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Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon to Meet Chuck Hagel in Washington

By JTA

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will meet in Washington to discuss “regional security challenges.”Read More


Being Jewish in France Was Harder Thirty Years Ago, New Survey Shows

By JTA

A majority of respondents in a French survey on racism said that being Jewish is easier today in France than it was 30 years ago but being Muslim has become more difficult.Read More


Finland Jewish Sprinter Wins — 75 Years Later

By JTA

The Finnish Sports Federation awarded first place to a Jewish runner who was denied victory at a national competition 75 years ago.Read More


500,000 Throng Streets of Jerusalem at Funeral for Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

By Reuters

More than half a million mourners turned out on Monday for the funeral of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, an Iraqi-born sage who transformed an Israeli underclass of Sephardic Jews of Middle East heritage into a powerful political force.Read More


Government Shutdown Brings Time Off (Good!), Cuts and No Pay (Bad!) for Jews

By Ron Kampeas

Meals on Wheels may disappear, Iran sanctions are at risk and yoga is filling in the gaps. This is what the federal government shutdown looks like in Jewish Washington.Read More


Mideast Peace Talks Intensify Despite Harsh Rhetoric From Both Sides

By Reuters

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators held a new round of talks on Monday, picking up the tempo of their meetings at the request of the United States in the face of widespread scepticism that they will ever reach a deal.Read More


British Soccer Fan Arrested for 'Yid' Chant

By JTA

A fan of the British Tottenham soccer club was arrested for chanting “yid” during a home match.Read More


1828 Czech Shul Reopens After Century of Disuse

By JTA

The synagogue in the Czech Republic village of Ckyne was rededicated, culminating a restoration project that took more than two decades.Read More


Chris Christie Talks Up School Choice at Orthodox Union Event in New Jersey

By JTA

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie strongly advocated for charter schools, vouchers, and other forms of school choice during an Orthodox Union-sponsored Legislative Breakfast.Read More


Does El Al Discriminate Against Dark-Skinned Passengers?

By JTA

El Al agents in the Netherlands exercised racial discrimination against dark-skinned passengers, a Dutch government judicial watchdog on human rights has ruled.Read More


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