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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


Career Criminal Charged in Hit-and-Run That Killed Orthodox Family

A New York City man who fled a hit-and-run car crash that killed a young Orthodox Jewish family appeared before a Brooklyn judge on Thursday night to hear the charges that could put him in prison for life.Read More


Israeli Police, Palestinians Clash at Dome of the Rock Complex

By Reuters

Israeli police fired stun grenades to disperse Palestinian worshippers who had thrown rocks and firebombs at them after Friday prayers at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City, police said.Read More


Slain Jewish Snowbirds' Neighbors in Florida Condo Still Live in Fear

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Neighbors of a Jewish retiree couple slain in their Florida townhouse are still living in fear after police revealed new details of the January 10 double murder.Read More


State Department Puts Off Honor for Egyptian Activist in Dispute Over Tweets

By JTA

A State Department honor for a Egyptian human rights activist was delayed as officials probed Tweets from her account celebrating a deadly terrorist attack on Israelis.Read More


Cab Driver Visits Grieving Relatives of Orthodox Family Killed in Hit-and-Run

By Forward Staff

The cabbie who was driving an Orthodox couple to the hospital when their car was struck by a hit-and-run driver met with relatives of the slain couple.Read More


Sen. Carl Levin Won't Run for Reelection

By Reuters

Democratic U.S. Senator Carl Levin of Michigan, chairman of the powerful Armed Services Committee, said on Thursday he would not seek re-election in 2014, ending more than three decades in the Senate.Read More


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