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Does nation really want a Palestinian state?
BY Sean Savage/JNS.org
February 6, 2014

The U.S.-brokered Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiations have yet to yield any tangible results. Serious disagreements remain over key issues such as borders, refugees, security and the status of Jerusalem. Recently, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid a surprise visit to Jordan’s King Abdullah II to discuss these issues. While Jordan officially supports a two-state solution, Jordan’s CONTINUE »

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BY Dmitriy Shapiro
February 6, 2014

Moments after President Barack Obama finished his State of the Union address last week, members of Congress were already picking apart the speech. Some, such as Tea Party favorite Rep. Steve King, thought the president was less antagonistic to congressional Republicans than in previous speeches. But “he could have pulled all of the Obamacare out CONTINUE »

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BY Dmitriy Shapiro
February 6, 2014

Efforts to keep a significant collection of artifacts seized from Iraq’s Jewish community by Saddam Hussein from being returned to the Gulf nation by the United States may be picking up steam on Capitol Hill. With just months to go before a June deadline mandates the return of the religious archive, Sens. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), CONTINUE »

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Synagogue in London will commemorate 50th anniversary of the trust that refurbished, redistributed the historic scrolls all over the world
BY Marc Shapiro
February 6, 2014

On Thursday, Feb. 6, Paula Farbman boarded a plane to London with a treasure sitting on her lap. Inside a zipped clothing travel bag and encased in bubble wrap was a Torah scroll that dated to the 1700s and was used in a small Czech town that was decimated by the Holocaust. The scroll is CONTINUE »

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ASA’s Academic Boycott of Israel Surfaces at Budget and Taxation Hearing in Annapolis.
BY Melissa Gerr
February 6, 2014

Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Greg Simmons, vice president, testified at a hearing of the budget and taxation subcommittee on education in Annapolis. The testimony, which was met with general praise, included plans of innovative course redesign, use of data analytics and collaboration with educational institutions. Most CONTINUE »