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Hannah Arendt Opens in LA June 7 (Video)

A brilliant new biopic of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist.

Dreyfus Letter Fetches nearly $500,000 at Paris Auction

A letter handwritten by Alfred Dreyfus, a French Jewish soldier who was wrongly convicted of treason in 1894, was sold at auction for nearly...

BDS Movement Suffers Defeat in SEC Divestment Battle

Shurat HaDin sent a warning letter to TIAA-CREF last month informing its leadership that the boycott resolution was a violation of both federal and New York State law.

‘Danger of Fire’ from Shabbat Candles Shuts Out Jewish Tourists

The Welsh U. of Aberystwyth declares that lighting Shabbat candles is a fire hazard, nearly 20 years after Jewish tourists have done so every summer.

Peres’ Two-Month 90th Birthday Fete Starts in Native Belarus

Celebrations for President Shimon Peres’s 90th birthday August 2 started two months early on Wednesday in his hometown of Vishneyeva, Belarus, where a plaque...

French-Speaking Belgian Students Join the Boycott Israel Fad

The Federation of French-speaking Students in Belgium (FEF), a body boasting some 120,000 students in the country, has almost unanimously called for “a freezing...

64-Year-Old Polish Jew Celebrates Bar Mitzvah at the Kotel

Both of his parents were born to Jewish families that perished in Auschwitz.

Jerry Lewis: Still Can’t Watch Female Comics (Video)

When asked who were his favorite female comedians, he named Cary Grant and Burt Reynolds.

Argentine Prosecutor: Iran Running Latin American Terrorist Networks

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has close ties with other Latin American leaders who are friends of Iran.

Bad Publicity Spurs Internet Sales of Hitler Look-alike Tea Kettle

Bad publicity sometimes is great for business, especially if it involves Hitler. JC Penney hurriedly removed a billboard showing a tea kettle that looked like Hitler. It sold out on the Internet.

Polish History Professor Fired for Blaming Jews for Holocaust

The Polish Academy of Sciences has dismissed historian Prof. Krzysztof Jasiewicz following an interview in which he partly blames Jews for the Holocaust. Jasiewicz, 61,...

Norwegian Daily Published Blood Libel Caricature of Circumcision

The Middle Ages have returned to Europe, or maybe they never left. Jews dipping matzos in blood is old hat. Now a Norwegian newspaper depicts circumcision as a violent and bloody religious custom.

Haredi MKs’ Holy Vision: Draft Law behind Israel’s Woes

Remember Hamas missiles on Israeli cities? Remember last year’s bloated deficit? Haredi MKs don’t. Everything was great, they say, until Lapid’s universal draft, which turned Syria against Israel.

World Oldest Torah Identified in Italy from 11-12th Century

Babylonian script in a Torah scroll provided a key clue to realizing that an Italian Torah previously thought to be three centuries actually is the world oldest Torah, dating back to the 11th or 12 century.

Synagogue in Central Israel Defaced

Similar attacks have occurred at other synagogues in the vicinity.

Jewish Home Attacking Lapid on Haredi Draft

The decision to play this kind of hardball came from Lapid.

92nd St. Y to Embrace Another Israel Hater: Alice Walker

In addition to lots of other anti-Israel activity, Alice Walker was front and center with Roger Waters as the two of them attempted to block Carnegie Hall from hosting the Israeli Philharmonic in October, 2012. Now Alice Walker is scheduled to appear at the 92nd Street Y on Thursday, May 30.

Germany Pledges $800 Million for Holocaust Survivors Home Care

Germany officials recently met in Israel for the first time to negotiate aid for Holocaust survivors, whom they visited in their homes and at soup kitchens. Now it announces $800 million more aid.

Poll: Two-Thirds of Israelis Favor Jailing Haredi Draft Dodgers

A poll commissioned by the Knesset Channel 99 revealed that two-thirds of Israelis favor jailing Haredim who refuse to join the armed forces. Almost the...

Israel Honors Adelson with Tourism Award

Tourist Minister Uzi Landau and  Taglit-Birthright presented American Jewish billionaire Sheldon Adelson with an honorary award on innovation and excellence in global tourism at...

Exclusive: Joe ‘Yoely’ Lhota on his Relationship With the Jews

Although born into a Catholic family, the candidate is halachically Jewish.

Jewish Home MK Orbach Supports Rabbi Stav for Chief Rabbinate

Jewish Home Minister Uri Orbach announced Monday night on his Facebook page that he supports Rabbi David Stav, who is part of the Tzohar...

Top American Comedians Joke for Israel – in Israel

"They don’t just come to tour and see the sites, but they actually perform their material to audiences for an important cause.”

IDF Chief: No Intention to Change Rules of Engagement in Judea and Samaria

One soldier quoted his superior officer as saying: "I prefer to visit you in hospital than in court."

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