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Flotilla Sponsor Tweets that Zionists Helped Perpetrate the Holocaust

The founder of the Free Gaza Movement, which uses flotillas in trying to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza, tweeted that Zionists were responsible for the Holocaust, then apologized.Read More


Israel Says Syrian Mortar Strike Was Attack on NATO

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Israel’s Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor said on Thursday a deadly Syrian mortar strike on a Turkish town had to be considered an attack on a member of the NATO alliance.Read More


Irving Cohen, Maitre d’ of Concord Hotel in Catskills, Dies at 95

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Irving Cohen, the maitre d’ at the popular Concord Hotel in the Catskills for 50 years, died in Florida at 95.Read More


US Imposes Sanctions on Lebanese Charities with Hamas Ties

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The United States on Thursday imposed financial penalties on two Lebanese charities that fundraise for Hamas, an effort by the Obama administration to disrupt the Islamist group’s activities.Read More


Limmud Appoints New Executive Director, Chair

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Limmud, the international network of Jewish learning conferences, has appointed a new director and a new chairperson.Read More


Palestinian UN Status Likely Debated in November

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The United Nations is likely to hold a debate on whether to upgrade the Palestinians’ U.N. status to a sovereign country in mid-November - after the U.S. election, the president of the 193-member U.N. General Assembly said on Wednesday.Read More


Chicago Mayor Emanuel Dumps City Ethics Board Members

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday the replacement of the city’s entire ethics board with seven new members, saying the new board will have the professionalism to do the job in a city notorious for corruption.Read More


Running Neck-and-Neck Sherman and Berman Amp Up Their Accusations

By Rex Weiner

Trading charges of abusing government funds and and profiteering from campaign contributions, Democrats Brad Sherman and Howard Berman shook the Sukkah on Monday in their fight for the San Fernando Valley’s new 30th Congressional District.Read More


Obama Campaign Winning Ad War in Key Battleground States

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Ads for President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign dominated TV airwaves in key states in September, despite Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s powerful “Super PAC” backers, according to an academic analysis released on Wednesday.Read More


U.S. Warned European Governments Not to Support Palestinian State

By JTA

The United States reportedly warned European governments in a memorandum not to support a Palestinian bid for increased status at the United Nations.Read More





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