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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


New Israeli Team Will Lead Gilad Shalit Hunt

By Amir Oren (Haaretz)

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz appointed a special team last week to review the investigation on the abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, who was captured by Hamas in 2006.

The team, lead by Reserve Colonel Lior Lotan, was created to refresh the examination of the evidence gathered thus far on Shalit’s whereabouts. Other than Lotan, six other intelligence experts and army officers are to take part in the special team.Read More


Responding to Rocket Attacks, Israel Strikes Targets in Gaza

By Haaretz

The IDF responded to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip with strikes on weapons manufacturing sites in Gaza early Wednesday morning.Read More


Is the Era of National Surveys of American Jews at an End?

By Uriel Heilman (JTA)

Twenty years ago, an alarming statistic in a landmark survey of American Jews helped galvanize a generation of Jewish community professionals and philanthropists to change the way they think about Jewish identity programming and double their efforts at Jewish outreach.Read More


JDub Records To Close Amid Financial Strain

By Forward Staff

The Jewish music label JDub Records announced on July 12 that it would close under financial pressure.Read More


U.S. Anti-Semitism Envoy Faces Resistance to Arab Textbook Changes

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

Hannah Rosenthal, the State Department’s envoy for combating anti-Semitism, was heartened if skeptical when some Arab officials pledged to her that they would remove anti-Semitic tropes from their school curricula.Read More


Israeli Human Rights Groups Challenge Boycott Law

By JTA

Israeli human rights groups began challenging the boycott bill approved by Israel’s Knesset.Read More


Schindler Heiress Wants To Stop Auction of Famed List

By JTA

An heiress of Emilie Schindler, the wife of Oskar Schindler, is trying to prevent a copy of the famous list that saved the lives of 1,200 Jews from the auction block.Read More


Canadian Anti-Semitism on the Rise, Study Says

By JTA

Canada is fertile ground for anti-Semitism, especially on university campuses, a parliamentary committee has concluded.Read More





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