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Principal Helped Confessed Yeshiva Molester David Kramer Flee Australia

By JTA

An American-born teacher who pleaded guilty to child molestation at a Jewish school in Melbourne was assisted in fleeing to Israel by his employer.Read More


Holocaust Denier David Irving Turned Away From Berlin Hotels

By JTA

Berlin’s hotel and restaurant association has warned members not to book a room for Holocaust denier David Irving during his planned visit to the German capital.Read More


European Jews Fight Polish Kosher Slaughter Ban

By Ofer Aderet (Haaretz)

Major European Jewish organizations have started to fight the ban on kosher slaughter in Poland, after the country’s parliament decided last week to leave intact the prohibition on killing animals for meat without first stunning them, which affects both Jewish and Muslim religious slaughter.Read More


Arizona Jews Join Tribute to 19 Fallen Firefighters

By Doni Bloomfield

Joining the grief felt across Arizona, the Phoenix Jewish community last week held a solemn tribute to the nineteen Scottsdale firefighters who perished on June 30, the Jewish News of Greater Phoenix reportedRead More


Adolf Hitler Mural Painted at Top Thailand College

By JTA

Chulalongkorn University, a prestigious institution in Thailand, issued an apology for a mural of Adolf Hitler painted outside one of its buildings.Read More


Lea Michele's 'Glee' Boyfriend Cory Monteith Died From Heroin and Booze

By Reuters

Canadian authorities on Tuesday said Cory Monteith, the 31-year-old heartthrob of Fox’s musical-comedy television series “Glee,” died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol.Read More


Boycott Israel Student Leader Sadia Saifuddin Runs for U. of California Regent Post

By JTA

A student leader in the anti-Israel divestment campaign at the University of California, Berkeley, is a candidate for student regent in the University of California system.Read More


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


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