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Jenin Governor Has Fatal Heart Attack Amid Break In

By Haaretz

Jenin District Governor Kadura Musa died on Tuesday night of a heart attack, shortly after armed attackers opened fire on his home.Read More


U.S. Presses U.N. To Delay Settlement Probe

By Haaretz

The Obama administration is trying to delay the establishment of a panel appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council to investigate the issue of Israeli settlements in the West Bank.Read More


Scottish Student Loses Israeli Insult Appeal

By JTA

A university student in Scotland lost his appeal of a racism conviction for insulting a fellow student’s Israeli flag.Read More


Obama Proclaims May as Jewish Heritage Month

By JTA

President Obama celebrated the “shared struggle” of Jewish identity in proclaiming Jewish Heritage Month for the month of May.Read More


Anti-Semitism Still Stubbornly High in Canada

By JTA

Stubbornly high levels of anti-Semitic incidents in Canada show a “sustained undercurrent of anti-Jewish bias” in the country, B’nai Brith Canada said.Read More


D.C. College Students Walk Out on Oren

By JTA

A group of protesting students silently walked out of a speech by Israel’s U.S. ambassador, Michael Oren, at George Washington University.Read More


Jewish Leader Stokes Fear of Sarkozy Opponent

By JTA

Richard Prasquier, the president of the CRIF umbrella group of French Jewry, reiterated concerns that a Francois Hollande presidency would boost the anti-Israel left.Read More


Google Sued Over 'Jewish or Not?' Searches

By JTA

A French anti-discrimination group is taking Google to court for offering to search if celebrities are Jewish.Read More


Newsman Reports Bogus Disney Abduction Story

By JTA

An Israeli reporter was suspended after reporting on an unfounded story that an Israeli girl was briefly abducted at Disney World in Orlando.Read More


Delmon Young Suspended for Week Over Brawl

By JTA

Delmon Young, the Detroit Tigers outfielder who was arrested in New York for allegedly attacking a group of men and making anti-Semitic remarks, was suspended without pay for seven daysRead More





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