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Judge Won't Drop Baltimore Shomrim Case

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A Baltimore judge denied an alleged victim’s request to drop criminal charges against two Baltimore Jewish brothers accused of beating the black teen.Read More


Germany Will Publish Hitler's Mein Kampf

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For the first time since the end of World War II, Germany will officially publish Adolf Hitler’s book, “Mein Kampf.” The state of Bavaria, which owns the copyrights to the anti-Semitic work, reached the decision to publish the work.Read More


Bernie Fine Hired by Israeli Hoops Squad

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Longtime Syracuse University assistant coach Bernie Fine, who was fired in November amid allegations of sexual molestation, was hired as a consultant for an Israeli pro basketball team.Read More


Israel Leftists Detained Over Memorial Day

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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





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