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Brooklyn College Political Science Department Signs on as Sponsor of BDS Event

By JTA

The political science faculty at Brooklyn College reportedly will be an official co-sponsor for an event in support of the BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) movement.Read More


U.N.: Settlements Violate Geneva Conventions

By JTA

A United Nations investigation into the impact of Jewish West Bank settlements on the Palestinian population said that Israel should immediately begin to withdraw all settlers from the territory.Read More


Venezuela's Secret Service Is Spying on the Country's Jewish Community

By JTA

Venezuela’s secret service SEBIN is spying on the country’s Jewish community, according to purportedly leaked documents recently posted online.Read More


Ahead of Hearings, Hagel Commits To Preventing Iranian Nukes

By JTA

In answers prepared for his Senate hearings, Chuck Hagel says he is committed to preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, even if this means military action.Read More


Israel Hits Syria Arms Convoy To Lebanon

By Reuters

Israeli jets bombed a convoy near Syria’s border with Lebanon early on Wednesday, sources told Reuters, apparently targeting weapons destined for Hezbollah in what some called a warning to Damascus not to arm Israel’s Lebanese enemy.Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu Set To Win Right To Form Government

By Reuters

Israeli President Shimon Peres began talks with political parties on Wednesday over who should form a new government and appears certain to ask incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to assemble it.Read More


Hamas To Teach More 'Enemy Language' Hebrew in Gaza Schools

By Reuters

Islamist Hamas authorities plan to expand Hebrew-language classes in the Gaza Strip’s high schools to help Palestinians know their enemy in times of conflict with Israel.Read More


Jewish Groups Back Obama on Immigration Reform

By JTA

Jewish organizations praised President Obama’s immigration reform proposals, as well as similar measures offered by a bipartisan group of U.S. senators.Read More


Forward's Yiddish Website Will Tap New Markets

By Reuters

The rapid revival of strict Orthodox Jewish communities that has shifted New York City’s religious demographics and transformed Israel’s political landscape has created a new market niche for a 115-year-old Yiddish newspaper.Read More


Gabby Giffords Makes Emotional Plea to Congress To Curb Gun Violence

By Reuters

Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords, grievously wounded in a 2011 mass shooting, made an emotional plea on Wednesday for Congress to take action to curb gun violence in the aftermath of last month’s Connecticut school massacre, urging lawmakers to “be bold, be courageous.”Read More


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