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Students Ask, ‘Where Was The NY Times During The Holocaust?’

Last April, NYU student Emily Harrold embarked on the production of a film exploring why The New York Times under-reported the Holocaust during the 1940s. Now, a little less than a year later, the project has expanded to more than twenty students.

Jews Up in Arms over Revisionist Israeli Historian’s Visit to Fresno State

Ilan Pappé is one of Israel's "New Historians" who blame the state's founders of committing a well planned ethnic cleansing to drive the Arabs out of the promised land. Now three California state schools are featuring his lectures and the local Jewish community is not amused.

Mets First Win of 2012 Is Over Kosher Dogs

Brooklyn Federal Judge Jack Weinstein ruled that the NY Mets have the right to restrict Kosher Sports Inc. from selling their products on the Jewish Sabbath, citing a contract between the two entities that does not explicitly guarantee weekend sales

Mueller Appeased Arab Groups on 1000 “Offensive” FBI Documents

It turns out the FBI is using training materials that are inaccurate and offensive to Muslims. So the bureau's chief told an assembly of Muslim organizations about the removal of about 1 percent of the total number of training documents produced by the FBI. Except it also turns out that some of the folks Mueller assembled were not themselves so inoffensive…

Kosher Food Vendor Suing the Mets

one might ask why, if you go out to the ballgame on a Friday night instead of hitting the nearest shul for Kabbalat Shabbat, you would need your hot dogs to be kosher? But that's not what this high-powered law suit is about...

Obama’s Meeting with Netanyahu a Last Ditch Effort to Halt Allied Attack on Iran

At stake is nothing short of an all out effort on the part of Israel, Britain, France, and the US, to squash, militarily, the Iranian nuclear program. In a regional mood that's becoming reminiscent of the days before Desert Shield, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states, as well as Russia, will likely, if tacitly, support and encourage an attack on Iran. What we may be seeing in the days leading up to the Obama and Netanyahu March 5 meeting, is a president being dragged, against his best intentions, into a new, hot war.

Yakima Congregation Reveres Ancient Torah Saved from the Holocaust

Jewish scribe Rabbi Moshe Druin discovers a Torah that was rescued from Prague, after being stashed "for safety" by the Nazis.

Santorum: Obama Wants a Nuclear Iran

Anyone seeking to find daylight between the Republican and Democrat positions on Israel will get plenty of it now, with the Conservative challenger to the mainstream Republican presidential candidate. Has Israel (and the Jewish voter) found a potential, unexpected ally in the White House?

Muslim Brotherhood to Pick Presidential Candidate in 48 Hours, Continued Peace Doubtful

The Muslim Brotherhood is feeling ripe for a planned takeover of Egypt, following which everything we've known about Israel-Egyptian relations may have to be scrapped.

Award Winning Documentary Exposes Anti-Israel Incitement Heading for US Campuses

Professor Alan Dershowitz: “Films like Crossing the Line play a critical role in the information process by spotlighting basic truths about the Arab-Israeli conflict that are often ignored. When students hear false allegations of apartheid or human rights disasters that don’t exist, they will now have the resources to respond in an informed and effective manner.”

NH Town to Vote on Changing Name of Jew Pond

The Watertown Daily Times of New Hampshire reported Saturday that voters in the small town of Mont Vernon, NH, will have the final say...

China, Russia, Hizbullah, Amal, Back Assad’s “Reform and Consolidation” of Syria

While the world is shocked and enraged by the brutality of Syria's military assault on its own civilians, President Bashar al-Assad is not without friends, both faraway and next-door.

JAFI Bosses Making Record Salaries While Employee Pay Is Cut

Should a JAFI fund raiser make close to a quarter million dollars? Well, whether he should or shouldn't, Sharansky's money man takes home the second-largest paycheck in the world of Jewish not-for-profits, at a time when JAFI is facing a financial crisis.

Save Your Frustration For Your Legislator

One thing that I consistently encounter when discussing affordable Jewish education is frustration and blame. The frustration comes from parents and others intimately involved in Jewish education.

Obama Seeks Continued Funding of UNESCO, Despite Recognition of ‘Palestine’

"The Department of State intends to work with Congress to seek legislation that would provide authority to waive restrictions on paying the U.S. assessed contributions to UNESCO," says a footnote in the budget that the White House submitted to Congress this month.

Secret Posthumous Mormon Baptism of Holocaust Victims, Jewish Leaders

The secret posthumous baptism of key Jewish figures by the Mormon church has caused outrage in the Jewish community and led to an apology by Mormon leaders.

Florida Loves Israel – A Student Conference in Tallahassee

The Florida Loves Israel conference fulfills the dream of young, passionate Jews in Florida to create a unified voice in support of Israel.

Oprah Winfrey Impressed by Religious Jews

After a day with Lubavitch Hasidim, Oprah Winfrey says Jewish Life offers a wealth of lessons for the world.

Round-The-Clock Prayers For Rav Elyashiv

JERUSALEM – Thousands gathered at Shaare Tzedek Medical Center, the Kotel and yeshivot across Israel Tuesday praying for Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv – Yosef Shalom ben Chaya Mousha – the 101-year-old leading contemporary authority on Jewish law who was in a medically induced coma after suffering kidney and lung failure.

Concerns Mount Over Possible Iran-Backed Terror Attacks On American Soil

WASHINGTON – When America’s top intelligence official said that Iran’s regime is considering attacks on U.S. soil, he cited a single incident and qualified the assessment with a “probably.”

Warning: Iran Targets Jewish and Israeli Establishments in US

News of an increased threat on Jewish and Israeli targets across North America comes at the same time as predictions of an imminent and detailed Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear facilities arise.

United Hatzalah Of Israel Founder Makes Headlines In Davos And Arab World

JERUSALEM – Not in his wildest imagination could United Hatzalah of Israel (UHI) founder and chief coordinator Eli Beer have pictured himself giving a speech to global business leaders at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland – while simultaneously starring in a documentary about the unprecedented cooperation between Jewish and Arab UHI volunteers broadcast last week across the Arab world on the al-Jazeera satellite TV network.

On Iranian Nuclear Issue, Mixed Signals Proliferate From Israel, The U.S. And Iran

WASHINGTON – Israel, the United States and Iran have all gone deep into mixed-signals territory.

Teen Synagogue Firebomber Charged With Another Attempt

The teen loner awaiting trial for the firebombings of two northern New Jersey synagogues has been charged with an additional arson attempt at the Jewish Community Center of Paramus.

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