Sunday, April 19, 2015 Nisan 30, 5775
Former Bucks County resident Tom Sherak now presides over Hollywood and Oscar
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Bucks County's Tom Sherak -- screen saver? With Oscar putting on his top hat to top off movie awards season this Sunday night, the president of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences -- formerly of Yardley -- may deserve an award himself for his picture-perfect way of handling a brouhaha over bias that had Hollywood hysterical for days...
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
WASHINGTON The attacks on Israeli targets in Georgia and India this week are escalating tensions between Iran and Israel. Israeli leaders blamed Iran for the two assassination attempts in Tbilisi, Georgia, and in New Delhi, India. The bomb on late Sunday in Tbilisi was disabled before it could be activated, and the attack the next morning in India wounded the...
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Washington Birth control is rapidly gaining steam as an election-year wedge issue, with Jewish advocates lobbying out front and behind the scenes in what is shaping up as a clash between calls for individual freedom and religious liberty. Several Jewish groups and lawmakers played a behind-the-scenes role in the latest flashpoint: last month's order by the Obama administration requiring most...
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Washington When America's top intelligence official said that Iran's regime is considering attacks on U.S. soil, he cited a single incident and qualified the assessment with a "probably." But intelligence and law enforcement experts say the Jan. 31 warning by the director of national intelligence, James Clapper, was likely based on more than the evidence he cited. "I would be...
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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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