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Schechter Schools Get $2M Avi Chai Grant


The AVI CHAI Foundation awarded nearly $2 million to support the Conservative movement’s Solomon Schechter network of Jewish day schools.Read More

Shimon Peres Sends July 4 Message to Americans


The United States “remains a beacon of hope for the values of freedom, peace and justice around the globe,” Israeli President Shimon Peres said at a Fourth of July celebration.Read More

Camper Ethan Kadish Still Critical After Being Hit By Lightning


Ethan Kadish, the only one of three campers still hospitalized after being struck by lightning Saturday at a Jewish camp in Indiana, remains in critical but stable condition.Read More

Jewish Tycoon Eyal Ofer Gives $17M to London's Tate Art Gallery

By Haaretz

Jewish shipping magnate Eyal Ofer, who lives in Monaco, recently donated £10 million (NIS 55 million) toward the £215 million expansion project of the Tate Modern museum in London. In appreciation of his donation, the Tate Modern will name the three eastern galleries on the third floor after Ofer.Read More

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Happy at Morsi's Ouster — Hamas Quiet

By Reuters

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas praised Egypt’s military on Thursday for toppling President Mohamed Mursi and his Muslim Brotherhood, the ideological ally of Abbas’s Hamas rivals.Read More

Egyptian Female Wrestler Bites Israeli Opponent


An Egyptian wrestler who bit her Israeli opponent during competition was suspended by wrestling’s international body.Read More

Egypt Leader Adli Mansour Takes Power Amid Anti-Morsi Crackdown

By Reuters

Egypt’s prosecutor ordered the arrest of the Muslim Brotherhood’s leader on Thursday, widening a crackdown against the Islamist movement after the army ousted the country’s first democratically elected president.Read More

On Morning After Coup, Israel Plays Wait-and-See in Egypt

By Reuters

Israel’s government avoided any show of satisfaction on Thursday over the ouster of Egypt’s Mohamed Mursi, an Islamist president who alarmed many in the Jewish state but quickly made clear he would not renege on a peace treaty.Read More

Greedy 'Moloch' Ogre Depicts Israel in German Cartoon


A cartoon purportedly showing Israel as a greedy “Moloch,” published in a major German daily, has set off a firestorm of protest, despite an apology by the newspaper.Read More

'Don't Sell to Arabs' Rabbi Backed in Israel Race for Sephardic Chief

By Haaretz

Most of the members of the Jewish Home Knesset faction support the election of Safed’s chief rabbi, Shmuel Eliyahu, as Sephardic chief rabbi of Israel, despite racist statements he has made.Read More

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