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ADL 'Disappointed' By Bush Participation In Missionary Fundraiser

11/08/2013
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A group that seeks to convert Jews to Christianity removed from its website references to a scheduled fundraiser appearance by George W. Bush, though a Bush spokesman said the former president still plans to attend.

Bush was scheduled to headline a Nov. 14 fundraiser for the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute, with tickets ranging from $250 to $100,000.

Meanwhile, the Anti-Defamation League on Monday afternoon gently critiicized the former president for his participation in the event.

President Bush departs St. John's Episcopal Church following services in December 2007 in Washington. Getty Images

Ex-President Bush To Headline For Missionary Group

11/05/2013
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Former President George W. Bush will headline a fundraiser in Texas for a group that seeks to convert Jews to Christianity.

Bush is scheduled to appear Nov. 14 in suburban Dallas to raise funds for the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute, a Texas-based group that says its mission “is to bring Jewish people into a personal relationship of faith with Yeshua the Messiah, knowing their acceptance will eventually mean life from the dead.”

New Haven Federation Mailing List Used For Political Campaign

11/07/2013
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(JTA) — The address list and labels from the Greater New Haven Jewish Federation were used by the campaign for a mayoral candidate in the Connecticut city.

The mass mailing in support of Toni Harp was delivered over the weekend. Some recipients recognized the labels as originating from the federation, the New Haven Register reported.

Syndney Perry, executive director of the federation, told the newspaper that the federation never takes a position during an election.

Promising A New GA Approach

JFNA head says it won’t be just talk when federations meet in Israel for annual confab.

11/05/2013
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This time, it’s not going to be just talking. There’s going to be listening and debating — and, eventually, action.

That’s what Jerry Silverman, CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America, says will distinguish this year’s General Assembly, which is slated for Nov. 10-12 in Jerusalem, from past GA conferences.

Jerry Silverman, CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America, at the 2012 General Assembly in Baltimore, Md. (JFNA) JTA

Green For The Blue-And-White In Poker Tournament

11/05/2013
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How do you say “straight flush” in Hebrew?

Amir Lehavot probably knows.

The Israeli, a former junior chess champion who studied electrical engineering at the University of Texas, finished in third place Tuesday in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, the Times of Israel reported.

Some Jewish Groups Will Suspend Lobbying For Iran Sanctions

11/05/2013
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WASHINGTON — AIPAC and the American Jewish Committee refused a White House request to suspend lobbying for new sanctions on Iran.

Jewish-born Terrorist Pleads Guilty

11/04/2013
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A Jewish convert to Islam pleaded guilty to inciting violence, including a call to leave Chabad headquarters in New York “a message from Islam.”

Brad Ausmus To Manage Detroit Tigers

Connecticut native gained experience managing Israel's national ballclub.

11/04/2013
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Retired major league baseball player Brad Ausmus, who managed the Israeli national team’s bid for the World Baseball Classic last year, was named the manager of the American League Detroit Tigers. The Tigers announced the hiring of Ausmus, 44, on Sunday, making him the only current Jewish manager in Major League Baseball. Ausmus was a catcher for four teams, including the Tigers, in his playing days.

Brad Ausmus dons a Tigers jersey Sunday with CEO and president David Dombrowski. Photo via Tigers/MLB.com

UN Envoy: We Won't Accept Bad Deal On Iran

'Mistrust of past is deep,' Samantha Power, top U.S. diplomat, tells ADL at centennial gathering; vows to stand up for Israel in world body.

10/31/2013
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America's top envoy to the world community, Samantha Power, told leaders of the Anti-Defamation League Thursday that the Obama administration stands firm against Iran's nuclear program and isn't weakening its position, despite emerging dialogue between the two countries.

"No deal is better than a bad deal" on nuclear disarmament, said Power, who succeeded Susan Rice as United Nations Ambassador in August. "We will not accept a bad deal."

Power talk: "On my watch we will push ceaselessly for further inclusion of Israel in regional groups." David Karp for ADL

ADL Sees Slight Decline In U.S. Anti-Semitism

At centennial conference, survey cites sharp decline in hateful attitudes among blacks and Hispanics.

10/31/2013
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Twelve percent of Americans harbor deeply anti-Semitic attitudes, according to a poll conducted by the Anti-Defamation League timed for release at the centennial meeting of its national commission in Manhattan this week.

This year's percentage of anti-Semites represents a steep drop from the first survey in 1964. ADL Media
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