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Court Rules Against Palestinian Torture Victim

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously against a request by the family of an American allegedly tortured to death while in Palestinian custody to sue under the Torture Victim Protection Act.Read More


Vienna Removes Name of Anti-Semitic Mayor

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Vienna is removing the name of a notoriously anti-Semitic mayor from a section of the elegant Ring boulevard that encircles the heart of the city.Read More


ZOA Wants Rutgers To Combat Anti-Semitism

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The Zionist Organization of America sent a letter to the president of Rutgers University, urging him to do more to combat anti-Semitism on the campus.Read More


Candidate Compares No-Smoking Laws to Nazis

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A Republican candidate for the Senate drew fire from Jewish groups for likening no-smoking laws to the yellow stars Jews were forced to wear in Nazi Germany.Read More


Israel and U.S. Launch Africa Farming Program

By Haaretz

MASHAV, Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” in Washington on Wednesday, to enhance bilateral cooperation on food security - known as the “Feed the future” project - which at this point, is focusing on Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.Read More


J. Edgar Hoover's Obsession With Hitler

By Haaretz

On today’s date, April 20, in 1889, Adolf Hitler was born. It wasn’t by chance that the German aktzia (roundup ) to wipe out the Warsaw Ghetto was scheduled for this date, leading to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, which began on April 19, 1943 - the 15th of the Hebrew month of Nisan.Read More


New Video Shows IDF Officer Hitting Left-Wing Activists

By Haaretz

Days after Israel Defense Forces chief Benny Gantz opted to dismiss Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner for striking a foreign left-wing protester, new video evidence released by an Israeli NGO pertains to prove the Israeli officer employed brute force unprovoked.Read More


Report: Records Show Arafat's Intifada Ties

By Haaretz

On April 15, 2002, 10 years ago this week, Marwan Barghouti, the secretary general of Fatah’s Tanzim militia, was arrested by members of the undercover Duvdevan unit of the Israel Defense Forces in Ramallah. His capture was preceded by two weeks of cat-and-mouse games with the IDF and the Shin Bet security service, during which the Israelis also disseminated threatening hints about an intention to assassinate him.Read More


Obama Marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

By JTA

President Obama marked Holocaust Remembrance day with calls to combat Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism, as well as for vigilance against current and future atrocities.Read More


Israeli Conservatives Will Ordain Gay Rabbis

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Gay and lesbian students will be ordained as Conservative rabbis in Israel.Read More





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