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Onetime Jewish Jail Chaplain Accused of Housing Fraud

By Forward Staff

A New York CIty jail chaplain who was fired for organizing bar mitzvah bashes behind bars is now accused of abusing federal housing subsidies.Read More


Looted Painting Returned to Jewish Owners

By JTA

A painting sold under duress by its Jewish owners during World War II was restituted to his heirs.Read More


Palestinians Buy Riot Gear as Statehood Bid Approaches

By Haaretz

Israel has given approval for the Palestinian Authority to equip its security forces with riot-control gear, such as tear gas grenades and rubber bullets.Read More


Israel Evacuates Embassy in Jordan as Protest Looms

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman ordered the early evacuation of Israel’s embassy in Jordan on Wednesday, over fears of violent anti-Israel protests similar to those which erupted in Cairo last week.Read More


Presbyterians Push for Israel Divestment

By JTA

A committee within the Presbyterian Church USA has reopened controversy by recommending that the church divest from three companies doing business with Israel.Read More


'Jewish Or Not?' iPhone App Under Fire

By JTA

A made-in-France iPhone app called “Jewish or Not Jewish?” is under fire for stigmatizing Jews.Read More


Palestinian Says No Jewish Minority in Future State

By Haaretz

The future independent Palestinian state will not include a Jewish minority, a top Palestinian official told USA Today on Wednesday, adding that it was in the best interest of both peoples to “be separated.”Read More


Federations Unhappy With Obama Tax-Deduct Plan

By JTA

The Jewish Federations of North America criticized how President Obama proposes funding his jobs bill, although it has praised other elements of the bill.Read More


Palestinian Gets Life for Killing Jewish Family

By JTA

A Palestinian man has been sentenced to five consecutive life sentences for the murder of five members of the Fogel family.Read More


Engel Lobbies American States To Oppose Palestinian Statehood

By JTA

Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), the senior Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives Western Hemisphere subcommittee, is lobbying countries to vote against Palestinian statehood recognition in the United Nations.Read More


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