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Clinton to PM: I’ll oppose any outside solution to conflict

26 September 2016

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday that, if elected, she would oppose any attempts to impose an outside solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as any one-sided action at the UN. In a meeting in New York, Clinton said she was committed to countering efforts to delegitimize Israel and [...]

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Analysis: For Clinton and Trump, first debate could be a last chance to change voters’ minds

26 September 2016

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump step onto the biggest shared stage of their presidential campaign Monday chasing the same goal: persuading voters to discard long-held and sharply negative views of them. Trump faces the biggest task in this first presidential debate, to accomplish in one night what he has not been able [...]

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Trump Has Demonized the Latino Community

26 September 2016

As we embark on Hispanic Heritage Month, and ahead of the first presidential debate, it is no secret how different this election cycle has been for many Latinos in America. None of us anticipated the extent our community would be the face, and in many ways the target, of the most prominent issue of this [...]

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China Switches On World’s Largest Radio Telescope

26 September 2016

The world’s largest single-dish radio telescope — Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) — has received its first signals from space. The behemoth, nestled in a natural crater in Guizhou Province in southwest China, will now be tested for three years before it becomes fully operational. “This is very exciting,” Peng Bo, FAST [...]

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50 years later, protestors re-enact a farmworker strike that is scarcely mentioned in the history books

26 September 2016

In the summer of 1966, hundreds of farm workers in Texas marched from Rio Grande City to Austin — almost 500 miles over 90 days — to demand change. They weren’t asking for anything fancy. They wanted better wages, restrooms and uncontaminated water for the people cultivating and picking melons and other crops. Now 50 [...]

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Where do the Candidates Stand on Scientific Issues?

26 September 2016

This week’s debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is the first of three the candidates will engage in before the November election. As in years past, each debate will be broadly aimed at one of three single subject areas—domestic policy, the economy and foreign policy. For the last several election cycles, a consortium of [...]

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Donald Trump and the Return of Seditious Libel

26 September 2016

A Closer Look Examining the news Richard Tofel In 1733, New York printer John Peter Zenger began publishing the eighth newspaper in the American colonies, and the first willing to venture criticism of the government. The New-York Weekly Journal was the second paper in a city of 10,000 or so people, 1700 of them slaves. [...]

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Jewish trivia quiz: African- American, Jewish links

26 September 2016

By Mark D. Zimmerman MELVILLE, New York — The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opened this weekend in Washington, D. C. The museum, with more than 36,000 artifacts, tells the story of African American life, history, and culture. One display in the museum contains an item or items with a Jewish connection which [...]

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Peres, politics, prophecy and peace

26 September 2016

By Rabbi Dow Marmur JERUSALEM — Many years ago I attended a conference in Jerusalem at which the late Abba Eban was a speaker. At the end of his address he got a standing ovation. “Thank you,” he said, “normally I have to go abroad for this kind of reception.” Something similar could be said [...]

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California Governor signs anti-BDS bill into law

25 September 2016

California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a measure that prevents companies that boycott or discriminate against any sovereign country, including Israel, from doing business with the state, JTA reported Sunday. According to the report, Brown signed Assembly Bill 2844 on Saturday afternoon, days after the California State Assembly voted to send the bill to [...]

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Former chief rabbi of France passes away at 73

25 September 2016

Rabbi Yosef Haim Sitruk,who served for many years as the chief rabbi of France, passed away this morning (Sunday) in a local hospital at the age of 73. About fifteen years ago Rabbi Sitruk suffered a stroke and the name Haim was added to his name. Recently Rabbi Sitruk was hospitalized locally and this morning [...]

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Trump pledges to recognize Jerusalem as united capital of Israel

25 September 2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that if elected president, he would recognize Jerusalem as the “undivided capital” of Israel, ending a long-standing US policy which has kept the American embassy in Tel Aviv. The two met for over an hour in Trump”s private residence in Trump Tower in Manhattan [...]

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Chinese authorities crack down on tiny Jewish community

25 September 2016

Over the past few months, Chinese authorities have gradually closed down the few Jewish organizations in the city of Kaifeng, and the few hundred people who claim Jewish ancestry reportedly have been forced to celebrate, learn and pray in private. Communist China has five authorized state religions: Buddhism, Catholicism, Islam, Protestantism and Taoism. However, since [...]

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We’ve lost one of the grand ladies of the Grand Ole Opry

25 September 2016

One of the grand ladies of the Grand Ole Opry has slipped away. Country Music Hall of Fame member Jean Shepard died Sunday, Sept. 25 at age 82. Jean Shepard was born Ollie Imogene Shepard on Nov. 21, 1933. Signed to Capitol Records in 1952, Shepard brought a liveliness to country music that paved the [...]

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