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Does Hillary differ from Obama on foreign policy?

Does Hillary differ from Obama on foreign policy?

WASHINGTON — A month before her foreign policy autobiography, Hard Choices, hits the bookstores, Hillary Rodham Clinton made an easy choice: She pitched her diplomatic credentials to a friendly Jewish audience.

Clinton’s speech to the American Jewish Committee was meant to send a signal to the pro-Israel community, insiders say, that a Clinton presidency would smooth over tensions ruffled by the Obama White House.

So while she broadly defended Obama administration policies, she also suggested areas where she had differences with the president, such as on Iran.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 May 2014 13:48 )

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Holocaust Torah given to VCU

Holocaust Torah given to VCUPHOENIX — A non-Jewish couple from Arizona donated a 250-year-old Torah scroll recovered from the Nazis to Virginia Commonwealth University. The couple, Martin L. Johnson and Olinda Young of Phoenix, are collectors of antiques and art; an interest in old Bibles led to them to acquire eight Torah scrolls. In recent years, the two have donated Torahs to the University of Pennsylvania, Loyola University in Chicago, Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, the University of Arizona and Arizon...
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ADL report: 1.1 billion hate Jews

ADL report: 1.1 billion hate JewsNEW YORK — A lot of people around the world hate the Jews. That’s the main finding of the Anti-Defamation League’s largest-ever worldwide survey of anti-Semitic attitudes. The survey, released Tuesday, May 13, found that 26% of those polled — representing approximately 1.1 billion adults worldwide — harbor deeply anti-Semitic views. More than 53,000 people were surveyed in 102 countries and territories covering approximately 86% of the world’s population....
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1482 Torah fetches record bid at auction

1482 Torah fetches record bid at auction PARIS — A 15th-century book of the Torah sold for a record $3.87 million at an auction in Paris. Christie’s, which organized last week’s auction, listed the buyer as “anonymous” and said the sale broke the mark for the most expensive Hebrew-language book. Three buyers attempted to outbid each other over the telephone, the news website actualitte.com reported May 1. The book was printed in Hebrew in Bologna in January, 1482, according to Christie’s.
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J Street not admitted to Conference

J Street not admitted to ConferenceWASHINGTON — J Street’s failed effort to join the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations last week showed that many in the Jewish community still regard the dovish Israel policy group as beyond the pale. In a secret ballot April 30, 22 member groups of the Jewish community’s foreign policy umbrella body voted against admitting J Street, with 17 in favor, three abstentions and eight not present. At the same time, the membership bid elicited an unprecedented show o...
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Pro-Palestinian Paris protest to go ahead under heavy guard

Cnaan Liphshiz In a reversal of policy by the City of Paris, organizers of a pro-Palestinian rally have received permission to march through the city’s center in protest of Israel’s actions in Gaza. ... [Link]

Jewish groups praise Obama on LGBT worker rights expansion

Ron Kampeas A number of Jewish groups praised President Obama for extending federal job protections for gay employees to employees of government contractors. ... [Link]

Hospitalized Nazi guard granted bail in extradition case

Anthony Weiss An 89-year old Philadelphia man who served as a Nazi concentration camp guard has been granted bail in an extradition case after being hospitalized. ... [Link]

Judge quashes terrorism lawsuit subpoena for Israeli agent

Ron Kampeas A U.S. federal court agreed to a request by Israel not to require a former intelligence official to testify in a terrorism lawsuit against the Bank of China. ... [Link]

Poll shows 57 percent of Americans back Israel in Gaza conflict

Ron Kampeas A majority of Americans back Israel’s actions in the Gaza Strip, according to a poll. ... [Link]

House passes bill expanding Hezbollah sanctions

Ron Kampeas The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation that would target banks that deal with the terrorist group Hezbollah. ... [Link]

London Jewish mother reunited with kidnapped sons

Anthony Weiss Two British boys who had been kidnapped by their father in Russia have been reunited with their Orthodox Jewish mother in London. ... [Link]

Nominee as Hungarian envoy to Italy called ‘raging’ anti-Semite

Marcy Oster Opposition parties in Hungary are protesting the nomination of a figure described as a far-right activist and anti-Semite as the country’s new ambassador to Italy. ... [Link]

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