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Israel Leftists Detained Over Memorial Day

By Haaretz

Israel Police prohibited members of a left-wing NGO from exiting a Tel Aviv building on the eve of Israel’s Independence Day, activists said, claiming that the lockdown was meant to prevent them from distributing postcards concerning the displacement of Palestinians during the War of Independence in 1948.Read More


Ex-London Mayor Seeks To Make Nice to Jews

By Haaretz

Two-term former London mayor, Ken Livingstone, took his team to a public meeting with a group of Jewish voters.Read More


Former Principal Sues Over Gas Chamber Exhibit

By JTA

A black Jewish woman is suing the Phoenix school where she formerly served as principal for failing to respond to complaints about a fake gas chamber set up outside her office and then firing her.Read More


Rubio: Iran Should Be Preeminent Foreign Policy Issue

By JTA

Preventing Iran from becoming preeminent in its region should guide all U.S. foreign policy, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said.Read More


In Independence Day Speech, Peres Warns Israel's Enemies

By JTA

Israeli President Shimon Peres offered a warning to Israel’s enemies on the occasion of Israeli Independence Day.Read More


Israel Marks 64th Birthday With Celebration

By Haaretz

Celebrations of 64 years of Israeli independence kicked off on Wednesday night with the lighting of beacons at the official ceremony at Mount Herzl national cemetery in Jerusalem, which also marks the conclusion of Memorial Day.Read More


Jewish Boarding School Wins Eco-Award

By JTA

The American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro, N.C., was recognized as a Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.Read More


Israeli Cardiologists Barred From Dubai Meeting

By JTA

Jewish and Arab Israeli cardiologists were denied visas at the last minute to attend a professional conference in Dubai.Read More


Army Chief: Iran Has Not Decided to Build Bomb

By JTA

Iran has not yet decided whether to manufacture a nuclear bomb, the head of Israel’s military said.Read More


Toulouse Victims' Kin Mark Israel's Memorial Day

By JTA

Eva Sandler, the wife and mother of three victims of the Toulouse shooting, lit a memorial flame at a ceremony in Jerusalem honoring the victims of anti-Semitic attacks worldwide.Read More





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