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Police Caught Off Guard by Tel Aviv Protests

By Haaretz

Scores were arrested in Tel Aviv as thousands filled the streets for a new round of social justice protests. Were police prepared for the demonstration?Read More


Thousands Clash With Police in Tel Aviv

By Haaretz

Thousands of protesters blocked Tel Aviv streets and clashed with police. Activists were angry over the arrest of leader Daphni Leef a day earlier.Read More


Fayyad Suggests He May Run Against Abbas

By Haaretz

Tension between the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad is expected to reach new heights following an interview Fayyad gave Washington Post, and that was published over the weekend.Read More


Tel Aviv Eyes Long, Hot Summer of Protest

By Haaretz

Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch should not be allowed to forget these pictures, nor should Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino or Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai (a retired brigadier general): Five police special unit officers – maybe six – drag protest leader Daphne Leef out of a group of demonstrators on Rothschild Blvd. in Tel Aviv and onto the opposite sidewalk.Read More


Rahm Emanuel Launches Attack on Adelson

By Forward Staff

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel unleashed a scathing attack on casino mogul Sheldon Adelson for his open-ended donation spree to Republican candidates.Read More


Senate Passes Farm Bill With Food Stamps Cut

By JTA

The U.S. Senate passed the Farm Bill, whose final version some Jewish organizations had expressed dismay over because it did not include full funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which provides food stamps.Read More


Russell Simmons Compares Farrakhan to Foxman

By JTA

Abraham Foxman said Russell Simmon’s likening of the Anti-Defamation League’s national director to Louis Farrakhan was “outrageous and ugly.”Read More


British Couple Eyed in Anti-Jewish Plot

By JTA

A couple in Manchester, England, allegedly purchased items for homemade bombs to be used against Jewish targets, a court in that city was told.Read More


Protest Leader Arrested in Tel Aviv

By Haaretz

Daphni Leef, one of the leaders of Israel’s social justice protest movement, was dragged away by police during a demonstration on Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard.Read More


British Schools Cut Pork From Lunch Menus

By Haaretz

Animal welfare, religious tolerance and political correctness all seem to be conflicting with each other in Britain as politicians, educators and community leaders try to balance dietary customs and liberal values. While the government tries to find a way to accommodate Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter and at the same time conform with what they see as acceptable limits on cruelty to animals, schools across London are taking pork sausages, a long-time staple of children’s meals, off the menu.Read More





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