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North American Immigration to Israel Rises by 7%

By JTA

Immigration to Israel from North America rose 7 percent in 2014 over the previous year to 3,762 olim from the United States and Canada, according to Nefesh B’Nefesh.Read More


Holocaust Researchers Use Imaging to Find Mass Graves

By JTA

An international team of researchers launched a study of Holocaust-era killing sites in the Kremenets region in western Ukraine.Read More


Harvard Stops Buying SodaStream Amid Protests

By JTA

Harvard University Dining Service has halted purchases of SodaStream equipment, after Palestinian students and their supporters protested.Read More


Australia Menorah-Lighting Scrapped After Sydney Terror Drama

By JTA

The public Hanukkah candle lighting at Sydney’s Martin Place was canceled for the first time in 30 years following the terror attack that killed two Australians.Read More


French Immigration to Israel Soars to All-Time High

By JTA

Jewish immigration from France to Israel reached an all-time record of 6,655 newcomers, in the first 11 months of 2014.Read More


Israel Dismisses U.N. Push for End to Occupation of Palestinian Lands as 'Gimmick'

By Reuters

Israel’s foreign minister on Thursday described as a gimmick a Palestinian-proposed U.N. Security Council draft resolution that calls for a peace deal within a year and an end to the occupation of Palestinian territories by the end of 2017.Read More


Jordan Submits 'Palestine' Plan to Security Council

By Reuters

Jordan formally submitted to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday a draft resolution calling for peace between Israel and the Palestinians within one year that “fulfills the vision of two independent democratic and prosperous states.”Read More


Hillary Clinton Cheers Release of Alan Gross

By Reuters

Former U.S. Secretary of State and potential presidential contender Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday she supported President Barack Obama’s move to establish diplomatic ties with Cuba after more than 50 years of hostile relations.Read More


Dieudonne Wants Meeting With French Jewish Leaders

By JTA

French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala, who has multiple convictions for inciting racial hatred against Jews, wants to meet with representatives of France’s Jewish community.Read More


European Parliament Passes 'Palestine' Statehood Bill

By JTA

The European Parliament passed a resolution that supports in principle recognition of a Palestinian state as part of peace talks with Israel.Read More


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