributed approximately $3.3...

  • Amid unrest, rethinking $1.3 billion in annual U.S. aid to Egypt

    February 8, 2011 | 2:02 pm

    The consensus on U.S. assistance to Egypt is that it has delivered bang for its buck: The $1.3 billion in annual defense aid has stabilized a key ally and strengthened America’s profile in the Middle East.

    But in the wake of massive unrest that could unseat Egypt’s autocratic...

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  • Battle over Mideast transit ads heating up across U.S.

    February 8, 2011 | 12:49 pm

    With public bickering over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict already having spilled over into university student senates, corporate pension boards and even local farmers markets, the latest battlefield in the debate over the conflict is municipal transit systems.

    In several major...

  • Dilemma of pro-Israel groups: To talk Egypt or not?

    February 1, 2011 | 11:17 am

    As Egypt convulses, pro-Israel groups and U.S. Congress members are seized by the ancient maternal dilemma: If you have nothing nice to say, should you say anything at all?

    The question of whether to stake a claim in the protests against 30 years of President Hosni Mubarak’s...

  • Trick or Trick

    By Julia Bendis

    January 28, 2011 | 3:30 pm

    Is it terrible that I am always tricking my kids into eating or doing something that they don’t want to do?  For example, for the first 8 years of my son’s life, he absolutely LOVED eating fish.  Not just fish, seafood of any kind, he even had calamari a few times.  How that...

  • Rabbinic group rejects proposal to admit women

    January 13, 2011 | 10:45 am

    A liberal Orthodox rabbinic group in the United States voted down a proposal to admit women members.

    The International Rabbinic Fellowship, founded by Rabbis Avi Weiss and Marc Angel of New York, voted down by what is being called “a close vote” a proposal to admit women as full or...

  • Israeli organized crime suspects extradited to U.S.

    January 12, 2011 | 12:54 pm

    Two Israeli brothers suspected of involvement in organized crime were extradited to the United States.

    Meir and Yitzhak Abergil boarded a U.S. government plane Wednesday afternoon accompanied by American federal marshals. The United States requested their extradition more than two...

  • Napolitano visiting Israel to check security projects

    January 4, 2011 | 10:17 am

    United States Secretary for Homeland Security Janet Napolitano is in Israel to check on joint security projects between the two countries.

    Napolitano visited Israel Monday and Tuesday as part of a multi-country tour that has included stops in Ireland, Afghanistan and Qatar. She will...

  • State Dept. awards $770,000 to push diversity in Israel

    November 30, 2010 | 12:35 pm

    The U.S. State Department has given $770,000 in grants to Merchavim, an Israeli NGO promoting diversity and shared citizenship in Israel.

    Most of the grant, some $750,000, will go to expand the collaboration between Merchavim and the American nonprofit Sesame Workshop, producer of...

  • U.S.: One year may not be enough to achieve Mideast peace

    November 15, 2010 | 4:59 pm

    Mideast peace talks may not reach fruition before their initial September 2011 deadline, a U.S. State Department official said on Monday, citing recent negotiations deadlock over Israel’s refusal to extend its moratorium on settlement building as one reason for the delay.

    Speaking...

  • Obama remark misinterpreted, Cantor spokesman says

    November 15, 2010 | 4:53 pm

    U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor’s promise that the new GOP majority will “serve as a check” on the Obama administration was “not in relation to U.S.-Israel relations,” his spokesman said.

    Brad Dayspring told The Washington Post Monday that the comment last week by Cantor (R-Va.), the putative...

  • Report: Nazis found ‘safe haven’ in U.S.

    November 15, 2010 | 12:48 pm

    American intelligence officials created a “safe haven” for Nazis in the United States after World War II, a secret U.S. Justice Department report said.

    The 600-page report, which the Justice Department has tried to keep secret for four years, was obtained by The New York Times, the...

  • Netanyahu updates Cabinet on U.S. settlement freeze proposal

    November 14, 2010 | 11:17 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will present to his Cabinet an American proposal to convince Israel to again freeze settlement construction in an effort to resume peace talks with the Palestinians.

    Netanyahu updated the Cabinet on the American offer Sunday during its...

  • GOP will ‘check’ Obama, Cantor tells Netanyahu

    November 11, 2010 | 2:19 pm

    The new GOP majority will “serve as a check” on the Obama administration, Republican leader Eric Cantor told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    Netanyahu met Wednesday night with Cantor (R-Va.), the putative U.S. House of Representatives majority leader whose party swept...

  • The Jewish War Veterans of Post 603 [AUDIO]

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 9, 2010 | 1:31 pm

    Listen to interviews with Jewish War Veterans:
    Track 1: Seymour Bloom and Marty Falk, two members of the Jewish War Veterans Post 603 in the San Fernando Valley, talk about what it means to be an American Jewish vet. Listen here.
    Track 2: A story from Korean War Veteran Seymour...

