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The Year That Was

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Reflections on Iran, Willie, the Pope and Pew from Gary Rosenblatt.

No Traces Of Jewish FBI Agent In Iran

12/16/2013
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There are no traces in Iran of Robert Levinson, the retired American-Jewish FBI agent who vanished in the country six years ago, according to Iran’s foreign minister.

Report Says Robert Levinson, Who Disappeared In Iran, Was CIA Rogue

12/16/2013
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An American Jewish man who disappeared in Iran in 2007 had been working for the CIA in a rogue operation, an American newspaper reported.

Prayer: A Path To Gratitude In A Time Of Anxiety

12/06/2013
Jewish Week Online Columnist
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With Thanksgiving barely a week behind us and Chanukah just ending, it seems a particularly appropriate moment to reflect on this year’s most unusual juxtaposition of sacred and secular celebrations. Beyond the kitsch of “Thanksgivukah,” as so many referred to it, there is a common thread between the two holidays, and it is a significant one. Both are about gratitude.

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik is the spiritual leader of the Forest Hills Jewish Center in Queens.

U.S. Court Gives 5 Terror Victims $70M Of Iranian Funds

12/04/2013
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A San Diego federal court awarded $70 million in compensation from Iran to five U.S. citizens injured in a 1997 terror attack in Jerusalem.

Culminating a 10-year legal battle, Judge Barry Moskowitz ruled on Tuesday that Cubic Defense Systems transfer the money to the plaintiffs.

Nitzana Darshan-Leitner: Out To bankrupt terrorists.

Final Iran Deal Could Include Enrichment, White House Says

12/04/2013
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WASHINGTON — A final deal with Iran on its nuclear program could include a capacity for uranium enrichment, the White House said.

Iran: What Now?

11/27/2013
Editorial

Approaching this holiday weekend, as we ponder the next steps in the troubled U.S.-Israel relationship, we’re reminded of the story of the hen and the turkey checking the farmer’s menu the night before Thanksgiving. It called for a grand luncheon the next day of “scrambled eggs followed by the traditional festive meal.” Sadly, the turkey turned to the hen and said, “From you he wants a contribution; from me he wants a total commitment.”

Understanding The Deal With Iran

Looking at the fine print of the agreement to curb the country’s nuclear program.

11/26/2013
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Tel Aviv — For the first time in a decade, the United States and a coalition of world powers have reached an agreement with Iran to curb the country’s nuclear program.

Is Iran deal a ‘historic mistake’ or a way to rein in the country’s nuclear program? Getty Images

Chanukah, Coney Island, Knockouts And Iran

11/25/2013
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It was one of those perfect Chanukah days, with my brother and I getting off the Coney Island bumper cars on the way to Kosher Country for hot dogs, when we heard "Dirty Jews!"

Before we had a chance to react in anger or fear, the two screamers were running full speed in the other direction.

Reuven Kahane
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