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Students Protest Hillel’s BDS Ban

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

A Harvard Jewish student group has launched a national protest of Hillel rules barring partnerships with groups that back BDS against Israel.Read More


In Confirmation Hearing, Hagel Is Challenged by Both Friends and Foes

By Nathan Guttman

Chuck Hagel’s confirmation hearing today began with a series of attacks — from friends and foes alike, on both sides of the aisle. So what does he think about Israel and Iran?Read More


Hagel Assures on Iran, Israel in Senate Confirmation Hearing

By Reuters

Chuck Hagel said he backed the U.S. policy of preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon as he testified on Thursday before a skeptical Senate panel considering his nomination to be President Barack Obama’s next secretary of defense.Read More


Germany’s Merkel Condemns Morsi Over Jew Hatred During Meeting

By JTA

German Chancellor Angela Merkel used her meeting with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi to criticize his past statements on Jews.Read More


Syria Says Could Make 'Surprise' Response To Israel Strike

By Reuters

Syria’s ambassador to Lebanon said on Thursday that Damascus had the option of a “surprise decision” to respond to what it said was an Israeli air strike on a research centre on the outskirts of the Syrian capital on Wednesday.Read More


Israel and the Vatican Are Close To Resolving Issues

By JTA

There are indications that the Vatican and Israel may resolve outstanding bilateral issues and finalize the Fundamental Agreement governing relations between the two states.Read More


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


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