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Kerry Heading To Israel To Update Netanyahu on Syria Deal

By Haaretz/Barak Ravid

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will arrive in Israel on Sunday, and he will update Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on developments in securing a deal for Syria to hand over its chemical weapons.Read More


Israelis Brace Themselves For Fast During Heat Wave

By Haaretz

Israelis are bracing themselves for an especially hot Yom Kippur, with temperatures rising Friday to over 40 degrees in the Golan Heights and Lake Kinneret region. In the Dan region the mercury will rise to 34 degrees with relative humidity of 50 percent. Jerusalem will see 36 degrees. Saturday, the day of the fast, will be only slightly cooler, possibly one degree less in most of the country - and it will continue to be hotter than usual.Read More


Jewish Students Attacked on Sports Courts in France

By JTA

A group of 10 teenagers in Paris assaulted ten Jewish school pupils at a public sports center.Read More


Budapest To Get $22 Million Holocaust Memorial Center

By JTA

Janos Lazar, the Hungarian prime minister’s chief of staff, said the memorial will feature an educational center and will be opened by spring next year at Budapest’s Jozsefvaros train station, the Hungarian news agency MTI reported Thursday.Read More


Doubts Persist As Syria Becomes Full Member of Anti-Chemical Weapons Treaty

Syria became a full member of the global anti-chemical weapons treaty on Thursday, the country’s U.N. envoy said, a move that the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had promised as part of a Russian plan to avoid U.S. air strikes.Read More


YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Dismisses Dean of Max Weinreich Center

By Forward Staff

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research has dismissed the dean of its Max Weinreich Center for Advanced Jewish Studies and eliminated the position, according to YIVO executive director Jonathan Brent.Read More


Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Agrees To Ban on Chemical Weapons

By JTA

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Israel should be required to get rid of its weapons of mass destruction, including chemical weapons.Read More


Quebec Separatists Oust Caucus Member For Opposing Ban on Religious Symbols

By Reuters

The separatist Bloc Quebecois kicked one of its five members of Parliament out of its caucus on Thursday after she took a strong stand against a proposal by Quebec’s separatist government to ban public workers from wearing most religious symbols.Read More


Peres To Award Presidential Medal To Spielberg and Wiesel

By JTA

Israeli President Shimon Peres will award his Presidential Medal of Distinction to Steven Spielberg, Elie Wiesel and five other recipients.Read More


Accused Bomber of California Chabad House Dies in Federal Custody

By JTA

A homeless man accused of setting off a bomb outside a Southern California Chabad House has died in federal custody.Read More


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