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AJC Urges Senate to Take Closer Look at Hagel's Israel Stance

The American Jewish Committee is calling for “further Senate deliberation” on defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel. Rachel Hirshfeld , 2/17/2013, 1:57 PM

Three Plead Guilty in Holocaust Reparations Fund Scam

Three defendants pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to defraud a Holocaust reparations organization out of $57.3 million.Rachel Hirshfeld , 2/15/2013, 2:12 AM

Cambridge and Oxford Set Sights on Jewish Genizah

Cambridge and Oxford universities announced they will be conducting a fund-raising effort aimed at purchasing the Lewis-Gibson Genizah.Rachel Hirshfeld , 2/12/2013, 2:42 PM

Holocaust Survivors Protest Allianz Golf Tournament

Holocaust survivors demonstrated outside a golf tournament in Florida, sponsored by an insurance company that had ties to the Nazis. Rachel Hirshfeld , 2/12/2013, 11:39 AM

Adelsons Donate $50 Million to Las Vegas Jewish Education

Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, have donated $50 million to Jewish private schools in Las Vegas. Rachel Hirshfeld , 2/10/2013, 5:32 PM

Senate Committee Postpones Hagel Confirmation Vote

The Senate Armed Services Committee has postponed a panel vote that was expected to take place Thursday on the nomination of Chuck Hagel. Rachel Hirshfeld , 2/7/2013, 4:53 PM

Iranian Conference Decries 'Zionist' Influence on Hollywood

A rogue’s gallery of conspiratorial anti-Semites gathered in Tehran for a government-sponsored conference on “Hollywoodism.” Rachel Hirshfeld , 2/6/2013, 7:00 PM

NYC Mayoral Candidiate Blasts Brooklyn College for BDS Event

New York City Democratic mayoral candidate joined in the chorus of opposition directed at Brooklyn College for co-sponsoring BDS event.Rachel Hirshfeld , 2/3/2013, 1:46 PM

Video: Hagel 'Doesn't Know' Why He Said 'Jewish Lobby' Remarks

Hagel faced a brutal line of questioning during Senate confirmation hearings as he grappled for adequate defense of "Jewish lobby" comments.Rachel Hirshfeld , 2/1/2013, 12:16 PM

Toronto Yeshiva Defaced with Anti-Semitic Graffiti

Students at the “Mishkan HaTorah” Yeshiva in Toronto, were shocked when they found the building to be defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti. Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/1/2013, 2:43 AM

Hagel: Israel is Keeping 'Palestinians Caged Up Like Animals'

Hagel made staggering accusations against Israel in 2003, alleging that the Jewish state is keeping “Palestinians caged up like animals.”Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/31/2013, 2:14 AM

Australian Election Scheduled For Yom Kippur

Australian PM Gillard stunned constituents and angered Jewish voters by announcing that the national elections will be held on September 14.Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/30/2013, 5:05 PM

Will Oxford Endorse Fraudulent Identity of Israel Detractor?

Anti-Israel activist claiming to be descendant of Holocaust survivors and alumna of Birthright to speak at Oxford Union.R.Hirshfeld and Lee Kaplan, 1/29/2013, 9:19 PM

British MEP Formally Censured Over Jewish Slur

A British MEP who compared Israel's treatment of Palestinians to Nazis' treatment of Jews has been formally censured for his remarks.Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/29/2013, 5:08 PM

Golden Dawn Attacks AJC's David Harris For Greece Visit

Neo-Nazi party: American Jewish Committee's visit is an attempt to exert "Jewish influence over Greek political issues."Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/27/2013, 5:38 PM

Anti-Semitic Twitter Hashtag in Mexico Sparks Outrage

Hateful Twitter message in Mexico stirred uproar in the Jewish community, after it became the second “trending topic” in January.Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/27/2013, 4:33 PM

French Students Win Twitter Anti-Semitism Legal Battle

A French court ordered Twitter to disclose identities of anti-Semitic users, ruling it unacceptable to post hateful material anonymously.Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/25/2013, 12:13 AM

Jewish Group Raises Alarms: Attackers No Longer 'Lone Wolves'

Simon Wiesenthal Center raises alarms regarding threats made by Islamist terrorists that staged deadly hostage crisis at Algerian gas plant.Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/24/2013, 7:09 PM

