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Jewish Scouting Leaders Rejoice Over Decision To Include Gay Youth in Troops

By JTA

Jewish scouting leaders say they are “overjoyed” after the Boy Scouts of America passed a resolution lifting a ban on gay youth.Read More


One Man's Strange Path from N.Y. Jew to Hindu Honcho

By JTA

One-time Jewish fraternity brother Steven Silberfein left his roots to become a Hindu honcho and founder of the annual Bhakti Fest, a 1,500 person Hindu yoga retreat.Read More


Pro-Israel Media Watchdog Presses '60 Minutes' Complaint at CBS Annual Meeting

By JTA

Representatives of a pro-Israel media watchdog took CBS to task at a shareholders meeting over a “60 Minutes” segment about the plight of Christians in the Holy Land.Read More


Did John F. Kennedy Admire Adolf Hitler?

By Ofer Aderet (Haaretz)

John F. Kennedy admired Hitler as a young man and felt fascism was right for Germany, according to a new book in German that mines the future president’s diaries.Read More


Iran Denies Supporting Assad's Army in Syria War

By Haaretz

ran on Friday denied it has forces in Syria supporting President Bashar Assad’s army, one day after foreign backers of the Syrian leader’s rebel foes demanded Tehran withdraw its fighters from the country’s territory.Read More


Auschwitz Museum 'May Not Reflect Real Facts' Says Hungarian Lawmaker

By JTA

A lawmaker for the ultra-nationalist Jobbik party in Hungary said the Auschwitz death camp museum “may not reflect real facts.”Read More


Early Peace Discussions With Israelis and Palestinians 'Very Productive', Says Kerry

By Reuters

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that his shuttle talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders on prospects for reviving direct negotiations had been “very productive”.Read More


FBI Reviews Killing of Boston Bombers' Pal Eyed in Jewish Triple Murder on 9/11

By Reuters

A special Federal Bureau of Investigation team from Washington on Thursday began reviewing the death of a Chechen immigrant linked to the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, a day after he was shot and killed by an agent during questioning in Orlando.Read More


George Moustaki, Singer Who Worked With Edith Piaf, Dies at 79

By Reuters

French singer and songwriter Georges Moustaki, beloved in France for his songs celebrating liberty and collaborations with Edith Piaf, died on Thursday after a long illness. He was 79.Read More


Julius Berman Insists He's Not to Blame for Claims Conference Botched Probe

By JTA

Julius Berman, the chairman of the Claims Conference board, insisted he is not to blame for botching an investigation into a 2001 letter exposing massive fraud at the Holocaust restitution organization.Read More


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