Shurat Hadin charges US Presbyterian Church with having ties to Hezbollah

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL— Shurat Hadin, (the Israel Law Center) has filed a legal complaint against the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA), alleging violations of the US tax code for unlawful political lobbying and contact with Hezbollah, a US-designated terrorist organization. The Tel Aviv-based organization publicized the submission of its 38-page complaint with the US Internal Revenue…

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Increasing numbers of Jewish Democrats disillusioned with Obama

By ISI LEIBLER— It has been reported that American Jews still voted overwhelmingly for the Democratic Party in the recent midterm congressional elections. At the same time, there is mounting evidence that increasing numbers of American Jews at the grassroots level have become disillusioned and in many cases outraged by the shabby manner in which…

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US Congress passes Israel strategic partnership bill

By ASSOCIATED PRESS– US lawmakers voted unanimously Wednesday to pass legislation making Israel a “major strategic partner” of the United States, deepening a bilateral bond that has recently shown signs of strain. In a voice vote, the House approved the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014, which expands cooperation in defense and security, energy,…

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Likud counters center-left bid to unseat Netanyahu

By  ISRAEL HAYOM— Over the last two days, since Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed Finance Minister Yair Lapid and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni from the coalition, the center-left parties have been talking about joining forces in efforts to unseat the incumbent prime minister in the upcoming early elections, set for March 17, 2015. In response,…

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Dr. Inna Rogatchi awarded the Patmos Solidarity Prize

The Rogatchi Foundation is pleased to inform that its co-founder and president, Dr Inna Rogatchi has been awarded The Patmos Solidarity Prize 2014 ‘for active stand in culture, philanthropy and public life to maintain moral values and  decency of human life and conditions; for commitment and achievements in establishing  historical justice and spreading the knowledge…

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Denounce terrorism or pay the consequences

By EARL COX, ISRAEL ALWAYS— Very few who lived outside of Israel possess a clear understanding of Israel’s situation as it relates to Arab-Israelis and the Palestinians, yet we form opinions and attitudes and pass judgments based on news clips and reporters’ comments that are almost always overly sympathetic to the Arab-Israelis of East Jerusalem…

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