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Israel Occupation Saps East Jerusalem Economy, U.N. Report Says

By Reuters

The Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem is driving its Palestinian residents into deeper economic isolation and they face far greater poverty than Jewish neighbours, said a U.N. report on the city at the heart of the Middle East conflict.Read More

Yale Bathroom Graffiti Warns of Arson Attack on Jewish Center During Shavuot


Graffiti scrawled in a bathroom in a Yale University science building threatened an arson attack on the campus Slifka Center for Jewish Life.Read More

Rabbis Recruit Ultra-Orthodox Girls for Western Wall Prayer Counter Protest

By Haaretz

Thousands of girls from ultra-Orthodox seminaries in Jerusalem are expected to protest at the Western Wall on Friday, in response to a court ruling permitting the Women of the Wall prayer group to hold non-Orthodox services in the central plaza of the holy site.Read More

Why Facebook May Pay $1B for Israeli Waze

By Amir Teig and Inbal Orpaz (Haaretz)

Facebook is currently in advanced negotiations to buy the Israeli navigation company Waze. The total purchase price is said to be roughly $1 billion, significantly higher than the $200 million to $300 million Facebook is believed to have offered Waze only six months ago.Read More

American Stabbed Outside U.S. Embassy in Cairo

By Reuters

An American man was stabbed in the stomach outside the gates of the United States embassy in Cairo on Thursday, a security source said.Read More

Women of Wall Brace for Confrontation at Monthly Western Wall Protest

By Judy Maltz (Haaretz)

Women of the Wall have instructed supporters and activists planning to participate in the event not to “engage in conflict – verbal or physical” with any of the protesters.Read More

Wagner Opera Scrapped for Depicting Nazi Atrocities on Stage


A new production of Richard Wagner’s “Tannhauser” opera in Dusseldorf, which drew harsh criticism for staging Nazi atrocities, has been cancelled after less than a week.Read More

Italy Jewish Leader Ordered To Pay Court Fees for 99-Year-Old Nazi


Italian tax collectors have ordered the president of Rome’s Jewish community and a TV reporter to pay the court fees of convicted Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke, who lost a lawsuit against them in 1996.Read More

Israel Seeks To End Back-of-Bus Segregation for Women

By Reuters

Back-of-the-bus seating for women on public transport in Israel will be outlawed soon, its justice minister said on Thursday, pledging sweeping legislation to stop Jewish religious zealots trying to enforce gender segregation in many spheres of life.Read More

Claims Conference Workers Guilty in $57 Million Holocaust Fraud Case

By Seth Berkman

Two former employees of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and a third person have been convicted for stealing $57 million intended for Holocaust victims.Read More

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