Salt Lake City: Enjoying the familiar and the new

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-Eleventh in a Series- By Donald H. Harrison SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — As one drives north on the Interstate 15 towards Salt Lake City, a Jew might get the impression of being surrounded by a familiar heritage, and also by one that is altogether new.  In Utah, one passes through the northwest corner of […]

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Academic lies in the war against Israel

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By Richard L. Cravatts, PhD BOSTON — Jews have been accused of harming and murdering non-Jews since the twelfth century in England, when Jewish convert to Catholicism, Theobald of Cambridge, mendaciously announced that European Jews ritually slaughtered Christian children each year and drank their blood during Passover season. That medieval blood libel, largely abandoned in […]

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Senate hopeful outrageous on global women’s issues

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By Rabbi Michael Leo Samuel CHULA VISTA, California –Much has been heard about the “War on Women” that is alleged in the media these days. Typically, Republicans are accused of denying women access to abortion or birth control—as if those were the only things women should care about. Now, despite the national debate we have […]

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Senate Republicans want separate Iron Dome vote

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release)– The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) released the following statement on Friday, July 25, regarding Israel’s Iron Dome defense system: “The RJC welcomes Senator Mitch McConnell’s efforts to make the Senate’s proposed $225 million supplemental funding for Israel’s Iron Dome program a stand-alone bill. “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has bundled the Iron […]

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AJWS lauds bill for closer audit of Haiti aid

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WASHINGTON, DC  (Press Release)— American Jewish World Service (AJWS), which provides direct financial support to grassroots organizations in Haiti, applauds Congress for passing the Assessing Progress in Haiti Act, which will ensure transparency in how U.S. funds are allocated to assist ongoing efforts to recover from the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. AJWS is the leading […]

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Engel: Europe should beef up Jewish security

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJC) — The chairman of the International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians, US Congressman Eliot L. Engel, has called on European nations to provide security measures for their respective Jewish communities. His call came in the wake of increased anti-Semitic violence around Europe, which has in part been sparked by the current conflict between […]

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ZOA seeks dismissal of Holocaust denial teachers

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NEW YORK (Press Release) — Leaders of the Zionist Organization of America are seeking the dismissal of teachers who created and implemented a classroom assignment in the Rialto (California) Unified School District in which students were invited to debate whether the Holocaust really happened. The organization released the following letter from Morton A. Klein, president, […]

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Thoughts at the grave of a lone soldier

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By Jeff Daube JERUSALEM –On Wednesday, July 23, 30,000 of us came together as one on Mount Herzl to pay tribute to chayal boded (lone soldier) Max Steinberg z”l. Max had left his comfortable world in Los Angeles, CA to fight with the brave IDF Golanis, only to be killed in combat in the terror snake […]

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FAA decision to let Israel flights resume applauded

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NEW YORK (Press Release) — The decision of the Federal Aviation Administration to permit flights between the United States and Tel Aviv to resume was applauded Thursday, July 24, by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. Robert G. Sugarman, Chairman, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman, said, “We welcome the announcement by […]

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Artists place Israeli bomb shelter in U.S. capital

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (TNA)–Artists 4 Israel, a group that empowers artists to express their support for Israel and her cultural freedoms through the creation of art, established a ‘Bomb Shelter Museum’ set in front of Capitol Hill.. The bomb shelter is a replica of one used by Israeli citizens throughout Israel. Inside, pictures of the rocket […]

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Dinosaur site draws scholars and tourists

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-Tenth in a Series- By Donald H. Harrison ST. GEORGE, Utah – You’ve heard about St. George and the dragon, but that’s a Christian legend from England which must be taken on faith. On the other hand, you have St. George and the dinosaurs and that’s a secular American tale for which there is plenty […]

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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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