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Journalistic Jewish geography

During the International Jewish Media Summit in Jerusalem last December, Arizona Jewish Life Contributing Editor Leni Reiss took advantage of the opportunity to ask several colleagues to briefly describe their publications. Their responses follow: “My material is distributed to every member of the American Jewish and foreign press. I have been reaching out for 29…

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BDS onslaught drives Milan Chatterjee to activism

The son of immigrants from India, Milan Chatterjee grew up deeply immersed in Indian and Hindu culture. Though he became president of the UCLA Graduate Students Association, he was apolitical. So when he was targeted by supporters of the Boycott, Divest, Sanction movement, he was very surprised but assumed the university would deal with it….

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Shared Vision, Shared Values at the IAC conference

Arizona Jewish Life Publisher Cindy Saltzman was among the 2,100 activists and leaders who descended on Washington, DC, Sept. 24-26 for the Israeli-America Council’s sold out national conference. Israeli and Jewish Americans gathered for three energizing days of inspiring lectures, workshops, panels and activities presented by 180 thought leaders from across the nation, Israel and…

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University of Arizona hosting Modern Israel Conference

The Second Annual Modern Israel Conference will be held Dec. 4-5 at The University of Arizona. The title for this year’s conference is Balancing Unity and Diversity – Israel’s Changing Society and Politics. Guest speakers slated for Sunday, Dec. 4 include the following professors: Dan Ben-David (Tel Aviv University), Aomar Boum (UCLA) and Elie Rekhess…

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IAC National Conference Highlights

Senator Charles Schumer, at IAC National Conference: “U.S. should never use the UN as a forum to put pressure on Israel.” On Sept. 25, Senator Charles Schumer addressed 2,100 activists and leaders at the Israeli-American Council’s National Conference with strong words in support of the U.S.-Israel relationship. “The U.S. must always come to the aid…

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KNOWING BRCA STATUS CAN BE LIFE-SAVING

JERUSALEM – Leading international breast cancer researchers attending a Soroka Medical Center and Israel Healthcare Foundation symposium addressing the question: “Should Ashkenazi Jews or even the general population be tested routinely for inherited predisposition to breast cancer?” concluded that the current testing model focusing on family history isn’t working and that data shows that half…

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