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Warren, in rare Israel foray, defends Iron Dome funding

JTA

4 days ago

Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) defended increased funding for Israel's Iron Dome (credit: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau via Wikimedia Commons)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) vigorously defended her vote for increased funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile-interception system.

“America has a very special relationship with... read full article

  • Appeals court hears claims in Adelson v. NJDC lawsuit

    JTA

    4 days ago

    A federal appeals court heard arguments in a bid by casino magnate Sheldon Adelson to reinstate a defamation lawsuit against the National Jewish Democratic Council and two of its formal principals.

    Arguments in the 2nd Circuit on Thursday focused on whether a hyperlink in an...

  • Obama says has requested military options for Islamic State

    Reuters

    5 days ago

    President Barack Obama said on Thursday he has asked officials to prepare a range of U.S. military options for confronting Islamic State militants in Syria but said his strategy is still being developed.

    At a news conference, Obama cautioned against speculation that he was on the...

  • Arab-Israeli killer in Michigan prison seeking deportation to Israel

    by JTA

    6 days ago

    An Arab-Israeli immigrant to the United States who is serving a life sentence for murder has sued the U.S. government in a bid to be deported to Israel.

    Elias Abuelazam, 37, a Christian Arab from Ramla, filed a lawsuit earlier this month in a Michigan federal court saying he...

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  • American man suspected of fighting with Islamic State is killed

    Reuters

    1 week ago

    An American man suspected of fighting with Islamic State militants operating in Iraq and Syria has been killed in the region, a U.S. security official said on Monday.

    The official, who asked not to be identified, told Reuters that the FBI was investigating the death of...

  • Employer-managed retirement funds ruled ineligible for Madoff restitution

    JTA

    1 week ago

    Individuals who lost money from employer-managed retirement funds invested with Bernard Madoff are not eligible to receive money from the liquidation of the Ponzi schemer’s firm.

    U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Stuart Bernstein ruled Friday that only direct customers of Madoff are...

  • ‘ISIS’ condo in West Palm Beach to change name

    by Reuters

    1 week ago

    An unfortunately named luxury condo development being built in south Florida called ISIS Downtown, recalling the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, has changed its title to a less controversial moniker.

    The West Palm Beach complex’s name was chosen long before ISIS...

  • Jewish couple attacked in NYC, apparently by Palestinian supporters

    JTA

    1 week ago

    A Jewish married couple were verbally and physically attacked in New York City by assailants yelling anti-Jewish statements.

    On Monday evening, a gang pulled up in two cars and several motorcycles and surrounded the couple on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the New York Post ...

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