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'Dump Veolia' Water Debacle in St. Louis Is Latest in BDS Battle

By Anne Cohen

A potential contract between the St. Louis Water Division and Veolia Water, a water treatment and service company, has become a battleground issue for Palestinian human rights activists.Read More


Natalie Portman's Husband Benjamin Millepied Gets Top Paris Ballet Post

By Reuters

French dancer Benjamin Millepied, who was the choreographer of the film “Black Swan,” was on Thursday named director of dance at the Paris Opera Ballet, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious dance companies.Read More


Secretary of State Pick John Kerry Talks Tough on Iran and Economy in Senate

By Reuters

John Kerry urged Congress to fix the U.S. economy to ensure the country’s role as a world leader and pledged to keep pressure on Iran at a Senate hearing on Thursday that left little doubt he will win easy confirmation as secretary of state.Read More


French Court Tells Twitter to ID Anti-Semitic Users

By Reuters

A French court on Thursday ordered Twitter Inc to help identify the authors of anti-Semitic posts or face fines of 1,000 euros ($1,300) per day, as the social network firm comes under renewed pressure to combat racist and extremist messages.Read More


Rabbis Slam Winnipeg JCC for Early Shabbat Opening

By JTA

Rabbis in Winnipeg have criticized a decision by the Jewish community center in the Canadian city to open earlier on Shabbat.Read More


Rome's Coliseum Lights Dim To Protest Hungary's Anti-Semitic 'Jewish List' Party

By JTA

The lights of the ancient Coliseum in Rome will be dimmed next week to protest anti-Semitic and racist acts and statements by Hungary’s far-right Jobbik Party.Read More


Push for Israeli Centrist Coalition Gains Steam as Lapid and Netanyahu Meet

By Reuters

As Benjamin Netanyahu met with Yair Lapid, a rising chorus demands Israel’s next government devote itself to bread-and-butter issues of the middle class.Read More


Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Parties in Tight Spot After Poor Israeli Vote Showing

By Reuters

Powerful political players for years, Israel’s ultra-Orthodox parties must now reckon with a new force ushered in by voters bent on stripping them of perks they have relied on for decades.Read More


Verbal Attack on Jew Not Deemed 'Anti-Semitic'

By JTA

State prosecutors have determined that a verbal attack against a German Jewish leader was not a case of anti-Semitism.Read More


Palestinians May Drag Israel to International Court Over Settlements

By Reuters

The Palestinians declared Wednesday that they will have no choice but to complain about Israel to the International Criminal Court if the Jewish state proceeds with plans to build housing on land the Palestinians want for a future state.Read More





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