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BY Marc Shapiro
September 12, 2014

Residents of Green Meadow Way in northwest Baltimore may get a glimpse of President Barack Obama Friday afternoon as he heads to a fundraiser at the home of Howard Friedman. “The secret service, or people who look like secret service, have been here since Sunday,” said Josh Hurewitz. “They’ve been driving back and forth.” He CONTINUE »

September 11, 2014

President Barack Obama will be in Baltimore on Friday, Sept. 12. According to an invitation obtained by jpupdates.com, the president will attend a reception and dinner at the home of Howard Friedman, along with U.S. Senators Michael Bennet, Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin. The event is a fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, according CONTINUE »

Using seismic vibrations, Israeli tech firm aims to detect Gaza tunnels
BY Ben Sales/JTA
September 11, 2014

OR YEHUDA, Israel — Something that looks like a can of soda could be Israel’s high-tech answer to the network of tunnels that Hamas has created under the Gaza border. A sensor known as a geophone can detect underground movement based on the sound generated by the movement, the Israeli defense firm manufacturing the device CONTINUE »

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BY Marc Shapiro
September 11, 2014

Baltimore native and documentary filmmaker Matthew VanDyke knew Steven Sotloff wasn’t like other journalists. His love for the Middle East region and the time he took to learn Arabic and get to know the culture gave his coverage a deeper perspective, VanDyke said. He pointed to Sotloff’s work on the Benghazi attack in 2012. “He CONTINUE »

Kerry meets with Jewish leaders to discuss anti-Semitism
BY Dmitriy Shapiro
September 11, 2014

Concerned about growing anti-Semitic rhetoric, vandalism and violence plaguing Europe and the rest of the world in recent months, leaders from Jewish organizations in the United States and Europe met with State Department officials and Secretary of State John Kerry on Sept. 2 for an off-the-record roundtable discussion on how to combat this growing international CONTINUE »