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San Antonio Mayor Boosts Israel Ties

By JTA

The mayor of San Antonio, Texas, Julián Castro, signed agreements with Israel to share knowledge and economic cooperation.Read More


Holocaust Claims Group Appoints Ombudsman

By JTA

The organization that manages billions of dollars of Holocaust reparations payments voted to appoint an independent ombudsman.Read More


Dignitaries Visit Israel To Fight Palestinian Statehood Bid

By JTA

A group of dignitaries including a former prime minister and a Nobel Peace Prize winner came to Israel to pledge to fight the Palestinian bid for statehood recognition at the United Nations.Read More


Accused Killer of Leiby Kletzky Says He Hears Voices

By Forward Staff

The accused killer of kidnapped Jewish boy Leiby Kletzky pleaded not guilty to murder during a brief appearance in a Brooklyn court Thursday.Read More


Jewish Federation CEOs Look to New Funding Models

A generational changing of the guard throughout North America’s largest Jewish charitable network is opening the door to new chief executives increasingly open to experimenting with changes to the century-old funding model favored by local federations.Read More


Jewish Men's Clubs Push for a Revival

By Sue Fishkoff (JTA)

When Mitchell Ross was a boy, he remembers his grandfather hanging out with the men’s club at his Conservative synagogue.Read More


Netanyahu Backs Israel's Boycott Law

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended Wednesday the boycott law, which was passed in the Knesset Monday night. The law, which penalizes people or organizations who call for a boycott on Israel or the settlements, provoked sharp criticism from opposition MKs and leftist organizations in Israel.Read More


Argentina Launches Campaign To Remember Jewish Center Attack

By JTA

Argentina’s president and several of the country’s international sports stars are among those featured in a new campaign to remember the 1994 bombing of the Buenos Aires Jewish center.Read More


Canada Will Oppose Palestinian Recognition Move

By JTA

Canada will not support the Palestinian effort at the United Nations to win statehood.Read More


Suspect Confesses to Grisly Murder of Missing Jewish Boy

By Forward Staff

The dismembered body of an 8-year-old Orthodox Jewish boy was found in a Brooklyn dumpster and inside a suspect’s home early Wednesday morning, according to published reports. Leiby Kletzky disappeared on Monday.Read More





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