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William Rapfogel Fired From Met Council Amid Criminal Probe

By Josh Nathan-Kazis and Seth Berkman

The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty has fired longtime executive director William Rapfogel, citing financial irregularities.Read More

Israel Tennis Team Fined $13K for Yom Kippur Boycott


The Israel Tennis Association has been fined more than $13,000 for refusing to play a Davis Cup match on Yom Kippur.Read More

Father of Zanzibar Acid-Attack Teens Speaks Out on 'Devastating' Scars

By Forward Staff

The father of one of the Jewish teenagers attacked with acid on the African island of Zanzibar said the pair is devastated by their injuries — saying they will leave long-term physical and mental scars.Read More

98-Year-Old Nazi Killer Dies Awaiting Hungary Trial

By Reuters

A 98-year-old Hungarian man has died awaiting trial on charges of torturing Jews and helping send them to Auschwitz in World War Two, his lawyer said on Monday.Read More

Suicidal Jewish Dad Kills Son, 9, in Custody Visit

By Devra Ferst

During a one hour custody visitation at a New Hampshire YWCA, Muni Savyon, 54, shot and killed his nine year old son Joshua and himself on Sunday morning.Read More

Palestinians Threaten To Cancel Talks Over Terms of Prisoner Release

By Haaretz/Barak Ravid and Jack Khoury

Several days before Israeli-Palestinian talks are due to reconvene in Jerusalem, a severe crisis is in the making. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and his chief negotiator Saeb Erekat, in meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and special envoy Martin Indyk, condemned what they describe as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu violation of agreements on the release of prisoners and construction in settlements.Read More

Israel To Release 26 Prisoners This Week as Part of Peace Deal

By Reuters

Israel decided on Sunday to free 26 Palestinian prisoners over the next few days ahead of a new round of peace talks, in the first group of a total of more than 100 inmates it pledged to release as part of a U.S.-brokered resumption of negotiations.Read More

Australia's New Policy on Asylum Seekers Riles Jewish Community

By Haaretz/Dan Goldberg

The Labor government’s new policy of banishing asylum seekers who arrive here by sea has left some Jews fuming, many of them survivors of the Holocaust and their descendants who also arrived here as boat people.Read More

Israel Stays Quiet on Drone Strike Near Egypt Border


Israel is neither confirming nor denying that it was responsible for a drone attack on terrorists near its border with Egypt.Read More

Israeli Ministers Are the Terrorists, Not Prisoners Says Palestinian Foreign Minister

By Haaretz/Barak Ravid

Over the past two weeks, since the Israeli government’s decision to release 104 pre-Oslo Palestinian prisoners involved in murdering Israelis, the Palestinian Authority has been conducting a political and PR campaign focused on this issue. Palestinian ambassadors around the world were asked to relay letters to foreign ministries in the countries where they are serving, which emphasize that contrary to Israeli’s claim, the prisoners are not terrorists.Read More

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