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Pro-Palestinian Jerusalem Rally Banned in Toronto

By JTA

Ontario’s legislature won praise from Jewish groups for its refusal to permit the annual Al-Quds Day protest, traditionally held on the grounds outside the legislature building in Toronto.Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu Has Few Women in Inner Circle

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Anyone who has gotten a look at the work environment around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in recent years will have easily seen that it has been almost totally devoid of women.Read More


Woman in 'Back of Bus' Israel Gender Separation Drama Insists She Was Moving

By Allison Kaplan Sommer (Haaretz)

The last thing that Rachel Rosenfeld expected when she arrived in Israel four weeks ago was to find herself at the center of an uproar around gender segregation on public transportation that would cause ultra-Orthodox protesters to smash bus windows in angry protests.Read More


Barack Obama Calls Netanyahu and Abbas To Push Talks

By Reuters

President Barack Obama spoke separately by phone on Thursday to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the White House said, as the United States seeks to keep up the momentum for peace negotiations.Read More


Berthold Beitz, German Who Saved Jews, Dies at 99

By JTA

German industrialist Berthold Beitz, who rescued Jewish workers in occupied Poland by employing them during World War II, has died.Read More


80-Story 'Toblerone Tower' Will Be Israel's Tallest

By Haaretz

The construction of an 80-story office tower - Israel’s tallest building - has been approved as part of a larger project by the Tel Aviv Planning and Building Committee. The tower will go up on a 38-dunam (9.4-acre) lot between Shaul Hamelech Boulevard and Menachem Begin Road not far from the main railway station.Read More


Could Jack Hidary Win From Mayor Race Chaos?

By Reuters

In a New York City mayoral race marked by scandal and the clear absence of a front runner, wealthy tech entrepreneur Jack Hidary sees an opening for another candidate - one with a sweeping vision for the city’s future.Read More


Malmo Sees Tripling of Anti-Semitic Incidents

By JTA

Sweden’s third-largest city, Malmo, has seen a near tripling of reports of anti-Semitic attacks, according to official figures.Read More


Was Polish Catholic Priest Wojciech Lemanski Fired Over Ties to Jews?

By Reuters

When the outspoken Polish priest Wojciech Lemanski returned with his parishioners to his church near Warsaw after holding a prayer vigil at the Treblinka Nazi death camp in early July, a dismissal notice awaited him.Read More


Chief Rabbi David Lau Says Racist Jibe Was Joke

By Haaretz

Newly elected Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau dismissed on Thursday criticism of a racially-loaded comment he made earlier this week, calling it ‘a joke that lost control.’Read More


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