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Black lawmakers: House Speaker's 'partison ploy' trumped their support of Israel

Black lawmakers: House Speaker's 'partison ploy' trumped their support of Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA)-It was not the first time John Lewis had invoked the Jewish-black alliance that fought for equality during the civil rights era. But it was the first time that the Georgia...

JNF's Women for Israel hosts an Israeli wine tasting

Jewish National Fund (JNF)’s Women for Israel (WFI) will host a Wines of Israel Tasting on March 24 at a private home in Longwood. The event will feature wines that spotlight the vineyards of the Negev desert, Galilee, and the Golan Heights....

Orlando pastor chastises Congressional Black Caucus

A dozen prominent black pastors from across the country stood in support of Israel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he spoke on March 3 to a Joint session of Congress about Iran's...

Arab Gulf states increasingly align with Israel on Iranian nuclear threat

With the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 powers (U.S., U.K., France, Russia, China, and Germany) approaching a March 24 deadline for a "political framework agreement," Israel's...

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

At odds over Iran stance, Netanyahu tried to nix Mossad briefing for U.S. senators JERUSALEM (JTA)—Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly tried to cancel a Mossad briefing for visiting U.S. senators because of the Israeli security...

I'm so bored with the Obama administration

I probably shouldn’t admit this, given that my political views are fairly well-known, but one of my favorite songs is “I’m So Bored With the USA,” by British punk legends The Clash. “Yankee dollar talk to the dictators of the world,”...

Small Talk

You say ISIL I say ISIS... There’s only one thing I can say I believe about ISIL, but before I do, listen to the litany of their accomplishments. They have captured land in two dysfunctional...

New York Times gets it wrong on Jewish National Fund and Bedouin Arabs

In an op-ed headlined “The Two Israels” (New York Times, March 1, 2015), Nicholas Kristof made a rather broad accusation stating that Jewish National Fund (JNF) plants forests on land owned by Bedouin Arabs. Unfortunately, Mr. Kristof chose to...

Inspired by AIPAC

It felt like hitting the jackpot. After attending 10 AIPAC Policy Conferences over the past dozen years, I experienced three immensely rewarding moments in Washington earlier this month: 1. Being in attendance during Prime Minister Benjamin...

Palestine and Jewish security

The latest news for those dreaming of a Palestinian state is the refusal of the United List, a group of four largely Arab parties, to sign an agreement with Meretz to provide to one of them the excess votes left over to each after the parceling out...

In memory of a special survivor

Favel (Philip) Blonder was a close friend of my Saba (Abe Engelstein, a”h). They both grew up in the town later called Auschwitz and spent their teenage years struggling for survival every day in the camps. Favel had remarkable physical strength;...

CTeen Shabbaton lit up Times Square

Times Square: The luminous crossroads of the world. The brightly lit up corner of the city is a universally known landmark. This year, at the seventh annual CTeen International Shabbaton, the lights ...

Scene Around

Former secretary of state... No! I'm not referring to HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON and her private (and not so private) emails, although that's all we seem to be hearing about in the news these days (at...

Obituary - MURIEL SHERMAN

Muriel “Marilyn” Sherman of Winter Park, passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at the Mayflower Health Care Center in Winter Park. She was 92 years old. A native of New York, Mrs. Sherman was born on Aug. 23, 1922, to the late Samuel and...

Obituary - GORDON DAVID SIMONDS

Gordon David Simonds of Maitland, passed away at his residence on Monday, March 2, 2015. He was 75 years old. Mr. Simonds one of three children of the late Abraham and Ruth Gordon Simonds and was born on Aug. 23, 1939 in Boston, Mass. He was a...

Obituary - BEULAH DWORKIN

Beulah Dworkin of Weston, Florida, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015, at Boca Care Center of Trustbridge Hospice in Boca Raton. She was 100 years old. Mrs. Dworkin, a native of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was born on Oct. 1, 1914, to the late...

Obituary - HEDY HALBERT

Hedy Halbert of Altamonte Springs, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at her residence. She was 95 years old. Mrs. Halbert, a native of Vienna, Austria, was born on March 22, 1919, to the late Adolf and Teresa Schwartz Blumenfield. Mrs. Halbert...

Obituary - LILLIAN KAPLAN

Lillian Forkas Kaplan of Clermont, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015, at the Lane Purcell Hospice House in Sumterville. She was 97 years old. Mrs. Kaplan was born on June 29, 1917, in New York, to the late Jacob and Rose Kramer Forkas. She...

Obituary - OSCAR MILLER

Oscar Miller of Orlando, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at his residence. He was 83 years old. Mr. Miller was born to the late Israel and Fannie Lichtman on Nov. 29, 1931, in Bronx, New York. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed...

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