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Homeland Security Bill Includes $13M in 'Jewish Earmarks'

By JTA

Funding for the Department of Homeland Security passed by Congress Tuesday includes $13 million for security at religious and other nonprofit institutions.Read More


10 Democrats Put Brakes on Iran Bill Fast Track

By JTA

Ten senators who caucus with Democrats are objecting to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plan to bring the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 directly to the Senate floor for a vote, thereby bypassing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.Read More


Iran Says 'Very Close' to Reaching Nuclear Deal

By Reuters

Iran’s foreign minister said in a U.S. television interview on Wednesday that he believed “we are very close,” to a nuclear arms deal with Western powers, but cautioned there were details that needed to be worked out.Read More


Lincoln Center To Rename Hall for David Geffen

By Ellen Wolfhorst

New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts will rename its Avery Fisher Hall for music mogul David Geffen, who has made a $100 million gift to help with its renovation, officials said on Wednesday.Read More


Argentina President Trashes 'Illogical' Alberto Nisman Complaint on Terror Cover-Up

By JTA

Argentina’s president published an advertisement in eight major newspapers discrediting AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s allegations against the government.Read More


Jerusalem Old City Ad Campaign Banned by Britain

By JTA

Britain’s advertising watchdog has banned an Israeli government tourism ad for showing the Old City of Jerusalem.Read More


21 Lost Latvia Synagogues Recreated as Scale Models

By Jonathan Saul

Decades after their destruction by the Nazis, Latvia’s lost synagogues have been recreated in detailed model form as part of efforts to recapture and document the once-rich Jewish life in the Baltic country.Read More


John Kerry Says Demanding Iran 'Capitulation' Is Useless

By Reuters

Simply demanding Iran’s capitulation is no way to get a nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday as he wrapped up three days of talks with a veiled dig at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Read More


John Kerry Says Demanding Iran 'Capitulation' Is Useless

By Reuters

Simply demanding Iran’s capitulation is no way to get a nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday as he wrapped up three days of talks with a veiled dig at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Read More


Argentina Warned To Keep Investigating Terror Bombings Aimed at Jews

By JTA

Israel told Argentina’s president that her country is responsible for investigating a 1992 attack on its embassy in Buenos Aires.Read More


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