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Embattled French Chief Rabbi Gilles Bernheim Quits Amid Plagiarism Scandal

By Reuters

Gilles Bernheim, the Chief Rabbi of France, quit his post on Thursday after admitting to plagiarism in two books and to deception about his academic credentials.Read More

Pro-Israel Group Claims Win in Pink Floyd Flap

By Paul Berger

A pro-Israel watchdog is claiming victory after Manhattan cultural center 92Y cancelled an appearance by Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters.Read More

Hungary Priest From Far Right Jobbik Party Plans Anti-Jewish Rally


A far-right Hungarian priest said an “anti-Zionist” demonstration will be held in Budapest on the first day of the World Jewish Congress’ General Assembly.Read More

Five Women Detained at Monthly Kotel Protest

By Reuters

Israeli police detained five women activists on Thursday at the Western Wall, one of Judaism’s most sacred sites, for wearing prayer shawls, which Orthodox tradition sees as solely for men, a spokesman said.Read More

Pink Floyd Rocker Roger Waters Blames 92Y for Scrapping Planned Talk

By Paul Berger

Pink Floyd rocker Roger Waters says Manhattan’s 92Y canceled his planned speaking event at the cultural center and he suspects it was because his criticism of Israel sparked “resistance in the local Jewish community.”Read More

Yeshiva Demonstration Against Jimmy Carter Honor Fizzles at Cardozo

By Seth Berkman

A planned protest of former President Jimmy Carter’s appearance at Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of Law fizzled as he came to accept an award at the downtown Manhattan campus.Read More

Israeli Arab Charged for Joining Syria Rebels

By Reuters

Israel charged a member of its Arab minority on Wednesday with security offences for joining the Syrian insurgency against President Bashar al-Assad, saying he had associated with radical Islamist fighters.Read More

Obama Budget Dramatically Shifts Food Aid Policy for First Time in Decades

By Reuters

Preident Obama has asked for $47.8 billion for the Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development, a six percent decrease from 2012 levels, because of the lower requests for Iraq and Afghanistan.Read More

Germans Bust Neo-Nazi Gang That Used Codes

By Reuters

German authorities said on Wednesday they had uncovered a network of far-right activists in prisons communicating by secret code.Read More

Portugal Considers Giving Citizenship to Descendants of Jews Who Fled Inquisition


The parliament of Portugal is scheduled to vote on whether to naturalize descendants of 16th century Jews who fled the country because of religious persecution.Read More

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