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Madoff Victims Get $312 Million Restitution


Victims of Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff are beginning to receive restitutions, according to The New York Times.Read More

Feds Probe Alleged Discrimination at Columbia


The U.S. Department of Education is investigating Columbia University for allegedly discriminating against a Jewish student.Read More

Panetta Fails To Win Release of Suspected Spy in Egypt


U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta left Egypt without Ilan Grapel, the dual U.S.-Israeli citizen being held in Egypt on spying charges.Read More

California Day School Raises $1 Million To Match Gift


The Oakland Hebrew Day School in California has raised $1 million in 10 months to match a grant from an anonymous donor.Read More

Orchestra Drops Concert Featuring Female Singer

By Haaretz

Bowing to pressure from religious subscribers, the Ashdod-based Israel Andalusian Orchestra has removed a concert from its subscription series featuring a female singer.Read More

Diplomat Fired for Leaking Sensitive Information

By Haaretz

The Deputy Chief of Mission of the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., Dan Arbell, was recently relieved of his duties by Foreign Ministry Director General Rafael Barak, after Arbell admitted he had leaked sensitive information to the press.Read More

Israeli Chemist Wins Nobel Prize

By Haaretz

Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman has been named as the winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in chemistry, the award panel for the prestigious prize announced Wednesday. He was awarded the prize for his discovery of patterns in atoms called quasicrystals, a chemical structure that researchers previously thought was impossible.Read More

Jewish Scientists Win Nobel for Medicine


The Nobel Prize for medicine reportedly was awarded to two Jewish scientists, Ralph Steinman and Bruce Beutler.Read More

Anti-Semitic Incidents Rise in U.S.


The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States increased for the first time since 2004, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s annual audit.Read More

Supreme Court Won't Hear Holocaust Appeal


The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by the descendants of Jews deported during World War II who want to sue a French railway in American courts.Read More

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