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Rabbi Herschel Schacter Dies at 95

By JTA

Rabbi Herschel Schacter, a former chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, has died.Read More


Pink Floyd Frontman Roger Waters Takes Credit for Stevie Wonder's Snub of IDF Gala

By JTA

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters took partial credit for Stevie Wonder’s decision to pull out of performing at a Friends of Israel Defense Forces event.Read More


Rabbi Plans Work With Descendants of Italy's Jews Who Were Forced to Convert

By JTA

Rabbi Pinchas Punturello will begin work in southern Italy and Sicily to reach out to the Bnei Anousim, the descendants of Jews forced to convert to Catholicism centuries ago.Read More


'Rock Star' Barack Obama Wins Over Young Israelis With Call for Peace

By Reuters

President Barack Obama was given a rapturous reception by Israeli students on Thursday as he made a rousing call for peace with the Palestinians, but his lofty oratory got lower marks beyond the conference hall.Read More


Barack Obama Appeals Directly to Israelis To Think of Palestinians, Push for Peace

By Reuters

President Obama appealed directly to the Israeli people to put themselves in the shoes of stateless Palestinians and recognise that the expanding occupation blocks peace.Read More


Hungary Journalist Returns Prize, Lashes at Israel

By JTA

A Hungarian television journalist said he would return an award he was given last week after he was accused of anti-Semitism and the government said it gave him the award by mistake.Read More


Jews Demand Argentina Scrap Iran Bomb 'Probe'

By JTA

In a letter to Foreign Minister Hector Timerman, the Simon Wiesenthal Center called on Argentina to immediately cancel its accord with Iran to investigate the bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center.Read More


President Barack Obama Says Jewish Settlements Issue Must Not Block Peace

By Reuters

President Barack Obama said on Thursday that settlement building in the occupied West Bank did not “advance the cause of peace”, but stopped short of demanding a construction freeze to enable negotiations to resume.Read More


Twitter Faces $50M Suit Over Hashtag Haters

By JTA

Twitter is being sued for about $50 million in France for failing to honor a court ruling which ordered it to identify users who posted anti-Semitic hate speech.Read More


Canadian Jewish TV Host Ezra Levant Apologizes for Hateful Anti-Roma Rant

By JTA

A controversy-courting Jewish television host apologized for a rant against the Roma people.Read More


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