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Anti-Defamation League Takes On Hatred Online as Anti-Semitism Goes Viral


How do you confront hatred when it has no fixed address?Read More

State Department Probes Howard Gutman Prostitution Allegations

By Reuters

The State Department said on Tuesday it was investigating allegations of sexual misconduct by overseas staff including a report that an ambassador patronized prostitutes after a leaked memo said the agency had ignored the misbehavior.Read More

Howard Gutman, Controversial Jewish Envoy to Belgium, Denies Hooker Claim


The U.S. ambassador alleged in State Department memos to have solicited prostitutes, including minors, was embroiled two years ago in a controversy over Israel.Read More

Conservative Group Sticks to Balanced Budget Claim Despite Bulging Deficit


Despite a budget deficit twice what was expected, the leader of the Conservative movement’s synagogue umbrella group says the group will balance its budget within two years.Read More

Google Pays $1.3B for Israeli Mobile Startup Waze

By Reuters

It’s official, Google announced on Tuesday: The Internet search engine company is buying Waze, the Israeli mobile app navigation startup.Read More

Ari Weiss Resigns as Head of Uri L'Tzedek

By Seth Berkman

Rabbi Ari Weiss, executive director of Uri L’Tzedek, the Orthodox social justice organization that has created a certification system based on treatment of workers at kosher restaurants, will step down from his position in the coming months.Read More

Georges Moustaki, 'Wandering Jew' Who Sang With Piaf, Recalled at Memorial


About 100 hundred people attended the opening of an art exhibition and a concert in Paris in memory of the Jewish French singer-songwriter Georges Moustaki.Read More

Richard Falk Vows To Stay On in United Nations Post Despite Criticism

By Reuters

The United Nations human rights investigator for the Palestinian territories said on Tuesday he would not resign and accused critics of calling him anti-Semitic to divert attention from his scrutiny of Israeli policies.Read More

Sweden Hosts First Jewish Gay Wedding


The Great Synagogue of Stockholm hosted Sweden’s first Jewish gay wedding.Read More

France May Drop 'Pimp' Charge on Dominique Strauss-Kahn

By Reuters

A French public prosecutor recommended on Tuesday closing an investigation into alleged sex offences in which former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn risks trial on a charge of “aggravated pimping”.Read More

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