Israel's Virulent Housing Bias Runs Deep — and It's Not Only Aimed at Arabs

The town of Afula is the latest battleground over segregated housing in Israel. Illegal discrimination runs deep in the Jewish state — and not just against Arabs.


Rahm Emanuel To Return From Cuba as Chicago Cop Woes Prompt Resignation Cries

Pressure mounted on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign on Monday after police shot and killed two black citizens over the weekend, putting further scrutiny on the nation’s third-largest police force which is already under federal investigation over its use of deadly force.

Barry Freundel’s Synagogue Still Haunted by Mikveh Peeping Scandal

(JTA) - Though it’s been more than a year since Rabbi Barry Freundel was hauled away in handcuffs for installing secret cameras at his synagogue’s mikvah, his crime still casts a shadow over his longtime Orthodox congregation, Kesher Israel.

In Chicago, Two Activist Davids Puncture Goliath’s Blue Shield

The Forward reveals how two Jewish men — a civil rights lawyer and an activist — led the uphill battle to get the shocking police video of the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald made public.


Father of Jewish Arson Suspect Claims Son Only Confessed Due to Israeli Torture

The father of Elisha Odess, the American-Israeli Jewish teen held by Israel’s internal security service, says his son is innocent and that he confessed to terrorism under torture.

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