London wants Napolitano to intervene in BDS debate

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By Herb London NEW YORK  –Experts disagree about who first observed, “academic politics is so vicious because the stakes are so low,”[1] but when it comes to the ongoing student debates about divestment in companies doing business with Israel, the sentence is only half true. The conflicts have been remarkably emotional and acrimonious, but the […]

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Conf. of Presidents seek flight resumption to Israel

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NEW YORK (Press Release) — Conference of Presidents leaders, Robert G. Sugarman, Chairman, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman, on Wednesday, July 23, urged the Federal Aviation Administration to rescind the temporary ban on commercial flights by US airlines to Ben Gurion Airport in Israel. “While we recognize the need to protect fliers from any […]

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JNS news briefs: July 23, 2014

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Former New York mayor flies to Tel Aviv in response to FAA ban (JNS.org) Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg flew to Tel Aviv on Tuesday night in response to the Federal Aviation Authority’s (FAA) ban on U.S. flights to Israel. The FAA suspension came after a rocket landed near Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport. […]

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Prolonging war enhances Hamas prestige vs. P.A.

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By Lloyd Levy LONDON, England — The “war” in Gaza has now lasted over two weeks, with no immediate sign of an end to hostilities. This is really bad news for Israel in particular, and Diaspora Jews in general. I have certain perspectives on the matter. I believe the US administration bears a great deal […]

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Protests mount against SFSU professor’s trip

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  LOS ANGELES (Press Release)– Citing broad academic and community outrage, seven groups on Tuesday, July 22, urged the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees, the group with ultimate authority over educational and fiscal matters at SFSU and all CSU schools, to launch its own investigation into San Francisco State University (SFSU) Professor Rabab […]

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JNs news briefs: July 22, 2014

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20,000 people attend funeral of IDF soldier from Texas (JNS.org) In response to a widespread social media campaign to honor a fallen soldier, some 20,000 people crowded the military cemetery in Haifa on Monday evening for the funeral of Staff Sgt. Nissim Sean Carmeli, one of two U.S. citizens killed in fighting in Gaza on […]

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Mob Museum chronicles Jewish gangsters

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-Ninth in a Series– By Donald H. Harrison LAS VEGAS, Nevada – In a former courthouse where U.S. Senator Estes Kefauver (D-Tennessee) once held a hearing to expose the extent to which Organized Crime had corrupted America, Las Vegas today presents “The Mob Museum,” an interactive set of exhibits tracing the rise and fall of […]

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Wait before you judge a country

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By Danielle Rose Gilson AURORA, Illinois — Wait before you judge a country. Wait until you have seen it. Wait until you hear cheering and celebration as your plane lands. Wait until you see fields of mines next to fields of sunflowers and cows. Wait until you stand on the border and hear explosions from […]

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U.S., U.N. to provide financial aid to Gaza civilians

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CAIRO, Egypt (Press Release)–The United States and the United Nations announced a joint package of humanitarian aid to the civilians of Gaza who have been caught in the crossfire between the Hamas government and Israel. Here is a transcript of a joint news conference held in Cairo on Monday, July 21, by U.S. Secretary of […]

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AJC denounces Erdogan’s ‘incendiary’ rhetoric

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NEW YORK (Press Release) —the American Jewish Committee (AJC) has expressed its outrage over the incendiary rhetoric of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip  Erdogan, whose continuous verbal assaults on Israel have fueled violent demonstrations against Israeli diplomatic outposts and created a permissive environment for attacks on Jews. In recent days mobs have attacked Israel’s embassy […]

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At Hoover Dam, there’s a statistic everywhere

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  -Eighth in a series– By Donald H. Harrison BOULDER CITY, Nevada – Whereas the watchword of this publication is “There’s a Jewish Story Everywhere,” at the Hoover Dam, apparently, the motto is slightly different: “There’s a Statistic Everywhere.” Or so one might believe watching an introductory video and taking a math-laden tour of the […]

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From 45 years later, what a time high school was

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    By Rabbi Ben Kamin ENCINITAS, California –Even the fabled Cincinnati high school, Woodward, is no more—bulldozed into rubble more than a generation after a host of us, now aging and sentimental, lived through the best and worst of the 1960s within its rumbling, sometimes treacherous walls.  My lifelong friend Steve, who is seen […]

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The shimmering mirage of Primm, Nevada

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–Seventh in a series– By Donald H. Harrison PRIMM, Nevada – As grandson Shor and I drove through the California desert, we saw shimmering in front of us what seemed a scene out of Oz, or maybe Xanadu: some tall structures including a giant roller coaster. Was this one of those fabled desert mirages often […]

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FIDF launches campaign to aid Israel’s soldiers

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NEW YORK (Press Release)– With Israel Defense Forces (IDF) troops entering Gaza, and Operation Protective Edge in full force, Friends of the IDF (FIDF) has launched an emergency national campaign, entitled “FIDF Frontline Operation,” to secure the wellbeing of Israel’s soldiers. The IDF has issued a list of thousands of essential items for active duty […]

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