Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774
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Ben Harris, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
NEW YORK To frack or not to frack? As concerns mount over the environmental and public health consequences of hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, Jewish groups are coalescing around a strategy that supports efforts to extract natural gas from shale rock while seeking to mitigate its worst effects. In May, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the community's main public...
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Washington With this week's appointment of Jack Lew as President Barack Obama's new chief of staff, the Jewish community now has a new go-to person in the White House. Lew, 56, director of the Office of Budget and Management -- a Cabinet-level position -- is replacing William Daley. He was chosen for his long years in government and his reputation...
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Washington — Caren Sokolow, a recently retired audiologist from Cherry Hill, N.J., thinks Newt Gingrich could make a great president. Whether he can win the presidency is another matter. The recent flap over Gingrich's remark that the Palestinians are an "invented people" underscores the conundrum for Sokolow and other fans of the suddenly surging Republican front-runner. She appreciates the former...
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Stuart Green of Lafayette Hill, a member of the Republican Jewish Coalition for 20 years, usually has a good sense early on who he's going to back for president. Not this time.
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WASHINGTON American Jews are feeling "grumpy," according to the American Jewish Committee's take on its latest public opinion survey. That's not good news for President Barack Obama, whose Jewish approval level has dipped below 50 percent. But American Jews also don't seem particularly excited about the Republicans hoping to replace him. Jews now approve and disapprove of Obama's performance in...
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