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Stephen Hawking Insists He Is Boycotting Israel Academic Meeting Over Politics

By Reuters

British cosmologist Stephen Hawking has pulled out of an Israeli conference, joining an academic boycott of Israel to protest against its occupation of Palestinian lands, Cambridge University said on Wednesday.Read More


John Galliano Denied Teaching Job at Fashion School

By Forward Staff

John Galliano, the superstar fashion designer who has faced allegations of anti-Semitism, has been dumped from a planned teaching job at a New York fashion school after a protest spearheaded by Jewish students.Read More


Treasury Secretary Jack Lew Blames Slow Growth on Beltway Gridlock

By Reuters

Dysfunction in Washington is one of the biggest drags on the U.S. economy, undermining confidence and crimping growth, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Tuesday.Read More


'Morning After' Pill Judge Slams Feds for 'Nonsense' Age Restrictions

By Reuters

A federal judge criticized the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over its refusal to make emergency contraception available to girls of all ages without a prescription, saying the agency’s move to restrict distribution to consumers aged 15 and older was not realistic.Read More


Syria's Assad Insists He Will Confront Israel

By Reuters

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Tuesday his country was able to confront Israeli aggression, Lebanese media reported, in the leader’s first comments since the Jewish state launched a series of air strikes on military sites in Damascus.Read More


Radical Islam Spreads in Prisons of France

By Reuters

In France, the path to radical Islam often begins with a young man thrown into an overcrowded, violent jail. It ends with a hardened convert ready for jihad.Read More


Oberlin Students Vote for Divestment From Occupation

By JTA

The Oberlin College Student Senate endorsed a resolution that calls for the college to divest from six companies that do business in the occupied Palestinian territiories.Read More


They're Back! Billions of Locusts Set To Go Biblical on Israel

By JTA

Billions of locusts are spreading throughout Israel’s south.Read More


Jewish Leaders Urge Hungary Crackdown on Anti-Semitic Jobbik Party

By Reuters

The World Jewish Congress urged Hungary on Tuesday to crack down on the far-right Jobbik party and called on governments in Europe to consider banning neo-Nazi parties threatening democracy and minority rights.Read More


Prisoner X Botched Mossad Plan to Recover Israeli Bodies: Report

By Reuters

An Australian emigrant and disgraced Mossad spy who died in an Israeli jail in 2010 was arrested after interfering in a secret Israeli intelligence operation to recover the bodies of soldiers killed in the 1982 Lebanon war, an Australian news report said on Tuesday.Read More


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