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Greek Neo-Nazi Party Issues Diatribe Against AJC Visit

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The Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn said a visit to Greece by American Jewish Committee leader David Harris is meant to ensure further “Jewish influence over Greek political issues” and safeguard the interests of “international loan sharks.”Read More


At Senate Hearing, Kerry Says Peace Talks Are Priority

By JTA

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) emphasized a return to Israeli-Palestinian talks and keeping Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon at Senate hearings expected to result in his confirmation as secretary of state.Read More


American Gets 35 Years for Aiding Mumbai Terrorists Who Killed Local Chabad Family

By JTA

A federal judge in Chicago sentenced an American citizen to 35 years in prison for helping Islamist terrorists kill 160 people in India in 2008.Read More


Watchdog Decries ‘Anti-Semitic Whirlwind’ on Mexican Twitter

By JTA

A Spanish phrase about Jews set off “a whirlwind of anti-Semitic” messages on Twitter and became the second-most popular hashtag among Mexican users, according to a watchdog.Read More


Dutch Workers Brave Thin Ice To Remove Swastika

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Workers in a Dutch town braved thin ice to remove Nazi symbols etched into the surface of a frozen lake.Read More


Hebrew-Language Charter School Approved for LA

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A dual-language Hebrew and English charter school was approved for Los Angeles.Read More


IAEA To Israel: Iran Nuclear Issue Must Be Resolved Peacefully

By Reuters

The U.N. nuclear watchdog chief has underlined to Israel’s president the need to resolve differences with Iran diplomatically, Yukiya Amano’s office said on Friday, rather than war as Israeli leaders have mooted.Read More


'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





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