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Reporter Who Broke Alberto Nisman Story Flees

blogs.forward.com — The journalist who first reported the death of Argentinian special prosecutor Alberto Nisman last Sunday has now fled the country, saying he feared for his life. This is according to reports on Israel's Ynetnews (English) and Walla (Hebrew) news sites, based on tweets on the online Argentinian Journalists' Forum.
Jan 24, 2015

Reporter Who Broke Alberto Nisman Story Flees @JJ_Goldberg jd.fo/c6y2H This story gets stranger and stranger

Republican 'Bibi Surprise' Speaking Invitation Blasted as Political Stunt by ADL

forward.com — The invitation from Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio,) the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress appears to have been very personal, indeed - virtually no one outside the Boehner-Netanayhu circle had any idea it was coming until just before the announcement.
Jan 24, 2015

RT @daoudkuttab: another surprise. Abe Foxman of the ADL says inviting @netanyahu ill-advised.' calls on Boehner and Bibi to cancell forward.com/articles/21325…

Jan 24, 2015

RT @daoudkuttab: another surprise. Abe Foxman of the ADL says inviting @netanyahu ill-advised.' calls on Boehner and Bibi to cancell forward.com/articles/21325…

Jan 24, 2015

another surprise. Abe Foxman of the ADL says inviting @netanyahu ill-advised.' calls on Boehner and Bibi to cancell forward.com/articles/21325…

After Abdullah: What's Next for Saudi Arabia? - J.J. Goldberg - Forward.com

m.forward.com — By J.J. Goldberg King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, who died January 23 at age 90, leaves behind a legacy of monumental proportions for his kingdom, the region and the global economy. For that reason, his death leaves a cloud of uncertainty over all three realms. He leaves the country in the hands of an elderly successor, his half-brother Salman, who's said to suffer health limitations.

An Eccentric Archeologist Who Drew a Line in the Sand

forward.com — A German Jewish Iranologist, who lost his University of Berlin post in 1935 after officially declaring that his grandparents were Jewish, is one of several focuses of an exhibit about Asian travel at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C. "The Traveler's Eye: Scenes of Asia" is on view through May 31.

How King Abdullah Set Stage for Saudi Reforms - and Opening to Israel

forward.com — Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud passed away on January 22 leaving a legacy of cautious, gradual reform in his own country and a key strategic relationship with the United States that, during his reign, at times was stretched almost to the breaking point.
Jan 24, 2015

RT @jdforward: How King Abdullah set stage for #Saudi reforms — and opening to #Israel jd.fo/s7E8R

Jan 23, 2015

Helpful backgrounder on difficult US-Saudi relationship under Abdullah by @Ibishblog forward.com/articles/21336…

Jan 23, 2015

What King Abdullah did wasn't revolutionary, but it was massive -- not least for Israel/Palestine. By @Ibishblog forward.com/articles/21336…

Argentina Eyes Rogue Security Agents in Alberto Nisman Death

forward.com — (Reuters) - Argentina suspects rogue agents from its own intelligence services were behind the death of a state prosecutor investigating the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. Alberto Nisman was found dead in his apartment late on Sunday, a gunshot wound to his head and a 22 caliber pistol by his side along with a single shell casing.
Jan 23, 2015

RT @davidfrum: You didn’t believe the suicide story? What if we told you the crime was committed by "rogue agents"? Wd you buy that? forward.com/articles/21335…

Jan 23, 2015

You didn’t believe the suicide story? What if we told you the crime was committed by "rogue agents"? Wd you buy that? forward.com/articles/21335…

Jan 23, 2015

Argentinian govt: Nisman's allegations, death linked to power struggle at government's intelligence agency forward.com/articles/21335…

Jan 23, 2015

Reuters: Argentina Eyes Rogue Security Agents in Alberto Nisman Death forward.com/articles/21335…

Europe's Jews and Muslims Need a Strong Left - Now More Than Ever

forward.com — It's not easy to be a Jew or Muslim in Europe these days. French Jews are still reeling from the Charlie Hebdo and kosher grocery store attack, with their Muslim counterparts facing a spate of hate crimes aimed at them and an expected surge of support for the anti-Islamic (and historically anti-Jewish) National Front, now the country's third largest party.

Brooklyn Artist Retraces Ancient Jewish Threads

blogs.forward.com — Gail Rothschild The Three Fates famously spin, measure, and cut cosmic threads, which makes one of literature's greatest scenes even more poignant in its reversal of that natural order. Penelope ingeniously outwits suitors hoping to usurp her husband Odysseus's role when he doesn't return from the Trojan War.

Met Council Seeks Mergers To Preserve Services

forward.com — The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty will seek to merge or partner with other not-for-profit agencies in order to preserve its services, the Forward has learned. As rumors swirl in Jewish organizational circles about the Met Council's future, the organization said in a statement to the Forward that it was seeking partners, possibly to share administrative functions.
Jan 22, 2015

Reup from earlier this afternoon: On the day of ally Silver's arrest, Met Council seeks mergers to preserve services. forward.com/articles/21329…

Jan 22, 2015

RT @joshnathankazis: Scoop: Met Council to seek mergers with other not-for-profits to preserve social services. (Bad day for the old LES.) forward.com/articles/21329…

Jan 22, 2015

RT @joshnathankazis: Scoop: Met Council to seek mergers with other not-for-profits to preserve social services. (Bad day for the old LES.) forward.com/articles/21329…

Jan 22, 2015

RT @joshnathankazis: Scoop: Met Council to seek mergers with other not-for-profits to preserve social services. (Bad day for the old LES.) forward.com/articles/21329…

