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Rockland County, NY – Teens Attack Jews In Mall, Charged With Hate Crime

Rockland County, NY – Teens Attack Jews In Mall, Charged With Hate Crime

Rockland County, NY – Following a group of attacks on Black Friday shoppers at the Palisades Mall last month, two Westchester teens have been charged with… Read More ›

Arlington, VA – Jewish American, Alan Gross, Released From Cuba Was ‘Tusting Fool’, Says Prayed ‘Shabbos’ In Prison

Arlington, VA – Jewish American, Alan Gross, Released From Cuba Was ‘Tusting Fool’, Says Prayed ‘Shabbos’ In Prison

Arlington, VA – Family and friends described him as: gregarious and outgoing, with a talent for picking up and playing any musical instrument, yet Alan… Read More ›

Jews like former Florida governer Jeb Bush

Jews like former Florida governer Jeb Bush

Leading his announcement with a “happy Hanukkah” and hosting a menorah lighting party, former Florida governor Jeb Bush has already secured the backing of prominent… Read More ›

Havana – U.S. Official: Cuba Releases Jewish American Businessman Alan Gross Released By Cuba

Havana – U.S. Official: Cuba Releases Jewish American Businessman Alan Gross Released By Cuba

Havana – As part of an agreement that also includes the release of three Cubans jailed in the United States,  American Alan Gross has been… Read More ›

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 ›