Hatikvah slate offers Haggadah insert

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SAN DIEGO — The following Passover Haggadah insert was received by San Diego Jewish World from the Hatikvah slate running for delegate spots at the upcoming World Zionist Congress.  We provide the text for your information, and not as an endorsement. * Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav has become famous because of these words: Kol Ha’olam […]

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U.S. must learn from ‘hybrid’ Gaza conflict

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By Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, USA (Ret.)  MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (JINSA)–The US military must be prepared to confront hybrid threats, best defined as non-state entities equipped with advanced weapons normally associated with conventional militaries. These non-state entities routinely co-locate command centers and other military targets in urban environments and deliberately endanger civilians to generate sympathy and support […]

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Texas House adopts anti anti-Semitism resolution

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AUSTIN, Texas (Press Release)– The American Jewish Committee (AJC) applauds Thursday’s (March 26) passage by the Texas House of Representatives of a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, a measure that AJC has long advocated. In taking this action Texas is poised to become the fourth state to go on record against the rising tide of global anti-Semitism, […]

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Rep. Davis re-introduces election reform bills

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) re-introduced two of her signature election reform bills to restore integrity to federal elections and end constraints placed on voters who want to vote by mail, known as absentee. The Universal Right to Vote by Mail Act would end restrictions many states impose on a […]

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Jewish news briefs: March 26, 2015

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        Iranian foreign minister: no nuclear deal unless all sanctions immediately lifted (JNS.org) Iran is insisting that all sanctions against the country be lifted immediately as part of any nuclear deal with world powers. “This is the position that the government has insisted on from the start,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad […]

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U.S. must reexamine relations with Palestinians too

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By Abraham H. Foxman NEW YORK — As someone who was critical of several steps by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the campaign leading up to his reelection, particularly his decision to address Congress and his statement seeming to reject a Palestinian state, I am even more troubled by statements now coming out of […]

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House GOP members seek to cut P5+1 funding

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WASHINGTON, DC (Press Release)—Congressman Peter Roskam (R-Illinois) and Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-New York), two co-chairs of the House Republican Israel Caucus, joined with other House colleagues in sending a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs urging the panel to prohibit funding for further U.S. involvement in dangerous P5+1 […]

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Rivlin to Netanyahu: Repair relations with U.S.

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By Anav Silverman JERUSALEM — Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin appointed outgoing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with the responsibility of forming the 34th government of Israel on Wednesday evening, March 25. At a special ceremony at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem, the President signed the official letter of appointment in his office with Prime Minister Netanyahu. […]

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Obama: No Palestinian state overnight

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release)–During a joint appearance at the White House with Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday, March 24,  President Obama was questioned by a reporter about the deteriorating U.S.-Israel relationship.  Here is a transcript of that exchange, released on Wednesday, March 25, by the White House. Q    Thank you, Mr. President.  You’ve made […]

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Shoah survivors with parallel stories plan meeting

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By Dan Bloom CHIAYI CITY, Taiwan — After this website published a news article headlined “A Tale of Two Holocaust Survivors” on March 17, Tomi Reichental, who was one of the two men mentioned in the story and who is 80, contacted me by email from his home in Ireland and said he would like […]

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Jewish news briefs: March 25, 2015

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Israeli court sentences Hamas terrorist to 15½ years in prison (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel’s Beersheba District Court on Tuesday sentenced 24-year-old Muhammad Abu Draz, an operative of Hamas’s Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, to 15½ years in prison after convicting him of membership in a terrorist organization, conspiracy to commit an act of terror, attempted murder, […]

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What White House staff chief told J Street

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough laid out President Obama’s positions on a two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians, and the negotiations between the P5+1 countries and Iran, during an address to J Street, which is meeting in convention in the nation’s capital. Following is a transcript of those portions […]

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Bipartisan call for more Israel defense spending

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WASHINGTON, DC (Press Release)—Congressman Peter Roskam (R-Illinois), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, and Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-New York), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, urged House appropriators to increase funding for joint U.S.-Israel missile defense systems including Iron Dome, Arrow, Arrow 3, and David’s Sling. In a […]

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Justice Department sues San Diego tax preparer

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) – The United States has sued a former attorney and certified public accountant to bar him from promoting and implementing tax fraud schemes and preparing tax returns for others, the Justice Department announced on Monday, March 23. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, […]

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