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Dutch Mark 20th Anniversary Of El Al Amsterdam Crash As Questions Linger

10/15/2012

Chemical weapons, nuclear debris and Mossad agents in biohazard suits all have played prominent roles in the dozens of conspiracy theories surrounding the crash of an El Al airplane here 20 years ago this month.

But Rob Oudkerk, vice chairman of the Dutch parliament’s inquiry into the deadly crash, has studied and dismissed them all.

Crash site in the Biljmer neighborhood in Amsterdam.

Kafka's Writings To Go Public

After long legal battle, Israeli court orders papers transferred to the Israel National Library

10/15/2012

An Israeli court ruled that papers belonging to writer Franz Kafka be transferred to the Israel National Library in Jerusalem.

The Tel Aviv District Family Court made the ruling last Friday following a years-long legal battle.

Explosives Lab Used To Bomb Kosher Store Found

French police found lab of "jihadist cell" after interrogating 12 suspects

10/10/2012

French police found an explosives lab that they say was used by a "jihadist cell" in the bombing of a kosher store near Paris.

Francois Molins of the Paris prosecutor’s office said at a news conference Wednesday that the firearms and “all the elements necessary to produce explosive devices” were discovered the previous day at a parking lot in the eastern Paris suburb of Torcy.

French police found the cache after interrogating 12 suspects arrested over the weekend in various French cities, predominantly in Cannes and Paris, he added.

Jailed Alan Gross May Have Tumor

Doctors say Jewish-American contractor has mass behind right shoulder.

10/03/2012

Jailed Jewish-American contractor Alan Gross may have a cancerous tumor that needs to be treated, his lawyer said.

Gross has an unidentified mass behind his right shoulder, according to reports. Cuban doctors declared the mass to be a hematoma that would reabsorb over time.

CT and ultrasound scans of the mass conducted by the Cuban doctors were sent to Gross' lawyers in the United States.

Montreal Businessman Says His Jewishness Stirred Efforts To Save Children From ISIS

08/26/2015

Montreal businessman Steve Maman said his Jewish background has stirred his efforts to save Yazidi and Christian children from ISIS.

Natalie Portman: Jewish Community Should Focus Less On The Holocaust

The Oscar-winning actress said other genocides should be taught in Jewish schools. Her comments immediately drew criticism.

08/25/2015
Staff Writer

This time, her critics aren’t film reviewers.

Natalie Portman on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Getty

Sir Nicholas Winton, The ‘British Schindler,’ To Appear On Stamp

08/25/2015

Britain’s Royal Mail said it will issue a commemorative stamp featuring Sir Nicholas Winton, known as the “British Schindler.”

U.S. Rabbis Sign Petition Opposing Iran Nuclear Agreement

08/25/2015

Washington — Hundreds of U.S. rabbis from the major streams of Judaism signed on to a petition urging Congress to oppose the Iran nuclear deal.

Matisyahu Performs ‘Jerusalem’ In Spain Amid Palestinian Protests

08/24/2015

American Jewish singer Matisyahu sang his song “Jerusalem” as protesters waved Palestinian flags at a music festival in Spain.

Matisyahu performing at the opening ceremony of the European Maccabi Games on July 28, 2015, in Berlin. JTA

White House ‘Confident’ In Agreement Having Iran Perform Its Own Inspections

08/20/2015

A White House spokesman said the administration was “confident” in an agreement that would have Iran’s own inspectors examine a suspected weapons site.

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