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J Street, Liberal Pro-Israel Group, Claims Big Win on Chuck Hagel

By Reuters

J Street is claiming as a victory the fact that Chuck Hagel was confirmed as defense secretary despite opposition from more conservative Jewish groups.Read More


Venezuelan With Jewish Roots Plans Run Against Hugo Chavez's Successor

By Reuters

Capriles, who lost to Chavezi n a vote last October, thanked Venezuela’s opposition coalition on Saturday for backing him as its candidate, but stopped short of explicitly accepting the nomination.Read More


Austrian Jews Wary of Rising Anti-Semitism

By Reuters

Austria is one of the world’s most law-abiding and stable democracies, but anti-Semitism quietly lingers in a nation that was once a enthusiastic ally of the Nazis.Read More


Jewish Summer Camps Ditch Cell Phones But Embrace Tech

By JTA

Jewish summer camps are struggling with how to wean kids off their gadgets for the summer — while using technology to improve the experience.Read More


Sheryl Sandberg's 'Lean In' Spotlights Shortage of Women in Top Tech Spots

By Reuters

In Sheryl Sandberg’s own technology sector, women remain woefully underrepresented in leadership roles, even more so than in fields generally considered heavily male-dominated like financial services.Read More


Family of Robert Levinson, Captive Jewish FBI Agent, Meets With John Kerry

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Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday met with the family of a former FBI agent who disappeared in Iran in 2007, and urged anyone who may have information about his whereabouts to come forward.Read More


British Labour Leader Ed Miliband Vows To Back Israel and Protect Jewish Rites

By JTA

Ed Miliband, the leader of Britain’s Labour Party, has pledged to oppose boycotts of Israel and to protect Jewish customs, including circumcision and ritual slaughter.Read More


Appeals Court To Reconsider Jerusalem Passport Case

By JTA

A U.S. court of appeals will again hear arguments on whether Americans born in Jerusalem can have “Israel” listed as their birthplace in their passports.Read More


FBI To Investigate Hate Crime Reports at Oberlin College

By Reuters

The FBI has opened an investigation into possible civil rights violations after reports of hate speech at Oberlin College in Ohio, one of the first U.S. schools to integrate black and white students, a school spokesman said on Friday.Read More


Samira Ibrahim Acknowledges ‘Anti-Zionist’ Tweets Were Sent From Her

By JTA

After claiming her Twitter account was hacked, an Egyptian human rights activist appeared to acknowledge at least some of the anti-Jewish tweets that led the Obama administration to delay honoring her with an award.Read More


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