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Campus Debates on Israel Drive a Wedge Between Jews and Minorities
by Jennifer Medina and Tamar Lewin in The New York Times
The debates can stretch from dusk to dawn, punctuated by tearful speeches and forceful shouting matches, with accusations of racism, colonialism and anti-Semitism. At dozens of college campuses across the country, student government councils are embracing resolutions calling on their administrations to divest from companies that enable what they see as Israel's mistreatment of Palestinians. Read full story
Nuclear deal could help Iran fund cyber war
by Cory Bennett in The Hill
A diplomatic deal with Iran to limit its nuclear program could inadvertently jumpstart the country's cyber warfare efforts. Experts say Tehran might use the economic sanctions relief from the nuclear pact to buttress its growing cyber program, which has already infiltrated critical networks in over a dozen countries, including the U.S. Read full story
Is It Time for the Jews to Leave Europe?
by Jeffrey Goldberg in The Atlantic
For half a century, memories of the Holocaust limited anti-Semitism on the Continent. That period has ended—the recent fatal attacks in Paris and Copenhagen are merely the latest examples of rising violence against Jews. Renewed vitriol among
Are Republicans dropping battle to repeal Affordable Care Act?
by Noam M. Levy in The Los Angeles Times
After five years and more than 50 votes in Congress, the Republican campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act is essentially over. Republican congressional leaders, unable to roll back the law while President Barack Obama remains in office and unwilling to again threaten a government shutdown to pressure him, are focused on other issues, including trade and tax reform. Read full story
Study: Over half of U.S. Jewish college students have encountered anti-Semitism
More than half of current American Jewish college students have personally witnessed or experienced an anti-Semitic incident, according to a new study. Read full story
In Iran nuclear deal, there's no room for compromise
Op-ed in Detroit Free Press by JCRC President Dr. Richard Krugel:
A nuclear-capable Iran would be a grave threat to the security of the U.S. and our allies, and would further destabilize the Middle East and South Asia. The effort to prevent a state sponsor of terrorism from nearing this capability is of the gravest importance. Read full story
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