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Houston Man Indicted For Synagogue Bomb Threats

03/30/2014

A federal grand jury indicted a Houston man for calling in bomb threats to two city synagogues, a municipal courthouse and a private business.

Jewish Groups Resume Dialogue With Mainline Churches

03/28/2014

WASHINGTON — Leaders of national Jewish groups resumed a dialogue with mainline Christian churches ruptured by a call in 2012 by some Christian leaders to consider cutting U.S. assistance to Israel.

Moody’s: Yeshiva U. Could Run Out Of Unrestricted Cash In 2015

03/26/2014

Yeshiva University is at risk of running out of unrestricted cash in the near-term future, Moody’s Investors Service warned.

Madoff Says His Scheme Was Not Betrayal Of The Jews

03/21/2014

Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff said in a prison interview that he does not feel he “betrayed the Jews.”

Noah Comes To The Big Screen With Help From A Dallas Rabbi

03/19/2014
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When his baby was born, some friends came by with Noah’s ark decorations — animals two-by-two, nice man with fluffy beard, a rounded boat, not too big, seemingly as jolly as Yellow Submarine. And the father, Rabbi Geoffrey Dennis, said thanks, but “I’m thinking, this is a horrible, horrible story!”

Master builder: Russell Crowe and the ark. Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Samuel Lewis, Camp David Peace Broker, Dies At 83

03/12/2014
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Samuel Lewis, an influential U.S. ambassador to Israel who helped broker the Camp David peace agreement, has died.
Lewis, a career diplomat, died Monday at the age of 83.

He was ambassador to Israel from 1977-1985, a period during which Israel and Egypt achieved a peace agreement brokered by President Carter.

ZOA’s Klein Re-Elected, Fending Off Challenge From The Right

Vote was first real test for longtime president; rival cited ideological and fiduciary issues.

03/11/2014
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Morton Klein was overwhelmingly re-elected president of the Zionist Organization of America during the organization’s convention in Philadelphia Sunday.

Mort Klein faced charges of excessive salary but won re-election handily.

ZOA’s Klein Re-Elected, Fending Off Challenge From The Right

Vote was first real test for longtime president; rival cited ideological and fiduciary issues.

03/07/2014
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Morton Klein was overwhelmingly re-elected president of the Zionist Organization of America during the organization’s convention in Philadelphia yesterday.

Klein, 66, said the landslide win was a “clear repudiation of the false and outlandish claims of my opponent, and it was a mandate for the work I do at the ZOA.”

Morton Klein

In Washington, Bibi Upbeat On Peace, Firm on Iran

At AIPAC, Netanyahu envisions Israeli-Palestinian cooperation and the dark future of a nuclear Iran.

03/05/2014
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Washington — Benjamin Netanyahu came to Washington determined to hold the line on Iran, but he also brought something new: an expansive vision of Middle East peace.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking Tuesday at the AIPAC conference in Washington. Getty Images

Signs Point To Continued Peace Talks

Hamas crackdown, Saudi pressure fuel hopes as Obama calls on Israel to make ‘difficult choices.’

03/05/2014
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The chances that U.S.-brokered Israeli-Palestinian peace talks will continue beyond next month’s deadline appeared to improve this week, after an Egyptian court banned the activities of Hamas and seized its assets. At the same time, a Saudi billionaire flew to Ramallah to encourage Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to make peace.

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