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Eric Garcetti Leads Battle To Become First Jewish Mayor of Los Angeles

By Reuters

Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti opened a convincing election-night lead in his bid to become the first Jewish mayor of America’s second-largest city as it faces an increasingly gloomy financial outlook, returns showed late on Tuesday.Read More

Low-Cost Airline Mulls Israel-to-Auschwitz Flight


The low-cost airline Ryanair announced it was considering flying a route from Tel Aviv to Krakow, the southern Polish city situated near the former Auschwitz death camp.Read More

Anthony Weiner, Felled by Sext Scandal, Announces Run for New York Mayor

By Reuters

Two years after resigning from Congress in a lewd photo scandal, former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner announced in a video message early on Wednesday he is running for New York City mayor.Read More

Sean Penn Pushes Congress To Demand Release of Jacob Ostreicher


Actor Sean Penn urged a congressional hearing to pressure Bolivia to release a haredi Orthodox father of five under house arrest in the country.Read More

Reform College, Bowing to Pressure, Will Rethink Rabbi Intermarriage Policy

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen (Haaretz)

After discussing it with “the cabinet” of advisors to HUC president Rabbi David Ellenson, Marmur decided to initiate a faculty-wide discussion across HUC’s campuses in New York, Cincinnati, Los Angeles and Jerusalem.Read More

Jewish Groups Pitch In To Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims


A Chabad center in Oklahoma City opened its building as a shelter for those displaced by a deadly tornado.Read More

Can Israel Learn From Britain on Ending Racism and Hatred in Soccer?


England is described as “a world leader in dealing with soccer racism and hooliganism” on the website of the New Israel Fund, the U.S.-based social justice group that created and bankrolls Shanan’s nonprofit, Kick Racism Out of Israeli Football.Read More

Richard Wagner 'Vile' Anti-Semitism May Emerge in Letters From Grandson


A descendant of Richard Wagner, Adolf Hitler’s favorite composer, promised to hand over the correspondence of her late father to the Bavarian State Archives.Read More

ZOA Regains Tax-Exempt Status


The Internal Revenue Service reinstated the tax-exempt status of the Zionist Organization of America.Read More

Top Palestinian Negotiator Lauds Kerry Peace Push and Blast's Israel 'Apartheid'

By Reuters

The top Palestinian negotiator with Israel on Monday threw his weight behind U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s bid to revive stalled peace talks, while describing the situation in the West Bank as apartheid worse than that suffered in South Africa.Read More

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