Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774

The Anti-Defamation League filed an amicus “friend of the court” brief in the case challenging Pennsylvania’s voter ID requirements that will be heard this month by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Last month, a lower court upheld the state’s controversial measure requiring voters to present a valid photo identification at the polls in order to cast a ballot. But the Supreme Court...
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With the rain soaked Labor Day weekend officially in the rearview mirror, Republicans and Democrats looking to woo Jewish voters have gone into overdrive -- with Philadelphia a primary target. In Charlotte, N.C., Jewish delegates to the Democratic National Convention attended a Jewish outreach strategy session that focused on seven states, including Pennsylvania. Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro, a convention...
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JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The Western Wall checked out fine in a test of its stability by engineers. The office of the rabbi of the Western Wall, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch, said there were no abnormal findings in Tuesday's test. The check was made less than two weeks before the start of the High Holidays, when hundreds of thousands of people visit...
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JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Egypt withdrew some 20 tanks from Sinai in response to Israel's security concerns, according to an unnamed Egyptian official. The official spoke Monday to The Associated Press about the withdrawal, which comes a month after Egyptian troops, including tanks and other hardware, entered the Sinai in order to combat terrorism emanating from the peninsula and directed at...
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JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the international community to set a "clear red line" for Iran. Netanyahu, in remarks to the Cabinet at its regular Sunday meeting, did not say what the red line should be. "The Iranians are using the talks with the major powers to gain time in order to advance their nuclear...
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