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Netanyahu’s stern warning to Congress

Netanyahu’s stern warning to Congress

WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech, in the end, was about reminding Americans that the enemy of your enemy may still be your enemy.

He may have lost some friends in the process.

Netanyahu spoke before the US Congress on Tuesday, March 3, following a six-week buildup that spurred questions about the propriety of an Israeli prime minister using Congress as a platform for his views two weeks before elections in his country and resulted in a rupture, for now, between the Obama and Netanyahu governments.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 March 2015 14:20 )

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International

Assassination in Russia

Assassination in RussiaMOSCOW — During the past two years, Dima Zicer has skipped several political rallies opposing the policies of Russian President Vladimir Putin. A Jewish scholar of education from St. Petersburg, Zicer, 55, has limited hope for change in a country that is ranked 148th in the Press Freedom Index and where several of Putin’s critics have either died under mysterious circumstances or been jailed for what they and many Western observers say are trumped-up corruption charges....
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Local

West Side objects to marijuana business

West Side objects to marijuana businessA PROPOSED recreational marijuana business aiming to open its doors on West Colfax Ave. has triggered stiff opposition from citizens and institutions located near the long-dilapidated — and, some say, slowly rebounding — urban thoroughfare. Among the locals opposing the granting of a city license to a firm called Cannabis for Health are a police commander, a drug rehabilitation facility, a homeless shelter for women and children, a neighborhood organization and most of the Jewish organizati...
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International

Muslim solidarity with Jews is Scandinavia called ‘silver lining’

Muslim solidarity with Jews is Scandinavia called ‘silver lining’OSLO — As a longtime promoter of Jewish-Muslim dialogue in Denmark, Naveed Baig is no stranger to Copenhagen’s Great Synagogue. The imam at the capital’s Danish Islamic Center, Baig, 39, has on numerous occasions sat under the structure’s gold-and-white ceiling meeting with people he calls his “Jewish brethren” to discuss issues of common concern. Last week, Baig was back at the synagogue to express solidarity with the Jewish community following the slaying of a Jewish volunteer gu...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 07 March 2015 09:25 )

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Bibi’s speech: Who’s attending? Who’s not

Bibi’s speech: Who’s attending? Who’s notAhead of the now controversial speech Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will deliver to a joint session of Congress on March 3, the Intermountain Jewish News asked Colorado’s representatives and senators in Washington, DC if they plan to attend. ATTENDING: Sen. Michael Bennet (D) Sen. Cory Gardner (R): The junior senator also co-sponsored a resolution welcoming Benjamin Netanyahu to Congress.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:56 )

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Iran talks extended another day

Ben Harris Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program were extended for a second time beyond the March 31 deadline for a framework accord. ... [Link]

South Dakota legislator Dan Lederman resigns midterm

Marcy Oster Lederman, a Republican who has served in the state Legislature for seven years, said in a blog post that he was stepping down to spend more time with his family. ... [Link]

Sen. Robert Menendez indicted on corruption charges

Marcy Oster A champion of intensified sanctions on Iran, Menendez was indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly doing political favors for a friend and political contributor. ... [Link]

Riskin’s Haman remark reflects broad Israeli distrust of Obama

Ben Sales Mistrust of the president has grown more apparent as the United States and Iran approach a deal over the latter’s disputed nuclear program. ... [Link]

Mikvah-peeping rabbi’s estranged wife speaks publicly for first time

Julie Wiener Sharon Freundel’s 90-minute lecture at a suburban Washington day school did not discuss herself or her estranged husband, but it did address issues related to his crime. ... [Link]

Jewish candidate quits UK race after saying Israel should kidnap Obama

Anthony Weiss The United Kingdom Independence Party candidate, running for Parliament in a major Jewish district of London, had suggested that Israel should “do an Eichmann” on the U.S. president. ... [Link]

U.S.-Israel missile system David’s Sling passes key test

Anthony Weiss The system detected a target missile launching and destroyed it in a trial that potentially clears the way for full-scale deployment. ... [Link]

Kirk Douglas’ underground tunnel to the Playboy Mansion is no April Fool’s joke

Gabe Friedman On Monday, Playboy revealed that secret tunnels were built in the 1970s to connect the Playboy mansion to the houses of a select group of A-list actors. ... [Link]

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