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Rahm Emanuel Launches Attack on Adelson

By Forward Staff

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel unleashed a scathing attack on casino mogul Sheldon Adelson for his open-ended donation spree to Republican candidates.Read More


Senate Passes Farm Bill With Food Stamps Cut

By JTA

The U.S. Senate passed the Farm Bill, whose final version some Jewish organizations had expressed dismay over because it did not include full funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which provides food stamps.Read More


Russell Simmons Compares Farrakhan to Foxman

By JTA

Abraham Foxman said Russell Simmon’s likening of the Anti-Defamation League’s national director to Louis Farrakhan was “outrageous and ugly.”Read More


British Couple Eyed in Anti-Jewish Plot

By JTA

A couple in Manchester, England, allegedly purchased items for homemade bombs to be used against Jewish targets, a court in that city was told.Read More


Protest Leader Arrested in Tel Aviv

By Haaretz

Daphni Leef, one of the leaders of Israel’s social justice protest movement, was dragged away by police during a demonstration on Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard.Read More


British Schools Cut Pork From Lunch Menus

By Haaretz

Animal welfare, religious tolerance and political correctness all seem to be conflicting with each other in Britain as politicians, educators and community leaders try to balance dietary customs and liberal values. While the government tries to find a way to accommodate Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter and at the same time conform with what they see as acceptable limits on cruelty to animals, schools across London are taking pork sausages, a long-time staple of children’s meals, off the menu.Read More


Fake Documents Used by Settlers To 'Buy' Arab Land

By Haaretz

Hussein Farahat was born in 1919 in the West Bank village of Ein Yabrud, northeast of Ramallah. He owned a seven-dunam plot of land (1.75 acres ). He did not live to see the establishment of the settlement of Beit El; he died at home in 1971, survived by five children.Read More


Hundreds Flock to Social Justice Protest Site

By Haaretz

Hundreds of people descended on Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard on Friday, in attempt to revive last year’s wave of social protests.Read More


No Hope for Peace While Arab Unrest Continues

By Haaretz

For decades Prof. Itamar Rabinovich has studied the Middle East, analyzing Israel’s complex status in the region and documenting its attempts to achieve peace with its neighbors.Read More


Latvian Quits Over Holocaust Restitution Plan

By JTA

Latvian Justice Minister Gaidis Berzins has resigned in protest of plans to offer restitution for Jewish property seized after the Holocaust.Read More





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