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Vienna Jewish Leader Accused of Anti-Semitism

By JTA

Heinz-Christian Strache, a rightist Austrian politician, has accused the leader of the country’s Jewish community of perpetuating anti-Semitic stereotypes.Read More


College of Charleston Gets $1M For Jewish Life

By JTA

The College of Charleston received $2 million to be split between Jewish life on campus and full tuition scholarships for the children of clergy and religious educators.Read More


Mom In Custody Battle With Saudi Prince Dies

By JTA

A Jewish mother from France locked in a custody battle with a Saudi prince fell to her death from an apartment window in Paris.

Candice Cohen-Ahnine died last week, less than a month before she was to see her 11-year-old daughter for the first time in four years.Read More


White Supremacists Accused in Killing Spree Indicted

By JTA

A white supremacist couple accused of four West Coast murders, including one because a name sounded Jewish, were indicted on federal racketeering charges.

A grand jury in Portland, Ore., indicted David “Joey” Pedersen, 32, and Holly Ann Grigsby, 25, for racketeering activity in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act after an alleged campaign to “purify” and “preserve” the white race.Read More


Israeli Universities File Against West Bank College

By JTA

Israel’s seven universities have asked the country’s Supreme Court to reverse a decision to make the Ariel University Center in the West Bank a full-fledged university.Read More


'Israel and U.S. See Iran Threat Differently'

By JTA

Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Israel is facing an “existential” threat from Iran that the United States does not view with the same urgency.Read More


Congressman’s Midnight Swim Sparked FBI Probe

By Nathan Guttman

A Republican congressman’s late night skinny dip in Israel’s Sea of Galilee in the company of other members and congressional staff during an official visit came under FBI scrutiny last year, it was disclosed Sunday.Read More


Mofaz Demands Clarifications from Netanyahu on Iran

By Haaretz

Israel’s opposition head Shaul Mofaz sent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a letter on Monday demanding an urgent meeting on the Iranian issue. “I ask that this meeting be convened without delay, and address your intention to lead Israel to war,” Mofaz wrote. According to law, the prime minister must brief the opposition head on a monthly basis.Read More


After Attack, Iron Dome Deployed Near Eilat

By JTA

Israel installed an Iron Dome anti-missile system battery outside of Eilat days after a long-range rocket attack on the city.Read More


4 Minors Arrested for Lynching in Jerusalem

After initially treating the event as a brawl, police on Sunday for the first time referred to the attack on Palestinian youths by dozens of Jewish teens in Jerusalem early last Friday as a “lynching.”Read More


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