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  • Sacha Baron Cohen to play Israeli on ‘Simpsons’

    Actor Sacha Baron Cohen will guest star as an Israeli tour guide on an episode of “The Simpsons.”

  • Foundations, educators search for innovative approaches to Israel education

    More than 100 Jewish educators, rabbis and lay leaders from across the North America gathered as part of a new initiative backed by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and the Jim Joseph Foundation.

  • U.S. scrapping Eastern Europe shield plan

    The United States is abandoning its plan to install a missile-defense shield for Eastern Europe.

  • Six arrested in Turkey for synagogue bombings

    Six people were detained in Istanbul in connection with several suicide bombings, including of two synagogues.

  • Jewish Agency leaders to meet Red Cross on Shalit

    Jewish Agency for Israel lay leaders and community representatives will meet with the Red Cross to discuss Gilad Shalit.

  • Orthodox Union leaders do lunch with Senators

    Black hats and yarmulkes abounded yesterday at the Russell Senate Building during a luncheon held as part of the OU’s annual leadership mission to Washington. In between bites of turkey and corned beef, OU leaders listened to several Senators who filtered in and out of the event.  Lawmakers included Senators Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), Sam Brownback…

  • Las Vegas Jewish paper to cease publication

    The Las Vegas Jewish Reporter will print its final edition this Rosh Hashana.

  • RNC and NJDC square off at UJC sponsored debate

    Last night, Jeff Berkowitz of the RNC and David Harris of the NJDC faced off in a debate on Obama, Israel, and of course, the topic du jour, healthcare. The atmosphere started off fairly warm and stayed haimish for the majority of the evening.  Thankfully, the belligerent tone so well documented at tea parties and…

  • APN applauds Obama administration’s response to Iranian proposal

    Americans for Peace Now commended the Obama administration today for their positive response to recent Iranian proposals to open a dialogue with the international community. "We applaud President Obama for embracing this opportunity, rather than rejecting it out-of-hand, as some would have him do," said APN President and CEO Debra DeLee.  "Skepticism about Iran’s seriousness…

  • Jewish leader backs Fonda in film fest flap

    Jane Fonda should not be vilified for her stance on a Toronto film festival’s spotlight on Tel Aviv, an Atlanta Jewish leader says.