Saturday, July 26, 2014 Tammuz 28, 5774
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Rafael Medoff, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Benzion Netanyahu -- historian, one-time political activist and father of Israel's prime minister -- had strong ties to Philadelphia and played a surprising and little-known role in American political history. An accomplished scholar and the patriarch of one of Israel's most important political families, Netanyahu died Monday in Jerusalem at 102. He was born in Poland in 1910 to a...
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Marcy Oster, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Though the death last weekend of John Demjanjuk brought to a close the seemingly never-ending quest for justice in the case of a man long accused of being a Nazi war criminal, it also brought a premature end to the legal battle over his legacy.
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WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. Treasury Department is investigating speaking fees allegedly paid to former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell on behalf of a State Department-designated terrorist organization. The Treasury Department is seeking to subpoena records of payments made by backers of the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, or MEK, an Iranian dissident group, to Rendell for his speaking engagements on behalf of the group,...
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Ben Harris | JTA
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a hotly debated issue — but not in the Florida Legislature.
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U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) was not among the featured speakers at this year’s American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference.
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