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Harvard President Plans Probe of SodaStream Ban


Harvard University’s president has requested an investigation into the decision by the university’s dining service to stop buying SodaStream equipment.Read More

Israel Bombs Gaza Base After Mortar Attack

By Reuters

Israeli aircraft bombed a Hamas militant base in the Gaza Strip on Friday for the first time since the end of a war in the territory, in response to a rocket that militants launched earlier in the day, the army said.Read More

Barack Obama Says Sony Should've Stuck With 'The Interview'

By Reuters

President Barack Obama on Friday said Sony Pictures “made a mistake” in pulling the satirical film “The Interview” after suffering a devastating cyberattack blamed on North Korea.Read More

Far Right French Mayor Lights City Hall Menorah


A French mayor with ties to the far-right National Front party lit a menorah in city hall despite protests that doing so violated the separation of church and state.Read More

Tunisia Jewish Leader Backs Secular Candidate in Presidential Race


In advance of the second round of Tunisia’s presidential elections, the head of the country’s Jewish community endorsed the campaign of secularist hopeful Beji Caid Essebsi.Read More

Barack Obama Signs ‘No Social Security for Nazis’ Act


President Obama signed into law a bill that ends Social Security payments to former Nazis.Read More

Menorah Honoring Terror Victims Erected in Sydney


Chabad set up a menorah in downtown Sydney as a tribute to the victims of a terrorist attack.Read More

Amsterdam Mayor Lights Hanukkah Candles Against Intolerance


At a public lighting of Hanukkah candles, Amsterdam’s acting mayor urged Jews to celebrate their faith openly to counter rising levels of anti-Semitism.Read More

Gaza Rocket Hits Israeli Kibuutz


A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip exploded in a kibbutz near Gaza without causing casualties or damage.Read More

Pyongyang or No, Sony Insists 'Unfunny' Seth Rogen Flick Doomed to Failure

By James Pearson

The comedy on the fictional assassination of North Korea’s leader is “desperately unfunny” and would have flopped overseas if it had not been canceled, according to leaked e-mails of international executives of Sony Pictures.Read More

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