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Sheldon Silver Gives Up Powers Temporarily To Fight Corruption Charges

By Reuters

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver agreed on Sunday to relinquish his duties on a temporary basis as he fights federal corruption charges, the New York Times reported, citing people briefed on the matter.Read More


Israel Envoy to U.S. Chided for Siding WIth Benjamin Netanyahu

By JTA

Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, was reprimanded by an Israeli government commission for supporting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s reelection bid.Read More


Auschwitz Town Haunted by Death, Even 70 Years Later

By Wiktor Szary and Wojciech Zurawski

Bogumila recalls how as a small girl growing up in the Polish town of Oswiecim she saw prisoners beaten by Nazi guards and watched with her mother the distant glow of the crematorium fires of the Auschwitz concentration camp.Read More


Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Support Dips Slightly in Greece Election

By JTA

The neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party maintained its strength in Greek national elections as the far-left party Syriza came to power.Read More


Alan Gross Draws Welcome Home Crowd at Synagogue

By Geoffrey W. Malada

Alan Gross wore a gray suit, red tie and a perpetual smile as he took the stage Thursday night at Temple Beth Ami in Rockville, Md., at a welcome-home reception in his honor sponsored by dozens of Jewish organizations, including the the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington.Read More


For Cuba Jews, Better Ties to U.S. May Not Be Cure-All

By Tapper

On a recent Friday night inside this city’s Beth Shalom synagogue, Aliet Ashkenazi, 25, stood draped in a blue-and-white prayer shawl leading prayers in a mix of Spanish and near-perfect Hebrew.Read More


Talk Show Pioneer Joe Franklin Dies at 88

By Reuters

TV talk show pioneer Joe Franklin, who interviewed thousands of people from a dancing dentist to Academy Award winning actors in a far from glamorous New York studio, has died at the age of 88.Read More


Israeli Foreign Minister Orders Party To Distribute Charlie Hebdo for Free

By JTA

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman has told activists in his Yisrael Beiteinu party to buy up and distribute copies of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo for free.Read More


Druze Student Beaten 'for Speaking Arabic' in Jerusalem

By JTA

A Druze student in Jerusalem was beaten with glass bottles by a Jewish gang, who mocked him for speaking Arabic.Read More


Think Tank Prepares Aliyah Plan for 120,000 French Jews

By JTA

The Jewish People Policy Institute has composed a plan to facilitate immigration of 120,000 French Jews to Israel.Read More


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