Volume 3, Number 215
"There's a Jewish story everywhere"


Tuesday-Wednesday, December 8-9, 2009

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United States of America

AJCongress opposes requiring foreign officials to testify in U.S. courts

Middle East


Conference of Presidents urges EU to defeat Sweden's Jerusalem proposal

IAEA governing board’s censure of Iran a historic victory for Israel ... by Bruce S. Ticker

Israel-bashers hold a double standard on rights abuses ... by Ronald S. Lauder of the World Jewish Congress

A comparison of U.S. and Israel
-- and their democracies ... by Ira Sharkansky in Jerusalem

Conference of Presidents urges quick passage of Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act

Iran’s nuclear chief Salehi wants 20 new enrichment facilities

Iran says Switzerland will face ‘consequences’ for minaret vote

Arab World

ADL: Egypt's leaders have blind spot for anti-Semitism

Around the Globe

Anti-Semitism increasing in Europe, especially in Poland and Hungary, study finds

Afghanistan may notch the American empire on its belt of failed conquerors ... by Ira Sharkansky in Jerusalem

Formulating the Afghan mission, Part I ... by Shoshana Bryen in Washington D.C.


New book tells Turkey's role saving Jews from Shoah

The Jews Down Under ... Roundup of Australian Jewish news by Garry Fabian

-Victorian church newspaper accused of bias
-Milestones for progressive congregations
-Jewish bodybuilder showsw winning form
-Spike in the number of anti-Jewish incidents
-Government funding for school chaplains
-Local shopping centre to light up for Chanukah
-Prime minister and Opposition leader attend leadership forum
-Community leaders honour Doc Evatt
-Anti-Israel protesters try to disrupt function
-JCCV supports new anti-discrimination laws

Links to Writers' Blogs Around the World

The American public's incredibly strong support for Israel ... by Barry Rubin in Herzliya (link to Rubin Reports)

San Diego County

Jewish Grapevine of San Diego County

JFS College Avenue Older Adult Center tells January activities

Chabad plans pre-Chanukah party at SDSU Dec. 10

Chabad of University City sponsors UTC Chanukah party Dec. 13

Noah Hadas speaker Dec. 16 at CBI Men's Club

Adventures in San Diego Jewish History -- January 22, 1954, Part II ... compiled by Gail Umeham

Can a Nation Live by Hate? (Editorial)
Sanity, Sex and Songs (Editorial)
Entire Community Joins in Installation
Pioneer Women
T.I. Men’s Club Hold Costume Dance February 13th
 “The Christians’ Indebtedness to the Jews”
Tifereth Israel Sisterhood Second Annual Family Dinner
Temple Beth Israel Holds Annual Dinner

Local-Writer Links to Other Publications

Review of The Messenger ... by Rabbi Ben Kamin .. link to Examiner.com

Tina Bernard Eshel believes Sesame Street teaches the wrong sexual lessons ... link to the Examiner.com


The animal world in the eyes of a 2-year-old.
.. by Donald H. Harrison in San Diego

Momila, though gone, continues to wield her influence over us... by Jeanette Katsir in Woodland Hills, California


Salita taken out in seventy-six seconds by the mighty Khan by Joey Seymour in San Clemente, California

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