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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Kisses Ring of Skver Rebbe David Twersky

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio appeared to literally kiss the hand of a controversial Hasidic leader last night at the rabbi’s son’s wedding in upstate New York.Read More


Families Sue Germany for Return of Guelph Treasure 'Sold' to Nazis

By JTA

Heirs of four Jewish art collectors filed suit against Germany to regain a medieval gold treasure they claim was forcibly sold to the Nazis in 1935.Read More


54% of American College Students Experience Anti-Semitism

By JTA

More than half of current American Jewish college students have personally witnessed or experienced an anti-Semitic incident, according to a new study.Read More


Would Jeb Bush Policy on Israel Resemble Dad — or Brother?

By Ron Kampeas

As clearly as Jeb Bush has stated that he does not want his foreign policy chops assessed against that of his brother — or his father — his choice in advisers has only made things murkier.Read More


Copenhagen Rejects Muslim 'Peace Ring' at Terror Synagogue

By JTA

Copenhagen police denied a request by Danish Muslims to create a peace ring around a city synagogue that came under a deadly attack.Read More


2 Top Democratic Senators Invite Bibi for Meeting

By Patricia Zengerle

Two senior U.S. Senate Democrats invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to a closed-door meeting with Democratic senators during his upcoming visit to Washington, warning that making U.S.-Israeli relations a partisan political issue could have “lasting repercussions.”Read More


London Soccer Fans Chant Anti-Semitic Slurs on Subway

By JTA

The British Transport Police is investigating an incident in which soccer fans allegedly chanted anti-Semitic slurs while riding a London subway train.Read More


Iran Returns Stolen Torah Scroll to Shiraz

By JTA

A stolen Torah scroll uncovered by an Iranian volunteer militia was returned to the Shiraz Jewish community, the Fars News Agency reported.Read More


186 Artworks Looted From Rothschilds Given to Boston Museum of Fine Arts

By JTA

Millions of dollars worth of prized art and objects once stolen by the Nazis and later forcibly relinquished to the Austrian government was donated to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.Read More


Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal Join Evangelical Christian Tour of Israel

By JTA

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, both likely Republican presidential candidates, will join a conservative Christian tour to Israel this fall.Read More


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