Jewish news briefs: March 3, 2015

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Obama: ‘less concerned’ with Bibi speech than Congress undermining Iran talks (JNS.org) Hours before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech in the U.S. Congress, President Barack Obama said in an interview that such a deal would be reached if Iran can agree to freeze its sensitive nuclear activity for at least a decade in […]

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Israel’s election picture on the day before the speech

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By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM — Bibi remains the leading choice to be prime minister, even though Likud has been losing ground. Buji is below Bibi in polls asking preferences for Prime Minister, but Labor/Zionist Union has moved one or two seats ahead. However, its obvious partners are still below the obvious partners of Likud. Washington […]

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Rep. Schiff: Iran topic too important to skip speech

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) – Rep. Adam Schiff (D-California), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement on Monday, March 2. “I plan on attending the speech by Prime Minister Netanyahu, but not without serious reservations. Speaker Boehner should never have extended the invitation in the manner that he […]

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Bipartisan letter to Obama: Don’t trust Iran

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) — U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-California), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-New York), the Committee’s Ranking Member, released a bipartisan letter they intend to soon send to President Obama underscoring the “grave and urgent issues that have arisen” relating to the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran.  The […]

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Proposed Peled speech stirs Mt. San Jacinto College

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – A fight is brewing at Mt. San Jacinto College in Riverside County over a proposed speech on May 13 by Miko Peled, the anti-Israel activist whose late father, Matti Peled, was an Israeli general who became part of the peace camp.  As first reported by The Israel Group, […]

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Schumer backs banning gun sales to terror suspects

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) — U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called on Monday, March 2, for passage of new legislation, the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015 (S.551), that would give the Department of Justice authority to prevent a known or suspected terrorist from buying firearms or explosives. Schumer highlighted that […]

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Star Parker, some black ministers, support Netanyahu

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NEW YORK (Press Release) — The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has applauded and thanked Star Parker and a group of prominent African America ministers who chastised the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) for its intended boycott of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming address to Congress on March 3 During last Thursday’s National Press Club Event, organized by […]

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APN to Netanyahu: Use speech to repair relations

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WASHINGTON, DC  (Press Release) – Americans for Peace Now called Monday, March 2,  on Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to refrain from using his speech to undermine diplomacy with Iran, further deepening the partisan rift on Capitol Hill, and causing further divisions among American Jews. Debra DeLee, the President and CEO of Americans for Peace […]

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Kerry tells UNHRC to stop its bias against Israel

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GENEVA, Switzerland (Press Release)– U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told a news conference Monday, March 2, that he called upon the U.N. Human Rights Council to correct its “excessive bias, in our judgment, on one country, on Israel.”  Following is a transcript of his remarks to a news conference following his appearance before the Council. […]

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Sherman withdraws from Boteach’s forum

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WASHINGTON, DC (Press Release)– Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) withdrew from Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s roundtable discussion event “The Meaning of Never Again: Preventing a Nuclear Iran,” following a distasteful advertisement placed in the New York Times showing National Security Advisor Susan Rice and a pile of skulls. The bottom of the advertisement invited the public to […]

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France’s P.M. calls extremism ‘Islamo- fascism’

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(JNS.org) French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that the anti-Israel sentiment spreading across France can be considered anti-Semitism. In the 1970s, the French elite developed a new kind of anti-Semitism, focused primarily on Israel and Zionism, Valls told the Wall Street Journal. This new bigotry, he said, has “all the components of anti-Semitism, the old ones,” such as […]

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Power: U.N. attacks on Israel are ‘biased, ugly’

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (JNS.org) United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, speaking to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference on Monday morning, March 2, touted U.S. efforts to support Israel at the U.N. and said the U.S.-Israel relationship “transcends politics.” Power called it “bitterly unjust that the United Nations, an institution founded […]

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Netanyahu: Speech won’t derail U.S.- Israel friendship

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Jacob Kamaras/JNS.org WASHINGTON, DC—A day before his much-debated speech about Iran to a joint session of Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, March 2, attempted to assure the 16,000 people attending the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference—an annual showcase for the U.S-Israel relationship—that current tension will not derail the countries’ friendship. […]

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Jewish news briefs: March 2, 2015

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Report: Egyptian army given green light to strike Gaza (JNS.org) The Egyptian military has received authorization from the country’s government to carry out strikes in the Gaza Strip, Egyptian media reported on Sunday. According to the reports, the Egyptian government’s legal adviser sanctioned the legitimacy of an attack in Gaza following a Supreme Court decision […]

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