Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774
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JTA
Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, traveled to Newtown, Conn., to discuss gun control with local and state officials.
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Ron Kampeas | JTA
Two major Jewish groups are at odds over the prospect of penalties for the Palestinians in the wake of their enhanced U.N. status.
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Ron Kampeas, JTA
Will we still head into a fiscal crisis? Plunge into war with Iran? Dive into contentious confirmation battles? One thing’s for certain: There will be plenty of action in Washington that the Jewish community will be watching closely this year.
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Ron Kampeas, JTA
Even with the loss of at least four veteran pro-Israel voices from the House and Senate, politics watchers stress that the Jewish state still has devoted friends in key congressional positions.
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Ron Kampeas | JTA
Despite some past criticism of settlement building, Sen. John Kerry's close relationship with Israel's prime minister and connection to his Jewish roots almost guarantee support from Jews in his nomination to become the next secretary of state.
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