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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


Peres Thanks Greeks for Blocking Flotilla

By JTA

Israeli President Shimon Peres thanked his Greek counterpart for his country’s help in stopping a flotilla bound for Gaza.Read More


In New Peace Push, Quartet Backs Obama's 1967 Formula

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

The foreign ministers of the Middle East Quartet will be meeting today in Washington and are expected to release a statement endorsing U.S. President Barack Obama’s May 19th speech on the Middle East, which called for negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians on the borders of a future state based on pre-1967 lines with agreed-upon land swaps.Read More


Israel Begins Deporting 'Fly-In' Activists

By JTA

Israel began deporting pro-Palestinian protesters who flew into Ben Gurion International Airport to attend protests and activities in the West Bank.Read More


Stoudemire Mulls Taking His Talents to Tel Aviv

By JTA

Amar’e Stoudemire asked fans on Twitter if he should play in Israel during the NBA lockout.Read More


U.S. Calls for Resignation of U.N. Official Who Posted Anti-Semitic Cartoon

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

The Obama administration, joined by U.S. Jewish groups, called for the United Nations to dismiss Richard Falk, its rapporteur on Palestinian rights, after he posted an anti-Semitic cartoon on his blog.Read More


House Threatens To Cut Off Palestinian Aid Over Statehood Move

By JTA

The U.S. House of Representatives threatened to cut off funding to the Palestinian Authority if it pursues recognition of statehood outside negotiations with Israel.Read More


Israel Thwarts Fly-In Pro-Palestinian Protest

By Yaniv Kubovic (Haaretz)

Israel successfully prevented the entry of 200 passengers attempting to fly into Israel’s Ben-Gurion International Airport on Friday in a bid to stymie an influx of pro-Palestinian activists to the country, according to the police.Read More


French Boat Seized as U.S. Group Gives Up Flotilla Effort

By JTA

In the latest blows to the so-called Freedom Flotilla, a French boat that left a Greek port for Gaza earlier in the week was detained by the Greek coast guard, while a U.S. activist group has ended its activities.Read More


Weprin Picked By Democrats To Run for Weiner's Seat

By Forward Staff

Queens Democrat and state assemblyman, David Weprin, is Democrats’ choice to run for Rep. Anthony Weiner’s seat in a special election on Sept. 13. A Republican opponent has not yet been named.Read More





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