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British Professor Got “lump Sum” from Berlin Publishers for Pro-nazi Volume

jta.org — Prof. Arthur P. Laurie, revealing he had received a "lump sum" from a Berlin publisher for a book entitled "The Case for German," tonight denied Home Secretary Sir Samuel Hoare's charge in Parliament last week that the Anglo-German Amity Association known as the Link is a tool of Nazi propaganda.
Oct 31, 2014

@europajan Sorry; missed your qn earlier. The pro-Nazi org I was referring to was The Link. @MrHarryCole @JananGanesh jta.org/1939/08/08/arc…

Ohio U. Student protesters plead not guilty

jta.org — SIGN UP FOR THE JTA DAILY BRIEFING (JTA) - Four students arrested for disrupting an Ohio University student senate meeting rejected a plea bargain and maintained their pleas of "not guilty." The students - Jonah Yulish, Maxwell Peltz, Rebecca Sebo and Gabriel Sirkin - appeared in Athens County Municipal Court on Wednesday for a pretrial hearing, according to The Post, OU's student newspaper.

Three U.S. Jewish groups join Israel’s Labor in opposing Ya’alon bus proposal

jta.org — WASHINGTON (JTA) - Three Jewish organizations responded to an appeal by an Israeli Labor party affiliate to press Israel's government to distance itself from a plan to keep Palestinians off some Israeli buses.
Oct 31, 2014

Three U.S. Jewish groups join Israel’s Labor in opposing Ya’alon bus proposal jta.org/2014/10/31/new…

U.S., Israeli security advisers pledge ‘coordination’ on Iran talks

jta.org — Susan Rice and Yossi Cohen, respectively the U.S. and Israeli national security advisers, embrace after meeting Oct. 30 at the White House. (The White House) WASHINGTON (JTA) - The United States and Israel will maintain "unprecedented coordination" as nuclear talks go forward with Iran, the White House said after a summit of the two nation's security advisers.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @kampeas: U.S., Israeli security advisers pledge ‘coordination’ on Iran talks jta.org/2014/10/30/new…

Oct 30, 2014

U.S., Israeli security advisers pledge ‘coordination’ on Iran talks jta.org/2014/10/30/new…

U.S. officials banned from Old City on Friday

jta.org — SIGN UP FOR THE JTA DAILY BRIEFING WASHINGTON (JTA) - U.S. government officials are banned from entering Jerusalem's Old City on Friday. "The Consulate General has received reports of civil unrest and clashes in the Old City and in East Jerusalem," said a message sent Thursday to U.S. citizens by the U.S.

Kerry: Netanyahu slur is ‘disgraceful’

jta.org — SIGN UP FOR THE JTA DAILY BRIEFING WASHINGTON (JTA) - An Obama administration official's anonymous attack on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was "disgraceful," Secretary of State John Kerry said. "That does not reflect the president, it does not reflect me, it is disgraceful, unacceptable, damaging," Kerry said Thursday at a symposium organized by The Atlantic magazine, which originally published the slur, and the Aspen Institute.

Peruvians arrest alleged Hezbollah operative

jta.org — SIGN UP FOR THE JTA DAILY BRIEFING (JTA) - Peruvian authorities arrested a man that they said belongs to Hezbollah and Israeli media reported was planning an attack on Jewish targets. Muamad Amadar, a Lebanese national, was arrested after police found that he had explosives in his Lima home, the Peruvian newspaper La Republica reported Tuesday.

Top U.N. official urges Security Council to address Israeli-Palestinian conflict

jta.org — WASHINGTON (JTA) - A top U.N. official urged the U.N. Security Council to address more substantively the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Jeffrey Feltman, an American who is the under-secretary-general for political affairs, and as such a top deputy to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, was addressing the council as it convened Wednesday at the request of Jordan to consider Israeli building activity in Jerusalem and the West Bank.
Oct 30, 2014

Top U.N. official urges Security Council to address Israeli-Palestinian conflict jta.org/2014/10/30/new…

Haaretz stands by its explosive Bibi cartoon

jta.org — Haaretz, often described as Israel's New York Times, didn't do itself any favors Thursday when it published this cartoon featuring Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flying a plane into the World Trade Center: The cartoon struck many as tone deaf, akin to depicting Netanyahu as Hitler.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @thegoldfarb: “I wasn’t sufficiently aware of the great sensitivity that 9/11 holds for Americans.” —Putz cartoonist jta.org/2014/10/30/art…

How do you say “chickenshit” in Hebrew?

jta.org — SIGN UP FOR THE JTA DAILY BRIEFING Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confronted quite a challenge when the Atlantic's Jeff Goldberg quoted Obama administration officials calling him a "chickenshit." Israeli reporters, in turn, faced their own challenge: How to translate "chickenshit" into Hebrew. Modern Hebrew is rich with phrases alluding to the Bible and rabbinic literature.
Oct 30, 2014

Public service journalism at its best: How do you say 'chickenshit' in Hebrew? jta.org/2014/10/29/new…

Oct 29, 2014

"Israeli reporters, in turn, faced their own challenge—how to translate 'chickenshit' into Hebrew." bit.ly/102HwTm #JournalismIsHard

Oct 29, 2014

RT @petermanseau: Should've gone with the Yiddish: hindl-drek. RT @sarahposner How do you say “chickenshit” in Hebrew? jta.org/2014/10/29/new…

Oct 29, 2014

RT @JTAnews: When The Atlantic quoted Obama administration officials calling Netanyahu a “chickenshit, Israeli translators... fb.me/3LPr2gCXU

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Israeli, U.S. national security advisers meet amid tensions

jta.org — WASHINGTON (JTA) - The U.S. and Israeli national security advisers will meet, demonstrating an "unprecedented level of security cooperation," the White House said. The announcement of the meeting between Susan Rice and Yossi Cohen to take place Thursday came as tension continued to simmer over an anonymous Obama administration's official personal attack on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

White House: attack on Netanyahu ‘inappropriate’

jta.org — WASHINGTON (JTA) - A White House spokesman said a U.S. official's anonymous attack describing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as cowardly was inappropriate. "Certainly that's not the administration's view, and we think such comments are inappropriate and counter-productive," Alistair Baskey, a National Security Council spokesman, said Wednesday when asked by JTA to comment on a story in the Atlantic this week which quoted a senior administration official as describing Netanyahu as "chickenshit."

Ahead of another G.A., how close is Jewish Federations to its stated goals?

jta.org — NEW YORK (JTA) - Jerry Silverman recently started his second five-year term as the CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America - the first time that any chief of the federation umbrella organization has been signed to a second term. With the federations' annual General Assembly nearing - it's slated for Nov.
Oct 30, 2014

Ahead of #JFNAGA, @JTANews checks whether Jerry Silverman of @jfederations is achieving his goals. Guess what he says bit.ly/1DCN1oW

Jewish group wants Netanyahu attacker ‘held to account’

jta.org — WASHINGTON (JTA) - A major Jewish American policy group called on the White House to "hold to account" an anonymous official who slurred Benjamin Netanyahu, while the another declared the matter closed.

Day schools build new fields - and dream

jta.org — (JTA) - Persistent rain didn't stop fans from packing the stands and sidelines at Scheck Hillel Community Day School for the homecoming football game. They gathered Wednesday at the South Florida school not only to cheer on the Lions, but also welcome a new star beneath the bright lights above the field: the stadium itself.