Opponents of a University of Texas student government divestment resolution that was handily defeated gave credit to a letter from area alumni.
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko criticized a Jewish regional governor for not keeping the country’s Jewish population “under control.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed up his first partners on Wednesday for a new coalition government, a lawmaker and spokeswoman said, putting him on course to lead a heavily right-leaning cabinet.
Jean Nidetch, the 91-year-old co-founder of Weight Watchers died early this morning in her Fort Lauderdale, Florida home.
Wong’s strong reputation for quality microbiological testing and their personal connections with many of the state’s leading marijuana producers — many of whom happen to be Jews.
A fired Al Jazeera America employee is suing the network alleging a hostile work environment that included “discriminatory, anti-Semitic and anti-American remarks.”
Trekkers stranded by an avalanche in Nepal, many of them from Israel, fought for food and for places on rescue helicopters after being denied shelter by locals in the aftermath of an earthquake that killed more than 5,000 people.
(JTA) — The Student Senate at Earlham College, a liberal arts school in Indiana, passed an Israel divestment resolution.
(JTA) — During a ceremony announcing the winners of the Genesis Generation Challenge, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wanted to set aside any confusion: “No, the [Genesis Prize] award will not go only to a ruggedly handsome international heartthrob named Michael,” he jested. Bloomberg last year won the inaugural $1 million prize, bestowed by the Genesis Prize Foundation for “engagement and dedication to the Jewish community and/or the State of Israel.” This year’s prize went to another Michael, the movie star Michael Douglas.
Jewish communities will mark the first anniversary of the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens by Palestinian terrorists with a Unity Day.
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