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Anti-Semitic Flyers Distributed in French Town

By JTA

Authorities in the French town of Aix-les-Bains near Lyon reportedly have received numerous complaints about anti-Semitic flyers disseminated in letterboxes.Read More


New Policy for TX Schools in Shabbat Hoops Controversy

Months after initially refusing to reschedule a Friday night game involving an Orthodox school, The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools has changed its rules to accommodate the religious observances of all its members.Read More


Netanyahu's Hard Right Alliance Could Backfire

By Reuters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s tie-up with far-right coalition partner Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman could backfire by eroding their lead ahead of Israel’s Jan. 22 ballot, a poll said on Friday.Read More


'Elders of Zion' Read Aloud in Greek Parliament

By JTA

A lawmaker for Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party has reportedly read out in parliament a passage from the anti-Semitic forgery The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.Read More


Yisrael Beiteinu: Merger with Likud Won’t Make Lieberman PM

By JTA

Yisrael Beiteinu has denied reports that party leader Avigdor Lieberman would become prime minister under a secret pact between his movement and Likud.Read More


Adelsons Give $10M More to Romney Super PAC

By Reuters

Top Republican donors Sheldon Adelson and his wife gave another $10 million to the “Super PAC” backing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in October, saying they hoped to “level the playing field” with Democrats ahead of the Nov. 6 election.Read More


Richard Falk Calls for Corporate Israel Boycott

By JTA

U.N. Special Rapporteur Richard Falk called on the member nations of the General Assembly to boycott companies that do business with Israel.Read More


New York UJA-Federation Raises Record $45M

By JTA

The UJA-Federation of New York raised a record $45 million at its kickoff event for the philanthropy’s annual campaign.Read More


Bibi and Lieberman Unite in Hard Right Push

By Reuters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he was merging his Likud party with that of his ultra nationalist coalition ally Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman in a hard-right tack ahead of Israel’s Jan. 22 election.Read More


David Stern Will Step Down as Head of NBA

By Seth Berkman

David Stern, who helped remodel the NBA into a global phenomenon and oversaw the ascent of Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and LeBron James, announced on Thursday that he will step down in 2014.Read More





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