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Sheldon Adelson Offers To 'Help Out' Obama With Votes on Syria Attack

By Haaretz

Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson said on Tuesday that he would be willing to “help out” the Obama administration, in garnering enough congressional votes for a military attack on Syria.Read More

France's National Front Party Suspends Candidate Over Anti-Semitism


France’s ultranationalist National Front Party suspended one of its candidates for posting a picture of a burning Israeli flag and anti-Semitic statements on Facebook.Read More

Israeli Man To Sue Facebook for Blocking Users Without Stating Reasons

By Haaretz/Ido Kenan

The Jerusalem District Court has allowed an Israeli man to sue Facebook in Israel, while submitting a translation of the lawsuit to the company’s headquarters in the United States - although the online social network’s terms of use state that any legal case brought against it will be heard in California, where its offices are located.Read More

Holocaust Video Game Rejected by Nintendo Will Become Smartphone Game


The developer of a Holocaust-themed game which was rejected by Nintendo has announced plans to release his work for smartphone users.Read More

Hamas Struggles To Stay Afloat Amid Challenges from Syria, Egypt and Iran

By Haaretz/Zvi Bar'el

Hamas’ external leadership has instructed the movement’s leaders in Gaza to refrain from public expressions of support for the Muslim Brotherhood and cease all activities by its military wing in support of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.Read More

Kerry Exploring Russian Proposal That Assad Surrender Chemical Weapons

By Reuters

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could avoid a U.S. military strike by surrendering all his chemical weapons within a week, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday, but immediately made clear he was not making a serious offer.Read More

Judge Orders Mental Competence Exam for Norman Lamm in Y.U. Sex Abuse Suit

By Paul Berger

A federal judge has ordered an independent medical examination of the mental health of Rabbi Norman Lamm, Yeshiva University’s former president, in the opening stages of a $380 million sex abuse lawsuitRead More

Yeshiva University's Own Expert on Abuse Condemns Recent YU Abuse Report

By Anne Cohen

Yeshiva University’s resident legal expert on child sexual abuse is condemning her employer’s recent report on the alleged sexual abuse committed by YU staff against high school students under their care.Read More

Haredi Rabbis Outlaw Women-Only Zumba Classes

By Haaretz/Allison Kaplan Sommer

Rabbis in an ultra-Orthodox settlement have come out publicly against the trendy Brazilian fitness dance known as Zumba.Read More

Victim of Sexual Abuse Booed Out of Satmar Shul in Williamsburg

By Anne Cohen

The young Orthodox woman whose testimony of sexual abuse was the basis for the arrest and conviction of counselor Nechemya Weberman was booed out of synagogue on Rosh Hashana, the New York Post reported Monday.Read More

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