Willful blindness to academic anti-Semitism

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By Richard L. Cravatts, PhD BOSTON–As yet more evidence that academics are regularly able to engage in what George Orwell sardonically referred to as “doublethink,” “the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them,” this month 40 professors of Jewish studies published a denunciation of a study that […]

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AJWS spreads Ebola prevention information in Liberia

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NEW YORK (Press Release)—American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is funding grassroots groups in Liberia that are responding to the Ebola outbreak through public health campaigns that rely on trusted non-medical community leaders to spread the word about preventing infection. AJWS is currently supporting 10 community-based organizations in Liberia that are deploying networks of religious leaders, women’s […]

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AJC: U.S. should restore Egypt’s military aid

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CAIRO (Press Release)–An American Jewish Committee (AJC) delegation, after three days of high-level consultations, urged accelerated steps to normalize strategic relations between the United States and Egypt. “Egypt has been, and remains, an essential ally in the global fight against terror‎ and extremism,” said Jason Isaacson, AJC Associate Executive Director for Policy. U.S. military aid […]

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WJC: Don’t pay Social Security to Nazi war criminals

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NEW YORK (WJC)–The World Jewish Congress announced its support for a change in United States law that presently allows certain presumed Nazi war criminals who were granted US citizenship by making false statements to immigration authorities to keep their social security entitlements in case they voluntarily leave the country. As reported by the ‘Associated Press’ […]

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Gabriella Labson celebrates dawn of her 2nd century

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  By Eileen Wingard SAN DIEGO — The invitation from Gabriela Hartstein Auspitz Labson to a select circle of family and friends read: “You are invited to celebrate the sunrise of my second century.”   The celebration, a Seudah Shlishit (third meal of Shabbat), took place Saturday, October 11, 2014,  in a lovely room on the second […]

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Daughters rue opera about terror victim

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NEW YORK (Press Release) In advance of the opening of “The Death of Klinghoffer” at the Metropolitan Opera on Monday night, Oct. 19, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released a statement by Lisa and Ilsa Klinghoffer, the daughters of Leon Klinghoffer, which will be featured in the playbill. Following is the full text of the statement: Twenty nine years […]

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Britain, Sweden pile on Israel

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By Steve Kramer ALFE MENASHE, Israel —  On Monday, October 13, the British Parliament overwhelmingly passed a non-binding resolution to give diplomatic recognition to a Palestinian state. The New York Times reported that, “The vote was a symbolic but potent indication of how public opinion has shifted since the breakdown of American-sponsored peace negotiations and […]

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U.S. abandons Kobani Kurds, lavishes aid on Hamas

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By Shoshana Bryen WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the moment and against the odds, Kobani stands. Kurdish men and women, abandoned by the United States and watched but not aided by Turkey, hold the line against the sweep of ISIS across Iraq and Syria; one little point of heroism that may be gone by the time […]

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AJC condemns mosque desecration

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NEW YORK (Press Release) — The American Jewish Committee (AJC) condemned an overnight attack on a mosque in the West Bank village of Aqraba. Graffiti, including the words “price tag” and the name of a nearby Israeli settlement, Tapuah, were spraypainted on the mosque. Rugs, walls and holy books were damaged by the fire and smoke. […]

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Kobani another defeat for Obama’s ISIS policy

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By Shoshana Bryen WASHINGTON, D.C. –Pentagon spokesman Adm. John Kirby told reporters he understood that U.S. air power wouldn’t save Kobani, but that there is a “larger strategy” in place.  The primary goal of the campaign is not to save Syrian cities and towns, U.S. Central Command officials said, but to go after ISIS senior […]

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Former presidents and the Jews: Carter vs. Hoover

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By Rafael Medoff WASHINGTON, D.C. (JNS.org)– Ex-presidents seldom take an interest in Jewish affairs, with two notable exceptions. One is Jimmy Carter, who has repeatedly clashed with the Jewish community. Another is Herbert Hoover, an unlikely ally of the Jews who passed away 50 years ago this coming week (Oct. 20, 1964). Most ex-presidents have […]

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Hoffer named as AABGU associate director

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LOS ANGELES (Press Release)–American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU) has announced the appointment of Andrew Hoffer as associate director of its Southwest Region. Hoffer has nearly 20 years of experience in cultivating and securing major gifts, as well as organizing capital campaigns and special events for a broad range of education, healthcare and social service […]

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Suit brought against nursing homes operator

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO —A law firm in Long Beach has filed a class action suit against a company that operates 57 nursing homes in California, including five facilities in San Diego County.  The lawsuit incorporated declarations from the state attorney general’s office in another case to contend that by understaffing nursing homes, […]

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Israeli, Palestinian youth coaches tour US.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) — Through the State Department’s sports diplomacy programs, 30 Israeli and Palestinian youth basketball coaches are connecting with each other and their American peers on and off the court October 5-19. This exchange program is part of the U.S. Government’s efforts to assist those who believe people of different nationalities, ethnicities, […]

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