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Behind the Iranian assassination plot

Behind the Iranian assassination plot

WASHINGTON — Iran watchers say the revelation of an alleged plot to hire Mexican contract killers to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to Washington signals the Iranian regime’s deepening radicalization.

It also underscores the urgency of the threat posed by Tehran’s nuclear plans, they say.

“We need to be reminded that if Iran poses a threat without nuclear weapons, a nuclear-armed Iran would be a dramatically more dangerous threat,” Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), a longtime advocate of Iran sanctions legislation, told JTA.

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Goal: ‘To make CU most pro-Israel’

Goal: ‘To make CU most pro-Israel’JOSH Siegel and Zach Silverman are two courteous and well-spoken young men — sophomore and junior at CU, finance and international affairs majors, respectively — with a very big ambition. “It’s absolutely our goal to make CU the most pro-Israel campus in this country,” says Siegel who shares with Silverman the co-presidency of an accredited campus organization called Students for Israel at the University of Colorado. Siegel volunteers a self-analysis that is every bit as bold as his ...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 22 October 2011 00:49 )

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Pockets of hope at Occupy Denver in Civic Center Park

Pockets of hope at Occupy Denver in Civic Center ParkDENVER — A freezing wind and rain blow hard Monday on Civic Center Park, where 30 to 35 people eat, sip coffee and huddle together on the one-month anniversary of the massive Occupy Wall Street protest. Across the street, two police cars keep one eye open on the dampened gathering that, with the exception of prowling cold viruses, poses no threat to the passing populace. Bill, 63, stands with his wife Edna near a park bench. Wearing light jackets, they seem immune to the inclement weather. ...
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Finally free, Gilad Shalit returns to Israel

Finally free, Gilad Shalit returns to IsraelJERUSALEM — Gilad Shalit was reunited with his family shortly after crossing into Israel from Egypt after his release earlier in the day by his captors in Gaza, ending five years and four months in captivity. The Israel Defense Forces spokesman announced Shalit's return at 11 a.m. Israel time on Tuesday. Shalit arrived in Egypt approximately three hours earlier.
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Even as some Israelis worry about the price, Shalit deal sparks joy

Even as some Israelis worry about the price, Shalit deal sparks joyJERUSALEM — There was a festive mood among the shoppers running around Emek Refaim Street in Jerusalem’s German Colony doing their last-minute shopping Wednesday before Sukkot, but the mood was about more than just the coming holiday. The news late Tuesday night that captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit would be released sparked elation in many corners of Israel. “When I heard about it, I almost cried I was so happy,” said Sammy Hevroni, 52. “It makes me feel that if, God forbid, so...

Last Updated ( Monday, 17 October 2011 08:42 )

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JTA News

Netanyahu chides media, politicians for silence on Arabs’ arrest on rape charges

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized Israeli media and the political establishment — and later tempered his remarks — for not reacting to a Jewish woman̵... [Link]

Former child actor says he was molested, friend raped in Hollywood

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Amid reports on pedophilia rings in Hollywood, former child-actor Corey Feldman said he and another boy were molested in their youth by people in show business. Feldman, star of such ico... [Link]

2nd Israeli cabinet minister quits in protest of Netanyahu policies

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Israel’s environmental protection minister resigned, citing the recent dismissal of former Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon and disagreements on policy with Prime Minister Benjamin Netany... [Link]

UN group calls for probe into alleged Israeli health violations

Gabe Friedman (JTA) — The World Health Organization called for an investigation into alleged “mental, physical and environmental health” abuses by Israel. Cosponsored by the Arab Group of States and the Pales... [Link]

Man charged for murder of Jewish law professor Dan Markel

Gabe Friedman (JTA) — Florida police charged a man for the murder of Dan Markel, a Jewish law professor shot outside his home in 2014. Tallahassee police on Thursday arrested Sigfredo Garcia, 34, and charged hi... [Link]

On Lag B’Omer in Israel, hundreds injured, forest fires rage and cats are threatened

Brian Schaefer (JTA) — Bonfires lit up Israel during the Jewish holiday of Lag B’Omer, resulting in hundreds of injuries and possibly igniting a blaze in Jerusalem that forced the evacuation of dozens ... [Link]

Robert Kraft urges Yeshiva U grads to have ‘wildly improbable dreams,’ like owning the Patriots

Brian Schaefer (JTA) — In a Hebrew-laced Yeshiva University commencement address, Robert Kraft recounted his dream of owning the New England Patriots and urged graduates to have their own “wildly impro... [Link]

NY Times editor calls out Donald Trump for ignoring supporters’ anti-Semitic tweets

Andrew Silow-Carroll (JTA) — A New York Times editor who has received a deluge of anti-Semitic tweets from supporters of Donald Trump is calling on the presumptive Republican presidential nominee to denounce the inv... [Link]

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