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Sarah Palin expresses support for Israel to AIPAC

MINNEAPOLIS — Sarah Palin met with pro-Israel lobbyists to express her support for US-Israel ties. Palin, the Alaska governor who was tapped last week by Sen. John...

New Orleans Jewish community opens its arms to newcomers

By Gail Naron Chalew, JTA Editor’’s note: This was written prior to Hurricane Gustav. NEW ORLEANS —— Three years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf...

Russian Jews vs. Georgian Jews: a complex conflict

IGOETI, Georgia — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday, Aug. 18, Russia would pull its troops out, but gave no timetable for withdrawal. For the Georgians,...

Israel brings its largest contingent

By Alison Klayman, JTA BEIJING —— The largest contingent in Israeli Olympic history was eyeing its biggest medal haul, with one Israeli competitor narrowly missing...

Jews caught on both sides of fighting

MOSCOW — Vissarion Manasherov left his city as the bombs were falling. One day later, on Monday, with bombs still falling, he returned to Gori, a city at the edge...

JCPA’s Gutow lauds rise in minimum wage

When the minimum wage went up 70 cents to $6.55 on July 24, Rabbi Steve Gutow’s relief embraced both American workers and national Jewish organizations that finally...

Joe Lieberman embraces Rev. Hagee

WASHINGTON — The choir danced a hora, the fiddler played a hoedown, Joe Lieberman cited scripture and Pastor John Hagee said his enemies would never draw him away from...

Three Jews in a pool

By Marc Brodsky, JTA NEW YORK —— For Jason Lezak, Ben Wildman-Tobriner and Garrett Weber-Gale, the marketing possibilities are endless — perhaps “The Three...

Jewish chutzpah helps Cambodians

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Headquartered in an upper-floor lounge of the Intercontinental Hotel here, which he has turned into his command center, Bernie Krisher irons out...

French Jewry to Sarkozy: Investigate al-Dura incident, or we’ll appeal to international audience

PARIS — The organized Jewish community in France is publicly calling on President Nicolas Sarkozy to launch an investigation into the controversial television broadcast...