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4 Men Arrested For Harassing Jews in Cannes

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French police arrested four men last week on suspicion that they hurled empty bottles at Jews near a synagogue in Cannes on the eve of Rosh Hashanah.Read More


Belgium Honors Israeli Physicist

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Belgium will bestow its highest civilian honor on Daniel Zajfman, an Israeli physicist and president of the Weizmann Institute of Science.Read More


White House Backs Israel, Not 'Red Lines'

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President Barack Obama and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu share the goal of preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon and will maintain close cooperation on the issue, the White House said on Thursday, after the prime minister addressed the United Nations.Read More


Iran Boycotts 2013 Oscars

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Iran will not submit a movie for the 2013 Oscars, in protest of an anti-Muslim video.Read More


George Soros Pledges $1M to Pro-Obama Group

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Billionaire financier George Soros has committed $1 million to the “Super PAC” group that is helping fund President Barack Obama’s re-election bid, a person familiar with the pledge said on Thursday.Read More


Czech Vandals Topple Jewish Gravestones

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Vandals reportedly overturned 26 gravestones in a Jewish cemetery near Prague.Read More


Azeris Convicted in Plot To Kill Jews

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Three Azerbaijanis were convicted in a Baku court of planning to kill teachers at a Jewish school in the capital city.Read More


Police Search Home of Toulouse Killer's Brother

By JTA

French police searched the home of Abdelkader Merah, the brother of the man who murdered a rabbi and three children at a Toulouse Jewish school.Read More


Yeshiva Student Stops Race To Help Collapsed Runner

By Simi Lampert

In the middle of a high school cross country meet in Memphis, Tenn., one boy collapsed. A Jewish student from a rival school was the only runner to stop his race to help.Read More


Abbas Tells U.N. To Give Palestinians Statehood

By Reuters

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday he would seek an upgrade to the Palestinians’ U.N. status to recognize it as a sovereign country and cautioned that Israeli settlement expansion meant time was running out for a two-state solution.Read More





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