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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


Krakow Synagogues To Open for a Night

By JTA

Seven historic synagogues in Krakow that are closed for most of the year will open for one night.Read More


Greek Nazis Deny Camps Had Gas Chambers

By JTA

The Greek government and Jewish community condemned the leader of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party after he denied there were gas chambers or ovens at Nazi death camps.Read More


Cuba Ready for Talks on Release of Gross

By JTA

The Cuban system does not allow for a humanitarian release for jailed American Alan Gross, but authorities there are ready to negotiate his status, a senior Cuban official said.Read More





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