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Women Of The Wall Leader Harassed With Threatening Graffiti

05/20/2013
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Threatening graffiti was spray-painted on the Jerusalem home of a longtime board member of Women of the Wall.

Cigarette-Smuggling Palestinan Linked To Deadly 1994 Brooklyn Bridge Terror Attack

05/20/2013

One of 16 Palestinians arrested in a cigarette-smuggling ring was linked to the 1994 murder of yeshiva student Ari Halberstam in a terror attack on the Brooklyn Bridge.

Ari Halberstam was fatally shot by Rashid Baz in a 1994 terror attack.

Unsigned Letter Shows Claim Conference Was Alerted To Fraud In 2001

05/14/2013

The Claims Conference was alerted as early as 2001 to a fraud scheme within the organization that ran unimpeded from 1993 to 2009 and cost $57 million.

The warning to the Claims Conference came in the form of an unsigned letter that reached the organization’s then-director in Germany, Karl Brozik, in mid-2001.

Yosef Kolko, Former Camp Counselor, Admits Sex Abuse

Lakewood teacher is nephew of Brooklyn rabbi accused of similar crimes.

05/13/2013

A former counselor at a summer camp run by a yeshiva in Lakewood, N.J., admitted three days into his trial to sexually abusing a boy.

Yosef Kolko, 39, made the admission on Monday after two more victims, a male and a female, came forward, the Asbury Park Press reported.

Kolko pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault, attempted aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and child endangerment. His bail was revoked.

He admitted to committing the sexual assaults on the boy while he was a counselor at a camp run by the Yeshiva Bais Hatorah School.

DC's Newseum Reconsidering Honor For Hamas-linked Cameramen

05/13/2013

 

The Newseum said it was reconsidering its decision to honor slain cameramen employed by a Hamas affiliate.

The Washington-based Newseum, run by the Freedom Forum, a foundation promoting a free press, annually honors journalists killed in the line of duty.

This year’s ceremony, taking place Monday, was to have included Mahmoud al-Kumi and Hussam Salama, cameramen killed in November by an Israeli strike during Israel’s war that month against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

The cameramen were employed by Al Aqsa TV, an arm of Hamas, a group designated by the U.S. State Department as terrorist.

“Serious questions have been raised as to whether two of the individuals included on our initial list of journalists who died covering the news this past year were truly journalists or whether they were engaged in terrorist activities,” the Newseum said in a statement posted Monday.

Haredi Youths Rally At Western Wall To Protest Women's Prayer Group

05/10/2013
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Haredi Orthodox youths gathered in the Western Wall plaza by the thousands to protest Women of the Wall as they held their monthly prayer service.

Report: Netanyahu Promised Kerry To ‘Hold’ Settlement Construction

05/08/2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that he would put a hold on construction in West Bank settlements until mid-June.

Hadassah To Cut 200 Jobs At Hospital

05/07/2013
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Hadassah Medical Center is preparing to lay off some 200 doctors, nurses, administrative, maintenance and clerical workers this month, and its parent organization may this summer begin pumping in perhaps more than $10 million as the hospital continues struggling for its very survival, The Jewish Week has learned.

The hospital is now bracing for a threatened employee strike once the layoffs are announced.

Hadassah will be pumping $200 million into its Jerusalem Hospital to keep its doors open. Hadassah photo

Israel Protests Google's Recognition Of Palestine

05/06/2013

A senior Israeli official called on Google to reconsider its decision to change the wording on its services and products from "Palestinian Territories" to "Palestine."

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin also told Google CEO Larry Page in a letter sent Sunday that he was in essence recognizing a Palestinian state that does not exist.

Screenshot of Google Palestine page, via Christian Science Monitor.

After Airstrikes Against Syria, Obama Says U.S. 'Coordinates' With Israel

05/05/2013

An airstrike on a military research center in Syria, the second attack on Israel's northern neighbor in three days, is being blamed on Israel.

Syrian state media accused Israel of the early Sunday morning attack on what it identified as the Jamraya military research center, located about ten miles from the border with Lebanon. Israel attacked the center in January, U.S officials said at the time of that strike.

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