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Spiralling Syria Violence Could Suck In Israel, U.N. Chief Warns

By Reuters

Escalating violence in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights is jeopardizing a four-decade old ceasefire between Israel and Syria, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a report to the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday.Read More


Scantily Clad Israeli Female Soldiers Pole Dance Video Goes Viral

By JTA

A video of female Israeli soldiers’ sexy pole dance has hit the internet just days after a scandal erupted over half-naked Facebook photos. WATCH the video.Read More


What Israel Should Learn From Nelson Mandela

By Roy Isacowitz (Haaretz)

The first and clearest lesson one can learn from Mandela is that peace is only achievable if the putative peacemakers believe in it.Read More


Brazil Gets Racism Primer as Soccer's World Cup Looms

By JTA

Simon Wiesenthal Center officials presented a program to authorities in Brazil on dealing with racism in sports, notably soccer, as the nation readies for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics.Read More


Anti-Defamation League Takes On Hatred Online as Anti-Semitism Goes Viral

By JTA

How do you confront hatred when it has no fixed address?Read More


State Department Probes Howard Gutman Prostitution Allegations

By Reuters

The State Department said on Tuesday it was investigating allegations of sexual misconduct by overseas staff including a report that an ambassador patronized prostitutes after a leaked memo said the agency had ignored the misbehavior.Read More


Howard Gutman, Controversial Jewish Envoy to Belgium, Denies Hooker Claim

By JTA

The U.S. ambassador alleged in State Department memos to have solicited prostitutes, including minors, was embroiled two years ago in a controversy over Israel.Read More


Conservative Group Sticks to Balanced Budget Claim Despite Bulging Deficit

By JTA

Despite a budget deficit twice what was expected, the leader of the Conservative movement’s synagogue umbrella group says the group will balance its budget within two years.Read More


Google Pays $1.3B for Israeli Mobile Startup Waze

By Reuters

It’s official, Google announced on Tuesday: The Internet search engine company is buying Waze, the Israeli mobile app navigation startup.Read More


Ari Weiss Resigns as Head of Uri L'Tzedek

By Seth Berkman

Rabbi Ari Weiss, executive director of Uri L’Tzedek, the Orthodox social justice organization that has created a certification system based on treatment of workers at kosher restaurants, will step down from his position in the coming months.Read More


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