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'Heil Hitler' Among Graffiti Scrawled On Jackie Robinson Statue In Brooklyn

Act of hate a 'dagger' in America's heart, says Schumer.

08/07/2013
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Sixty-six years after he broke the color barrier and began integration of major league baseball, Jackie Robinson is still facing bigotry.

A statue of the sports and civil rights legend, who spoke out strongly against anti-Semitism, was defaced outside MCU Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones. Along with racial slurs, the graffiti on both the bronze statue and concrete base included swastikas and the words "heil Hitler."

In an undated photo, Jackie Robinson signs a then-record contract to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Getty Images

Netanyahu’s Office Says His Attack On Iran's Rohani’s Based On Bad Translation

08/02/2013
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office blamed an erroneous translation for his earlier call on westerners who believe Iranian President-elect Hassan Rohani is a moderate to abandon their “illusion.”

Netanyahu’s office late Friday removed from the Twitter social media website tweets reflecting the statement and told the BBC that it was “based on a Reuters report with an erroneous translation.”

House Overwhelmingly Votes To Add New Iran Sanctions

08/01/2013
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The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to add new sanctions on Tehran that would drastically reduce Iran’s trade.

The bill, which passed Wednesday evening by a vote of 400-20, would expand sanctions to shut down U.S. trade with any entity that trades substantively with Iran. Until now, such sanctions were imposed on entities that traded with Iran’s energy sector. The law maintains humanitarian exceptions for food and medicine.

Weiner Cites '1938 Germany' In Speech Against Stop-And-Frisk

Frontrunner insists Nazi reference was not a comparison to New York City today.

07/15/2013
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In the aftermath of a controversial Florida verdict acquitting George Zimmerman in a racially charged shooting case, mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner referred to the Nazis in opposing the NYPD's stop-and-frisk procedures at a church on Staten Island.

Anthony Weiner: Up to 'those of us in government' to end racial profiling. Getty Images
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Alvin Schiff, Author And Pioneer Of Jewish Education, Dies

07/09/2013
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Alvin Schiff, a  pioneer in Jewish education and a prolific author, has died.

Israel Names Ron Dermer As Next Ambassador To U.S.

07/09/2013
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu named Ron Dermer as Israel’s next ambassador to the United States.

Ron Dermer, seen at event in U.S., featured on Facebook page of Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.

Snowden Says U.S., Israel Created Stuxnet Virus Used Against Iran

07/09/2013
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Whistleblower Edward Snowden told a German magazine that Israel and the United States created the Stuxnet computer virus that destroyed nuclear centrifuges in Iran. 

Snowden made the statement as part of an interview with the German news magazine Der Spiegel in which he answered encrypted questions sent by security software developer Jacob Appelbaum and documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras. Excerpts of the interview were published Monday on the Spiegel website.

Former Students File $380 Million Lawsuit Against YU

07/09/2013
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A $380 million lawsuit was filed against Yeshiva University by former students who allege the school covered up allegations of sexual misconduct by staff members.

Calls For Shake-up

Ombudsman urges restructuring as two board members resign, citing report’s lack of fairness.

07/08/2013
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As Interim President Installed In Egypt, Israel Remains Quiet And Cautious

07/05/2013
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Egypt swore in an interim president as Israel kept a low profile following the ouster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.

Adli Mansour, chief justice of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court, was sworn in Thursday as Egypt’s interim president less than a day after Morsi was deposed by the country’s military in a near-bloodless coup. Morsi, the country’s first democratically elected president, reportedly is being held by the military under house arrest. Mansour will serve in the position until new elections are held.

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