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Anti-Israel text in Newton, Mass., public schools draws protest
BY Jacob Kamaras JNS.org
July 2, 2014

An anti-Israel text that school officials and some Jewish organizations say was removed from a Boston suburb’s public school curriculum during the 2011-12 academic year was being distributed to students longer than the aforementioned parties let on, new research shows. Furthermore, references to the controversial text remain on a website that is routinely visited by CONTINUE »

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Jewish participants make their presence felt at Faith & Freedom Coalition Conference
BY Dmitriy Shapiro
June 26, 2014

Religious freedom, family values, fiscal policy and Israel were the primary drivers of discussion, as faith activists and Republican politicians gathered in Washington last weekend for the Road to Majority 2014 Conference put on by the conservative Faith and Freedom Coalition. Despite the group’s reputation as mostly evangelical, Jewish speakers, pundits and issues were prominent CONTINUE »

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Are these GOP Jews on the way up?
BY Dmitriy Shapiro
June 19, 2014

With House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s stunning loss last week, the highest-ranking Jewish Republican politician has suddenly been kicked from power. But Cantor’s rise was almost as improbably swift. Elected in 2000 to represent Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, he was appointed chief deputy whip after only one term. When Republicans regained control of the House CONTINUE »

The facts on campus safety
BY Simone Ellin
June 12, 2014

In recent months, national outrage over violence on and around America’s college campuses has reached a fever pitch. Whether it’s gun control versus Second Amendment rights, the rights of the mentally ill versus the safety of the public or the culture’s treatment of women, violent episodes on college campuses have dominated the news. Robin Hattersley CONTINUE »

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Jews get ‘Ready for Hillary’
BY Dmitriy Shapiro
June 12, 2014

As Hillary Rodham Clinton jets around the country promoting her memoir “Hard Choices” released this week, a group of prominent Jewish political players has placed bets on the former secretary of state in advance of her possible run for the presidency. The group, Jewish Americans Ready for Hillary, was announced June 3 as a vehicle CONTINUE »