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CUNY Denies Creating 'Jewish' Staff Category

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The City University of New York denied a report that it had created a special minority designation for Jewish faculty.Read More


Pro-Settlement Activists March in Jerusalem

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Hundreds of settlement activists began marching Monday from the Ulpana neighborhood on the outskirts of the Beit El settlement in the West Bank toward Jerusalem.Read More


Ex-Sixers Exec Will Coach Maccabi Haifa

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Brad Greenberg, the former general manager of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, has signed on to coach the Maccabi Haifa basketball team.Read More


Jewish NGO Serves 250,000 in East Africa

By JTA

Jewish Heart for Africa is now serving 250,000 people in East Africa with Israeli technologies.Read More


Toulouse Massacre Sparks Anti-Semitic 'Explosion'

By JTA

The recent massacre at a Jewish school in Toulouse “triggered an explosion” in anti-Semitic attacks across France, according to the French Jewish community’s protection service.Read More


Nazi Name Parents Can't Raise Children: Judge

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A New Jersey couple who gave their children names linked to Nazism cannot have custody of their children, a judge ruled.Read More


Moving Settlement Passes Legal Test: Expert

By Haaretz

An internationally renowned Israeli expert has stated that a plan to relocate a West Bank neighborhood to state-owned military zone is legally sound.Read More


Bloomberg and Cuomo March in Israel Parade

By JTA

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg were among the dignitaries who marched in Sunday’s annual Celebrate Israel Parade in the Big Apple.Read More


French Jews Attacked in Hate Crime

By JTA

Three Jews wearing yarmulkes were assaulted by 10 people in southeast France in what the French Interior Ministry is calling an anti-Semitic attack.Read More


Two Africans Hurt as Jerusalem Home Torched

By Haaretz

Two Eritrean migrant workers were injured overnight as a result of a fire that erupted in their central Jerusalem apartment. An investigation raised suspicions of arson.Read More





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