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Netanyahu speech taught some Mideast realities

04 March 2015

By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM–This column is not so much about the speech, as what it reflects and suggests. Netanyahu spoke for about 30 minutes net of interruptions for applause. The major points, beyond describing the likely agreement as dangerous for leaving Iran with an easy road to nuclear weapons, were its lacking of provisions to […]

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Purim shpiel a la Broadway

04 March 2015

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – One of the nice things about a Purimshpiel is that it doesn’t have to follow the precise script.  In fact, the whole megillah can be changed, just so long as the high points of the story from the Book of Esther are included. At Tifereth Israel Synagogue on […]

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Giffords backs background checks for gun buyers

04 March 2015

WASHINGTON, DC (Press Release) – Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Arizona), who was partially paralyzed after she was shot in the head on Jan. 8, 2011 by a gunman who killed six people and wounded 13,  and her astronaut husband Captain Mark Kelly, joined a bipartisan press conference of House members to voice their support for H.R. 1217, […]

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Jewish trivia: Moroccan Purim customs

04 March 2015

By Mark D. Zimmerman MELVILLE, New York — Ashkenzaic Jews remember Haman’s evil by making noise with a greggar whenever Haman’s name is said at the Megillah reading. How do Moroccan Jews note Haman’s wickedness? A. They make a three cornered pastry similar to a hamantashen, but it is filled with red strawberries, representing the blood […]

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Earnest outlines U.S. – Israel differences over Iran

04 March 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release)—White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest dialogued with reporters on Tuesday, March 4, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Congress  and President Obama responded at the White House.    Following is the transcript of questions and answers related to Netanyahu’s speech.  EARNEST: Good afternoon, everybody. You all just had an opportunity […]

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Netanyahu: I proposed two new parameters

04 March 2015

JERUSALEM (Press Release)– Returning to Israel following his speech to a joint meeting of the United State Congress, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu answered President Obama’s criticism that he had offered nothing new.   In reply, Netanyahu said: “I return to Israel knowing that Israel’s concerns regarding the impending deal with Iran are better understood. That the […]

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What Bibi’s opponents in U.S, Israel say

04 March 2015

By J. Zel Lurie DELRAY BEACH, Florida — As advertised, Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to the joint session of Congress was a Republican show conceived by Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer with the avid cooperation of Speaker John Boehner. For Bibi, it was a powerful campaign speech for the Israeli elections on March 17th. He is lagging […]

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Yom Hashoah observance April 19 at LFJCC

04 March 2015

SAN DIEGO (Press Release)– On Sunday, April 19, at 1:30 p.m. the Jewish Federation of San Diego County will present a special Holocaust commemoration (Yom HaShoah) program. The theme of this year’s annual commemoration is: From Auschwitz to Activism – 70 Years on From the Holocaust. The event will be held at the Lawrence Family […]

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Obama’s hostility cause of rift with Israel

04 March 2015

By Mort Klein and Daniel Mandel NEW YORK (Press Release)– In an interview on the PBS television ‘Charlie Rose’ program, President Barack Obama’s National Security Adviser, Susan Rice, said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to accept the invitation of House Speaker John Boehner to address Congress on the issue of Iran’s looming nuclear threat had “injected a […]

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Customer reps. should express positive feelings

04 March 2015

HAIFA, Israel (Press Release)–Do you work in customer services? If you do, it is better to express your positive interpersonal feelings naturally. Suppressing the benevolent interpersonal emotions of employees for customers has a negative impact on customer satisfaction, as indicated for the first time in a new study conducted by Prof. Dana Yagil of the […]

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Almost $24m granted for Jewish education projects

04 March 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (Press Release) — The San Francisco-based Jim Joseph Foundation announced grant awards from its two winter board meetings totaling nearly $24 million to organizations and institutions engaged in Jewish education. The Foundation focuses on creating effective and compelling Jewish learning experiences for youth and young adults in the United States. “These two rounds of grant […]

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France issues warrants for 3 suspected terrorists

04 March 2015

  PARIS (WJC) — France has issued international arrest warrants for three men suspected of involvement in a deadly attack on a Jewish restaurant in Paris in 1982, a judicial source told the news agency AFP on Wednesday. The three suspects who live in Jordan, Norway and the West Bank were named as part of the […]

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Kerry: U.S. will get Iran deal that can withstand scrutiny

04 March 2015

MONTREUX, Switzerland (Press Release) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday, March 4, defended the P5+1 talks with Iran following a negotiating session.  While he did not mention Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by name, his comments addressed some of the issues Netanyahu raised on March 4 in his address to Congress SECRETARY […]

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Netanyahu speech brought Iranian terror to the fore

04 March 2015

By Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org   “There was nothing new in it.” With those six words, President Barack Obama tried to dismiss the significance of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress on March 3. But there was, in fact, something very new and very important in the speech—something which Mr. Obama understandably wants to keep out […]

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