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Argentina Has Jewish President — for a Day

By JTA

For the first time, Argentina will have a Jewish president, at least temporarily.Read More


Lithuanians Scrap Event for Quisling Leader

By JTA

The Lithuanian University in Kaunas on Tuesday decided to cancel a commemorative conference planned for the “prime minister” of Lithuania’s 1941 Nazi puppet government.Read More


L.A. Rabbi-Turned-Candidate Raises Hackles

By Rex Weiner

A southern California rabbi-turned-longshot Republican U.S. Senate candidate is under fire for anti-Islamic comments in which he purports to speak for “white, Christian America.”Read More


Internal Probe Clears Brooklyn College Official

By Forward Staff

An internal investigation on Tuesday cleared Brooklyn College’s provost of allegations that he discriminated against four observant Jewish professors.Read More


Rand Corp. Advises Against Strike on Iran

By Haaretz

The RAND Corporation, a think tank which advises the Pentagon, warned on Tuesday against an Israeli or American attack on Iran’s nuclear reactors, and recommended the Obama administration try to “quietly influence the internal Israeli discussion over the value of a military strike.”Read More


Gilad Shalit Visits Set of 'Homeland'

By Haaretz

The young man poses for photos with the TV crew, and smiles sweetly at all those around the hallway, who, star-struck, find it hard to come up with anything to say. They reach out their hands to shake his. He obliges. His arms are thin but sturdy. The smile never leaving his face. His eyes filled with a slightly faraway look.Read More


Israel Citizenship Based on Religion, Not Birthplace

By Haaretz

The Haifa District Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal submitted by Professor Uzzi Ornan, who sought to compel Israel’s Interior Ministry to recognize his citizenship based on the fact that he was born in Israel, rather than on the grounds that he was Jewish.Read More


Cleveland Browns Sign Jewish Lineman

By JTA

Offensive lineman Mitchell Schwartz, a second-round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns, signed a four-year, $5.17 million contract with the team.Read More


Darrell Friedman Named Interim JDC Head

By JTA

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee named Darrell Friedman as interim CEO following the abrupt resignation of longtime CEO Steven Schwager.Read More


Long Island Dad Sues Over Anti-Semitic Taunts

By JTA

A suburban New York father is suing his school district over the anti-Semitic taunting of his son.Read More





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