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Jailing of Hasid in Bolivia Called State 'Kidnapping'

By JTA

A retired FBI official told a House subcommittee that the imprisonment of a New York Chasidic Jew in Bolivia is “state-sponsored kidnapping.”Read More


British Jews Urged To Dress as Holocaust Victims

By JTA

A Jewish British couple was asked to consider dressing up as Holocaust victims to commemorate World War II during the annual Wartime Weekend event.Read More


Israel Plans Tent Cities for African Immigrants

By Haaretz

Israel’s Defense Ministry announced Thursday that it will erect between 20,000-25,000 tents for African migrants at various detention centers by the end of the year.Read More


Bibi to Vanity Fair: 'I'm Not Manipulative'

By Haaretz

Vanity Fair has published an in-depth profile of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in its upcoming July issue, in which Netanyahu emphasized that he is “not a natural politician.”Read More


White House Slams Plan for More Settlements

By JTA

The Obama administration “does not accept the legitimacy” of announced plans for up to 851 new housing units for West Bank settlements.Read More


Stop Controversial Circumcision Rite: Official

By JTA

The New York City Health Commissioner has issued a strongly worded statement calling for an end to a controversial circumcision-related rite.Read More


Jewish Day School Pitcher Drafted by Nationals

By JTA

The Washington Nationals drafted a 2012 graduate of the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Maryland in the Major League Baseball draft.Read More


Walters Helps Assad Aide Get Into Columbia: Report

By Forward Staff

Barbara Walters reportedly helped a Syrian press aide who arranged her exclusive interview with dictator Bashar al-Assad win admission to Columbia University’s prestigious School of International and Public Affairs.Read More


Israel Hopes To 'Legalize' 13 Illegal Outposts

By Haaretz

The government has announced that it plans to legalize 13 of the 18 settlement outposts against which petitions to the High Court of Justice have been filed.Read More


Israel Can Deport South Sudanese: Court

By Haaretz

The Jerusalem’s District Court ruled on Thursday that Israel could deport South Sudanese nationals back to their county, thus rejecting an appeal by migrant worker NGOs against a decision by Interior Minister Eli Yishai to halt Israel’s collective defense of citizens form the war-torn country.Read More





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