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Big change on Armenian genocide

WASHINGTON — A key Jewish lawmaker urged passage of a resolution recognizing the Ottoman genocide against Armenians. The endorsement by US Rep. Howard Berman...

PA Prime Minister Fayyad building the institutions of a state

JERUSALEM — Pundits and politicians have taken recently to comparing PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad to Israel’s founding father, David Ben-Gurion. No less a figure...

Biden in Israel: no nuclear Iran

By Herb Keinon, JPost JERUSALEM —— US Vice President Joe Biden expressed America’’s “absolute, total, unvarnished commitment to Israel’s security” at a...

Federation’s tweets of complex speeches and issues earn praise and criticism

WASHINGTON — Rain pouring in Jerusalem, tears streaming down the faces of fans of Team USA, tremors shaking Chile — and always, always lunch at Eli’s. You have...

DNA and the Holocaust: Can we identify the relatives of the victims?

THE recent emergence of DNA research has proven itself a mighty key in the ongoing struggle to solve once impenetrable mysteries. In Colorado alone, information derived...

Jewish groups answer ‘Israel Apartheid Week’ taking place on university campuses

NEW YORK — At universities across the globe, the annual springtime ritual known as Israel Apartheid Week is kicking off this week, and Jewish students and pro-Israel...

Biden set to go to Middle East with ‘big picture’ — not so fast ?

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden, President Obama’s big picture guy, is set to draw it for the Israelis next week in a major address: Confront Iran...

US Jewish leaders: Fatah must recognize Jewish state, stop incitement against Israel

NEW YORK — US Jewish leaders pressed PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on incitement and the need to keep Israel a Jewish state. At a meeting Feb. 18 in Jenin […]

What happened to all those Russian immigrants?

SAN RAFAEL, Calif.— Alex Varum was 8 years old when he left Russia. Now 35 and a real estate developer in Silicon Valley, Varum grew up in California, speaks English...

‘Mossad chief indispensable on Iran’

JERUSALEM — Israel has not claimed responsibility for the assassination in Dubai of top Hamas arms smuggler Mahmoud Mabhouh, but the killing is raising questions about...