JNS news briefs: November 24, 2014

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, source of past controversy on Israel, to resign (JNS.org) U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, a past source of controversy due to his statements about Israel, will resign. The New York Times, citing senior U.S. officials, reported Monday that President Barack Obama decided to push for Hagel’s resignation “as a recognition […]

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ADL denounces Turkish governor’s threats against shul

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NEW YORK (Press Release) — The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Sunday, Nov. 23, expressed outrage at a Turkish governor’s threats to turn a century-old synagogue into a museum — as punishment, he says, for Israel’s alleged actions against Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque. Dursun Sahin, governor of the province of Edirne, said he was turning the 107-year old Buyuk […]

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Key Congress members to Abbas: End incitement

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) –Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee and State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee, Congressman Harold Rogers (R-KY), Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, and Kay Granger (R-TX), Chairwoman of the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee, on Thursday, Nov. 20, wrote Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to urge decisive […]

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JNS news briefs: November 21, 2014

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Shipment of knives and fireworks seized en route to eastern Jerusalem (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) A massive shipment of weapons bound for the Beit Hanina neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem was intercepted by Israeli authorities on Thursday at the Ashdod port. The recipients of the cargo, sent from China, claimed they were receiving a shipment of […]

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Funding announced for educational leadership study

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PALO ALTO, California (Press Release)—The Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education (CASJE) has selected American Institutes for Research (AIR) to conduct its inaugural research project in Jewish Educational Leadership. This project is designed to begin creating a research base to inform and develop the practices and effectiveness of leaders in Jewish educational settings. CASJE, […]

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AJC urges Obama to approve Keystone Pipeline

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NEW YORK (Press Release)– AJC on Wednesday, Nov. 19, urged the Obama Administration to expedite the Keystone XL Pipeline review process and approve the project, following the Senate’s failure to pass a bill that would have compelled its construction. AJC has long advocated for the pipeline and supported the bill that was defeated by one vote. “The […]

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ZOA to honor Cruz, Dershowitz, Leven, Hagee

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NEW YORK (Press Release) – The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), the nation’s oldest pro-Israel organization in the United States is excited to announce a star- studded line up for its annual Justice Louis D. Brandeis Award Dinner on Sunday November 23. The dinner will take place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City, […]

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JNS news briefs: November 19, 2014

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Iranian spy reaches plea deal, will serve 7-8 years in Israeli prison (JNS.org) Ali Mansouri, 58, an Iranian national arrested more than a year ago on suspicion of spying for Iran against Israel, will confess to the charges against him after initially denying them and will be sentenced to a prison term of seven to […]

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New Israel Fund report seen as unreliable

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By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM–In 1869 Mark Twain published his impressions of Jerusalem in The Innocents Abroad. Along with frequent assertions of respect for the city’s history and its meaning to him and many others, he described a general level of filth, disease and poverty that surpasses just about everything in the contemporary Third World. “It […]

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Is Leichtag Foundation supporting anti- Israel groups?

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — Controversial public relations executive Ron Torossian, a pro-Israel activist based in New York City  who was once national president of the North American branch of Betar, on Tuesday, Nov. 18, challenged the Leichtag Foundation in San Diego County to explain its contributions to the New Israel Fund, an […]

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A to-do list for the Republican Congress

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By Isaac Yetiv , Ph.D. LA JOLLA, California — I was elated by the sweeping victory of the GOP in last mid-term elections , not because  I am enamored with their programs and political acts but because, sadly to say, this is the only way, in our system of government, to put a stop and start […]

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Jewish U.S. Navy pilot shares WWII experiences

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Peter, Bogey, Mike: A Love Story, A War Story, 1942-1945 by Irvin S. Cooper, ©2014 Capitola Book Company, ISBN-13: 978-0-932319-17-3, 289 pages, retail price not listed. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO—I ran into author Irvin S. Cooper, a Los Angeles-based  nonagenarian with a remarkable memory of his World War II experiences, at the San […]

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World reacts to synagogue slayings

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NEW YORK (Press Release) –AJC praised world leaders who have spoken out against Tuesday’s deadly Palestinian terror attack on a Jerusalem synagogue during morning prayers. Four worshipers were killed and at least six others wounded by the two terrorists who struck with guns, axes and knives. “Jerusalem is on edge, thanks to Palestinian incitement from […]

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Zuhdi Jasser, a Muslim for democracy, to speak Dec. 7

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SAN DIEGO (Press release) —  StandWithUs – San Diego will hold its annual “Festival of Lights” celebration on Sunday, December 7, at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines.  Dr. Bob and Mao Shillman sponsor the gala and M. Zuhdi Jasser is the keynote speaker.  Program begins at  5:30 pm with an appetizer & wine reception followed by program and dinner at 6:30pm.  […]

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