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Wilf: Israeli elections are 'truly open'

Wilf: Israeli elections are 'truly open'

IN LESS than two months, Israel will once again hold national elections, potentially changing the political landscape of the Jewish state in significant ways.

There might be surprises, since even those who know whereof they speak are finding it hard to prognosticate.

One of those experts, former Member of Knesset Dr. Einat Wilf, smiled somewhat ironically when the Intermountain Jewish News asked her to prophesize.

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Zeff gives IST, others $5 million

Zeff gives IST, others $5 millionJEWISHcolorado announced a gift of $5 million from Joyce Zeff. This unprecedented gift ensures that the organizations and programs close to Zeff continue to thrive. The gift is structured in three parts. The first $3 million creates a permanent endowment fund to benefit the Israel Study Tour (IST), one of the oldest Israel teen trips in the US.
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International

French Jewry 101

French Jewry 101NEW YORK — Last week’s deadly hostage siege at a kosher supermarket in Paris has French Jews (and some non-Jews) proclaiming “Je suis juif,” or “I am Jewish,” in solidarity with the four people killed in the attack. Who are the Jews of France? Here’s a primer. How many Jews are there in France? About 500,000, the most of any European nation and more than any other country in the world except for Israel and the US. How does that compare to other faith groups in the country?...
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Nations to unite against terrorism

Nations to unite against terrorismWASHINGTON — These are the lessons of the Paris attacks for American Jews and US law enforcement: Keep calm and cooperate. Enhanced communication between governments has been a key element of America’s counterterrorism successes since 9/11, experts say, and more is planned in the wake of last week’s attacks in France that left 17 dead. President Obama announced this week that Washington will host a summit on Feb. 18 aimed at improving communications between nations that are would be targ...
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After France: Reason to fear in Denver?

After France: Reason to fear in Denver? Je suis juif — I am a Jew — resounds. Even here. Paris is obviously a great distance from Denver, and the realities facing its Jewish community are vastly different from those with which Denver Jews deal on a daily basis. Still, the link between them is tangible and undeniable. Last week’s terror attacks in the French capital, in which Jews were victims, reverberated all the way to the Front Range, affecting Colorado Jews in the forms of shock, sadness, anger, fear, solidarity and em...

Last Updated ( Friday, 16 January 2015 09:11 )

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JTA News

Russia’s Putin pledges support for Palestinian state

Marcy Oster Russian President Vladimir Putin told the Arab League that his country will support efforts to build a Palestinian state with a capital in eastern Jerusalem. ... [Link]

Will Netanyahu join partners’ push for the poor?

Ben Sales The prime minister of Israel may have solidified his ruling right-wing coalition, but several of his new partners have competing views on how best to help the nation’s poor and middle class. ... [Link]

Netanyahu: Iran deal ‘confirms all of our concerns’

Marcy Oster The Israeli leader said he expressed to Senate leaders “deep concerns” over the agreement being formulated. ... [Link]

Hungarian rockers keeping Israel date despite profane objections

Cnaan Liphshiz The bass player for Tankcsapdara said the Tel Aviv show in June will go on, citing past performances by Depeche Mode, Iron Maiden and Metallica. ... [Link]

Woman arrested for sexual abuse of teenagers at a bar mitzvah

Gabe Friedman A 32-year-old woman reportedly exposed her breasts to several guests at a bar mitzvah party before performing oral sex on a 15-year-old boy. ... [Link]

ADL slams Lena Dunham’s New Yorker piece

Gabe Friedman The Anti-Defamation League has called Lena Dunham’s recent controversial piece in the New Yorker “tasteless” and “offensive.” ... [Link]

Is U.S.-Israel crisis a speed bump or sign of a long-term conflict?

Ron Kampeas President Obama’s comments this week suggest he has not heeded the calls of leading pro-Israel lawmakers and Jewish organizational leaders to tone down his disagreement with Israel. ... [Link]

Y.U. medical school staff receives employment warning

Gabe Friedman Over 2,500 employees at Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine could be laid off as a result of Montefiore Health System’s takeover of the medical school’s operations. ... [Link]

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