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Rampage Exposes Split Between Jews and Muslims

By Haaretz

Several Muslim and Jewish leaders appeared united on French television after the attack in Toulouse, but officials within the Jewish community have no illusions: French Jews and Muslims are deeply divided.Read More


Conn. Condo in Mezuzah Discrimination Flap

By JTA

A Connecticut condominium association has drawn queries from the Anti-Defamation League and a religious rights law office for allowing the display of items on doors but not doorposts.Read More


Bibi Slams U.N. Council Over Settlements

By JTA

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at a U.N. Human Rights Council decision to investigate Jewish settlements, calling it “hypocritical” and detached from reality.Read More


Toulouse Killer Visited Israel, Paper Says

By JTA

The passport of Toulouse killer Mohammed Merah showed that he visited Israel, Syria, Iraq and Jordan, a French newspaper reported.Read More


Ken Livingstone Insults Jews in London Mayor Race

By Forward Staff and JTA

Ken Livingstone, the former mayor of London seeking to reclaim his post, used language that was nearly “classic anti-Semitism” in a meeting with the city’s Jewish community leaders, the leaders said.Read More


Limmud's Helena Miller Wins Fisher Prize

By JTA

A co-chairman of Limmud International, Helena Miller, was awarded the Max Fisher Prize for Jewish Education in the Diaspora.Read More


Anne Frank Seedling Headed for Yad Vashem

By JTA

A sapling from the chestnut tree that Anne Frank wrote about in her diary will be planted at Yad Vashem.Read More


Top Justice Slams Migron Relocation Delay

By Haaretz

Supreme Court Justice Salim Joubran harshly criticized the state on Thursday, after it asked the High Court of Justice to accept the Migron deal and agree to delay the demolition of the settlement outpost by three and a half years.Read More


Passover Travel Warnings Issued by Israel

By JTA

The National Security Council Counter-Terrorism Bureau in Israel announced travel advisories for Israelis during Passover and other upcoming holidays.Read More


Demjanjuk Body Slated To Arrive in U.S.

Convicted Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk will be buried near his home in suburban Cleveland.Read More





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