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White House attempts to distance itself from Netanyahu slur

White House attempts to distance itself from Netanyahu slur

(JNS.org) The White House on Wednesday attempted to distance itself from comments by an anonymous senior U.S. official who called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “chickenshit.” “Certainly that’s not the administration’s view, and we think such comments are inappropriate and counter-productive,” Alistair Baskey, a spokesman for the National Security Council, said in a statement.(…)

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Welcome to our Five Women to Watch of 2014!

Welcome to our Five Women to Watch of 2014!

Every year, the Jewish Sound profiles five women in our community who are making a difference — whether it’s through business, the arts, Jewish community, social action, or the community at large. Oftentimes it’s a mix of all of these. What brings them together is their commitment to making our community, and our world, a(…)

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Marcie Maxwell: Making sure our kids get properly educated

Marcie Maxwell: Making sure our kids get properly educated

By Boris Kurbanov, Jewish Sound Correspondent Our state’s schoolchildren and their parents, whether they know it or not, are relying on Marcie Maxwell to deliver. One of Gov. Jay Inslee’s key officials responsible for ensuring the state Supreme Court’s landmark 2012 school-funding McCleary decision is adhered to and funded is Maxwell, who serves as the(…)

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Suzi LeVine: From Microsoft to the mountains: Our woman in Switzerland

Suzi LeVine: From Microsoft to the mountains: Our woman in Switzerland

By Diana Brement, Jewish Sound Columnist “This job leverages the amalgamation of all of the skills I’ve learned throughout my career and life,” says the Honorable Suzi LeVine, Seattle resident (on hiatus) and our country’s current ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Her varied job experience helped her earn this political appointment, notes Ambassador LeVine (say(…)

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Ilyse Wagner: Standing up to breast cancer

Ilyse Wagner: Standing up to breast cancer

By Diana Brement, Jewish Sound Columnist “I don’t get worked up over things,” says Ilyse Wagner about having had breast cancer. “The whole experience…really changed who I am and how I look at things.” She adds, “it’s not because I looked death in the eye,” as she was fortunate to have early diagnosis and treatment.(…)

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Leah Warshawski: An unexpected dive into the film industry

Leah Warshawski: An unexpected dive into the film industry

By Dikla Tuchman, Jewish Sound Correspondent Leah Warshawski did not come upon her career in what might be called a conventional sense: Instead, she stumbled into filmmaking while studying in Hawaii while translating Japanese for tourists on a boat. “I never thought I’d make films or want to make films, but loved working outside,” says(…)

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Federation building sold

Federation building sold

By Joel Magalnick, Editor, The Jewish Sound On Oct. 22, the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle completed the sale of its headquarters in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood to local developer Martin Selig. The $8.45 million sale is part of a three-building package on the block of Third Ave. between Lenora and Virginia streets. The proceeds of(…)

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What is the ethical responsibility of Jewish power?

What is the ethical responsibility of Jewish power?

Emily K. Alhadeff, Associate Editor, The Jewish Sound A few hours before my call with Peter Beinart, an East Jerusalem man drove into a crowd of people at a Jerusalem light rail station, killing a three-month-old baby. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas of inciting violence, riots started to break out(…)

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Netanyahu slams Abbas over deadly rail attack in Jerusalem

Netanyahu slams Abbas over deadly rail attack in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for the light rail attack in Jerusalem that killed a 3-month-old girl. The Prime Minister’s Office spokesman, Ofir Gendelman, on his official Twitter feed identified the driver of the car that crashed Wednesday into the Ammunition Hill station in northern Jerusalem(…)

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