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CUNY Trustee: Kushner Must Renounce Israel Statements To Receive Degree

By Shlomo Shamir and Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz)

Jeffrey Wiesenfeld, a CUNY trustee, told Haaretz that if playwright Tony Kushner was willing to come before the board of trustees and renounce his statements accusing Israel of ethnic cleansing and denouncing it existence, he would be willing to vote to award the playwright as with an honorary degree as planned.Read More


Report: In Final Tape, Bin Laden Warned U.S. About Security of Palestine

By Haaretz Service

An Islamist website said that Osama bin Laden warned the United States they would not be secure until Palestine is secure, AFP news agency reported on Sunday.Read More


Tom Cruise Honored by Wiesenthal Center

By JTA

Wiesenthal Center honored actor and producer Tom Cruise with its Humanitarian Award.Read More


Kabbalah Centre Faces Federal Probe

By JTA

The Los Angeles-based Kabbalah Centre is under investigation by the Internal Revenue Service’s criminal division.Read More


Koch to CUNY: Fire Trustee Who Attacked Kushner

By JTA

Ed Koch called for the City University of New York to terminate its relationship with a trustee who engineered the denial of an honorary degree to Tony Kushner because of the playwright’s criticism of Israel.Read More


Israel's Chief Rabbinate Agrees To Recognize All Orthodox Conversions

By JTA

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate has agreed to recognize all official Jewish conversions undertaken in the country, which are all Orthodox, JTA has learned.Read More


CUNY Nixes Tony Kushner's Honorary Degree Over Israel Statements

By JTA

The City University of New York has voted not to honor playwright Tony Kushner with an honorary degree at its commencement after a board member objected, citing the Pulitzer Prize winner’s statements on Israel.Read More


Hamas, Fatah Formally Sign Unity Pact

By JTA

Palestinian rival factions Fatah and Hamas in a formal ceremony signed a unity agreement, repairing a four-year rift.Read More


Prison Sentence Postponed for Former Israeli President Katzav

By JTA

Israel’s Supreme Court has postponed the date former President Moshe Katsav will begin serving his prison sentence on rape and sexual assault convictions.Read More


U.S. Slams Hamas Condemnation of Bin Laden Killing

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz)

U.S. State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner slammed comments on Monday made by a Hamas leader who criticized the U.S. for killing ‘holy warrior’ Osama bin Laden.Read More


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