Presidents Conference Eases Membership Rules After J Street Flap

The Jewish community’s umbrella organization is about to undergo structural changes following complaints by members that in its current makeup fails to fully represent the community.


John Kerry To Give (Belated) 'Big Hug' to Paris

Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday his visit to France was to give a “big hug” to Paris after the deadly attack by Islamist gunmen on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

Roman Polanski Hopes To Avoid Extradition From Poland for 1977 Sex Conviction

Filmmaker Roman Polanski said on Thursday he did not expect Poland would comply with a request to extradite him to the United States over a 1977 child sex-crime conviction.

Angela Merkel Vows To Protect Germany's Muslims — and Jews

Chancellor Angela Merkel promised on Thursday to protect Jews and Muslims living in Germany from prejudice, saying vibrant democracy was the best way to combat the sort of extremist violence that shook France last week.

Rand Paul Makes Headway in Longshot Bid To Win Jewish Support

Rand Paul is trying reach out to Jewish voters as he presses his yet-to-be-announced 2016 Republican presidential run. And he’s making some small but surprising breakthroughs.

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