Saturday, November 29, 2014 Kislev 7, 5775

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A day before the National Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Conference was set to begin at the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz called Penn the "model campus" when it comes to pro-Israel activism. "You guys have stood strong, you have stood hard. You don't just let anti-Israel people get away with silence," said the 73-year-old Dershowitz, a...
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Jewish Exponent Staff
Organizers of this weekend's Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions conference at the University of Pennsylvania have revoked the press credentials of the Jewish Exponent. Organizers accused the Exponent of engaging in "polemics" and "crafting a political narrative" after a story appeared reporting the anti-Israel records of some of the slated speakers. The university has distanced itself from the conference and condemned...
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Washington Israel, the United States and Iran have all gone deep into mixed-signals territory. Conversations with Israeli officials, including Defense Minister Ehud Barak, left one prominent journalist convinced that Israel will strike Iran by year's end. Yet two weeks ago, Barak had said that any possible Israeli attack on Iran is "far off." U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said...
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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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Yoni Stadlin does more than just talk about honoring trees on Tu B'Shevat -- he devotes vacations to "speak" for them. A month ago, the 33-year-old Bala Cynwyd native flew to Northern California for his fifth stake-out high in the boughs of an ancient Redwood that would have been chopped down years ago if not for the continual presence of...
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