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D.C. rabbis, imams hold summit to strengthen ties

jta.org — WASHINGTON (JTA) - Some 60 rabbis and imams in the Washington area agreed to hold events together during a summit designed to strengthen ties between mosques and congregations. The participants in Sunday's summit - part of the seventh annual Weekend of Twinning throughout the world - included 20 rabbis from across the religious spectrum.

Rivlin cancels appearance by Israeli singer after anti-Arab song

jta.org — JERUSALEM (JTA) - Israel's president cancelled an appearance at his official residence of an Israeli singer after he released an anti-Arab song. The office of President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday announced that singer Amir Benayoun would not be allowed to perform at the event scheduled for Sunday at the President's Residence in Jerusalem to mark the exile and expulsion of Jews from Arab Lands and Iran.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @JessicaMontell: Because he's a mensch RT @JTAnews: Rivlin cancels appearance by Israeli singer after anti-Arab song j.mp/1yRPcE4

Obama administration, ADL concerned about ‘Jewish state’ law

jta.org — WASHINGTON (JTA) - The Obama administration and a top U.S. Jewish group expressed reservations about Israel's proposed "Jewish state" law. "We would expect any final legislation to continue Israel's commitment to democratic principles," Jeff Rathke, a State Department spokesman, said Monday at the daily briefing for reporters.
Nov 25, 2014

Obama administration, ADL concerned about ‘Jewish state’ law jta.org/2014/11/25/new…

Recognizing ‘Palestine’ wouldn’t promote peace, Dutch FM says

jta.org — THE HAGUE (JTA) - The Netherlands will not recognize Palestinian statehood right now because it would not help restart peace talks with Israel, Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said. Koenders, who replaced fellow Labor politician Frans Timmermans last month, rejected the possibility of recognizing a Palestinian state in the near future during a debate in parliament.

AIPAC urges new sanctions in wake of Iran talks extension

jta.org — WASINGTON (JTA) - The American Israel Public Affairs Committee said it was "essential" for Congress to pass new Iran sanctions now that a deadline for nuclear talks has been extended. "Congress delayed enacting additional sanctions over the past year to give negotiations a chance," AIPAC said in a statement Monday after the world powers and Iran announced in Vienna that talks would be extended until June 30.

ADL slams Hagee for calling Obama ‘anti-Semitic’

jta.org — NEW YORK (JTA) - The Anti-Defamation League slammed the founder of Christians United for Israel for calling President Obama "anti-Semitic." Pastor John Hagee's "remarks about President Obama were offensive and misplaced," Abraham Foxman, the ADL's national director, said in a statement Monday.
Nov 25, 2014

Anti-Defamation League blasts speaker at dinner of Adelson-funded ZOA for calling @BarackObama anti-Semitic. jta.org/2014/11/24/new…

Extreme views on Arabs don’t inhibit Orthodox embrace of Rabbi Pruzansky

jta.org — The rabbi of the largest Orthodox shul in Teaneck, N.J., says Arabs who live in the Land of Israel are the enemy, Arab stone throwers should be shot and the mosque on the Temple Mount should be moved to Saudi Arabia. His congregation - and mainstream Orthodox institutions - shrug.
Nov 24, 2014

Rabbi Steven Pruzansky, who sez Arabs in Israel are the enemy, embraced by his shul & @OrthodoxUnion, RCA bit.ly/1vHukCg @JTAnews

Yaalon, ADL laud Hagel as he announces resignation

jta.org — WASHINGTON (JTA) - Israel's defense minister and the Anti-Defamation League lavished praise on U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on the day he announced his resignation. The tributes from Moshe Yaalon and the ADL on Monday were in sharp contrast with the intense scrutiny that Hagel received from pro-Israel groups when he was nominated for the post two years ago.

Despite ‘incitement,’ Abbas seen by Washington as bulwark

jta.org — WASHINGTON (JTA) - The Mahmoud Abbas whom Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused of incitement has said the Jewish state practices genocide and called the temporary closure of the Temple Mount after a terrorist attack a " declaration of war."
Nov 25, 2014

RT @mattduss: And by Israeli security chiefs RT @kampeas: Despite ‘incitement,’ Abbas seen by Washington as bulwark jta.org/2014/11/24/new…

Obama’s order not to oppress the ‘stranger’ resonates with Jewish groups

jta.org — WASHINGTON (JTA) - President Obama did not mention Jews once in his Nov. 20 speech announcing immigration reforms, but he ended with a flourish that would be immediately recognizable to anyone who has sat through a Passover seder.
Nov 24, 2014

I quote more women than men here. Not by design, but it's a pity it doesn't happen more often. jta.org/2014/11/24/new…

Nov 24, 2014

Obama’s order not to oppress the ‘stranger’ resonates with Jewish groups jta.org/2014/11/24/new…

N.J. rabbi: Arabs in Israel ‘must be vanquished’

jta.org — The rabbi of a major modern Orthodox synagogue in New Jersey has written a blog post that calls for Israel to collectively punish Arab Israelis and Palestinians until they realize "they have no future in the land of Israel."
Nov 23, 2014

N.J. rabbi: Arabs in Israel ‘must be vanquished’ | Jewish Telegraphic Agency jta.org/2014/11/23/new…

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