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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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