Ten Keepers For 2015

What touched us in the year that was.

12/23/2015 - 08:53
Managing Editor

Yes, it was a brutal year, from Paris to the streets of Jerusalem to San Bernardino. And yet, as we exit 2015, we mined the year’s news and came up with a few nuggets that catch the light. Here then, 10 stories that shined:

Matisyahu: Beats back BDS. Getty Images

Applications Now Open For French Rail Restitution

Those transported to camps by national railroad, and their heirs, eligible for $60 million in payments.

11/02/2015 - 19:00
Staff Writer

The U.S. State Department began accepting applications this week for restitution payments to Holocaust survivors who were transported to Nazi concentration camps by France’s national railroad. Nearly a year ago, France negotiated an agreement with the U.S. to pay them $60 million.

US lead negotiator and the Secretary of State's Special Adviser on Holocaust Issues Stuart Eizenstat. Getty Images

Did Israel Actually Win On Iran Nuke Deal?

Reading the tealeaves as Congressional review period ends this week.

09/16/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Israel may have won after all.

UN Human Rights Report On Gaza: A Moral Travesty

07/01/2015 - 20:00

When it comes to the report of the United Nations Human Rights Council on last summer’s war in Gaza, even some Israeli journalists have commented that it is more even-handed than past reports because it looks at Hamas violations of international law as well as Israel’s.

Abraham H. Foxman

In New Trade Law, Obama Administration Will Accept Boycotts Of Israeli Settlements

07/01/2015 - 20:00
Staff writer

Just hours after winning praise from the Jewish community for signing a major trade bill that requires all U.S. trading partners to reject boycotts of Israeli products, the Obama administration announced it would overlook countries that boycott products from Israeli settlements.

Anti-Semitic Incidents Reach All-Time High In Canada

06/14/2015 - 20:00

Toronto — Recorded anti-Semitic incidents reached an all-time high in Canada last year, indicates B’nai Brith’s annual audit.

Jewish Groups Demand Apology From NPR’s Rehm For Sanders’ Loyalty Question

06/10/2015 - 20:00

Washington — Jewish groups demanded an apology from NPR host Diane Rehm for saying that Sen. Bernie Sanders has dual Israeli-American citizenship.

ADL Slams Rockland County Candidate’s Ad As Anti-Orthodox

06/08/2015 - 20:00

The Anti-Defamation League is slamming an advertisement for a candidate for Rockland County sheriff as highly offensive for its negative portrayal of Hasidic Jews.

Lady Gaga Honored By The ADL

The two unlikely parties seem to be involved in a Good Romance.

05/21/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Lady Gaga might not be Jewish, but she and Abe Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, share a vision. 

Lady Gaga honored by the ADL. Getty Images

How Jews Are Trying To Make Things Better After Baltimore

05/05/2015 - 20:00

Washington – From roundtable discussions to protests and prayers to candid talk with law enforcement officials, American Jewish communities are joining in the debate about community policing in the wake of several high-profile deaths of unarmed black men while in police custody.

A man makes a heart shape with his hands during a protest in Baltimore, Maryland. Getty Images
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