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Congress deeply skeptical on Iran

Congress deeply skeptical on Iran

WASHINGTON — With the Nov. 24 deadline for an Iran deal looming, there’s no guarantee that the Obama administration will achieve its long-sought goal of an agreement over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.

But there’s at least one outcome that is a virtual certainty: Obama will face a deeply skeptical and assertive Congress.

The Republican sweep of midterm elections earlier this month means that any deal will face even more intense scrutiny — and probably resistance — in Congress. Even an attempt to further extend the talks is likely going to be a tough sell for Obama on Capitol Hill.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 November 2014 13:51 )

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ADL addresses local security concerns

ADL addresses local security concernsIN THE wake of Tuesday’s slaughter of four rabbis praying in a Jerusalem synagogue, some Denver Jews feared that the unthinkable could strike right here at home. “We’re not issuing special community alerts for synagogues and Jewish organizations at this time,” Scott Levin, director of ADL’s Mountain States region, told the Intermountain Jewish News Tuesday. “Still, this horrible situation should remind people and organizations that they must review their security plans, execute the...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 22 November 2014 22:10 )

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Israel

Five Israelis killed in terror attack on Jerusalem synagogue [UPDATED]

Five Israelis killed in terror attack on Jerusalem synagogue [UPDATED]FIVE ISRAELIS were killed in a terror attack during morning prayers at a Jerusalem synagogue. Two Palestinian assailants entered a synagogue and rabbinical seminary in the Har Nof neighborhood of western Jerusalem and attacked worshippers at the morning prayer service with a gun, axes and knives. At least eight worshippers also were injured, some seriously, in the Tuesday morning attack on the Bnei Torah Kehillat Yaakov synagogue. Three of those killed are dual American and Israeli citizens....

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 18 November 2014 20:56 )

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Israel

Bibi: No changes on Temple Mount

Bibi: No changes on Temple MountJERUSALEM — The status quo on the Temple Mount will not change, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated. “In last night’s security consultation, the Prime Minister made it clear that there will be no change in the status quo on the Temple Mount and that whoever expresses a different opinion is presenting a personal view and not the policy of the Government,” Netanyahu spokesman Mark Regev said Nov. 6 in a statement. The statement came amid continued and increasing violence...
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National

Biden at the GA: Iran won't go nuclear

Biden at the GA: Iran won't go nuclearOXON HILL, Md. — From well-worn anecdotes about Golda Meir to rousing statements of support for Israel’s security, Joe Biden captured the audience in his remarks at the General Assembly of Jewish Federations of North American (JFNA) on Nov. 10. What began as a low key talk evolved into a passionate speech about the vice president’s long-standing commitment to Israel and the American Jewish community, culminating in a standing ovation. “We have a responsibility to guarantee [Israel’s]...
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Op-Ed: What a biblical tale of rape can teach us about Baltimore riots

Avraham Bronstein The Bible records two responses to the abduction of Jacob’s daughter Dinah — one calling for justice, the other for peace — both valid but together irreconcilable, writes a Long Isla... [Link]

Pinning of yellow star on 3-year-old reignites Israeli education debate

Cnaan Liphshiz Critics allege that a painful chapter in Jewish history is being instrumentalized to promote ethnocentrism and right-wing politics. ... [Link]

Dave Goldberg, Survey Monkey CEO and husband of Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, dies at 47

Marcy Oster Goldberg, whose cloud-based company helped organizations conduct surveys, died suddenly. ... [Link]

Ethiopian-Israelis, police clash in Tel Aviv during demonstration

Marcy Oster Police used anti-riot measures including stun grenades and tear gas to halt the violence, including the overturning of a police car sparking a fire. ... [Link]

Jimmy Carter calls for Palestinian elections following visit to Ramallah

Marcy Oster Carter completed a three-day visit to Israel and the West Bank without meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin. ... [Link]

Body of missing Israeli hiker found in Nepal

Marcy Oster The body of Or Asraf, 22, must be extracted from a rocky mountainside in the remote Langtang area. ... [Link]

Protesters in Tel Aviv call for Israel to legalize marijuana

Ben Sales The march coincided with parallel events in cities around the world calling for marijuana legalization. ... [Link]

Gang attacks 2 Jewish men in Paris

Marcy Oster The victims, in their early 20s, were slightly injured in the attack allegedly by a pro-Palestinian gang of about 40 people. ... [Link]

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