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Feds Probe Alleged Discrimination at Columbia

By JTA

The U.S. Department of Education is investigating Columbia University for allegedly discriminating against a Jewish student.Read More


Panetta Fails To Win Release of Suspected Spy in Egypt

By JTA

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta left Egypt without Ilan Grapel, the dual U.S.-Israeli citizen being held in Egypt on spying charges.Read More


California Day School Raises $1 Million To Match Gift

By JTA

The Oakland Hebrew Day School in California has raised $1 million in 10 months to match a grant from an anonymous donor.Read More


Orchestra Drops Concert Featuring Female Singer

By Haaretz

Bowing to pressure from religious subscribers, the Ashdod-based Israel Andalusian Orchestra has removed a concert from its subscription series featuring a female singer.Read More


Diplomat Fired for Leaking Sensitive Information

By Haaretz

The Deputy Chief of Mission of the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., Dan Arbell, was recently relieved of his duties by Foreign Ministry Director General Rafael Barak, after Arbell admitted he had leaked sensitive information to the press.Read More


Israeli Chemist Wins Nobel Prize

By Haaretz

Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman has been named as the winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in chemistry, the award panel for the prestigious prize announced Wednesday. He was awarded the prize for his discovery of patterns in atoms called quasicrystals, a chemical structure that researchers previously thought was impossible.Read More


Jewish Scientists Win Nobel for Medicine

By JTA

The Nobel Prize for medicine reportedly was awarded to two Jewish scientists, Ralph Steinman and Bruce Beutler.Read More


Anti-Semitic Incidents Rise in U.S.

By JTA

The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States increased for the first time since 2004, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s annual audit.Read More


Supreme Court Won't Hear Holocaust Appeal

By JTA

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by the descendants of Jews deported during World War II who want to sue a French railway in American courts.Read More


Assad Warns He'll Attack Israel if West Strikes

By Haaretz

Syria will strike Israel and “set fire” to the Middle East if foreign forces choose to launch a military strike on the protest-ridden country, Syrian President Bashar Assad said on Tuesday.Read More





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