Jewish Man Beaten By NYPD Files Civil Rights Suit

Ehud Halevy, the 21-year-old Jewish man from Brooklyn whose beating by NYPD was caught on videotape, has filed a civil rights lawsuit.Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/23/2013, 10:52 PM

Jewish-Arab Woman Sues Airline for Racial Profiling on 9/11

A Jewish-Arab American woman is suing an airline for discrimination and racial profiling after she was strip searched, removed from plane. Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/23/2013, 5:33 PM

British Politician: Israel Has 'Evolved into Racist Oppressor'

A British politician has exploited the upcoming Holocaust Memorial Day to attack Israel, calling the Jewish state "a racist oppressor.”Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/23/2013, 5:24 PM

Police Recover Stolen Brooklyn Torah Valued at $30,000

A Brooklyn Torah that was reported to be stolen and estimated to be worth around $30,000 was found, according to officials. Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/22/2013, 5:41 PM

Top Jewish Leaders Meet with Hagel

Top Jewish leaders met with controversial defense secretary nominee, Chuck Hagel, in what seems to be an effort to placate Jewish concerns.Rachel Hirshfeld, 1/22/2013, 2:55 PM

Schwarzenegger Seeks Assistance of Jewish Rights Group

Former California Governor has sought the assistance of a prominent Jewish group upon hearing news of 'Hitler poster.'Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/22/2013, 12:46 AM

Rare Nazi-Seized Posters to Auction in New York

A trove of about 4,300 rare vintage advertising posters that were seized by the Nazis in 1938 will go to auction in New York. Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/17/2013, 8:14 PM

Russia Slams US Fine Over Disputed Chabad-Lubavitch Archive

Russia criticized a ruling by a US judge to fine Moscow $50,000 a day for failing to return a historic Jewish library to Chabad-LubavitchRachel Hirshfeld, 1/17/2013, 6:01 PM

Morsi Claims Anti-Semitic Diatribe Taken Out of Context

Egyptian President Morsi claims his virulent anti-Semitic comments about "apes and pigs" were misrepresented.Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/16/2013, 9:18 PM

US Urges Morsi to Repudiate Venomous Anti-Semitic Remarks

"The language that we've seen is deeply offensive," said State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland.Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/16/2013, 3:43 AM

Hotel Security Guard Arrested for Vandalizing Yeshiva's Torah

A hotel security guard was arrested in Tennessee for vandalizing a Torah scroll and other property belonging to a Hebrew academy.Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/16/2013, 1:43 AM

Jewish Inmates in Florida to Receive Kosher Food

The Florida Department of Corrections agreed to serve kosher food to Jewish inmates, ending a five-year struggle. Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/14/2013, 10:09 PM

Jewish Canadian Couple Found Dead in Florida Townhouse

A Jewish couple from Toronto was dead inside their south Florida apartment on Thursday night, with police investigating a double homicide. Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/13/2013, 10:39 PM

Poland Probes Artist's Use of Holocaust Victims' Ashes

Polish prosecutors have launched an investigation into a Swedish artist's claims that he used the ashes of Holocaust victims in his artwork.Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/8/2013, 11:02 PM

PM: 'Settlements' Do Not Threaten World Stability, Iran Does

Iran's nuclear ambitions and Syria's chemical weapons threaten global stability, not “Israeli settlement” expansion, said PM Netanyahu. Rachel Hirshfeld, Gil Ronen, 1/8/2013, 6:29 PM

Photos: 150 Rabbis from Forty Countries Worldwide Pray in Hevron

Over one hundred and fifty orthodox rabbis from 40 Jewish communities worldwide arrived in Hevron to pray at the Cave of the Patriarchs.Arutz Sheva staff, 1/8/2013, 2:46 AM

Austrian Jewish Leader Warns of Alarming Rise in Anti-Semitism

The leader of Vienna's Jewish community has warned that the number of anti-Semitic incidents in the country has doubled over the past year.Rachel Hirshfeld, 1/7/2013, 6:48 PM

Ancient Afghan Papers Shed Light on Jewish Life

Cache of 1,000-year-old documents written by Afghan Jews provides great insight into medieval Jewish life in central Asia.Rachel Hirshfeld, 1/4/2013, 4:43 AM

11 Year-Old Ping Pong Champ Won't Play on Shabbat

An 11 year-old Jewish girl from Long Island opted out of competing in US Table Tennis Championships because it fell out on Shabbat.Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/2/2013, 11:35 PM

