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Under Haaretz’ Auspices, The Left Kvells, Kvetches

The event featured milling crowds, lemon bars, glasses of wine and a menorah-lighting ceremony. Was it a Chanukah party or a conference?


Officially billed as a “new Israeli-American discussion” hosted by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz and the nonprofit… 1,280 more words

The Jewish Week

Ayman Odeh vs Malcolm Hoenlein

Many of you might have heard about the incident where a meeting that had been set between Joint List Chair, MK Ayman Odeh and the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations (COPJ) fell through at the last minute. 262 more words

J Street

Israel Accuses Iran of Secretly Producing Gluten

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By The Daily Freier Staff

Last Updated 12/8/2015 at 12:20 PM

Jerusalem: In a tense press conference, Prime Minister Netanyahu made his strongest accusation to date: that Iran had a clandestine plan in place to manufacture the substance most feared by White Western Progressives: Gluten. 301 more words

American Jewish Leaders Should Rethink Syrian Refugee Position

American Jews Betrayed by Their Leaders. Again
by Carol Greenwald
December 6, 2015

On December 2, a letter signed by one thousand rabbis was delivered to Congress calling on “our elected officials to uphold the great legacy of a country that welcomes refugees.” The leadership of virtually all of the Jewish defense organizations, from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to the American Jewish Committee (AJC), have echoed these demands to admit thousands of Syrian refugees.  104 more words

Israel & Middle East

There's a Hot New Dating Site For Jews Who Don't Really Like Most Other Jews

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By The Daily Freier Staff

Last Updated 11/12/2015 at 11:20 AM

Washington:  The Jewish Community is abuzz over the launch of a new dating site for Jews who are uncomfortable with Israel, dislike most Israelis, can’t stand the Congregation they grew up in, hate Birthright, don’t get along with anyone in their Hillel……OK OK…. 267 more words


Whistling Past the Graveyard, Jewish Progressives ignore community's peril

J Street: A Knife Inside the Tent
by Charles Jacobs
November 6, 2015

…Yet perhaps what is most painful is the behavior of two groups of American Jews – our confused leaders and our Jewish “progressives.” Knowing the growing Islamist threats faced by Europe’s Jews, no group has been more vociferous than American Jewish leaders, rabbinic and secular, about the absolute need for Jews here to assist Muslim refugees to enter Europe – no matter what. 76 more words

Israel & Middle East

J Street, other liberal groups try to deny Jewish connections to Israel

‘Pro-Israel’ J Street says Jews not indigenous to Israel
by Ari Soffer
October 25, 2015

It would seem to be a fairly basic principle for a pro-Israel organization to accept: that the Jewish people is an indigenous nation to the Land of Israel.  106 more words

Israel & Middle East