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ADL Slams George W. Bush for Headlining Jews for Jesus Gala

By Maya Shwayder

The Anti-Defamation League “expressed disappointment” that former president George W. Bush plans to go ahead with a planned address to a Texas evangelical group at a fundraising event.Read More

Italian Actor Moni Ovadia Quits Milan Jewish Community


Italian actor Moni Ovadia resigned from the Milan Jewish community with accusations that it is a “propaganda office” of the Israeli government.Read More

Yair Lapid and Shelly Yachimovich Call for More Religious Pluralism


Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid and Labor Party Chairwoman Shelly Yachimovich called for greater religious pluralism in Israel.Read More

Avigdor Lieberman, King of Far Right, Returns as Israel Foreign Minister

By Reuters

Israeli far-right leader Avigdor Lieberman was sworn in as foreign minister on Monday after his acquittal on corruption charges, a development that could further complicate peace talks with the Palestinians.Read More

AJC Demands Probe of Anti-Semitism in Upstate New York Pine Bush Schools

By Maya Shwayder

The American Jewish Committee issued a statement calling on the New York State Department of Education to fully investigate all incidents of anti-Semitism in New York public schools, especially the Pine Bush system in upstate New York.Read More

Saul Kagan, Founder of Holocaust Claims Conference, Dies at 91

By Uriel Heilman

Saul Kagan, the founder and a longtime chief of the Claims Conference, died Saturday at age 91.Read More

Does Israel Rabbinate Have 'Good Rabbi' List?


Israel’s Chief Rabbinate says it does not have a list of Diaspora rabbis whose testimony it accepts, despite turning down the testimony of the rabbis of immigrants wishing to clarify their Jewish and marital status.Read More

German Union Boss Vows To Fight Boycott of Israeli Settlements


German trade union leader Michael Sommer has vowed to stand up to unionists who want to boycott goods made in West Bank Settlements.Read More

Young and British-Educated, Isra Al-Modallal Is New Public Face of Hamas

By Reuters

The Islamist Hamas group, long shunned by the West and increasingly isolated in the Middle East, has appointed its first spokeswoman, a 23-year-old who used to live in Britain and speaks with a Yorkshire accent.Read More

Penn State Fraternity Hit by Anti-Semitic Vandals


Swastikas and slogans were spray-painted on about a dozen cars parked outside a mostly Jewish fraternity house at Penn State.Read More

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