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After PM’s silence at UN, US Jewish groups offer quiet praise

NEW YORK — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the United Nations Thursday afternoon was marked by a dramatic pause, a rebuke for the international body’s silence in the face of Iranian threats against Israel. 758 more words

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South African Jewish groups: Proposal to cancel dual citizenship motivated by anti-Semitism

South African Jewish groups expressed outrage on Monday over reported plans by the ruling African National Congress to consider outlawing dual citizenship for South African citizens in an effort to stop them from holding Israeli citizenship and potentially serving in the IDF. 319 more words

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Jewish Leaders Urge Congress to OK Deal With Iran

More than two dozen leaders of the Jewish community signed a full-page ad in Thursday’s New York Times urging Congress to support an international agreement that backers say will prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon for at least a decade. 774 more words

Israeli condemnation ‘not enough,’ say US Jewish groups, after baby killed


WASHINGTON — American Jewish groups used unusually harsh language Friday in denouncing the firebombing attack in the Palestinian village of Duma that resulted in the death of a 18-month-old boy, with some leading organizations suggesting that the Israeli government needed to step up its actions to prosecute so-called “price tag” hate crime attackers. 866 more words

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Jewish Group Votes to Reject J Street

The leading Jewish umbrella organization in the United States voted Wednesday against admitting the liberal-leaning Israel advocacy group J Street, highlighting the often contentious rifts that exist within the American Jewish community. 543 more words