Saturday, November 22, 2014 Heshvan 29, 5775

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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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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Arlen Specter, a lifelong squash player — he famously played even while undergoing chemo­therapy treatments — used to stake out choice territory on the court. He was, according to his partners, as aggressive in the game as he was in life. Edward. H Rosen, a friend of Specter’s since the late 1950s, recalled a game on Election Day in 1969,...
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Sen. Bob Casey is seeking a second term in the U.S. Senate and is facing Tom Smith, a entrepreneur in the coal industry from Western Pennsylvania. Casey is a socially conservative Democrat who sits on the Foreign Relations Committee, where he has pres­sed for sanctions against Iran. For much of the past year, the race has been fairly quiet, but...
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Jay Leno leads with his chin — and it’s quite a lead, given that he’s beaten his late-night TV talk show comedian competitor David Letterman for years. It’s good to be king of late night, but Leno, the 62-year-old mainstream comedian from Andover, Mass., provides a crowning touch of being an exception in an extraordinary business. The NBC star and...
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