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Claims Conference Workers Guilty in $57 Million Holocaust Fraud Case

By Seth Berkman

Two former employees of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and a third person have been convicted for stealing $57 million intended for Holocaust victims.Read More

Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Detained by Israel

By Reuters

Israeli police arrested the top Palestinian Muslim religious leader in Jerusalem on Wednesday and questioned him for six hours about a fracas between Palestinians and Israelis at al-Aqsa mosque before releasing him without charge.Read More

John Kerry Sees Small Window To Push for Middle East Peace Talks

By Reuters

Secretary of State John Kerry suggested on Wednesday that Washington was trying to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks within a short time frame as he announced his fourth visit to the region this year.Read More

Hamas Seeks To Root Out Israeli Spies

By Reuters

The alleged spy buried his face in his hands inside a Gaza jail as he admitted passing intelligence to Israel during its battles with armed Palestinian groups.Read More

Israel Orders Ultra-Orthodox To End Discrimination Against Women

By Hila Raz (Haaretz)

Israel’s Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein dropped a bomb in the realm of Haredi-secular relations on Wednesday, when he instructed government ministers in a sharply-worded statement to immediately stop the exclusion of women in the areas under their authority.Read More

Jerusalem Women Declare Victory in Billboard Battle — For Now

By Haaretz

Some 18 months after a group of activists began fighting the exclusion of women from billboards in Jerusalem, the fighters have declared victory.Read More

Sisters Fired Over 'Happy Hanukkah' Oven Jibe


Two Iowa sisters were fired from their jobs after joking about “burning the Jews” inside a toy oven.Read More

Stephen Hawking Insists He Is Boycotting Israel Academic Meeting Over Politics

By Reuters

British cosmologist Stephen Hawking has pulled out of an Israeli conference, joining an academic boycott of Israel to protest against its occupation of Palestinian lands, Cambridge University said on Wednesday.Read More

John Galliano Denied Teaching Job at Fashion School

By Forward Staff

John Galliano, the superstar fashion designer who has faced allegations of anti-Semitism, has been dumped from a planned teaching job at a New York fashion school after a protest spearheaded by Jewish students.Read More

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew Blames Slow Growth on Beltway Gridlock

By Reuters

Dysfunction in Washington is one of the biggest drags on the U.S. economy, undermining confidence and crimping growth, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Tuesday.Read More

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