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Elan Steinberg, WJC Official, Dies at 59

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Elan Steinberg, the former World Jewish Congress executive vice president who helped lead efforts to obtain restitution for properties stolen during the Holocaust, has died.Read More


Obama Tells Iran No Objection to Civilian Nukes

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President Barack Obama has recently passed a message to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Washington Post reported on Friday, which signaled that the United States would agree to an Iranian civilian nuclear program if they proved they were not developing a nuclear bomb.Read More


British Billionaire Helped Illegal Outpost Survive

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Migron settlers consequently organized a deal to buy land there with the help of English billionaire Cyril Stein.Read More


Iran and Hezbollah Boost Aid to Assad

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Iran and Hezbollah have significantly stepped up support for embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad, Western intelligence reports have revealed.Read More


Israel Puts Troops on Alert for Passover

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Israel placed its forces on high alert Friday, ahead of the week-long Passover festival which begins at sunset, and Easter celebrations in Jerusalem.Read More


Brooklyn Profs Say Provost Is No Anti-Semite

Brooklyn College faculty members defended their school’s provost from allegations that he discriminated against Jewish candidates for academic jobs and promotions.Read More


Israeli Army Boss Vows To Hunt Terrorists

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IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz warned Thursday that Israel will ultimately find any terrorist that tries to launch attacks on Israeli citizens or the Jewish people.Read More


Netanyahu Slams Gunter Grass for Poem

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday harshly condemned the poem published by German Nobel laureate Guenter Grass in which he said that Israel’s nuclear program, not Iran’s, is a threat to world peace.Read More


Anne Frank Group Must Pay for Tree

By JTA

The foundation established to preserve Anne Frank’s famous chestnut tree must pay for its removal and storage, a Dutch court ruled.Read More


Anne Frank Foundation Must Pay for Famed Tree

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The foundation established to preserve Anne Frank’s famous chestnut tree must pay for its removal and storage, a Dutch court ruled.Read More





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