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For Ukrainian Jews, far-right’s electoral defeat is proof that Putin lied
BY Cnaan Liphshiz/JTA
June 5, 2014

To many of his voters, President-elect Petro Poroshenko represented hope for fixing Ukraine’s ailing economy because of the billionaire candy company founder’s success in business. Others believed that Poroshenko, who won 54 percent of the vote in last week’s presidential race, was the best candidate for negotiating an end to hostilities with Russia and Russian-backed CONTINUE »

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U.S. ready to work with new Palestinian government, but …
BY Suzanne Pollak
June 5, 2014

The United States intends to work with the new Palestinian unity government and will continue to disburse aid to the Palestinian Authority, the State Department said. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said June 2 that the U.S. “will be judging this government by its actions. Based on what we know now, we intend to work CONTINUE »

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How the county executive and big money developers are trying to influence the election
BY Marc Shapiro
June 5, 2014

Paula Hollinger hasn’t held an elected office since 2007, when she left the Maryland State Senate after an attempted run for U.S. Congress. After nearly three decades in the Maryland General Assembly, having first been elected as a delegate in 1979, she opted not to return to her state senate seat. “Twenty-eight years was a CONTINUE »

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With new Indian leader Modi, Israel sees brighter horizon in the East
BY Sean Savage/JNS.org
June 5, 2014

With a focus on Hindu nationalism and pro-market policies, newly elected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promises to propel the country in a new direction. India and Israel have enjoyed increasingly close military and economic cooperation over the past two decades, and Modi also brings strong personal and business ties with Israel dating to his CONTINUE »

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BY Robert Gluck/JNS.org
June 5, 2014

Is the age-old trend of Jews retiring to South Florida on the decline? It depends how you look at the numbers, according to demographer Dr. Ira Sheskin. “Even though the percentage coming to Florida may be down, the number coming is probably not decreasing, and it’s not going to decrease,” Sheskin, a member of the CONTINUE »