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Gaza Flotilla sponsor blames Jews for Holocaust

The Free Gaza Movement, an American-based anti-Israel activist group, has come under fire for an anti-Semitic message posted to its Twitter account. The tweet...

Aide to Senate Majority Leader Authors Torah Insights for Wikipedia

As the deputy chief of staff for policy for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Bill Dauster is busy formulating the wording of new laws...

Sephardic-Israeli Business Owner Killed in Minneapolis Workplace Shooting

A Sephardic Israeli businessman who had lived in Minnesota since the 1970’s was killed along with three others in a shooting at the office...

Anti­Islamic Dutch Politician Funded by U.S. Pro­Israel Groups

Geert Wilders – a right-wing Dutch politician well-known for his anti-Islamic stances – is said to have been the recipient of funding from two...

Former Mayor of North Miami Beach Charged with Grand Theft

The former mayor of North Miami Beach was charged this week with multiple counts of misappropriating funds. Prosecutors charged Myron Rosner with four felonies...

Jewish Leaders Praise Senate Legislation of Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Act

American Jewish leaders are expressing their praise of United States Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and John Hoeven (R-North Dakota) for their introduction of the...

Some U.S. counties late in sending ballots to voters in Israel

Several U.S. counties are planning to send out absentee ballots to registered voters living abroad later than is required by federal law, essentially rendering...

Schumer Bill to Extend Religious Worker Visas Passes Congress

A bill co-sponsored by Senator Charles Schumer that extends the life of the Non-Minister Religious Worker Visa Program (RWVP) and thus allows religious organizations...

U.S. Government Response to Violence in Libya & Egypt Indicates Troubling Views on Free Speech

Last Tuesday night, on the eleventh anniversary of September 11, 2001, Libyan militants attacked the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, brutally killing U.S. ambassador to...

Jimmy Carter Condemns Israeli Court Decision in Rachel Corrie Case

In reaction to the ruling by an Israeli court that the Jewish state is not responsible for the death of American pro-Palestinian activist Rachel...

Former Senator Arlen Specter Faces Another Bout With Cancer

Arlen Specter, the former Pennsylvania senator who switched from the GOP to the Democratic Party, was hospitalized on August 27 and has been diagnosed...

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik Delivers Opening Invocation at Republican National Convention

Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik, director of Yeshiva University’s Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought, delivered the invocation at the opening...

Assault at Michigan State University May Have Been Anti-Semitic

A Jewish student at Michigan State University sustained serious injury to his face early Sunday morning after being assaulted in an attack at a...

‘Rabbis for Obama’ Includes BDS Activists and Ahmadinejad Dialogue Partner

President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign on Aug. 21 announced a new initiative, “Rabbis for Obama,” consisting of more than 600 Jewish clergy—among them Boycott,...

Victims of Anti-Semitism Win Case Against Los Angeles Hotel

In a much-anticipated verdict, a group of Jewish supporters of Israel has won a major court case against a Los Angeles hotel for treating...

Synagogues Across the U.S. Gear Up for Israel Bonds High Holiday Appeals

Hundreds of synagogues throughout the country are preparing to participate in one of the most successful, vital components of the Israel Bonds campaign –...

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