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Day: June 13, 2012

First Conviction in Claims Conference Scandal

In the first conviction to arise out of the ongoing investigation into the Claims Conference scandal, a former employee of the Holocaust reparations organization has pled guilty to defrauding $550,000 in phony payments from the German government. 65-year-old Zlata Blavatnik…

Fate of WMD Major Concern as Syria Crumbles

Syria known for its stockpiles of chemical, biological weapons The fighting in Syria has “taken on the contours of a sectarian-tinged civil war,” leading to fears that its vast stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons could fall into the hands…

Barbara Walters Helps Assad Aide Get into Columbia

A short while after she was able to secure an interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad last December, Jewish television journalist Barbara Walters sought to help the press aide who facilitated the interview by recommending her for a CNN job…

Israel Offers Humanitarian Aid to Syrian Refugees

Peres: World Not Doing Enough to Stop Massacres in Syria Appalled by the most recent wave of atrocities in Syria, Israeli leaders offered medical aid to Syrian refugees and said the world is not doing enough to stop the killing…

Netanyahu: Israel created 250,000 new jobs in 3 years

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the Jewish state has created 250,000 new jobs in the past three years at a special press conference June 8 with Minister of Finance Yuval Steinitz and OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria. “Israel’s economic…

Elad Yeshiva Student, Wife Arrested on Drug Charges

A married yeshiva student and his wife were arrested this past week in Elad on drug possession charges. The arrest came after police searched their home and found over 200 marijuana plants, as well as approximately 400 grams of the…

UJA-Federation of NY Holds 2nd Annual Downtown Division Event

John Legend and DJ Questlove Perform More than 600 people, influential in their fields of real estate, finance, fashion, and entertainment, attended UJA-Federation of New York’s second annual Downtown Division event at Capitale in Manhattan, where they were treated to…

NYPD Fires Chasidic Trainee Over Beard

Litzman, 38, Turned Away  from the Police Academy Fishel Litzman was eager to earn his police badge; the thirty-eight-year-old Hasid from Monsey had been waiting his entire life to marry Orthodox Jewish values to public service. But just as he…