  • Meeting again with Jewish leaders, Abbas broaches substance

    September 22, 2010 | 4:09 pm

    For Mahmoud Abbas and U.S. Jewish leaders, their second date featured a little more substance and a little less flirtation. And this time the Palestinian Authority president brought a wing man.

    Abbas and his prime minister, Salam Fayyad, met separately Tuesday evening with Jewish...

  • PA to U.S.: Israel violating talks terms

    May 10, 2010 | 11:30 am

    The Palestinian Authority accused Israel of violating the terms of newly started indirect peace talks.

    Two days after the start of proximity talks with Israel, the first peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians in 18 months, the Palestinian Authority on Monday reported...

  • A Time For Action

    By Sam Yebri

    October 27, 2009 | 9:12 pm

    By: Ramin Rabieian

    Last week, I attended a press conference at Beverly Hills City Hall, organized by Assemblymembers Mike Feuer and Bob Blumenfield.  They announced that they will introduce legislation prohibiting contracts between the State of California and companies with...

  • Israel and U.S. groups push forward on Iran

    July 7, 2009 | 5:33 pm

    The aftermath of Iran’s election presents the United States, Israel and pro-Israel advocates here with a dilemma worthy of a medical melodrama: Advocates for radical surgery, notwithstanding the dangers it poses, have the upper hand and the scalpel is ready—and then the patient shows...

  • Bibi gets his first date thrill, but what about the relationship?

    May 19, 2009 | 1:27 pm

    With a presidential pledge to hang tough on Iran under his belt, Benjamin Netanyahu could be forgiven for thinking Barack Obama was an easy first date.

    Wait until he hears about what happens when the relationship gets serious.

    The Israeli prime minister walked away from his first...

  • Obama’s First 100 Days Offer Cause for Concern

    April 29, 2009 | 7:24 pm

    As Americans examine the first 100 days of the Obama administration, it is important to make a candid assessment of the president’s actions so far. These first months are widely considered an indicator of the policies the president will pursue in the years to come. So what have we...

  • Day 2 of our Exclusive Coverage from DURBAN 2: Our Way or Norway

    By David Weiner

    April 21, 2009 | 1:26 pm

    David Weiner is a guest blogger for JewishJournal.com.  He is currently in Geneva attending the Durban Review Conference (also referred to as Durban 2) as part of a delegation representing the American Jewish Committee, composed of roughly 15 young professionals.

    Armed with his...

  • JewsChoose 2008: SuperTuesday results show no clear trend

    By Jay Firestone

    February 7, 2008 | 11:07 am

    Who needs CNN, FOX, ABC, NBC or CBS when you can get up-to-date coverage on campaign issues that matter to Jews everywhere?

    New from JewishJournal.com and VideoJew installments…JewsChoose 2008!

    Reporting from the Pico-Robertson neighborhood, VideoJew Jay Firestone brings you interviews, commentary and results from Super Tuesday’s primary. Plus, special guests—Brad Greenberg and Raphael Sonenshein, JewishJournal.com’s two key political analysts.

    Check out our articles on Super Tuesday.

  • Briefs: They’re Jews first and Israelis second; Pope to soap offending trope

    January 24, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Israelis Identify by Faith, Then Flag

    Israelis are three times more likely to identify primarily as Jews than as Israelis, a poll found. According to a survey in Monday's Yediot Achronot, 40 percent of Israelis said they identify "first and foremost" as Jews, while 13 percent...

  • The big con about Iran

    By Larry Derfner

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Despite all the skepticism, the United States and Israel do have a military option in Iran: pre-emptive nuclear annihilation.
     
    The United States and Israel, or the United States by itself, or maybe even Israel by itself, can destroy Iran and its 69 million people, probably in a...
  • Dems hit back at GOP Israel ads

    By Ron Kampeas

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Top Democrats are mounting a furious counterattack against claims by Jewish Republicans that the GOP is likelier to favor Israel.
     
    "Say 'no' to this effort to somehow target Democrats as being opposed to Israel," Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), who is Jewish, said Sept.28 in a hastily...
  • Candidates for U.N. Secretary-General post consult with U.S. Jewish leaders;

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Candidates for U.N. Secretary-General Post Consult With U.S. Jewish Leaders
     
    As the U.N. General Assembly opens, diplomats vying to be the world's top peacekeeper are taking time to consult with American Jewish leaders. At least three of the favored candidates to replace Kofi...
  • Su temple es mi casa

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    It's 103 degrees in Hollywood, and I'm schvitzing. As I head up the stairs at my synagogue, Tony Guerrero and I exchange greetings.
     
    As usual, he's looking sharp: pressed slacks, a clean white button-down shirt, and today -- a tie and a kippah. "Tony," I ask incredulously, "how...
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