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Nadler: ‘Childish games’ hurt U.S.-Israel relations

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  Compiled by Donald H. Harrison U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-New York) said House Speaker John Boehner jeopardized bipartisan support for Israel by inviting Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a Joint Session of Congress.  He urged both Netanyahu and Boehner to “consider measures to mitigate the damage this political maneuvering has inflicted.” Here […]

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SDJW will publish for free our people’s eulogies

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Dear Readers, As a service to bereaved families—as well as to Jewish historians and genealogists – San Diego Jewish World embarks today (Jan. 30, 2015) on a program to print the eulogies delivered by our local rabbinate for recently deceased members of the San Diego County Jewish community. In doing so, we would like to […]

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Jewish ethics through the medium of animation

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By Donald H. Harrison LA JOLLA, California — Soille San Diego Hebrew Day School and the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture teamed up Thursday  evening, Jan. 29, to teach Jewish ethics. Not to the students of the Orthodox day school; the 7th and 8th graders had already had their opportunity to chew on this […]

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Iran sanctions bill passes first hurdle

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Compiled by Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – A U.S. Senate committee approved the imposition of sanctions on Iran if current negotiations fail, and, in another action, 75 U.S. senators signed a letter urging Secretary of State John Kerry to oppose efforts by the Palestinian Authority to utilize international organizations to isolate Israel in lieu […]

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New momentum for Iran sanctions bill

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Compiled by Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — Seven Democratic senators have announced their support for the Menendez-Kirk legislation that would slap Iran with sanctions if it fails to agree to limitations on its nuclear program.   Besides Robert Menendez of New Jersey, they include Charles Schumer of New York, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Gary Peters […]

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Rubio: Obama policies on Iran, Cuba are failures

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By Donald H. Harrison LA JOLLA, California – U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) criticized the Obama’s administration’s negotiation strategies toward Iran and Cuba; said conditions do not exist for the two-state solution sought by the administration for Israel and the Palestinian Authority, and called for giving  returning military veterans college credits for what they learned […]

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Sunday news shows examine Bibi- Barack flap

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO—The flap over House Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to Israel’s Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu to speak before a Joint Session of Congress, and the latter’s acceptance, without either man checking with President Barack Obama first, was a point of discussions on the Sunday morning television news shows. On CBS’s Face […]

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Amanda Rothschild and the state of the restaurant

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO—A video of U.S. President Barack Obama eating lunch at Charmington’s Restaurant in Baltimore with several women including the restaurant’s managing partner, Amanda Rothschild, was distributed by the White House during the week leading up to the President’s State of the Union Address on January 20 in which he called […]

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California soon to debate the ‘right to die’

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Compiled by Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – Death, and whether we have a right to it on our own time and in our own way, are questions facing the California State Legislature.  It is sure to be controversial among those who have religious objections and those who believe some patients might be pressured into […]

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Netanyahu, Obama: Who said what and when

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Compiled by Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – The rumors and “not for attribution” comments are far outdistancing what U.S. officials have put on the record concerning President Barack Obama’s alleged anger with Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for agreeing to speak before a Joint Session of Congress, now planned March 3. So let’s go […]

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Abortion, Israel & Iran issues stir Congress

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Compiled by Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – Jewish members of Congress are fighting vigorously in the latest abortion battle between Republicans and Democrats. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois) explained the controversy this way: “House Republicans planned to vote on the ‘Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,’ this week, which proposed a 20-week abortion ban. However, Republican […]

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Why Jews thrive in U.S., but not in Europe

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By Donald H. Harrison LA JOLLA, California –Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Bret Stephens suggested in a public dialogue with radio commentator Dennis Prager at Congregation Beth El that Jews are appreciated in America, a country where success is admired, but are reviled in Europe and the Arab world, where success is envied. Stephens, a columnist […]

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Jewish officials tell State of Union reactions

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Compiled by Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — Jewish officeholders and organizations offered a diverse chorus of reactions to President Barack Obama’s “State of the Union” address on Tuesday, Jan. 20.   These included: U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colorado):  “Too many Colorado families still lack economic security despite the recent momentum in our recovery. There are […]

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Senators, Reps. tell state of their causes

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Compiled by Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — Through announcements and their selection of guests to attend the annual State of the Union address, members of the Senate and the House of Representatives can draw attention to their favorite programs and causes.  Here are some of the issues that Jewish members of Congress highlighted in […]

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