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Lawmaker Steve Cohen Claims He 'Punked' Media on Flirty Tweets to Cyndi Lauper

By Forward Staff

Jewish Rep. Steve Cohen says he was playing a joke on reporters by Tweeting — then quickly deleting — a flirty message to singer Cyndi Lauper.Read More


Angry Gaza Farmers Burn Tons of Basil and Mint in Dispute With Israel

Palestinian farmers in Gaza began destroying three tonnes of herbs on Saturday, saying a prolonged closure of the crossing into Israel meant the plants were no longer fit for export to Europe.Read More


'Why Jews Are Evil Jews' Assignment Earns Punishment for 10th Grade Teacher

By Reuters

A New York state high school English teacher who asked students to imagine they were Nazis and give reasons why Jews were evil could be reprimanded or dismissed, a school district superintendent said on Friday.Read More


Tech Guru Eric Greenberg Ordered To Pay $12M Over Fake Wine

By Reuters

A federal jury in New York on Friday awarded $12 million in punitive damages to U.S. billionaire William Koch in his dispute over the alleged misrepresentation of 24 bottles of wine he bought at auction.Read More


Palestinians Clash With Soldiers in Protest Over Settler Accused of Beating

By Reuters

Scores of Palestinian youths clashed with Israeli soldiers for a second day in the occupied West Bank on Friday, after locals accused Jewish settlers of beating a man with steel pipes.Read More


'Normal' Neo-Nazis' Trial Forces Germany to Confront Painful Truth of Anti-Semitism

By Reuters

Twenty years ago in the drab pre-fab housing blocks outside the east German town of Jena, swaggering youths gave Sieg-Heil salutes and flaunted their far-right views, as the structures of the only state they’d ever known crumbled around them.Read More


No John Galliano for You! Israeli Songbird Told To Shun 'Anti-Semitic' Coutier

By JTA

Israel’s contestant in the international Eurovision music contest was barred from wearing a dress by designer John Galliano.Read More


American Teacher David Kramer Convicted of 6 Abuse Counts at Australian Chabad Yeshiva

By JTA

An American Jew pleaded guilty to charges of sexual assault against students at an Orthodox boys school in Melbourne.Read More


Holland Holds 'Open Houses' at Homes of Jewish Holocaust Victims

By JTA

Dozens of houses that belonged to Dutch Jewish Holocaust victims across the Netherlands will be open to visitors on May 4, the country’s official memorial day for the victims of World War II.Read More


Palestinians Face Pressure to Keep Salam Fayyad

By Reuters

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas faced pressure from Western allies on Thursday not to let Prime Minister Salam Fayyad quit at a time when Washington is seeking to resurrect Middle East peace talks.Read More


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