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2009-06-30 15:04:00

NEW YORK, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC has released a hard-hitting 5 minute film dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Entitled "No: The Real Obstacle to Peace," the film asserts that the main hurdle to peace in the region is not the issue of settlements or land or borders, but rather the idea that Jews have "no right to a state in a territory where they have lived throughout history." "As our new film makes clear, Prime Minister Netanyahu's offer for an equitable...

2009-06-04 09:52:00

NEW YORK, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Jewish Committee (AJC) warmly welcomed President Barack Obama's speech in Cairo today, which aimed at forging a new understanding between the United States and the Muslim world. While addressing a range of issues, President Obama underlined that the rejection of anti-Semitism and the legitimacy of Israel were not negotiable. "In the heart of a region where denial is routine -- denial of Israel's right to exist, denial of the...

2009-03-31 17:37:00

NEW YORK, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ronald S. Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress and Alan Solow, Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, today announced that "Delegations representing the World Jewish Congress and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations have been meeting together with ambassadors to the United Nations from Europe and elsewhere over the past weeks, in a concerted effort to jointly...

2009-03-13 13:02:00

NEW YORK, March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC today expressed regret that Professor John Mearsheimer, co-author with Professor Stephen Walt of The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, twice refused to debate AJC Executive Director David Harris on a CBS radio show. Mearsheimer and Harris appeared back-to-back on yesterday's Dom Giordano program on Philadelphia's WPHT 1210 AM to discuss Charles Freeman's withdrawal of his appointment as chair of the National Intelligence Council....

2008-10-07 21:00:23

By EHUD ZION WALDOKS What do environmentalists talk about on the bus during a mission to Israel? Shades of gray - whether lobbyists for companies are really the devil's spawn, or just people doing their job. Although environmentalists have a reputation for unequivocal opinions, in actuality they are among the best at appreciating the degrees of right and wrong and the political processes that are an integral part of life. Environmentalists are quick to champion a method, but also...

2008-08-04 15:00:41

By Tim Doran, Detroit Free Press Aug. 4--Originally published in the Detroit Free Press October 17, 2000 A Southfield engineer once suspected of leaking military information to Israeli accuses the United States government, in a federal lawsuit, of a "Naziesque" counterintelligence policy that targets Jews. David Tenenbaum, an Orthodox Jew who worked at the U.S. military's Warren tank facility, made the allegation in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. In it, Tenenbaum seeks more than $20...

2008-08-01 00:02:31

By The Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) - Facing burgeoning corruption allegations and plummeting popularity, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Wednesday he will resign in September, throwing Israel into political turmoil and heightening doubts about prospects for peace with the Palestinians and Syria.Olmert said he would not run in his party's primary election Sept. 17 and would step down afterward to allow his successor to form a government. But because of Israel's political system, he could...

2008-06-16 09:00:18

An Egyptian radio commentary by Hasan al-Ashmawi entitled: "Failure of Rice's tour, necessity of Arab action" on 16 June dealt with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's current visit to the Middle East. The radio said Rice's visit had not achieved anything tangible that could imply that the US administration had realized its promise to Arabs regarding the establishment of a Palestinian state by the end of 2008. "It was clear since the very beginning of Rice's arrival in the region that...

2006-08-10 15:32:55

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge refused on Thursday to dismiss charges accusing two former pro-Israeli lobbyists of violating the espionage law, clearing the way for a trial in a case involving classified defense information. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis rejected a bid by Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman, former American Israel Public Affairs Committee officials, to have charges against them dismissed. Rosen and Weissman are accused of conspiring with a former...

2006-03-20 10:43:43

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court rejected on Monday an appeal by Jonathan Pollard, a former Navy intelligence analyst convicted of spying for Israel, who had sought access to classified documents in his sentencing file. Without comment, the justices declined to review a U.S. appeals court ruling that federal courts lack jurisdiction to review claims for access to such documents for clemency petitions. Pollard, 51, was sentenced to life in prison in 1987. His lawyers...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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