Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774
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Ron Kampeas | JTA
The Lautenberg amendment, named for the U.S. senator from New Jersey who introduced the measure, has kept open a critical path to the safe haven of America for certain foreigners persecuted because of their religion.
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A local Jewish organization has joined a coalition of national groups in filing briefs in two cases scheduled to go before the Supreme Court this month.
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Ron Kampeas and Ben Sales, JTA
As the president heads to Israel next week, he is being urged to try to improve his relationship with the Israeli public.
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Ron Kampeas , JTA
President Barack Obama told a group of Jewish officials that prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace are “bleak,” but he still will urge both sides to get negotiations back on track.
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Zev Hurwitz, Israel Campus Beat
Three California universities’ student governments addressed resolutions that sought to divest funds from companies doing business with Israel last week. One initiative passed, another failed and the third was postponed for the second time after more than 12 hours of discussions.
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