Monday, April 27, 2015 Iyyar 8, 5775
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Pundits have obsessed over just what percentage of the Jewish vote will go to President Barack Obama this time. Local voters weigh in on who they endorse. Plus, read JTA coverage comparing how both presidential candidates have played up their support of Israel and where they stand on issues important to Jewish voters.
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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Ninety-seven percent of U.S. and Canadian college campuses report no anti-Israel or anti-Semitic events, and the campus-based anti-Israel divestment effort has failed, according to a new study. The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise released the find­ings of its new study, “Israel and the Campus: The Real Story,” on Tuesday. Mitchell Bard, AICE’s executive director, and Jeff Dawson, the private...
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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli and U.S. troops began their largest-ever joint aerial defense exercise this week. Austere Challenge 12, which began Sunday, is part of a training exercise designed to increase military cooperation between the United States and Israel. Its planning began more than two years ago and is not a response to specific events in the Middle East, the...
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Neil Rubin, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
WASHINGTON When 15 prominent American Protestant leaders sent a letter to Congress last week calling for an investigation and possible suspension of U.S. aid to Israel, at least one outcome was certain: The Jews wouldn’t like it. On Wednesday, Jewish groups unilaterally pulled out of an upcoming annual Christian-Jewish roundtable meeting, saying the Oct. 22-23 forum was no longer viable...
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NEW YORK (JTA) — Orthodox Jewish groups have sued New York City to block a required warning to parents of the dangers of a ritual in which the circumciser uses his mouth to draw blood from the baby’s penis. The lawsuit was filed Oct. 11 in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan by the Central Rabbinical Congress of the United...
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