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UN Racism Conference Starts Today–Ahmadinejad Accuses Israel of Genocide

14:41 20 April in Latest, Politics
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By Benjamin Schuman-Stoler [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="322" caption="European delegates walk out during Ahmadinejad's speech (via JTA)"][/caption] Well, it's not as if the United Nations Durban II conference against racism was ever going to avoid controversy. The primary storyline going into the conference was the contentious--if not by any...

Waxman and Cohen Move Up: US Congress Jewish Update

11:22 21 November in Latest, Politics
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By Benjamin Schuman-Stoler [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1wse5_MeT8] In the aftermath of the election and an entirely new incoming administration, the Republican and Democratic parties have shuffled their rosters to prepare for the next Congress. As a result, some Jewish members have been promoted and now hold top positions. This week, representatives...