AJC: Sweden’s recognition of Palestine a disservice

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NEW YORK (Press Release)– The American Jewish Committee (AJC) has called Sweden’s recognition of the “State of Palestine” an act of empty symbolism that will not advance the peace process. “Sweden’s misguided act will further complicate the quest for peace by telling the Palestinians they can skip the negotiating table with Israel, while telling Israel […]

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JCoSD dedicates its offices in Carlsbad

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CARLSBAD, California (Press Release) — The Jewish Collaborative of San Diego (JCoSD) has dedicated its offices and temporary sanctuary at 5297 Balfour Ct, Suite 203, with a ceremony affixing the mezuzot on outdoor and inside doorways. Led by Rabbi Josh Burrows and Rabbi/ Cantor Gabi Arad , husband and wife, the new congregation forms chavurot […]

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Jewish officials decry insults in Israel, U.S. relations

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NEW YORK (Press Release)– Robert G. Sugarman, Chairman, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman, of Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations leaders stated on Wednesday, October 29: “We are deeply concerned by a number of recent public and private criticisms, personal insults and inappropriate characterizations emanating from official sources. These often anonymous, but no […]

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Performers, audience merged in music at FIDF concert

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By Marlene Rissman SAN DIEGO — There is nothing like music to open the heart and awaken quieted passions. And this is what we experienced Tuesday night, Oct. 28, as the powerful and moving voice the chief cantor of the IDF, Lt. Col. Shai Abramson, and the beautiful voices of Cantor Netanel Baram, singer Jonathan […]

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Schlepping book prompts a challenge to its author

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Schlepping Through the American West: There is a Jewish Story Everywhere by Donald H. Harrison, The Harrison Enterprises, San Diego, CA; ISBN 978-0-5024-9401-6 ©2014, $13.97 paperback/7.99 kindle, p. 220 By Fred Reiss, Ed.D WINCHESTER, California — Jack Kerouac did it. John Steinbeck did it, and now we can add Don Harrison to the list of authors who traveled […]

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U.S., Israel and Canada reach new jets deal

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By Tzvi Zucker JERUSALEM (Tazpit) — Israel and the United States announced the continuation of a sale of 19 new F-35 multipurpose fighter planes to Israel, as well as approval for a second squadron. Israel Aerospace Industries will be assembling the wings of this new fighter, which will also include Israeli-made components. The assembly line […]

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RJC: Obama seeks to provoke crisis with Israel

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release)– The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) responded to a spate of troubling expressions of hostility toward Israel coming from the Obama administration in recent days. RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said: “Last week, the Obama administration went out of its way to ‘humiliate‘ a top Israeli official in retaliation for private remarks for […]

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$1 million raised for students who served in Gaza war

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NEW YORK (Press Release)– In response to an urgent request from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s president, Prof. Rivka Carmi, American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU) raised $1 million for a “Wartime Assistance for Students” fund to help those who served in Operation Protective Edge, volunteered in the community or were otherwise affected […]

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APN: Netanyahu is fueling Mideast fire

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WASHINGTON, DC (Press Release) – With tensions in Jerusalem and beyond rising to a boiling point, Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu and members of his cabinet have initiated a series of highly inflammatory steps and have been using incendiary language in recent days. Americans for Peace Now (APN) said Tuesday, Oct. 28, that it is “angered […]

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AMCHA: SJP plans to disrupt pro- Israel meetings

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SANTA CRUZ, California (Press Release)– Fifteen Jewish and education advocacy groups on Tuyesday, Oct. 28, wrote to the presidents of more than 100 universities with Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) chapters to warn them of an internal SJP document containing a strategy for disrupting pro-Israel student events, conduct subject to prosecution under state criminal laws. In […]

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Memphis community recruits Jewish families

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MEMPHIS, Tennessee (Press Release)– “We haven’t had this much attention since Elvis died!” That’s the assessment of the Memphis “100NewFamilies Committee” as word of mouth builds nationally amongst young Jewish families about possibly the best lifestyle alternative to the cold, expensive Northeast.  In contrast to the outrageous costs of Jewish living in general  (and housing […]

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U.S. recruited Nazis as Cold War spies

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NEW YORK (WJC) — Putting perceived security concerns before conscience, US intelligence and law enforcement agencies likely employed over 1,000 Nazis as spies during the Cold War, sometimes ignoring or concealing their war crimes and helping them immigrate to the United States, according to the the author of a newly published book. Writing in the […]

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Is Kerry harbinger of U.S. abandoning Israel?

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By Morton Klein  NEW YORK — Secretary of State John Kerry clearly believes — or wishes to be heard saying — that Israel is responsible for increased terrorism and instability roiling the Middle East. In a recent speech at a White House ceremony for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, Kerry said that “there wasn’t […]

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52nd District race nothing but babel

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By Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal SAN DIEGO — I live, to my misfortune, in the 52nd Congressional District. Even if you live in another congressional district you cannot help but be aware of the bitter election battle between incumbent Scott Peters and challenger Carl DeMaio. You can’t turn on your television (in the San Diego media […]

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