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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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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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U.S. court tosses Palestinian complaint against charities that support West Bank settlers

Gabe Friedman The U.S. Court of Appeals in New York threw out an appeal from a group of 13 Palestinians who sought damages for alleged “terrorist attacks” by Israeli West Bank settlers. ... [Link]

Key congressional committees approve anti-BDS amendments

Ron Kampeas Key congressional committees approved amendments to a major trade act that would require U.S. negotiators to discourage trading partners from boycotting Israel or settlements in the West Bank. ... [Link]

U.S. drone strike killed al-Qaida member with Jewish lineage

Gabe Friedman (JTA) — Adam Yahiya Gadahn, one of the two American al-Qaida members killed in the U.S. drone strikes disclosed Thursday by the White House, was himself of Jewish ancestry. Gadahn, 36, who also ... [Link]

Orthodox rabbis join the conversation on LGBTQ inclusion

Gabe Friedman For the first time, prominent rabbis and renowned mental health researchers engaged in a public discussion about homosexuality and Orthodoxy. ... [Link]

Israeli filmmaker wins top honor at Buenos Aires festival

Julie Wiener Nadav Lapid was named Best Director for his film “The Kindergarten Teacher.” ... [Link]

From the Archive: First rumblings in the battle for pluralism at the Western Wall

Julie Wiener Conflicts over prayer at the holy site began almost as soon as Israel’s Six-Day War victory made the area accessible to Jews. ... [Link]

FBI chief apologizes for Holocaust comment on Poland

Cnaan Liphshiz Comey’s apology, which came on Monday at the urging of the Polish foreign ministry, follows his op-ed about the Holocaust, which was published last week by the Washington Post. ... [Link]

Israel, Portugal honor ‘humble’ priest who saved Jews

Cnaan Liphshiz A devout and private man, Joaquim Carreira first received recognition for his heroism only last year. ... [Link]

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