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MTA Posts Anti-Jihad Ads At 10 Subway Stations

09/25/2012

An advertisement that reads "Support Israel. Defeat Jihad" went on display in 10 New York City subway stations.

The ads, which also read “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man," were posted Monday in accordance with a U.S. District Court ruling in July that ordered the city's Metropolitan Transportation Authority to run the ads. The MTA had argued that the ad violates its policy against demeaning language.

On CNN, Shmuley Boteach Hurts Israel By Turning It Into A Partisan Issue

02/03/2015
Special To The Jewish Week

What is it about the controversy surrounding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming address to Congress that has us defying the norms of the 24-hour media cycle and still talking about it two weeks later?

Ruderman Foundation Calls On CNN To Apologize For Anchor's Disparaging Tweet

Jay Ruderman, President of the Ruderman Family Foundation and a national leader on disability inclusion issues, has called on CNN to apologize for a derogatory remark toward people with disabilities made by CNN anchorman Jim Clancy.

In a bizarre Twitter exchange, CNN Anchor Jim Clancy responded to a critical Tweet with “Get a grip, junior. It’s my Friday night. You and the Hasbara team need to pick on some cripple on the edge of the herd.”

Courtesy of The Ruderman Family Foundation

Rebels Sold Sotloff To ISIS, Family Spokesman Says

09/09/2014

Jewish-American journalist Steven Sotloff was kidnapped by a so-called moderate rebel faction and then immediately sold to ISIS, the family’s spokesman said.

Israel’s Winning Hearts And Minds

Polls show major U.S. groups backing Israel.

07/23/2014
Associate Editor

Israel is not only winning the war in Gaza but the hearts and minds of Americans. Two polls conducted by CNN and the Pew Research Center reveal support for Israel that is solid among virtually every age, race, political party or religion. Pew found 51 percent of Americans sympathetic to Israel, only 14 percent sympathetic to the Palestinians (with the rest answering “both,” neither or “don’t know”), while CNN found 57 percent of Americans saying Israel’s military actions are “justified” and 34 percent saying Israel was “unjustified.”

Kerry: "Iran Is Not Open For Business"

Secretary dismisses Rouhani's claims about current restrictions, blasts critics in Israel as opposed to peace agreement.

02/05/2014
Assistant Managing Editor

The United States did not let Iran off the hook in its recent deal to limit nuclear enrichment in exchange for easing of some economic sanctions, Secretary of State John Kerry told CNN in an interview that aired Wednesday.

Kerry dismissed as posturing recent comments by President Hassan Rouhani at the World Economic Forum in Davos, and at home, that his country was no longer hampered by sanctions, and that concessions made to broker the deal could be easily overturned.

Kerry: Israel is safer now than before agreement. Via CNN.com

CNN Hires Former Israeli Ambassador Oren As Commentator

01/14/2014

Former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren confirmed that he is joining CNN as an on-air analyst and contributor.

The American-born Oren, a noted historian, served as Israel’s top envoy to the U.S. from 2009-2013. He has already appeared on CNN several times, and penned an obituary for Ariel Sharon for the network.

Oren: Wrote biography of Sharon

Yeshivah Of Flatbush Says Southwest Air Overreacted In Ejecting Students

Atlanta-bound flight crew called students uncooperative. 'They treated us like terrorists,' student says.

06/04/2013

The senior class of a local yeshiva high school was kicked off a flight for being “non-compliant."

The 101 students and eight chaperones from the Yeshivah of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School in Brooklyn were asked to leave the early-morning Southwest Airlines flight from New York to Atlanta on Monday, CNN reported.

Buh-bye: Southwest Airlines gave Jewish students vouchers for future travel. Wikipedia Commons

URJ Biennial Recap Days 3 and 4: "A Shabbat Of Wholeness"

12/18/2011
Jewish Week Online Columnist

I’ve had some incredible Shabbat experiences in my lifetime thus far…but this past Friday and Saturday have won the prize for best ever. Biennial attendees woke up Friday morning, and most of us only thought about one word: “Obama.” Yes, friends, President Barack Obama was going to be paying us all a visit at the 71st URJ Biennial here in Washington, D.C.

Rabbi Marci N. Bellows

Perry Backs Israel Strike On Iran

11/06/2011

U.S. presidential candidate Rick Perry said he would back an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facitilies.

Perry said Thursday that, as president, he would support an attack if there were proof Tehran was moving closer to a nuclear weapon, Reuters reported.

"Obviously, we are going to support Israel," the Texas governor said in an interview with CNN. "And I've said that we will support Israel in every way that we can, whether it's economic sanctions, whether it's overt or covert operations, up to and including military action."

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