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Posts Tagged: Jewish leaders

June 29, 2016 12:33 pm

Muslim, Christian, Jewish Leaders Plan Interfaith Worship Center in Jerusalem - Muslim, Christian, and Jewish leaders are planning to open an interfaith place of worship in Jerusalem for one week in September, The Media Line...

March 4, 2016 4:43 am

Rabbinical Courage and Frozen Texts

The Talmud in Makkot 22b discusses the identity of a Gavra Rabba, an exceptionally great person or Torah sage. It quotes a most remarkable observation...

February 21, 2016 7:10 am

Canadian Christian, Jewish Leaders Decry Trudeau Government Gift to ‘Antisemitic’ UN Gaza Relief Organization

Canadian Christian and Jewish leaders criticized their government on Friday for planning to give $15 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), The...

November 13, 2015 5:06 am

Is Extremism Fundamental to All Religions?

There are more and more books and articles apologizing for religion, claiming that it is all really peaceful and positive; that only a few adherents are...

July 22, 2015 2:29 pm

Twitter Unveils New Safety Center Developed With British Jewish Security Group

Twitter unveiled a new resource on Wednesday for users facing abuse on the social media site called the Safety Center, though critics have noted its practicality is questionable...

July 21, 2015 11:46 am

Biden Tells Jewish Leaders Nuclear Deal Would Help US to Fight More Accurate War Against Iran

The U.S. would be able to wage a much more effective war against Iran under the terms of the nuclear deal struck last week, Vice President Joe...

March 29, 2015 7:50 pm

Hillary Clinton Breaks Silence on US-Israel Tensions Under Obama, Calls for Return of ‘Constructive’ Relationship

After weeks of escalating criticism of Israel by the Obama Administration, Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State and the leading 2016 Democratic presidential contender, on...

February 16, 2015 4:40 pm

Netanyahu to Jewish Leaders: No Responsible Israeli PM Could Pass Up Congress Speech - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, addressing a visiting delegation from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations on Monday in...

February 15, 2015 1:13 am

After Copenhagen Synagogue Attack, Jewish Leaders Urge Authorities to Protect Local Community, Fight Islamist Extremism

Hours following a deadly shooting attack outside the Great Synagogue in central Copenhagen, Denmark, major Jewish leaders called on authorities to protect the local Jewish...

January 26, 2015 7:08 pm

Jewish Leaders Express Mixed Feelings on New Greek Government - Jewish leaders have expressed both hope and concern over the outcome of the Greek election on Sunday, in which the radical left-wing...

August 28, 2014 6:06 pm

Young Israeli Christians Complete First-Ever Summer Seminar - Thirty Israeli Christians have completed the first-ever summer seminar for Arabic-speaking Israeli Christian youths in Haifa. The program is designed to help young...

May 2, 2014 1:17 pm

Conference of Presidents Had Good Reasons to Reject the Extremist Group J-Street’s Bid

There were very good reasons why the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations (the Conference) clearly voted against the membership application of J-Street,...


Children of Fallen Soldiers Celebrate Mass Bar Mitzvah -- Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their...


American Citizen Sentenced to 18 Years in Iranian Prison for Collaborating ...

A dual Iranian-American national says he has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in Iran for allegedly collaborating with...


Intense Anti-Abbas Clashes Reported Near Ramallah, Nablus, Jenin

Intense clashes erupted in three refugee camps Tuesday night between Palestinian youths and Palestinian Authority security forces, after a protest over the recent expulsion from the Fatah party of a...

Middle East

Kurdish Peshmerga Forces Just 5 Miles From Mosul as Offensive Continues

Kurdish Peshmerga forces are within 5 miles (8 kilometers) of Mosul, commanders said Sunday, after days of fighting and sweeping territorial gains in the operation to free the key Iraqi...