Lies, silence surround flouting of Poland’s kosher slaughter ban
BY Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
March 6, 2014

After a Polish court tossed out a government regulation permitting kos-her slaughter in 2012, Poland’s $500 million ritual slaughter industry was expected to be brought to its knees. Evidence shows, however, that not only was kosher slaughter still being performed in Poland as recently as this month, but also that kosher meat producers had help CONTINUE »

Israel Law Center threatens international organization with legal action
BY Dmitriy Shapiro
March 6, 2014

An Israeli organization is mulling over taking a legal fight against Oxfam International to the global aid conglomerate’s donors, cutting off a source of funds it says is ending up in the hands of people allied with terror groups. “We are thinking of alerting the foundations that fund Oxfam,” Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, director and founder of CONTINUE »

Annual AIPAC conference focuses on specter of nuclear-armed Islamic republic
BY David Holzel
March 6, 2014

The world may have been absorbed Sunday morning by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but inside the Washington Convention Center, the country on everyone’s mind was Iran. From speakers and panelists, in crowded meeting rooms and an arena-sized hall, the reported 14,000 Israel supporters attending the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s three-day annual policy conference CONTINUE »

Students, adult leaders rally behind Israel in Washington
BY Marc Shapiro
March 6, 2014

When he took the dais Monday morning to kick off that day’s installment of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual policy conference, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) spoke with urgency about the tumultuous situation in the Middle East, the importance of Israel on the world stage and the threat of a nuclear Iran. The message CONTINUE »

Maryland’s Public Service Commission passes opt-out penalty as legislators call for deeper explanation, consumer protection
BY Marc Shapiro
March 6, 2014

Maryland residents who wish to opt out of new wireless electric meters will pay to keep the current analog meters. The Maryland Public Service Commission established one-time upfront and monthly fees for customers of BGE, Pepco, DPL and SMECO who don’t want to have smart meters installed on their properties. The upfront fees can be CONTINUE »