U.S. House condemns anti- Semitism

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) — The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) hailed Thursday night’s unanimous passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of a resounding Congressional condemnation of anti-Semitism and rejection of attempts to justify expressions of anti-Jewish hatred or violence targeting Jews as merely criticism of Israel. The bipartisan resolution clearly delineates when opposition to a policy […]

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Before it gets started, anti- ISIS coalition falters

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By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM — It’s been a week since President Barack Obama’s  great speech, and there has been little beyond solemn statements of support, along with reservations about doing anything concrete. The President boasted of a multi-nation coalition. In one statement it was claimed that 40 nations had signed on, with no American boots on […]

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UC to have advocates for sex victims on every campus

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release)- U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) on Wednesday, Sept. 17, praised the announcement by University of California President Janet Napolitano that the system will voluntarily implement the provisions of the Survivor Outreach and Support Campus Act (SOS Campus Act) by establishing an independent, on-campus advocate to […]

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UCLA unit accused of fomenting anti – Semitism

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SAN FRANCISCO (Press Release)- As Congress begins to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA), leading organizations focused on education policy, the Jewish community and civil rights cite an AMCHA Initiative study as primary evidence that the law is not working and needs to be rewritten.  AMCHA Initiative released its report in conjunction with a University […]

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Memphis Orthodox Jews recruiting families

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MEMPHIS, Tennessee (Press Release)– Faced with an uncertain national economy plus skyrocketing costs of housing and education, an increasing number of young Jewish families are choosing to move to the “vibrant, affordable, and friendly” community of Memphis, Tennessee. Sensing an opportunity to welcome a skilled, talented cohort of active Jews looking to establish roots, the local […]

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Messinger to judge Genesis Generation Challenge

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NEW YORK (Press Release)– The Genesis Prize Foundation announced Tuesday, Sept. 16,  that Ruth Messinger, President of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), will join the Selection Committee for the Genesis Generation Challenge, which aims to identify and seed money for innovative projects, guided by Jewish values, to address the world’s pressing issues. The competition seeks […]

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20 Years after VOWA, women still need legal protection

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) – Congresswoman Susan Davis marked 20 years since President Bill Clinton signed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) on September 13, 1994 with a call to redouble efforts to end violence against women. “In the two decades since the enactment of the Violence Against Women Act, we have seen some real […]

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Obama’s recipe for another Mideast failure

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By Shoshana Bryen WASHINGTON, D.C. — Secretary of State Kerry is in the Middle East, looking for regional allies for President Obama’s proposal to deal with the threat of the Islamic State (IS). That is entirely appropriate — IS poses a more immediate and dire threat to regional players than it does to the United […]

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Obama’s ISIS speech a turnaround from Cairo

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By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM — President Obama conceded, perhaps not in so many words, that his Sept. 10 speech would not defeat Daish and its allies. It had been preceded by days of expectation and commentary, and the actual contents had no surprises. No doubt we’ll be reading about it for days, and perhaps years Among […]

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Eagle Scout app wins a congressional competition

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) – Congressman Scott Peters (D-San Diego) announced on Thursday, Sept. 11, that  Jacob Chasan was the winner of the inaugural House STEM Academic Competition from the 52nd District for his application entitled ‘Path to Eagle Scout.’ Rep. Peters met with Chasan and his family in the Washington, D.C., office on Thursday.  […]

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Cruz walks off stage after Jews booed

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) — Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, walked off the stage Wednesday night, Sept. 10,  after hecklers booed his words in support of Jews and Israel at a Washington dinner sponsored by In Defense of Christians, a group that seeks to raise awareness of the persecution of Christians and religious minorities in the Middle […]

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Israel holds solemn 9-11 ceremony

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  By Anav Silverman Tazpit News Agency JERUSALEM (TNA) — District firefighters and rescue volunteers, alongside U.S. Marines and families of 9/11 victims, in a special ceremony held in the Jerusalem Hills, marked the 13th anniversary to the September 11 terrorist attacks that left nearly 3,000 people dead “It’s a very sad day – as […]

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Tom Neumann, former JINSA executive, dies

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HOUSTON, Texas (Press Release) — Tom Neumann, former executive director of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA), died Tuesday morning, Sept. 9, at the age of 69. Neumann joined JINSA as Executive Director in 1991, and ran the organization until his retirement in 2012. By dint of his boundless energy and personality, he […]

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Davis’s principles please principals

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) was honored on Tuesday, Sept. 9, for her work on behalf of students, teachers, and principals. Davis has been a leader in Congress on recruiting principals, providing teachers with the tools to excel, and creating a world-class education environment for students. “I truly appreciate and […]

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