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Jewish Philanthropist Sigmund Rolat Honored by Poland

By JTA

Sigmund Rolat, a Polish-Jewish philanthropist living in the United States, was awarded Poland’s highest honor for citizens who live abroad.Read More


Israeli Experts Help Kenya With Probe of Bloody Nairobi Mall Terror Siege

By Reuters

Kenya has begun a forensic investigation into the weekend attack on a Nairobi shopping mall with the help of the United States, Israel, Britain and others, the interior minister told a news briefing on Wednesday.Read More


Wall Street Frets as Michael Bloomberg Prepares To Leave Gracie Mansion

By Reuters

When Michael Bloomberg steps down as New York City mayor at the end of the year, few constituencies will miss him as much as Wall Street.Read More


French Muslim Jailed for Threats on Toulouse Jewish School

By JTA

A man who made death threats against the Ohr Hatorah School in Toulouse where Mohamed Merah shot dead four people last year was ordered jailed for a year by a French court.Read More


Who Will Replace Ailing 93-Year-Old Shas Leader Ovadia Yosef?

By Yair Ettinger (Haaretz)

The seriously ailing Rabbi Ovadia Yosef has broken off ties with his former protege for the second time since the summer, bringing their brief reconciliation to an end as the question of who will replace the 93-year-old Yosef as the Shas party’s spiritual leader remains unanswered.Read More


Greeks March Against Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn After Killing of Rapper

By Reuters

Greeks took to the streets of Athens on Wednesday against the fatal stabbing of an anti-racism rapper by a supporter of the far-right Golden Dawn party, which a new poll found has lost a third of its support since the killing.Read More


Iran Leader Hassan Rouhani Questions 'Dimensions' of Holocaust Crime Against Jews

By JTA

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani acknowledged the Holocaust as a crime against the Jews but refused to comment on its scope.Read More


Va. Republican Candidate E.W. Jackson Blasts Non-Christians for 'False' Faith

By JTA

Jewish groups called on the Republican candidate for Virginia’s lieutenant governor to explain a sermon in which he said non-Christians are engaged in a “false religion.”Read More


Kenya's President Declares Victory Over Gunmen in Nairobi Mall Siege

As Kenya began three days of mourning on Wednesday for at least 67 people killed in the siege of a Nairobi mall, it was unclear how many more hostages may have died with the Somali Islamist attackers buried in the rubble.Read More


Netanyahu Dismisses Iranian President Rouhani's UN Speech as 'Hypocrisy'

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s U.N. address was “cynical” and Tehran was stalling for time in order to develop nuclear arms.Read More


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