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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


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


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

Dutch Orthodox School Still Roiled by Abuse

By Cnaan Lipshiz

More than a year after his alleged molestation by a male teacher, 6-year-old Ehud (not his real name) still won’t tell everything he knows about the sex scandal rocking Amsterdam’s Cheider, the Dutch capital’s only Orthodox Jewish school.Read More

Bulgaria Bomb Suspect Jetted In From Lebanon

By Reuters

A man suspected of organising a bus bombing in the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Burgas last year flew to Lebanon two days before the attack that killed five Israelis and their driver, Polish news website reported.Read More

Aaron Panken Named President of Hebrew Union College


Rabbi Aaron Panken was elected president of The Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion by its board of governors.Read More

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