A Jewish student group at Columbia University canceled its sponsorship of a talk by a top Gaza-based United Nations official after facing pressure from the campus Hillel.
Israeli activists pushing for revenues from newly discovered offshore energy deposits to be spent on social needs have won a significant victory. A state-appointed committee is recommending that the Israeli government more than double its share of any profits from the country’s energy finds.
The espionage case against two senior officials of the pro-Israel lobby in Washington was dropped last year. But it has not been forgotten, and it’s now threatening to draw the lobby into new depths of mudslinging.25
Barbra Streisand had come to Philadelphia for a November 13 gala, marking the opening of the new National Museum of American Jewish History on Philadelphia’s Independence Mall. The songstress was among the 18 Jews selected for the museum’s “Only in America” hall of fame. She was modest in that role — standing in a spotlight at her table and smiling to the 1,500-plus celebrating donors.4
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