Jan 22, 2015

Scoop: Met Council to seek mergers with other not-for-profits to preserve social services. (Bad day for the old LES.) forward.com/articles/21329…

Alberto Nisman's Death Was Murder - Not Suicide

forward.com — (Reuters) - The death of a prosecutor investigating the bombing of a Jewish community center was not a suicide, as was initially reported, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said on Thursday. Alberto Nisman, lead investigator into the 1994 attack on the AMIA Jewish center that killed 85 people, was found dead in his apartment late Sunday, a 22 caliber pistol by his side.
Jan 22, 2015

“They used him while he was alive and then they needed him dead,” Fernandez de Kirchner is now saying about Nisman. forward.com/articles/21325…

Jan 22, 2015

Argentine president now says Nisman was murdered by the men who helped him accuse her of a cover-up. forward.com/articles/21325…

Jan 22, 2015

RT @BklynMiddleton: Big update: Argentine President Cristina Fernandez indicates that Alberto Nisman was murdered & "used" by "plotters" ht…

Jan 22, 2015

RT @bethanyshondark: Least shocking news ever? RT @jdforward: URGENT: Alberto Nisman death NOT suicide, Argentina president says jd.fo/d6vNl

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Genesis Prize Spills $1M Cash to Michael Douglas as CEO Quietly Departs

forward.com — Nearly two years after its founding, the Genesis Prize Foundation has given away or promised $2 million in prizes. Yet, the hoped-for impact of the award, as defined by the foundation's founding CEO, remains difficult to gauge. The CEO himself, meanwhile, has silently left the organization without public notice.
Jan 23, 2015

Genesis Prize Spills $1M Cash to Michael Douglas as CEO Quietly Departs jd.fo/c6vxU#.VMJCHsX… via @jdforward

The Neal Pollack Guide to Awards Season

forward.com — Awards season is here. I love it so much that I wish I were receiving an award myself. Seriously, I will accept any award, from any ceremony, in any category. "Where is my award?" I will ask, while watching my TV.

PHOTOS: Capturing a 1970s Borscht Belt Singles' Weekend

blogs.forward.com — Born and raised in New York, my mother, Rani Stevens Goodman, grew up going to the Catskill Mountains every weekend from the time she was still in the womb until her mid-twenties.
Jan 22, 2015

RT @angoldna: I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. Photos from a 1970s Singles' Weekend in the #Catskills jd.fo/h72Vs Thank you, @MissManhattanNY. Made my day!

Jan 22, 2015

RT @MissManhattanNY: My mom's photos of (and stories from) a Catskills Jewish singles' weekend in the 1970s now on @jdforward! blogs.forward.com/the-shmooze/21…

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Sheldon Silver's Fall Signals End of a (Jewish) Era in New York Politics - Forward.com

m.forward.com — News Analysis By Josh Nathan-Kazis New York State's most powerful Jewish powerbroker has fallen. The city awoke Thursday morning to a political world turned inside out. Sheldon Silver, among the two or three most powerful men in state politics since 1994, surrendered to FBI agents in the early hours of the morning at a federal building in Foley Square, just blocks from the Lower East Side district he dominated for decades.
Jan 23, 2015

Sheldon Silver and the end of the Lower East Side Crew @joshnathankazis puts things in perspective. m.forward.com/articles/21326…

Jan 22, 2015

Heshy and Judy must be quaking: Sheldon Silver's Fall Signals End of a (Jewish) Era in New York Politics m.forward.com/articles/21326…

New York City Jewish Powerbroker Sheldon Silver Surrenders to FBI

forward.com — New York State's most powerful Jewish powerbroker has fallen. The city awoke Thursday morning to a political world turned inside out. Sheldon Silver, among the two or three most powerful men in state politics since 1994, surrendered to FBI agents in the early hours of the morning at a federal building in Foley Square, just blocks from the Lower East Side district he dominated for decades.
Jan 22, 2015

RT @joshnathankazis: First Willy, then Shelly: A Lower East Side Jewish power nexus falls to pieces. forward.com/articles/21326…

Jan 22, 2015

First Willy, then Shelly: A Lower East Side Jewish power nexus falls to pieces. forward.com/articles/21326…

Barbra Streisand is #1 at Everything

blogs.forward.com — We've always known that our Barbra is the greatest; so great that we don't even need to use her last name. But did you know that she is literally number one at everything?

Behind the Screens of Jon Stewart's Gig

forward.com — Forget bagels, Katz's Deli and Crown Heights - New York City doesn't get any Jewy-er than at the Daily Show: The taping of the fake news comedy show from Comedy Central has a) Jon Stewart, b) free tickets and c) did I mention Jon Stewart?

Solution to Jerusalem Terror? Longer Hemlines!

blogs.forward.com — Illustration by Lior Zaltzman "Short clothing = shortened life." That's a message currently winding its way through Jerusalem's streets, thanks to a new ultra-Orthodox modesty campaign. The ad, plastered across 20 Egged buses, has been sparking social media protests among secular Israelis who resent being told how to dress.

Sheldon Silver's Fall Signals End of a (Jewish) Era in New York Politics

forward.com — New York State's most powerful Jewish powerbroker has fallen. The city awoke Thursday morning to a political world turned inside out. Sheldon Silver, among the two or three most powerful men in state politics since 1994, surrendered to FBI agents in the early hours of the morning at a federal building in Foley Square, just blocks from the Lower East Side district he dominated for decades.