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Newly unsealed documents in Rosenberg case

Newly unsealed documents in Rosenberg case

NEW YORK — Newly unsealed court records may provide fodder for those who believe Ethel Rosenberg was wrongly convicted and executed.

Rosenberg and her husband, Julius, who were Jewish, were famously put to death in 1953 in Ossining, NY, for conspiring to share atomic secrets with the Soviet Union.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 July 2015 13:24 )

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Obama's cousin is 'Black chief rabbi'

Obama's cousin is 'Black chief rabbi'CHICAGO — Rabbi Capers Funnye of Chicago was nominated to become what an international organization is calling the first “black chief rabbi” of the 21st century. A recent statement from the International Israelite Board of Rabbis declared that Funnye would serve as the “titular head of a worldwide community of Black Jews.” Along with the US, the community has branches in the Caribbean, South Africa, Uganda and Nigeria.
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Clinton gets millions from Jewish supporters

NEW YORK — Jewish billionaires George Soros and Haim Saban reportedly have donated a total of $3 million to the presidential campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Saban, an Israeli Hollywood mogul, has given $2 million to Priorities USA Action, Clinton’s super PAC, while Soros, a Hungary-born business magnate, has donated $1 million, according to a Politico article published on July 2.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 July 2015 11:29 )

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Trump joins the race: 'I'm no apprentice on Israel'

Trump joins the race: 'I'm no apprentice on Israel'IN THE middle of a phone interview with Jewish News Service on June 26, billionaire real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump leaves his desk to scan the wall of his office for awards he has received from the Jewish community. Trump reads the text of some relevant plaques before returning to his desk. But before this reporter can move to the next question, Trump eagerly points out that he was the grand marshal of New York City’s annual Salute to Israel Parade (now t...
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ADL raps Oren for dissing Obama

ADL raps Oren for dissing ObamaNEW YORK — The Anti-Defamation League criticized Michael Oren, Israel’s former ambassador to the US, for an “insensitive and unjustified” attack on President Barack Obama. Oren should “walk back” views published in an essay posted June 19 on the Foreign Policy website, the ADL said. Oren wrote that Obama’s attitudes toward Islam and American foreign policy in the Middle East are driven by his personal interactions with Muslims, including his exposure to Muslims while growing up....
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Jonathan Pollard granted parole by federal panel

Marcy Oster The former spy for Israel is to be released on Nov. 20 after serving 30 years of a life prison sentence. ... [Link]

More than 200 French Jews arrive in Israel as new immigrants

Marcy Oster Some 4,260 immigrants from France have arrived in Israel this year, an 11 percent increase from the 3,830 who came during the same period in 2014. ... [Link]

Longest-serving Jewish member of Congress says he’s backing Iran deal

Marcy Oster Rep. Sander Levin, a Michigan Democrat, in his statement also called on Congress to “act to bolster the security of our ally Israel.” ... [Link]

Teen symbol of migration to Germany wants Israel to disappear

Marcy Oster A 14-year-old who came from a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon drew national attention when she cried during a discussion with Chancellor Angela Merkel. ... [Link]

Haredi teen agrees to chemotherapy after rabbi’s intervention

Marcy Oster A prominent Hasidic spiritual leader who was known as the disco rabbi in the 1970s mediated between the patient and his family, and a Haifa hospital. ... [Link]

Canadian police: Couple plotted to kill Jewish children at synagogue

Marcy Oster The couple are trying to have their convictions overturned for plotting to detonate homemade bombs at the British Columbia legislature. ... [Link]

Op-Ed: American Jews must speak out for Haitians in Dominican Republic

Ben Harris As a people who have suffered the deprivation of our rights, American Jews have a duty to the tens of thousands of people of Haitian descent stripped of their citizenship in the Dominican Republic, th... [Link]

Samuel Pisar, Holocaust survivor who was adviser to JFK, dies

Marcy Oster Pisar became a member of President Kennedy’s economic and foreign policy task force in 1960, and also served as an adviser to the State Department. ... [Link]

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