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Disability advocates slam officials’ use of ‘Aspergery’ to describe Netanyahu
BY Dmitriy Shapiro
October 30, 2014

As fallout from anonymous Obama administration officials’ insults toward Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues, advocates for people with disabilities are calling on the White House to issue a separate apology for officials’ reported use of the word “Aspergery” in their description of the Israeli Prime Minister. Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, CEO of RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization CONTINUE »

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Tight Senate race in Georgia garners national and Jewish communal attention
BY Dmitriy Shapiro
October 29, 2014

As Republicans look poised to take control of the U.S. Senate after Nov-ember’s midterm elections, Senate races in a couple of states have tightened, with both political parties redirecting their funds toward key toss-up races before Election Day. In Georgia, a state with a sizable Jewish voter block, the race to fill the open seat CONTINUE »

Compiled from JNS.org
October 29, 2014

Conflict Kitchen, a Pittsburgh snack bar that sells sandwiches wrapped in paper printed with pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel slogans, received a $50,000 grant from a foundation run by Secretary of State John Kerry’s wife, the Washington Free Beacon reported. The wrappers bearing the anti-Israel slogans also indicate that the take-out restaurant is supported in part by CONTINUE »

Compiled from JNS.org
October 29, 2014

Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar spoke out against unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state. “The Palestinian state does not exist yet and the Gaza Strip is still controlled by Hamas, but many nations are already moving to recognize it,” he said. “The Swedish government announced it would recognize Palestine, the British Parliament voted CONTINUE »

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Israelis grow hungry for vegan diet
BY Ben Sales/JTA
October 29, 2014

TEL AVIV — The music pounded, the liquor flowed, dancers filled the floor and khinkali meat dumplings and kababi skewers — staples of traditional Georgian cuisines — sat on almost every table. That was back in February, before Nana Shrier, the owner of the hip Tel Aviv bar and restaurant Nanuchka, saw a television news CONTINUE »