Hungarian Jews Cautiously Welcome Holocaust Pension Hike

Hungarian Jews welcome pension hike for Holocaust survivors, but say government needs to do more to combat anti-Semitism. Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/2/2013, 9:30 PM

Court Rules: Texas Jewish Inmate Should Be Served Kosher Food

A Jewish man imprisoned for murder in Texas should be served kosher meals, a federal appeals court ruled. Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/1/2013, 8:38 PM

Hawaii’s Jewish Lt. Gov., Brian Schatz, to Fill US Senate Seat

Hawaii's governor announced that Jewish Lieutenant Gov. Brian Schatz will fill US Senate seat left vacant after death of Sen. Daniel Inouye.Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/27/2012, 8:02 PM

Massachusetts Synagogue, Day School Building Seized by IRS

A building that houses a synagogue and Jewish day school in Massachusetts has reportedly been seized by the Internal Revenue Service.Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/27/2012, 12:43 AM

‘Odd Couple’s’ Jack Klugman, Son of Russian Jews, Dies

Jack Klugman, a son of poor Russian Jewish immigrants who rose to fame as an actor on “The Odd Couple," has died at the age of 90.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/25/2012, 7:47 AM

Ukrainian Lawmaker Targets Jewish Actress with Racial Slur

A Ukrainian lawmaker has provoked international condemnations after referring to Jewish actress Mila Kunis as a “dirty Jewess”. Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/23/2012, 7:24 PM

Police Charge Man in Bomb Hoax Against LA Synagogue

Police have arrested a man they believe made multiple phony bomb threats against a Los Angeles synagogue on Tuesday. Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/21/2012, 2:44 AM

San Francisco's Only Fresh Kosher Market Closes Its Doors

San Francisco's only kosher market is closing its doors, making it the only major North American city without a fresh kosher grocery.Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/21/2012, 12:45 AM

UN Chief Warns Israel: Housing Plans 'Dangerous Path'

UN calls on Israel to cancel Jewish housing plans; warns the move could be "an almost fatal blow" to peace hopes. Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/19/2012, 7:35 PM

Multiple Bomb Threats Made Against LA Jewish Synagogue

The Los Angeles Police Department investigated two bomb threats near a Jewish synagogue in Koreatown, L.A. early Tuesday morning. Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/19/2012, 5:23 PM

Hungarian Minister: 'I Am Jewish Whether You Like It Or Not'

Confronting recent anti-Semitic events that have plagued parliament, Hungarian minister revealed he is Jewish, "like it or not."Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/19/2012, 9:00 AM

British Schools to Exclude Hebrew as Foreign Language

The British government is planning to exclude Hebrew from its list of officially recognized languages for primary schools. Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/18/2012, 12:13 AM

Holocaust Ed. to Become Part of Australian National Curriculum

Holocaust education will become part of the national compulsory educational curriculum in schools across Australia. Rachel Hirshfeld, 12/17/2012, 3:44 AM

Historian Probes Conductor Von Karajan's Nazi Past

Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan was a more adamant Nazi supporter than previously believed.Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/17/2012, 12:47 AM

Jewish Cemetery in France Goes Digital

A French historical association plans to turn a graveyard near Strasbourg into France’s first “interactive Jewish cemetery.” Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/16/2012, 10:22 PM

Jordanian Tourism Ministry Outlines Dress Code for Israelis

Jordanian Tourism Ministry warned Israeli tourists not to wear religious garb or perform religious rituals while visiting the country. Rachel Hirshfeld, 12/13/2012, 10:15 PM

Netherlands to Cease Funding Jewish Broadcasting

Jewish community in Netherlands outraged by Cabinet’s plans to deny Jewish Broadcaster access to public broadcasting system. Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/13/2012, 6:29 PM

Abbas to Pursue Israel at Criminal Court Over Housing Plans

PA chairman Abbas said “Palestine” could pursue Israel at International Criminal Court if it pushes ahead with housing plans.Rachel Hirshfeld, 12/11/2012, 7:10 PM

Hanukkah Brings Hope to Hevron, Despite Threat of Evacuations

The hope of Hanukkah is palpable in the Jewish community of Hevron this year, despite evacuation threats. Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/10/2012, 11:25 PM

Only Jewish Day School in New Zealand Capital Closes

The only Jewish day school in New Zealand’s capital city of Wellington has closed after over 25 years of serving the community. Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/10/2012, 8:09 PM