Twitter To Remove Anti-Semitic French Messages


 Twitter has reportedly agreed to remove French-language anti-Semitic messages from its website and to block access to an account linked to German neo-Nazis.

Stephane Lilti, an attorney for the Union of French Jewish Students said that Twitter has agreed to remove tweets that her group has flagged as anti-Semitic, according to the French newspaper Le Nouvel Observateur.

Twitter Rapped For Abetting Hate Speech After 'Good Jew' Meme

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Twitter has been engulfed in a wave of French anti-Semitic posts using the hashtag #unbonjuif, meaning “a good Jew” in French.

The tweets were condemned by French anti-racist and Jewish organizations on Monday.

In a statement, the Anti-Defamation League said the social networking service, founded in 206 with an estimated 500 million current users,“lags far behind other established social media platforms” in tackling hate speech and banning those who use it. 

Moshe Dayan's Gravesite Vandalized On Anniversary Of His Death



The grave of Moshe Dayan was vandalized on the anniversary of the former Israeli defense minister's death.

Graffiti reading "The minister of failure, on behalf of the fallen" was painted in red on Dayan's gravestone early Tuesday morning, 31 years since the date of his death.

A memorial service was held at the site in the military section of Nahalal cemetery in northern Israel on Oct. 14.

AJC Poll Shows Obama At 65 Percent Of Jewish Vote


In results that are not terriby surprising, American Jews surveyed by the American Jewish Committee said they favored President Barack Obama over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by a margin of 65 percent to 24 percent.

Ten percent of voters are still undecided, but when asked how they were leaning the undecided voters broke down 63 percent for Obama, the Democrat and 27 percent for Romney, the Republican nominee.

Rapfogel’s Fraud Partners Get Probation, Not Prison

Insurance brokers involved in $9 million Met Council kickback scam lose their licenses, but avoid jail.

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Two of the insurance brokers involved in a $9 million kickback scheme at the nonprofit Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty were sentenced today, Feb. 13, to five years probation and each was ordered to pay $1.5 million they admitting stealing from Met Council.

The two men, who were also ordered to surrender their broker’s licenses, were Solomon Ross and William Lieber. They have each already paid back $1 million, according to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

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ADL Names White House Aide To Succeed Abe Foxman

Anti-Defamation League chooses Jonathan Greenblatt, a special assistant to President Obama, for its top post.

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The Anti-Defamation League’s new national director will be Jonathan Greenblatt, who currently works as a special assistant to President Obama.

Greenblatt will succeed Abraham Foxman, who announced in February that he’ll be stepping down effective July 2015. Foxman, 74, has been ADL national director since 1987.

Jonathan Greenblatt at the ADL Annual Meeting, where his appointment was announced. Courtesy of the Anti-Defamation League

Met Council Probe Not Over Yet, AG Says

Eric Schneiderman says his office is pursuing a few ‘other angles’ provided by Rapfogel.

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The scandal involving the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, which provided a stunning example of charities fraud and toppled one of the Jewish communal world’s most respected figures, might not be over, The Jewish Week has learned.

Although the probe isn't over, Eric Schneiderman, above, stressed that Met Council has righted the ship. Getty Images
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Israel Launches Strikes After Rocket Fire

Hamas claims 7 killed, 25 wounded in assaults on Israel-identified terrorist targets.

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Israel launched an air and sea assault on terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip shortly before dawn today in a bid to quell persistent rocket fire on southern Israel from Hamas and other terrorist groups. Eighty rockets were fired on Monday alone.

The Iron Dome air-defense system fires to intercept a rocket over the city of Ashdod on July 8. Getty Images

Israel's Iron Dome Defense System Intercepts Rocket Over Eilat

No reports of injuries or damage.

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Hamodia Column Cites Nazis In de Blasio Critique

Rips Democrat over support for Sandinistas in the 80s, amid concerns about Nicaraguan Jews.

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For the second time this election season, the Nazis have made an appearance in New York's mayoral race.

Citing Bill de Blasio's now well-known travels in Nicaragua and his expressed support for its repressive Sandinista government in the late 1980s, a columnist for the Orthodox newspaper Hamodia's web site lamented that he appears likely to be New York's next mayor, evoking support for the Third Reich to make his point.

Bil de Blasio: Visited Nicaragua as an activist in 1988. Michael Datikash
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