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Y.U. Credit Rating Downgraded Amid $380M Abuse Lawsuit Fears

By Doni Bloomfield

Yeshiva University’s credit rating has been downgraded by a major ratings agency amid large and growing deficits, a falling endowment and fears of costly litigation stemming from recent allegations of sexual abuse at its high school.Read More


Germany Launches 'Last Chance' Hunt for Nazis

By Reuters

A “last chance” campaign to root out surviving Nazi war criminals and bring them to justice before they die will be launched next week in Germany, almost 70 years after the end of World War Two.Read More


European Union Bars Aid to Israeli Groups With Ties to Occupied Territories

By Reuters

The European Union said on Tuesday it will bar financial assistance to Israeli organisations operating in the occupied territories, underlining its concern that Israeli settlement-building harms prospects for peace with the Palestinians.Read More


No Plans To Reverse Kosher Slaughter Ban, Polish Premier Says

By Reuters

Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk said he had no plans to reintroduce legislation to lift a ban on the production of kosher meat, despite mounting criticism from Isreal and Jewish groups that it is harmful to Jews in Poland.Read More


Temple Mount Closed to Jews on Tisha B'Av

By JTA

The Jerusalem Police closed the Temple Mount to Jewish visitors a day after Arabs protested such visits.Read More


Norway Killer Anders Breivik's Neo-Nazi Pal Busted in France

By Reuters

A neo-Nazi linked to Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik was arrested in southwestern France on Tuesday after his wife bought four rifles, raising suspicions he could turn to violence, the Paris prosecutor’s office said.Read More


Survivors Seethe at 'Disgraceful' Embrace for Maccabiah Disaster Officials

By Dan Goldberg (Haaretz)

Sixteen years after the darkest chapter in Maccabiah history, some of the survivors of the 1997 bridge disaster are seething that officials found criminally responsible for the deaths of four Australians still continue to operate inside the Maccabi movement.Read More


Florida Official Sorry for Using 'Jew-ing'

By JTA

The chairwoman of a board of commissioners in Franklin County, Fla. said she apologized to those who questioned her for using the word “jewing” to describe salary discussions at a public meeting.Read More


Both Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer Now Lead N.Y. Comeback Races

By Reuters

Disgraced politicians Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner are frontrunners in their comeback races, a poll released on Monday showed, with most voters more forgiving about sexual misconduct than financial corruption.Read More


Leonard Garment, Nixon Advisor, Dies at 89

By Reuters

Leonard Garment, the special counsel to U.S. President Richard Nixon at the height of the Watergate scandal, has died, the New York Times reported on Monday. He was 89.Read More


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