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Bloomberg Endorses Obama for Reelection

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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed President Barack Obama’s reelection, citing the importance of climate change after superstorm Sandy.Read More


Greeks Hope To Blunt Rise of Golden Dawn

By JTA

The sudden rise of Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party has prompted condemnations from around the world. It also has put the country’s 5,000 Jews on edgeRead More


Bibi and Hollande Recall Victims of Toulouse

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined with French President Francois Hollande on Thursday in remembering victims of an al Qaeda-inspired gunman, with both pledging to fight anti-Semitism in France and around the globe.Read More


Tunisia Foils Kidnap Plot Aimed at Jews

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Tunisian police have arrested four people for allegedly plotting to kidnap local Jews for ransom, an official said on Thursday, stoking insecurity in the dwindling Jewish community after last year’s “Arab Spring” revolt led to a resurgence of Islamists.Read More


Mumps Outbreak Hits Orthodox Kids

By JTA

A mumps outbreak in New York and New Jersey in which 97 percent of the more than 3,500 cases were Orthodox Jews and most male was a result of the way the boys are schooled, according to a new study.Read More


Jewish Family Wants Monet Painting Back

By JTA

The heir of a wealthy Jewish businessman who sold a Monet painting for an artificially low price as he fled Europe to escape the Nazis is seeking its return from a Swiss foundation.Read More


Amerian Cities Meet in Israel on Fighting Terror

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Counterterrorism officials from five U.S. cities met with their counterparts in Israel.Read More


Power and Transit Still Scarce After Sandy

By Reuters

New Yorkers awoke to the rumble of subway trains for the first time in four days on Thursday in one sign of recovery from Sandy’s devastating blow. But elsewhere in the storm-struck U.S. Northeast, gasoline shortages persisted and emergency teams struggled to reach the worst hit areas and restore power to millions of people.Read More


After Sandy, A Desperate Hunt for Coffee

By Reuters

Flooded streets, power outages and subway shutdowns drove New York java junkies to great lengths this week to get a cup of coffee - good or otherwise - as the city struggles to recover from historic storm Sandy.Read More


Toulouse Victims Want Probe Into Rampage

By JTA

The families of the victims of Mohammed Merah have called for a parliamentary inquiry into failures that allowed him to murder four Jews and three soldiers in the Toulouse area.Read More





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