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Industry leader says Jews should speak up about Iran

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO—When Joseph Kanfer, the father of Purell hand sanitizers, focuses this week on Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speeches to AIPAC and to Congress, he will do so “because I think it is necessary for our very survival but my love is Jewish education.” Kanfer, whose GOJO manufacturing company is […]

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Holocaust education for computer savvy kids

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By Donald H. Harrison LA JOLLA, California – How do you teach about the Holocaust to young people, whom, on the one hand we’d like to protect from learning how brutal the world can be, and whom, on the other hand, we know have to be prepared to live in a world where once again […]

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Novel probes recesses of a surgical service

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Memoirs of a Comatose Brain Surgeon by Dr. Charles Benedict Lewison; © 2013, ISBN 978-148-4880-272; 605 pages By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO—My wife Nancy likes police detective shows and hospital dramas.  In the latter category, I can remember sitting with her watching episode after episode of Dr. Kildare, Ben Casey, ER, Macus Welby MD, […]

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P.A., P.L.O lose multi- million dollar terror case

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Compiled by Donald H. Harrison A U.S. District Court jury in New York City on Monday, Feb. 23, awarded ten American families in an Anti-Terrorism suit $218.5 million in damages against the Palestinian Authority and the Palestinian Liberation Organization for their roles in terror attacks in Israel between 2002 and 2004.  That amount could triple […]

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Obama, Kerry, Rice forge anti- ISIS coalition

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By Donald H. Harrison In association with President Obama’s Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, there was a round of diplomatic consultations in Washington D.C. with various envoys from Middle Eastern countries, including Israel. Additionally the administration made two announcements of note. One of those announcements was a memorandum signed by President Obama on Friday, Feb. […]

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Book for children tells tales of Jewish merchants

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Jews in the Wild West, written and illustrated by Kay Miller; Paint Horse Press © 2012, ISBN 978-0-615-55388-7; 29 pages, $9.95. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO—Although this book for juvenile readers was published in 2012, I know from lecturing about Jews in the West that the story it tells so very well is hardly […]

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Cohen, Yarmuth, others seek to postpone Netanyahu

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Compiled by Donald H. Harrison Twenty-three Democrats including Jewish Reps. Steve Cohen of Tennessee and John Yarmuth of Kentucky, have signed a letter requesting Speaker of the House John Boehner to postpone Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s scheduled March 3 speech to a Joint Session of Congress. Other signers included Keith Ellison (D-MN), Maxine Waters (D-CA) […]

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Phillips: Europe awakens to its anti- Semitism

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – British journalist Melanie Phillips said the reaction of Jews in Europe to radical Muslims killing Jews in Paris and in Copenhagen is split into two major camps:  there are those who are fearful and are considering moving to Israel or to other parts or the world, and those […]

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Reserve IDF officers tell Americans their experiences

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO—Currently touring the United States are two young reserve officers of the Israel Defense Force (IDF) who can refute the propaganda often spouted by Israel’s enemies with first-hand facts. Using their first names only, for security reasons, Ashager, who grew up in Yavne, Israel, and Eyal, who represents the 8th […]

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Boehner: Congress has ‘every right’ to invite Bibi

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Compiled by Donald H. Harrison House Speaker John Boehner says that Congress had “every right” to invite Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint session. “I wanted the prime minister to come here,” Boehner told an interviewer on Fox News Sunday.  “There’s a serious threat facing the world, and radical Islamic terrorists […]

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Confident of licking cancer, Emerald to run again

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  By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – Confident of her recovery from breast cancer, for which she currently is undergoing radiation five days a week, City Councilwoman Marti Emerald says she plans to run in 2016 for another four-year term in part because she wants to protect the children of the 9th District against […]

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Book for juveniles gently introduces the Shoah

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Stone Angel by Jane Yolen (illustrated by Katie May Green); Penguin Young Readers, © 2015, ISBN 978-0-399-16741-6; 30 pages; $16.99 By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO –Travelers to Paris may wish to visit 57 Rue de Turbigo, an apartment house on which a nine-meter tall stone angel is mounted, as it served as inspiration for […]

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NJDC: New U.S. Defense Sec’y ‘stalwart friend’ of Israel

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Compiled by Donald H. Harrison The U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Ashton Carter by a 93-5 vote to be U.S. Secretary of Defense, replacing Chuck Hagel, means that Israel will have another friend in the Obama administration, according to a statement by Greg Rosenbaum, board chair of the National Jewish Democratic Council. “Knowing Ashton Carter from […]

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GOP: Obama omitted Jews from ISIS- threatened groups

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Compiled by Donald H. Harrison The White House finds itself in another flap over whether it is insensitive to Jewish suffering.  Previously, President Obama referred to the shooting of four people in the Hyper Cacher market in Paris as “random,” notwithstanding the fact that the market was a kosher one and all four murdered victims […]

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