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Palestinians Face Pressure to Keep Salam Fayyad

By Reuters

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas faced pressure from Western allies on Thursday not to let Prime Minister Salam Fayyad quit at a time when Washington is seeking to resurrect Middle East peace talks.Read More


14-Year-Old Arab-American Boy on Trial for West Bank Stone-Throwing

By Reuters

A 14-year-old boy with dual U.S.-Palestinian citizenship went before an Israeli military court on Thursday accused of throwing stones at Israeli cars in the occupied West Bank.Read More


Fake Rabbi Gets 5 Years in Immigration Scam

By Seth Berkman

A lawyer who posed as a rabbi and ran an immigration fraud mill was sentenced to five years in prison on Thursday.Read More


Brooklyn Mezuzah-Burning Suspect Takes to Facebook: 'I Don't Hate Jews'

By JTA

A man arrested for allegedly setting mezuzahs on fire in a Brooklyn apartment building addressed the accusations on his Facebook page — claiming he doesn’t ‘hate Jews.’Read More


Embattled French Chief Rabbi Gilles Bernheim Quits Amid Plagiarism Scandal

By Reuters

Gilles Bernheim, the Chief Rabbi of France, quit his post on Thursday after admitting to plagiarism in two books and to deception about his academic credentials.Read More


Pro-Israel Group Claims Win in Pink Floyd Flap

By Paul Berger

A pro-Israel watchdog is claiming victory after Manhattan cultural center 92Y cancelled an appearance by Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters.Read More


Hungary Priest From Far Right Jobbik Party Plans Anti-Jewish Rally

By JTA

A far-right Hungarian priest said an “anti-Zionist” demonstration will be held in Budapest on the first day of the World Jewish Congress’ General Assembly.Read More


Five Women Detained at Monthly Kotel Protest

By Reuters

Israeli police detained five women activists on Thursday at the Western Wall, one of Judaism’s most sacred sites, for wearing prayer shawls, which Orthodox tradition sees as solely for men, a spokesman said.Read More


Pink Floyd Rocker Roger Waters Blames 92Y for Scrapping Planned Talk

By Paul Berger

Pink Floyd rocker Roger Waters says Manhattan’s 92Y canceled his planned speaking event at the cultural center and he suspects it was because his criticism of Israel sparked “resistance in the local Jewish community.”Read More


Yeshiva Demonstration Against Jimmy Carter Honor Fizzles at Cardozo

By Seth Berkman

A planned protest of former President Jimmy Carter’s appearance at Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of Law fizzled as he came to accept an award at the downtown Manhattan campus.Read More


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