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Jewish campus groups combat sexual violence

Jewish campus groups combat sexual violence

Jewish campus groups were ready for the painful national dialogue that took place in the wake of murky rape allegations at the University of Virginia.… Read More ›

Hollywood is playing a major role in Auschwitz 70th anniversary

Hollywood is playing a major role in Auschwitz 70th anniversary

Hollywood is playing a role in commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The USC Shoah Foundation announced Tuesday that Hollywood heavyweights… Read More ›

World’s tallest Menorah

World’s tallest Menorah

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio joined hundreds of Jewish community residents in Brooklyn, lighting the world’s tallest Menorah at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn. “This… Read More ›

Washington -At National Menorah Biden Marks Start Of Hanukkah

Washington -At National Menorah Biden Marks Start Of Hanukkah

Washington -Vice President Joe Biden marked the first night of Hanukkah, with the smell of latkes — fresh potato pancakes — wafting over the National… Read More ›

Brussels – EU Lawmakers Stop Short Of Palestine Recognition Vote, Settle On Compromise

Brussels – EU Lawmakers Stop Short Of Palestine Recognition Vote, Settle On Compromise

Brussels – Tuesday, EU lawmakers stopped short on of proposing a joint motion urging EU members to recognize a state of Palestine, settling instead on… Read More ›

Australia – Sydney Hostages Begged For Mercy On Sick, Elderly, Young

Australia – Sydney Hostages Begged For Mercy On Sick, Elderly, Young

Sydney – The Sydney hostages pleaded for help — for those among them who were pregnant, sick, elderly and  for those who were young and… Read More ›

London – Kerry: No Interference In Israeli Election

London – Kerry: No Interference In Israeli Election

London – The U.S. and partners are looking for ways to advance Mideast peace without interfering with Israel’s election process says Secretary of State, John… Read More ›

Berlin – German Foundation Is Seeking A Ruling On Jewish Art Claim

Berlin – German Foundation Is Seeking A Ruling On Jewish Art Claim

Berlin – An expert panel has been asked by the German foundation to rule whether its painting by Spanish artist Juan Gris was looted by… Read More ›

Sydney – Australian PM: Gunman Had History Of Mental Instability

Sydney – Australian PM: Gunman Had History Of Mental Instability

Sydney – On Tuesday, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the gunman behind the Sydney cafe siege was well known to authorities and had a… Read More ›

Fort Dix, NJ – No Safe Haven For Islamic State Obama Vows

Fort Dix, NJ – No Safe Haven For Islamic State Obama Vows

Fort Dix, NJ – Monday, President Barack Obama used a holiday season visit to a U.S. military base  to issue a tough warning to Islamic… Read More ›

Israel – Surge In West Bank Settlements Seen During Netanyahu Years

Israel – Surge In West Bank Settlements Seen During Netanyahu Years

Israel – During Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s years in office, the population of Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank has surged growing at more than… Read More ›

Sydney – Two Killed, Including Gunman, As Sydney Cafe Siege Ends

Sydney – Two Killed, Including Gunman, As Sydney Cafe Siege Ends

Sydney – Tuesday- Australian security forces opened fire  as they stormed the Sydney cafe where several hostages were being held at gunpoint, in a dramatic… Read More ›

Sydney – Motive Still Unclear Even After Police Say Contact Made With Sydney Siege Gunman

Sydney – Motive Still Unclear Even After Police Say Contact Made With Sydney Siege Gunman

Sydney – On Monday Australian police said  negotiators had been in contact with the gunman holding hostages in a Sydney cafe siege but refused to… Read More ›

Sydney -Sydney Siege Condemned By Australian National Imams Council

Sydney -Sydney Siege Condemned By Australian National Imams Council

Sydney – The Australian National Imams Council, commenting on the siege at a Sydney cafe on Monday, said it “condemns this criminal act unequivocally”. The… Read More ›

Sydney – No Contact With Hostage-taker In Sydney Cafe According To Australian Police

Sydney – No Contact With Hostage-taker In Sydney Cafe According To Australian Police

Sydney – Australian police said on Monday they had not had direct contact with an armed suspect holding a number of people hostage at a… Read More ›

Sydney – Security Warning Issued, U.S. Consulate Near Hostage Cafe Evacuated

Sydney – Security Warning Issued, U.S. Consulate Near Hostage Cafe Evacuated

Sydney – A spokeswoman said on Monday. that the United States has evacuated its Sydney Consulate, which is located near a cafe in the city where… Read More ›

Sydney – Australian Police Cordon Off Street, ISIS Flags Seen, Hostages Held In Cafe

Sydney – Australian Police Cordon Off Street, ISIS Flags Seen, Hostages Held In Cafe

Sydney – A black flag with white Arabic writing could be seen in the window, where hostages were being held inside a central Sydney cafe,… Read More ›

Israel – Outgoing US Secretary Of Defense Hagel Thanked By DM Ya’alon For Assistance To Israeli Security Publis

Israel – Outgoing US Secretary Of Defense Hagel Thanked By DM Ya’alon For Assistance To Israeli Security Publis

Israel – By phone on Friday Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon spoke  to outgoing US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and thanked him for his contribution… Read More ›

Jerusalem –  Israel Will Rebuff U.N. Moves Towards Palestinian State, Netanyahu To Tell Kerry

Jerusalem – Israel Will Rebuff U.N. Moves Towards Palestinian State, Netanyahu To Tell Kerry

Jerusalem – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will be told by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Israel will rebuff any moves at the United… Read More ›

Jerusalem – IN PICTURES: During Military Parade Marking Anniversary Hamas Shows Off Its Weapens

Jerusalem – IN PICTURES: During Military Parade Marking Anniversary Hamas Shows Off Its Weapens

Jerusalem – Convoys paraded signs of the organizations military prowess through the streets of the coastal territory in a military rally in Gaza on Sunday,… Read More ›